Used Citroën C5 2008 - 2016 review

Category: Family car

Section: What is it like?

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

When Citroen launched the C5, the marketing message was that the car was as good as anything built in Germany. Although it's not quite a match for the Audi A4 or BMW 3 Series, you'll be pleasantly surprised by both the design and build quality.

The C5 is big on refinement, and impressively hushed at motorway speeds, because passengers are well insulated from wind-, road- and engine noise. It's also comfortable, with lots of legroom in the front and back, while only the tallest passengers will find the rear headroom restricted.

Citroen has upped its game with a contemporary cabin design, but some of the controls can be confusing, and rear visibility is restricted. It's a saloon, so access to the boot is restricted, but the rear seats fold down flat for longer loads.

The C5 has good handling, combined with a supple ride that irons out most lumps in the road.