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Citroen C5 (2008-16)

Overall Rating

4 stars

Good looking, well equipped saloon aimed at the business and family motoring market.

For
  • Improved styling
  • Good spec as standard with lots of gadgets
  • Excellent deisel engines
Against
  • Image, CitroŽn have worked hard to improve
  • Light steering
Road Test

The C5 is a long sleek bodied saloon with sculpted lines. Well equipped as standard with lot's of gadgets that include a driver's seat massager, lane departure warning system, acoustic laminated glass, self-levelling suspension, automatic electric parking brake and directional headlights, whilst every model in the range comes with at least seven airbags, ESP with traction control, automatic air-conditioning, speed limiter, cruise control, Adaptive Front-lighting System and uniquefixed hub steering wheel. The dash has an aviation theme instrument panel design and aviation-inspired annular needles. The C5 is available with petrol powerplants include 127bhp 1.8i 16V and 143bhp 2.0i 16V units, while there are four HDi diesel engines; 110bhp, 138bhp, 173bhp and V6 208 units all fitted with a Diesel ParticulateFilter System that virtually eliminates particle emissions. Three trim levels ' SX, VTR+ and Exclusive with cruise control and a speed limiter fitted as standard. CitroŽn have definatley improved the C5, it is far better looking. Spec has always been good but now available with even more gadgets. Excellent diesel engines. Downside will always be image.

Need To Know

Best Models: HDi V6 208

Worst Models: 1.8i 16v


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Citroen C5 (2008-16)
Star Ratings

Handling

4 stars

Comfort

5 stars

Quality & Reliability

4 stars

Performance

4 stars

Roominess

3 stars

Running Costs

4 stars

Value for Money

4 stars

Stereo/Sat Nav

4 stars
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