Citroen C5

4/5
Citroen C5  new car image
Verdict

The Citroen C5 is Citroen's answer to the Ford Mondeo, the Opel Insignia, and even the Mazda6. Historically, the C5 wasn't the absolute style that you'd normally expect from Citroen. It just didn't look the part. However, when the most recent generation was released, the critics eased off a bit. They've regained the French chicness that they missed out on in the last generation.

Performance

The Irish market sees a 1.6 litre diesel and it offers 115 hp. The performance is good enough from it, but if you want a little more poke, you can opt for the 2.0 litre option which gives 160 hp. There is also a 2.2 version which will offer 200hp, but we're yet to drive one of those. There is an option of manual or automatic transmissions in the 1.6 and the 2.0.

Ride & Handling

On the road the C5 sits on an optional hydro pneumatic suspensions system, which is where Citroen got its good name for suspensions. This can be bouncy on uneven surfaces and it can allow you to feel roll on some bends. The basic system is actually pretty good, and it would be our choice.

Refinement

Citroen really got things done right in terms of refining the C5. This does not suffer badly from road or wind noises. Despite being diesels, the engines are muted and don't intrude on the cockpit.

Quality & Reliability

The interior is made up of some very good materials. While the infotainment system is a bit dated, it's worth noting that this car has been on the go since 2009, and is definitely in need of a replacement. We reckon it'll be due in and around 2017.

Safety & Security

The C5 scored a full 5 stars in the Euro NCAP tests. It received 81% for adult occupancy, 77% for child occupancy and 32% for pedestrian safety. We expect that any new models will score better in all departments. It has a good number of airbags and ISOFIX can be found in row two.

Space & Practicality

There is a good boot to the rear and the car is slightly more practical on account of row two being able to fold flat. Because the C-Pillar is coupe-like, there can be head room issues for anyone over 6-feet tall. Apart from that, leg room is excellent.

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Key Facts

Make

Citroen

Model
C5
Variant
1.8i Ambiance
Trim
Ambiance
Car Category
Family Saloon
First Launched
2008
Engine (L)
1.7
Gearbox Type
Manual
Gears
5 speed manual
Fuel type
Petrol
Body Type
Saloon
Price New
€27,850
CBG Expert Rating
4.0

Running Costs

Tax
€750 (€750)
Tax Band
E
L/100km Combined
6.7
Average km/L
14.9
Fuel Tank Capacity (L)
71
Fuel Tank Range
1077 km
Cost of filling a tank
€93.29
Average Cost Per 200 km
€17.66
CO2 emmissions
188 g/km
CO2 emmissions standard
EU6

Performance

Brake Horsepower
127 bhp
Max Power kW
95
Displacement - CC (Engine)
1749
Engine Cylinders
4
Driven Wheels
Front
Top speed
200 (km/h)
Acceleration(0-100 km/h)
11.0 s

Space & Practicality

Body Type
Saloon
Doors
4
Seats
5

Warranty

All Components
5 Year warranty
Engine, Gearbox and Drivetrain
5 Year warranty
Car Body
12 Year bodywork warranty
Paintwork
3 Year paint warranty
Mileage
100000
Roadside Assistance
3 Year Roadside Assistance

Dimensions

Kerb weight
1510 KG

Technical Information

Power
127 bhp
20 Variants
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Saloon
€27,850
i
  • Gearbox Manual
  • Gears 5 speed manual
  • Fuel Type Petrol
  • Tax €750
  • Boot Capacity L
  • Engine Size 1.7 L
  • Power 127 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 11.0 s
  • New Price €27,850
Saloon
€28,160
i
  • Gearbox Manual
  • Gears 5 speed manual
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €390
  • Boot Capacity L
  • Engine Size 1.6 L
  • Power 110 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 12.2 s
  • New Price €28,160
Saloon
€29,670
i
  • Gearbox Manual
  • Gears 5 speed manual
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €390
  • Boot Capacity L
  • Engine Size 1.6 L
  • Power 110 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 12.5 s
  • New Price €29,670
Saloon
€29,720
i
  • Gearbox Manual
  • Gears 5 speed manual
  • Fuel Type Petrol
  • Tax €750
  • Boot Capacity L
  • Engine Size 1.7 L
  • Power 127 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 11.0 s
  • New Price €29,720
Saloon
€29,850
i
  • Gearbox Manual
  • Gears 5 speed manual
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €390
  • Boot Capacity L
  • Engine Size 1.6 L
  • Power 110 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 12.2 s
  • New Price €29,850
Saloon
€31,340
i
  • Gearbox Manual
  • Gears 5 speed manual
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €390
  • Boot Capacity L
  • Engine Size 1.6 L
  • Power 110 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 12.5 s
  • New Price €31,340
Saloon
€32,600
i
  • Gearbox Manual
  • Gears 6 speed manual
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €570
  • Boot Capacity L
  • Engine Size 2.0 L
  • Power 138 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 10.6 s
  • New Price €32,600
Saloon
€34,080
i
  • Gearbox Manual
  • Gears 6 speed manual
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €570
  • Boot Capacity L
  • Engine Size 2.0 L
  • Power 138 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 10.9 s
  • New Price €34,080
Saloon
€35,295
i
  • Gearbox Manual
  • Gears 6 speed manual
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €570
  • Boot Capacity L
  • Engine Size 2.0 L
  • Power 138 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 10.6 s
  • New Price €35,295
Saloon
€37,000
i
  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Gears 6 speed auto
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €750
  • Boot Capacity L
  • Engine Size 2.0 L
  • Power 138 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 11.8 s
  • New Price €37,000
Saloon
€37,400
i
  • Gearbox Manual
  • Gears 6 speed manual
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €570
  • Boot Capacity L
  • Engine Size 2.0 L
  • Power 138 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 10.9 s
  • New Price €37,400
Saloon
€38,360
i
  • Gearbox Manual
  • Gears 6 speed manual
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €750
  • Boot Capacity L
  • Engine Size 2.2 L
  • Power 173 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 9.2 s
  • New Price €38,360
Saloon
€39,900
i
  • Gearbox Manual
  • Gears 6 speed manual
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €750
  • Boot Capacity L
  • Engine Size 2.2 L
  • Power 173 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 9.4 s
  • New Price €39,900
Saloon
€39,920
i
  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Gears 6 speed auto
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €750
  • Boot Capacity L
  • Engine Size 2.0 L
  • Power 138 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 11.8 s
  • New Price €39,920
Saloon
€40,900
i
  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Gears 6 speed auto
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €1200
  • Boot Capacity L
  • Engine Size 2.0 L
  • Power 138 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 12.1 s
  • New Price €40,900
Saloon
€41,275
i
  • Gearbox Manual
  • Gears 6 speed manual
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €750
  • Boot Capacity L
  • Engine Size 2.2 L
  • Power 173 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 9.2 s
  • New Price €41,275
Saloon
€42,820
i
  • Gearbox Manual
  • Gears 6 speed manual
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €750
  • Boot Capacity L
  • Engine Size 2.2 L
  • Power 173 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 9.4 s
  • New Price €42,820
Saloon
€43,995
i
  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Gears 6 speed auto
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €1200
  • Boot Capacity L
  • Engine Size 2.0 L
  • Power 138 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 12.1 s
  • New Price €43,995
Saloon
€49,760
i
  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Gears 6 speed auto
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €1200
  • Boot Capacity L
  • Engine Size 2.7 L
  • Power 208 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 8.9 s
  • New Price €49,760
Saloon
€51,390
i
  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Gears 6 speed auto
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €1200
  • Boot Capacity L
  • Engine Size 2.7 L
  • Power 208 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 9.1 s
  • New Price €51,390