Monday to Friday - 9am to 5:30pm

CITROEN C5 Aircross Hatchback

1.5 BlueHDi 130 Shine Plus 5dr

CITROEN C5 Aircross Hatchback - 1.5 BlueHDi 130 Shine Plus 5dr

Vehicle Information

List Price
£29,130.00
Transmission
Manual
Fuel Type
Diesel
Fuel Consumption
0-62 mph
11.4 secs
Engine Size
1.5
No. of Doors
5
CO2
131 g/km
By Line

Citroen aims to deliver a more thoughtful, comfort-orientated take on the mid-sized SUV market with this stylish C5 Aircross model. Jonathan Crouch takes a look.

Ten Second Review

The C5 Aircross is, according to its maker, 'the most comfortable SUV on the market'. Quite a claim, given that this isn't a large, luxury crossover but is targeted at family buyers currently considering volume mid-sized models in this class like Nissan's Qashqai and SEAT's Ateca. Citroen may be rather late to this party but at least it's trying to bring something new.

Background

The legendary Citroen 2CV had a reputation for being able to comfortably traverse a ploughed field. That apart though, this French brand can't call on much customer recognition when it comes to vehicles cable of functioning off the beaten track. That has to change, given the current European obsession with SUVs and the company is depending on its Aircross range of models to convince customers of its crossover credibility. The first signs in this regard have been promising for the Gallic maker. The little C3 Aircross, launched in Summer 2017, has sold well in the small supermini-derived SUV sector. This family hatch-based C5 Aircross will be equally important. Citroen's Head of Product Xavier Peugeot says it brings 'an all-new level of overall comfort' to the segment and there's now a plug-in Hybrid version too.

Driving Experience

This car's key differentiating point is the way it glides over bumps. That ability comes courtesy of its Progressive Hydraulic Cushion suspension system. This two-stage set-up features a couple of hydraulic stops on each side of the car, one for compression, the other for rebound. For major uneven ground impacts, the hydraulic stops work with the springs and shock absorbers to avoid jerky movements and unpleasant bouncing. Thicker softer seat padding also embellishes the impression of comfort. And double-laminated front windows and engine bay soundproofing play their part in reducing cabin noise Engine-wise, C5 Aircross are offered a choice of three quite different engines. The two conventional ones - a 1.2-litre PureTech petrol unit and a 1.5-litre BlueHDi diesel - both develop 130hp and both can be had with the alternative of the brand's smooth-shifting EAT8 8-speed autogearbox. The alternative is a petrol/electric Hybrid version, which combines the PureTech 180 engine and EAT8 auto gearbox with an 80kW electric motor, delivering 225hp of accumulated power and instantly available torque of 320Nm, plus an electrified WLTP-rated driving range of up to 31 miles. Across the range, there's no 4WD system offered, but buyers do get 'Grip Control with Hill Descent Assist', for extra front-driven traction in slippery conditions. There's also Hill Start Assist, to help you starting off up steep slopes. And Trailer Stability Control, to reduce trailer sway if you're towing. That's about as much as most likely buyers will ever need.

Design and Build

Citroen's Head of Styling Alexandre Malval describes this as an 'assertive design'. It certainly makes more of a visual statement than the last mid-sized SUV that Citroen sold, the Mitsubishi Outlander-derived C-Crosser model. The C5 Aircross is far more of an in-house effort, sharing the same EMP2 platform as the PSA Group's other mid-sized SUVs, the Peugeot 3008 and the DS 7 Crossback. It's 4.5m long and 1.84m wide with a 2.73m wheelbase, so is a touch bigger than cheaper cars in this class like Nissan's Qasqai and SEAT's Ateca. The brand's signature 'Air Bumps' make an appearance just above the lower side sills, but they're toned down here, just as they are in the latest C4 Cactus. Inside, that lengthy wheelbase translates into a cabin that feels significantly larger than that of most models in this class. Few competitors can match this C5 Aircross model's luggage capacity either, rated at 580-720-litres, depending on the position of the sliding second row bench. With that bench folded, there's 1,630-litres of luggage room. Noise touches include an active air quality system that uses an air-purifying carbon filter. Up-front, Citroen fans will note a retro touch in the form of the rolling speedometer, similar to that used on the old 1980's-era Citroen BX, incorporated as part of the instrumentation's 12.3-inch digital display.

Market and Model

Expect pricing fractionally above this car's cousin, the Peugeot 3008. Which means a £24,500-£36,000 bracket, spread across 'Sense', 'Shine', 'C-Series' and 'Shine Plus' trim levels. The interior can be personalised with three ambiance packs - 'Standard', 'Metropolitan Grey' and 'Hype Brown'. There are also seven body colours, all of which can be combined with a black roof. There are three Colour Packs too, adding contrast-colour elements around the bodywork and subtly underlining the Airbump panels on the lower part of the front doors, the front bumper and the roof bars. Buyers choose between four alloy wheel designs too. Buyers can specify 'big car' features like a 360-degree camera system and a 'Park assist' set-up, plus you can of course add in things like keyless entry and a reversing camera. Camera-driven safety kit includes 'Active Safety Brake' autonomous braking, an 'Active Lane Departure Warning System', 'Active Lane-Keeping assist', 'Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop&Go', 'Collision Risk Alert', 'Coffee Break Alert', 'Driver Attention Alert', 'Traffic Sign Recognition', 'Highway Driver Assist' and 'Intelligent Beam Headlights'.

Cost of Ownership

Citroen's BlueHDi diesel engines have already proved themselves to be efficient and frugal in the brand's other models and that's carried forward here. As part of a re-homologation process, selected BlueHDi diesel engines in the C5 Aircross SUV range benefit from significant CO2 reductions. All 1.5L BlueHDi 130 S&S manual versions see a 3g/km decrease, from 108g/km to 105g/km, whilst the 1.5L BlueHDi 130 S&S EAT8 automatic versions see an even greater reduction of 5g/km, from 105g/km to 100g/km. Fuel economy-wise, the BlueHDi 130 manual variant that'll probably be the most popular choice manages around 65mpg on the combined cycle. Even if you go for the PureTech 130 petrol variant, you'll still be getting well over 55mpg. To do better, you'll need the plug-in petrol/electric Hybrid version. This is WLTP-rated at 168mpg, with a WLTP emissions figure of up to 32g/km; and there's up to 31 miles of WLTP rated electrified driving range if you keep it fully charged. Impressive engine technology also plays its part in this strong efficiency showing. The PureTech petrol model benefits from a 30% reduction in mechanical losses that are due to friction. While the PSA Group's BlueHDi diesel technology is based around a clever three-step after-treatment system designed to better eliminate the four nasty pollutants that diesel units usually put out - namely unburnt hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides and particulates. Another thing that could help you keep garage costs in check is the affordable three year servicing plan that's available at point of purchase. Finally, there's the usual Citroen three year / 60,000 mile warranty.

Summary

In an SUV market as crowded as this one, any mainstream product simply has to bring something different to the table. Fortunately, this C5 Aircross can, its progressive hydraulic cushion suspension delivering a noticeable ride quality advantage over obvious rivals. Some of these handle better, but we think the way that this Citroen cruises over bumps and tarmac tears will be of more interest to likely family buyers. It'll still remain quite a rare sight on our roads, though the addition of plug-in technology may get this car back on to the radar of likely buyers in the mid-sized family crossover segment. Anyway, it's refreshing to see this Gallic brand getting back to what it does best. This car stands out as a result. As it very much needs to.

Displayed below is the vehicle and technical data which is provided by a third party. Please check manufacturer's website prior to any order you place. If any specific feature is required that isn't listed, please make this clear to your account manager at your earliest convenience.
BODY GLASS
  • Acoustic laminated windscreen with rain and brightness sensors
  • Automatic triggered rear windscreen wiper in reverse gear
  • Automatic windscreen wipers
  • Dark tinted rear windows and rear windscreen
  • Front windscreen wiper with magic wash cleaning system
  • Heated rear windscreen with integrated antenna
  • One touch electric front/rear windows with pinch protection
BRAKES
  • ABS/EBD
  • Collision risk alert
  • Electronic parking brake
  • ESP including traction control and stability programme
  • Front ventilated disc brakes and rear disc brakes
  • Hill start assist
CARPETS/RUGS
  • Front rear carpet mats
CHASSIS/SUSPENSION
  • Suspension with Progressive Hydraulic Cushions
COMMUNICATION
  • Bluetooth telephone facility
DRIVER AIDS
  • Active blind spot monitoring system
  • Active cruise control with speed upto 19mph
  • Active lane departure warning system
  • Coffee Break Alert
  • Driver attention alert system
  • Eco mode
  • Electric power steering
  • Extended traffic sign recognition and recommendation
  • Gear efficiency indicator
  • Rear parking sensors
  • Speed limit recognition and recommendation
  • Speed limiter
DRIVER CONVENIENCE
  • Foot operated hands free tailgate
DRIVER INFORMATION
  • 12.3" customisable TFT instrument display
  • Central 8" capacitive touch screen
  • Citroen connect box emergency assist system
  • Citroen connect Nav with connect box
  • Exterior temperature indicator with ice warning
  • Mirror screen with Apple CarPlay and Android auto
  • Multi function trip computer
DRIVING MIRRORS
  • Auto dimming electrochrome rear view mirror
  • Body coloured door mirrors
  • Electric, heated and folding door mirrors with integrated LED indicator and kerb puddle light
EMBELLISHMENT TRIMS
  • Gloss black touch screen surround with integrated tactile buttons and chrome finisher
  • Leather effect dashboard facia
  • Satin chrome air vent decors
  • Soft touch matte dashboard with grey insert
ENTERTAINMENT
  • 2 USB sockets
  • Auxiliary input socket
  • DAB (Digital Audio Broadcasting), AM/FM and MP3 compatible radio with two tweeters and four speakers
  • Voice recognition for radio, navigation and telephony features
EXTERIOR BODY FEATURES
  • Airbump panels with colour insert on lower portion of the doors
  • Black upper and lower grille
  • Body colour door handles
  • Body coloured roof
  • C5 Aircross monogram on boot rear
  • Citroen logo and monogram on rear
  • Gloss black finish on A and B pillar and aerodynamic trim
  • Longitudinal roof bars
  • Matte black lower rear skirt
  • Matte black rear bumper facia with chrome exhaust effect trim
  • Matte black side sill with anodised silver colour touch
  • Matte black wheel arch extensions
  • Painted front bumper
  • Painted rear bumper
  • Roof coloured rear spoiler with stainless edging trim
  • Satin chrome C signature
  • Satin chrome window surround
  • Solid paint
  • Twin exhaust effect trim
EXTERIOR LIGHTS
  • 3D effect LED rear lights
  • Automatic headlight activation via windscreen mounted sensors
  • Front fog lights with cornering function
  • Guide me home headlight function
  • Halogen rear fog lights
  • Halogen rear number plate lights
  • Headlights left on audible warning
  • High level LED centre brake light
  • Intelligent high beam headlights (auto dipping main beams)
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED front indicators
  • LED Headlights
HEATING/COOLING/VENTILATION
  • Air recirculation when reverse gear is engaged
  • Anti odour and pollen filter
  • Dual zone automatic climate control
  • Rear centre console ventilation system
  • Rear passenger air vents
INTERIOR FEATURES
  • 12V socket in boot
  • 12V socket in cabin
  • 2 Central illuminated cup holders
  • 2 Position boot floor
  • 2x Rear coat hooks
  • 3x Grab handles retractable with damping
  • Aluminium pedals and foot rest
  • Central front armrest with butterfly wing opening and illuminated storage compartment
  • Dashboard closed glove box with lid and illumination
  • Fixing rings 4 in load compartment
  • Front door pockets store up to 1.5L bottle and A4 note pad
  • Height and reach adjustable leather steering wheel with 2 control zones
  • Hinged rear parcel shelf
  • Leather effect interior door handles
  • Leather steering wheel with satin chrome inserts and radio controls
  • Metropolitan cloth/grained leather upholstery with grey ambience, electric adjust driver seat
  • Multi function steering wheel
  • Open central storage area below touch screen
  • Rear door pockets store up to 0.5L bottle
  • Satin chrome digital instrument panel and touchscreen trim
  • Satin chrome gear lever
  • Satin chrome interior door handles
  • Smooth opening flocked glove box with lighting
  • Stainless steel front Citroen embossed sill scuff plates
INTERIOR LIGHTS
  • Dimmable white mood lighting
  • Front and rear LED welcome/LED rear reading lights
  • Front interior light with 2 reading spotlights and rear interior light with timer
PACKS
  • City camera pack - C5 Aircross
  • Exterior colour pack - Silver anodized - C5 Aircross
  • Safety plus pack - C5 Aircross
SAFETY
  • 2x Isofix child seat fitting on outer rear seats
  • 3x Front optimised safety headrests and rear retractable headrests with height adjustable
  • 3x Rear three point retractable seatbelts with pretensioners and force limiters in the outer rear seats
  • Adaptive driver and front passenger airbags with passenger airbag deactivation function
  • Driver and front passenger side airbag
  • Electric child locking functionality on rear windows and doors
  • Front and rear curtain airbags
  • Front three point retractable seatbelts height adjustable with pre tensioners and force limiters
  • Two tone horn
  • Tyre under inflation indicator
SEATS
  • 2 way lumbar adjustment for driver
  • 3 Independent full size rear seats with adjustable recline angle
  • Advanced comfort seats
  • Front seat back map pockets
  • Isofix child seat preparation for front passenger seat
  • Manual passenger seat adjustment (height, fore/aft and backrest angle)
  • Seatbelt unfastened on the move audible and visual alert for front and rear seats
SECURITY
  • Alarm - perimetric and volumetric alarm with anti-lifting mechanism
  • Automatic door locking
  • Automatic hazard light activation upon heavy brake application
  • Electronic code immobiliser
  • Keyless entry and start
  • Remote central locking deadlocks
WHEELS - ALLOY
  • 19" Art two tone diamond cut alloy wheels
WHEELS - SPARE
  • Compressor with puncture repair kit
Displayed below is the vehicle and technical data which is provided by a third party. Please check manufacturer's website prior to any order you place. If any specific feature is required that isn't listed, please make this clear to your account manager at your earliest convenience.
  • HC: 18E
  • Standard Euro Emissions: EURO 6
  • Bore: 75
  • Catalytic Convertor: True
  • CC: 1499
  • Compression Ratio: 16.4:1
  • Cylinder Layout: IN-LINE
  • Cylinders: 4
  • Engine Codes: DV5RC
  • Engine Layout: FRONT TRANSVERSE
  • Fuel Type: COMMON RAIL
  • Gears: 6 SPEED
  • Number of Valves: 16
  • Stroke: 84.8
  • Valve gear: DOHC
  • EC: Data Not Available
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High: 5.5
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Max: 6.3
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Min: 4.7
  • WLTP - MPG - High: 5.6
  • WLTP - MPG - High - Max: 4.3
  • WLTP - MPG - High - Min: 5.2
  • WLTP - MPG - Low: 5.4
  • WLTP - MPG - Low - Max: 6.5
  • WLTP - MPG - Low - Min: 4.9
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium: 5.9
  • Any aspect of the vehicles safety cause concern?: Data Not Available
  • Based On ID: N
  • Coin Description: BlueHDi 130
  • Coin Series: Shine Plus
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %: 75
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %: 4
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09: 130
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %: 1.5
  • NCAP Safety Assist %: M1
  • Service Interval Frequency - Months: 87
  • Special Edition: Data Not Available
  • Special Order: Data Not Available
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage: 999999
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years: 3
  • Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months: 58
  • Timing Belt Interval Mileage: 86
  • 0 to 60: Data Not Available
  • 0 to 62: 11.4
  • BHP: 131
  • Engine Power KW: 96
  • Engine Power RPM: 3750
  • Engine Torque LBS.FT: 221
  • Engine Torque MKG: 30.6
  • Engine Torque NM: 300
  • Engine Torque RPM: 1750
  • PS: True
  • Top Speed: 117
  • Alloys?: True
  • Space Saver?: Data Not Available
  • Tyre Size Front: 205/55 R19
  • Tyre Size Rear: 205/55 R19
  • Tyre Size Spare: TYRE REPAIR KIT
  • Wheel Style: ART
  • Wheel Type: 19" ALLOY
  • Height: 1670
  • Length: 4500
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb: 12.4
  • Wheelbase: 2730
  • Width (excluding mirrors): 1859
  • Width (including mirrors): 2099
  • Boot Capacity Saloons: 720
  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres): 53
  • Gross Vehicle Weight: 2020
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up): 1630
  • Max. Roof Load: 75
  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked: 1250
  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked: 750
  • Minimum Kerbweight: 1430
  • No. of Seats: 5
  • Payload: 590
Customise your Quote
Select Choose
Contract Type
Personal
Business
Select Choose
Contract Length
24
contract
months
 
36
contract
months
 
48
contract
months
 
Select Choose
Initial Rental
1
month
 
3
months
 
6
months
 
9
months
 
12
months
 
Select Choose
Annual Mileage
Would you like to add maintenance and servicing for £32.80pm?
Yes - I would like to add servicing and maintenance for this vehicle
No - I understand I will be responsible for maintenance and servicing costs of my vehicle
Select Choose
Optional Extras

Your Deal Summary
Personal Lease
Inc VAT
£210.08
Initial Rental (9 mths)
£1,890.76 inc VAT
Business Lease
Ex VAT
£175.07
Initial Rental (9 mths)
£1,575.63 Ex VAT
Contract Term (9 + 47)
48 mths
Annual Mileage
8000 miles
Maintenance
Not Included
List Price
29,130.00
Arrangements Fee
£199 +VAT
Road Tax
Included
Delivery
Free UK mainland
Excess Mileage
TBC
Vehicle Contracts offers advice solely on Contract Hire and Personal Contract Hire from a panel of finance companies.
An Arrangement Fee will be applied. Charges for excess mileage and/or damage may apply at the end of the contract.
Personal lease
£210.08
Initial payment (Inc VAT)
£1,890.76
Business lease
£175.07
Initial payment (Ex VAT)
£1,575.63
Your Deal Summary
Personal Lease
Inc VAT
£210.08
Initial Rental (9 mths)
£1,890.76 inc VAT
Business Lease
Ex VAT
£175.07
Initial Rental (9 mths)
£1,575.63 Ex VAT
Contract Term
48 mths
Annual Mileage
8000 miles
Maintenance
Not Included
List Price
29,130.00
Arrangements Fee
£199 +VAT
Road Tax
Included
Delivery
Free UK mainland
Excess Mileage
TBC
Vehicle Contracts offers advice solely on Contract Hire and Personal Contract Hire from a panel of finance companies.
Arrangement Fee will be applied and an excess mileage charge and/or damage charge may apply at end of contract.
Arrangement Fee will be applied and an excess mileage charge and/or damage charge may apply at end of contract.
Vehicle Contracts offers advice solely on Contract Hire and Personal Contract Hire from a panel of finance companies.
Vehicle Information
List Price
£29,130.00
Transmission
Manual
Fuel Type
Diesel
Fuel Consumption
0-62 mph
11.4 secs
Engine Size
1.5
No. of Doors
5
CO2
131 g/km
Email me this quote
Personal Lease
Inc VAT
£210.08
Initial Rental (9 mths)
£1,890.76 inc VAT
Business Lease
Ex VAT
£175.07
Initial Rental (9 mths)
£1,575.63 Ex VAT
Contract Term
48 mths
Annual Mileage
8000 miles
Maintenance
Not Included
Excess Mileage
TBC

CITROEN C5 Aircross Hatchback

1.5 BlueHDi 130 Shine Plus 5dr

CITROEN C5 AIRCROSS HATCHBACK *Model Shown is for illustration purposes only.
Personal Lease
Inc VAT
£210.08
Initial Rental (9 mths)
£1,890.76 inc VAT
Business Lease
Ex VAT
£175.07
Initial Rental (9 mths)
£1,575.63 Ex VAT
Contract Term
48 mths
Annual Mileage
8000 miles
Maintenance
Not Included
Excess Mileage
TBC