Citroën C5 Aircross review

Category: Large SUV

Section: Costs & verdict

Citroën C5 Aircross 2020 infotainment
  • Citroën C5 Aircross 2020 front tracking
  • Citroën C5 Aircross 2020 rear cornering
  • Citroën C5 Aircross 2020 dashboard
  • Citroën C5 Aircross 2020 rear seats
  • Citroën C5 Aircross 2020 front seats
  • Citroën C5 Aircross 2020 infotainment
  • Citroën C5 Aircross 2020 left tracking
  • Citroën C5 Aircross 2020 rear tracking
  • Citroën C5 Aircross 2020 front seats
  • Citroën C5 Aircross 2020 boot open
  • Citroën C5 Aircross 2020 front tracking
  • Citroën C5 Aircross 2020 rear cornering
  • Citroën C5 Aircross 2020 dashboard
  • Citroën C5 Aircross 2020 rear seats
  • Citroën C5 Aircross 2020 front seats
  • Citroën C5 Aircross 2020 infotainment
  • Citroën C5 Aircross 2020 left tracking
  • Citroën C5 Aircross 2020 rear tracking
  • Citroën C5 Aircross 2020 front seats
  • Citroën C5 Aircross 2020 boot open
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In this section:
  • Costs, insurance groups, MPG and CO2
  • Equipment, options and extras
  • Reliability
  • Safety and security

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.

Overview

The C5 Aircross is a great-value large SUV that majors on comfort and refinement, but also offers flexible and frugal engines, versatile seating, a big boot and a decent amount of kit. Don't buy it if you want a plush interior, agile handling or seven seats, though, because its bigger sibling, the Peugeot 5008, and the Kia Sorento do those things rather better.

  • Mostly a super-smooth ride
  • Quiet inside at speed
  • Frugal engines
  • Wallowy handling
  • No seven-seat option
  • Rear leg room tight for the class
New car deals
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