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Used Citroën C5 Aircross 2019-present review

Category: Large SUV

Section: What is it like?

Citroen C5 Aircross
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  • 2020 Citroen C5 Aircross automatic gear selector
Used Citroën C5 Aircross 2019-present review
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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. Plus, those quirky looks could only really come from a company that arguably knows more than any other carmaker about avant-garde design. 

The C5 Aircross has pedigree DNA, too. Under its skin, you’ll find engines and mechanicals that are shared with the Peugeot 5008, which is one of our favourite large SUVs, new or used. 

Speaking of passengers, there shouldn’t be any quarrels over the amount of space inside, unless you go for the Feel Plus model, which gets a panoramic glass roof. Those in front shouldn’t have any issues, but taller people in the back will have to slouch slightly to clear the lower roof lining. The rear bench is made of three separate seats that fold individually and can even slide fore and aft to allow passengers to stretch their legs or increase boot space. The boot in question isn’t the biggest in the class, but it is tall and square and has a wide opening to help loading bulky items.   

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. 

Later, post-2022 models reduced the range to just two trims: C-Series Edition and Shine.