Used Citroën C5 2008 - 2016 review

Category: Family car

Section: Our recommendations

Citroën C5 (08 - 16)
  • Citroën C5 (08 - 16)
  • Citroën C5 (08 - 16)

Our recommendations

Which used Citroën C5 saloon should I buy?

Finding a petrol-powered C5 is not easy, because nearly all new buyers favour diesels. The 2.0-litre petrol feels livelier than the1.8-litre version - and isn't noticeably more thirsty. There is an automatic petrol model, but these are extremely rare on the used market.

By contrast, there's a wide range of diesels available, which should suit all. Frugal drivers should go for the 108bhp 1.6-litre which averages 50.4mpg, but we would choose the 136bhp 2.0-litre, because it provides the best blend of performance and economy. If it's extra power you want, then check out the 171bhp 2.2-litre, or the 205bhp 2.7-litre - or even the 3.0-litre V6 with 237bhp.