Costs & verdict
Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is
Costs, insurance groups, MPG and CO2
The Citroën C5 Aircross is undercut on price by the MG HS but still very cheap by large SUV standards. It'll cost cash buyers less than the Ford Kuga, Mazda CX-5 and Skoda Kodiaq, and, compared with the Honda CR-V, Kia Sorento and Peugeot 5008, it's a bargain.
List prices are low and you can save a significant sum on the brochure price (check out our New Car Buying service for more information). The Hybrid models are competitively priced among plug-ins, although not as much of a bargain as the other versions.
Equipment, options and extras
Entry-level Sense trim is our pick for the Citroën C5 Aircross because it plays to the car’s value for money ethos while still offering plenty of toys.
Along with the long list of infotainment gadgets and the visibility aids, it comes with electric windows front and rear, dual-zone climate control, 18in alloy wheels, cruise control and automatic lights and wipers.
Mid-range Shine adds plenty of useful extras, including privacy glass, part-leatherette seat trim, power-folding door mirrors, an auto-dimming rear-view mirror and keyless entry. It's worth thinking about, but we wouldn't spend more for a higher trim because then it will cost as much as more accomplished cars in the class.