The interior layout, fit and finish
Driving position and dashboard
The chances are that most people will love the driving position in the Citroën C5 Aircross. The pedals, steering wheel and seat line up well, so you're not sitting skewed while driving, and the armrests (there's one on the door and a large one in the centre) are generous and perfectly placed.
Our most diminutive tester, who's just over five feet tall, felt perched over the pedals as though he was playing the pipe organ. If it's the same for you, the Kia Sorento's driving position, which won universal acclaim from the team, might suit you better.
Visibility, parking sensors and cameras
You sit high up in the Citroën C5 Aircross and this, combined with the fairly thin windscreen pillars, means you get a good view of the road ahead. Unfortunately, the car's quirky styling means there are small side windows and thick pillars at the back, making it trickier to reverse than in the Peugeot 5008 and Skoda Kodiaq.
Thankfully, all versions of the C5 Aircross get rear parking sensors as standard, while front sensors and a rear-view camera are standard from mid-range Shine trim. All models get automatic lights and wipers, and bright modern LED headlights.