DS 5 review

Category: Executive car

Section: Costs & verdict

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Costs & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

The DS 5 comes quite well equipped, with Elegance very generously specced and Prestige lavishly so. Standard kit includes LED daytime running lights, keyless entry and start, dual-zone climate control and a 7.0in infotainment system with sat-nav. The jump up to Prestige isn’t cheap, but it adds a leather interior, 18in alloys and a reversing camera, while Performance Line sits in between them and mainly offers cosmetic tweaks, including the options of different colour packs.

DS reliability is still largely unknown, but Citroën has a poor record in the JD Power customer satisfaction survey. Every DS model comes with a three-year, 60,000-mile warranty.

Overview

The DS 5 has plenty of style but it falls short of its established rivals in every area, and it’s expensive to buy

  • Stylish design
  • Well equipped
  • Expensive
  • Cramped rear seats
  • Rivals are better to drive