Used Citroën C5 Estate 2008 - 2016 review

Category: Estate car

Section: What is it like?

2008 - 2016 review
Citroën C5 Estate (08 - 16)
  • Citroën C5 Estate (08 - 16)
  • Citroën C5 Estate (08 - 16)
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What's the used Citroën C5 estate like?

You may not expect the Citroen C5 Tourer to deliver style and substance, but it'll handle the school run, trips to the tip and shopping sprees, while still looking sophisticated.

For an estate the C5 is supremely refined and quiet, even at motorway speeds. Passengers are protected from wind and road noise, only a little engine noise creeping in. There's ample leg- and head-room for five, and the cabin is a pleasant environment; only the fussy dashboard may distract you.

The C5 does have a big boot, but rivals such as the Ford Mondeo and Mazda 6 offer greater carrying capacity, partly because the sloping rear tailgate eats into the load space. As you'd expect, the rear seats fold flat for larger loads.

The Citroen handles decently, and has a supple ride that irons out most lumps. It's unsettled by larger bumps, however, and there's noticeable body roll through faster bends. The conventional suspension set-up has the slight edge on the optional gas-filled system.