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Citroen C5 Aircross review - Reliability and Safety

Reliability is still TBC, but the Aircross is built on an established platform

It’s too soon to tell how the C5 Aircross will fare in our annual Driver Power survey, although the Citroen brand as a whole languishes towards the bottom of Britain’s most-reliable car brands – 21st out of 27 manufacturers, in fact. At least it beats Peugeot by two places.

Likewise, Euro NCAP is yet to send a couple of examples into walls in the name of safety research – although its platform partner, the Peugeot 5008, got a five-star rating back in 2017.

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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. A dash cam that records everything from the moment you start the car is on the options list. 


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. 


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