What's the used Citroën C5 AIRCROSS hatchback like?
Citroën historically specialised in designing cars with a comfortable ride above all else. This is perhaps why the Citroën C5 Aircross has such supple suspension: to tie in with that tradition.
An SUV needs a decent engine, too, and fortunately the C5 Aircross has two petrol and two diesel options that are perfectly adept at hauling around a large car. The perky 128bhp 1.2-litre petrol is a great all-rounder, while those who demand a bit more urge can always go for the additional punch of the 178bhp 1.6-litre unit. Or if fuel economy is more of a concern, there's the torque-laden diesels.
One note of disappointment is that for a car aimed at families, the glovebox is very small, because the fusebox behind it takes up space. There is a large centre console and decent door pocket space to make up for this, though.
Entry-level Feel trim brings a comprehensive list of standard equipment that includes 17in alloy wheels, dual-zone climate, rear parking sensors, a 12.3in digital instrument display and an 8.0in touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone mirroring. Mid-range Flair adds 18in alloys, sat-nav, a height-adjustable boot floor, cruise control, front parking sensors and a rear-view camera, while Flair Plus gets 19in alloys, a powered tailgate, adaptive cruise control, a panoramic glass roof and keyless entry.
Every model comes with automatic emergency braking as standard, along with blindspot monitoring and lane departure warning, while the optional Safety Pack adds lane-keeping assistance and traffic sign recognition.
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