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Citroën C5 Aircross

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Citroën C5 Aircross

(2018 - present)

    Summary


    The Citroën C5 Aircross is a medium-sized SUV/crossover. It was initially launched in China, with European sales starting in late 2018. It basically replaces the Citroën C4 Aircross and C5 estate models.

    The C5 Aircross has received consistently good reviews from the UK media since it was launched. It currently holds an Expert Rating of 71% as of June 2022, which is quite high for this sector and puts it ahead of most of its rivals – although still behind its high-ranking rivals like the Skoda Karoq and Peugeot 3008.

    The Citroën C5 Aircross has received particular praise for providing a very comfortable ride (at the expense of handling) and clever interior design. Its exterior styling is distinctive, which can be somewhat polarising.

    The C5 Aircross received a mild mid-life update in Spring 2022, with minor styling updated and trim changes. So far, this has not led to any movement – eother up or down – in its Expert Rating score.

    Key specifications


    Body style: Five-door SUV/crossover
    Engines: petrol, diesel
    Price: From £26,175 on-road

    Launched: Winter 2018/19
    Last updated: Spring 2022
    Replacement due: TBA


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    Safety rating


    Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

    Overall score: 4 stars
    Date tested: April 2019
    Read the full Euro NCAP review

    Adult protection: 87%
    Child protection: 86%
    Vulnerable road users: 58%
    Safety assist: 75%

    Note on safety rating

    The Citroën C5 Aircross received a four-star rating from Euro NCAP in standard specification, which is sold in the UK with the name ‘Feel’. The more expensive ‘Flair’ and ‘Flair Plus’ trim levels come with additional safety assist technology as standard, which gives them a five-star rating. The Feel can be optioned with this extra kit for an additional cost, which would then give it a five-star safety rating.

    Eco rating


    No eco rating

    As of June 2022, the Citroën C5 Aircross has not been lab tested by Green NCAP.

    Reliability rating

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    As of June 2022, we don’t have enough reliability data on the Citroën C5 Aircross to generate a reliability rating.

    The Car Expert’s reliability information is provided exclusive from extended warranty data from our partner, MotorEasy. As soon as MotorEasy has sufficient data on the C5 Aircross, we’ll publish the score here.

    Awards


    Trophies, prizes and awards that the Citroën C5 Aircross has received

    2021

    • What Car? Awards – Best Large SUV for Value

    2020

    • DieselCar & EcoCar Top 50 – Best Medium SUV

    2019

    • DieselCar & EcoCar Top 50 – Car of the Year + Best Medium SUV

    2018

    • Company Car Today CCT100 Awards – Most Exciting New Car

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    Citroën C5 AircrossThe C5 Aircross has received consistently good reviews from the UK media. It has received particular praise for its comfortable ride and clever interior design.