Used Citroen DS5 2012-2015 review

Category: Executive car

Section: What is it like?

Used Citroen DS5 2012-2015
  • Used Citroen DS5 2012-2015
  • Used Citroen DS5 2012-2015
  • Used Citroen DS5 2012-2015
  • Used Citroen DS5 2012-2015
  • Used Citroen DS5 2012-2015
  • Used Citroen DS5 2012-2015
  • Used Citroen DS5 2012-2015
  • Used Citroen DS5 2012-2015
  • Used Citroen DS5 2012-2015
  • Used Citroen DS5 2012-2015
Used Citroen DS5 2012-2015 review
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What's the used Citroën DS5 hatchback like?

When you think of an executive car, you don’t often think of a high-riding hatchback with lashings of chrome. Yet the Citroën DS5 stands out among its more conservative rivals for these reasons and is a genuinely interesting alternative.

Citroën hasn’t always had the greatest of success when challenging rivals such as the Audi A4, BMW 3 Series and Mercedes Benz C-Class. That's perhaps why the DS5 has been penned look as bold as it does.

Equipment levels are on a par with rivals: the entry-level DS5 gets climate control, automatic lights and wipers, electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors, Bluetooth and USB socket as standard. DStyle gets rear parking sensors and sat-nav, while top-of-the-range DSport adds leather seats, front parking sensors and xenon lights.

Inside, you get an aluminium centre console, brightly coloured instrument dials and a cockpit divider that runs down the centre of the ceiling. Thanks to the raised ride height, everyone has a good view out and the seats are nicely shaped. However, there isn’t as much rear leg room in the DS5 compared with some of its rivals.

You get plenty of soft-touch plastics and metal-rimmed heater controls to give the DS5 a degree of perceived quality. Only the rather small stereo buttons disappoint, because they’re the same as the ones used on less expensive models in the Citroën range and feel a bit cheap and flimsy.

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