There are times when a car’s name can seem a little arbitrary, and “Aircross” may seem one of the trickiest to fathom. But, with Crossover SUVs like this proving such a growth market, Citroën can be excused for name-checking them. And Air? Well, the brand’s trademark Airbump blister adorns the lower sill, and there’s much talk of a ‘flying carpet ride’.
Clutching at etymological straws aside, the C5 Aircross is Citroën’s biggest SUV to date. Being built on the same platform that underpins the Peugeot 5008, our 2019 What Car? Large SUV of the Year, serves as a promising foundation for a range flagship, and, being a Citroën, some of its design cues are as quirky as a Smurfette’s boudoir.
Quirky can be good when you want to stand out from the crowd, but is the five-seat C5 Aircross any good to drive, and should you be investing your hard-earned in one over its competitors? And let’s face it, SUVs are like breeding rabbits, so there are loads to choose from, including the 5008, Skoda Kodiaq and Honda CR-V that can seat up to seven, as well as the five-seat only Mazda CX-5.
Read on to find out, and when you’re fully abreast of the facts, you can head straight to our New Car Buying page, where you’ll find great deals on any new car.