What used Citroën DS 5 hatchback will I get for my budget?
A high-mileage diesel from 2012 can be found for as little as £6000. If you up the budget to £8500, you’ll find plenty of lower-mileage examples with a full service history. Rivals, such as the BMW 3 Series and Audi A4, will cost you considerably more to buy for an example with similar mileage.
A late-2015 DS5 will cost you around £13,500, which sounds like a lot but, again, it’s considerably less than what you’d have to pay for its rivals.
How much does it cost to run a Citroën DS 5 hatchback?
If you’re interested in the hybrid, make sure you get a DSign-spec DS5 because it sneaks into the sub-100g/km tax bracket and therefore has free road tax. With a combined average of 80.7mpg, it’s the most economical car in the range. Higher-spec DSport and DStyle have bigger alloy wheels (with greater rolling resistance) and therefore don’t have the same fuel economy and CO2 figures at 72.4mpg and cost £20 in road tax.
The 1.6-litre diesel is quite cheap to run, with 64.2mpg and £30 tax, while the 2.0-litre diesel isn’t that much more costly with 57.6mpg and £115 tax. However, if you go for a 2.0-litre diesel with an auto gearbox, your costs will go up because fuel economy is much lower at 46.3mpg and road tax of £190.
The least efficient DS5 is the petrol variant because it's only capable of 42mpg and costs £190 per year to tax.
Citroën does offer fixed-price servicing costs for cars that are more than three years old, so that should help you budget for maintenance costs. Insurance should be on a par with rivals.