Citroën Xantia Hatchback (93-01) - Review

Review by Parkers on
Last Updated: 26 Feb 2013
3
Xantia is something of an oddity. A rather forgettable ownership experience awaits those lucky enough not to suffer reliability problems.

Citroën Xantia Hatchback (93-01)
Comfortable and refined; fast but frugal turbo-diesels
Patchy reliability; complicated suspension

New price range:

£11,545 - £22,780

Used price range:

£175 - £1,292

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

3 out of 5

Xantia is something of an oddity. A rather forgettable ownership experience awaits those lucky enough not to suffer reliability problems. It does redeem itself with hydropneumatic suspension which gives a superb ride and there's plenty of space inside. However it doesn't have the character of Citroëns of old and will require specialist servicing to keep it on the road.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

3 out of 5

Performance

3 out of 5

Handling

4 out of 5

Comfort

3.5 out of 5

Practicality

3.5 out of 5

Behind the wheel

3 out of 5

Safety

2 out of 5

Reliability

1.5 out of 5

Running costs

2.5 out of 5

Green credentials

not rated yet

Buying used

2.5 out of 5

Selling

2 out of 5

Equipment

3 out of 5

What owners say...

 Five-door design, with folding rear seats, makes it almost a mini-estate car. Decent load-carrying abilities but a civilised and spacious saloon when required to be. Still reasonably economical for a...  

4 out of 5

Paul Bird ,   28 Mar 2013    ... read more

 Never misses a beat; Even with diesel at £1.40 a litre it averages less than 12 pence per mile despite running it most of the time with the climate control on. It's big, comfortable, frugal, powerful...  

5 out of 5

Brian Williamson ,   17 Feb 2012    ... read more

 size of boot, interior and that legendary floating suspension  

4 out of 5

richard brammer ,   24 Sep 2009    ... read more

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