Citroen C5 Aircross review - Reliability and Safety
Reliability is still TBC, but the Aircross is built on an established platform
The C5 Aircross didn't feature in our 2020 Driver Power survey, although the smaller C3 Aircross finished inn 66th place out of 75 cars. Citroen managed to improve on its brand position, moving up to 18th overall out of 30 manufacturers.
Euro NCAP tested the C5 Aircross in 2019 and awarded the SUV a four-star rating, although this is upgraded to five stars if customers spec an optional safety pack. Adult and child occupant safety achieved 87% and 86%, respectively, but pedestrian safety only managed a 58% score.
The C5 Aircross comes with a host of driver aids as standard, including Highway Driver Assist, which allows the car to follow the car in front on a motorway, including bringing it to a stop automatically in traffic. Also available is an extended traffic sign recognition system, ensuring you never miss a warning or speed limit sign as these are shown in the driver display.
Citroen provides a two-year, unlimited-mileage warranty, and you get an additional year’s cover provided by the dealer, albeit limited to 60,000 miles. It’s par for the course, but soundly beaten by warranty offers from the likes of Toyota and Hyundai.
Citroen offers a pre-pay servicing package through its dealers. It’s available up to a year from the car’s first registration date, but before its first service, and allows you to pay in advance for your car’s servicing for three years or 35,000 miles.
In this review
- 1VerdictThe Citroen C5 Aircross SUV brings concept car design and cushioned comfort to a hotly contested market segment
- 2Engines, performance and driveFrugal yet powerful petrol and diesel engines are slightly let down by the softly-sprung suspension
- 3MPG, CO2 and Running CostsSmaller petrol and diesel engines offer a competitive blend of fuel efficiency and performance
- 4Interior, design and technologyUnique design backed up by decent tech included as standard, although some quality issues persist
- 5Practicality, comfort and boot spaceSeven seats aren’t an option, but space for passengers and luggage is boosted as a result
- 6Reliability and Safety - currently readingReliability is still TBC, but the Aircross is built on an established platform