C5 discounts are in line with those for rival models, but resale values are awful, no matter which version you choose. Leasing rates are more competitive, but the only version that emits 120g/km of CO2 or less is the 1.6 e-HDi, which comes with Citroën’s jerky EGS semi-automatic gearbox.
Citroën C5 quality & reliability
Citroën is on a mission to convince buyers that its cars are as well built as anything from Germany, and the C5's plush cabin materials suggest the company has turned things around. According to the 2012 JD Power survey, owners agree. They also awarded the car a reasonable mark for mechanical reliability.
Citroën C5 safety & security
The comprehensive list of standard safety kit includes stability control and seven airbags, while rear side 'bags are optional. All C5s get a cornering light that illuminates the inside of a bend at low speed, while headlights that turn with the front wheels are available as an option. Citroën security is good, and the laminated side windows on range-topping cars are hard to break.