Used Citroën C5 Saloon (2008 - 2018) Comfort

Review by David Ross on
Last Updated: 07 Jun 2013
4
This handsome C5 is a vast improvement on the last car to wear the badge. It's far more sophisticated with a high quality interior, a sharper exterior design and much better build quality.

4 out of 5

Comfort

Comfort is one area where the C5 really excels. The seats are superb – supportive, yet soft enough for longer journeys. In the back there’s plenty of leg, head and shoulder room and there’s plenty of space for two adults to relax in some comfort. On the move the C5 is remarkably quiet and serene at even motorway speeds – very little noise penetrates through to the passengers.

3 out of 5

Practicality

The C5 saloon loses out in terms of practicality to alternatives such as the Ford Mondeo and Renault Laguna because it's not a hatchback. But the concave design of the rear maximises the boot opening and the luggage area itself is reasonably generous, the rear seats folding flat for extra room. With 439 litres the boot is slightly smaller than the Volkswagen Passat and Honda Accord but up front there's a number of small cubbies and a good size glovebox.

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4 out of 5

Behind the wheel

Though the interior of the C5 may look a little dark, it is a functional and well laid out. The dials and switches feel high quality and click pleasingly into place – it doesn’t feel like you’re driving a car that’s inferior to an Audi or Mercedes-Benz. The driving position is highly adjustable, meaning that drivers of all shapes and heights can get comfortable quickly and there’s clear all-round visibility.

The multi-function steering wheel will be new to many drivers. Unlike traditional steering wheels, the centre hub does not move, only the outer rim does.