The Citroen C5 looks very much a junior executive’s car with all the attributes. It has sharp looks and German standards of build quality with high technology and a smooth ride.
A top of the range Citroen C5 leather clad exclusive version is priced at approximately £27,195 which is £6000 cheaper than the Audi A4. Styling was not a strong suit of the original Citroen C5 but today’s car appears to have banished the frumpiness that scuppered its predecessor. The huge headlamps joined by the double chevron grille produce a distinctive front end and the highlight at the rear is the concave glass area as seen on the C6. The deep swage lines that run down the flanks just below the line of the door handles is very BMW while the sculpted wheelarches help produce a dynamic stance. The interior of the Citroen C5 is as stylish as the exterior which a chic combination of cream, heated leather seats and brushed aluminum trim together with executive levels of comfort in the front and rear seats and a huge boot. The Exclusive Citroen C5 has a lane departure warning system that vibrates your seat when you stray from your lane which is one of several safety devices. There is cruise control, electric parking brake, rear parking sensors, a multi screen for navigation, automatic headlights and wipers.
The diesel engines that most Citroen C5 customers will choose deliver strong economy and low emissions. Economy first, you can expect between 33 and 36mpg for the petrol engines and between 43 and 50mpg for the diesels. Emissions for the petrol variants range between 188 and 198g/km while the diesels range between 149 and 225g/km.