Citroen C5 Aircross review - Reliability and safety
The C5 Aircross is built on an established platform which bodes well for reliability
The C5 Aircross didn't feature in our 2022 Driver Power survey, although the smaller C3 Aircross finished in 46th place out of 75 cars. Citroen managed to improve on its brand position, moving up to 13th overall out of 29 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 per cent and 86 per cent, respectively, but pedestrian safety only managed a 58 per cent 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 Kia, Hyundai and Toyota.
Buyers can take advantage of Citroen's Service Plan programme that allows you to spread the cost of your servicing via monthly payments.
In this review
- 1Citroen C5 Aircross reviewThe Citroen C5 Aircross SUV brings distinctive design and cushioned comfort to a hotly contested market segment
- 2Engines, performance and drivePetrol, diesel and plug-in hybrid engines are frugal yet powerful, although the C5 Aircross is 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, while the plug-in hybrid model could tempt company car drivers
- 4Interior, design and technologyThe C5 Aircross features interesting design cues, but onboard tech is only average
- 5Practicality, comfort and boot spaceSeven seats for the C5 Aircross aren’t an option, but space for passengers and luggage is boosted as a result
- 6Reliability and Safety - currently readingThe C5 Aircross is built on an established platform which bodes well for reliability