The Hybrid4 model emits less than 90g/km of CO2 – a fine achievement for a car of this size. The figures for the other variants depend on how you spec them. Take the 160 HDi for example; with a manual gearbox and 17-inch wheels, it sneaks under 130g/km, but with an automatic ’box and 18-inch rims, it emits nearly 160g/km. Resale values are weak compared with those of German rivals.
Citroën DS5 Hatchback quality & reliability
The front of the cabin has plenty of soft plastics, and even the front door pockets get flock lining and mood lighting. Only the tiny buttons on the face of the stereo let the side down, feeling cheap and flimsy. DS5 reliability is still largely unknown, but Citroën has a poor record in the annual JD Power customer satisfaction survey.
Citroën DS5 Hatchback safety & security
Stability control and front, side and curtain airbags are standard, which helped the car achieve a maximum five-star crash test rating from Euro NCAP. Citroën’s eTouch system (a one-button emergency dial-up) is fitted to high-spec models and an optional extra on mid-spec ones. Security experts Thatcham gave the DS5 five out of five for resisting drive-away theft and four out of five for resisting forced entry.