The fascia looks smart, but there are too many small switches. On top of that, the instruments can be hard to read at a glance because their centres are packed with information. A good range of adjustment helps the driver to get comfortable, but the lever controlling the seat backrest is hard to reach. The steeply angled base also makes you sit with your knees up in the air - it's not uncomfortable, just a bit odd.
Citroën C5 space & practicality
The C5 saloon is not as versatile as some hatchback rivals. However, its unusual concave rear screen gives you a good-sized boot opening, and the rear seats fold flat for added practicality. There's plenty of knee- and shoulder room, and only people over six feet tall are likely to quibble over headroom in the back.
Citroën C5 equipment
Three trims are available, with entry-level VTR models getting air conditioning and cruise control. Upgrading to VTR+ brings alloy wheels, dual-zone climate control, Bluetooth and USB, while Exclusive trim features parking sensors, electric front seat adjustment and the hydropneumatic suspension.