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Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5

This C5 is longer than the old car and the extra length has been used to improve crumple zones. As a result, its Euro NCAP crash test score as improved from four stars to the maximum five, and the highest pointsl score for any car tested up to that point. ESP, ABS and brake assist are all standard, as is a feature that dries out wet brake pads for better braking efficiency.

There are seven standard airbags, including one that protects the driver's knees.

Huge boot will swallow most loads and is easy to access. Not class-leading for volume (the Vectra and Mondeo estates will hold more), but not far off. The seats fold and tumble for added room. Inside, there are numerous cubby bins (see picture gallery for details) and a large glovebox. Estate models have adjustable rear suspension activated by a switch inside the tailgate which makes hitching up a trailer or caravan much easier.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Citroën C5 Estate (04-08).

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Traction control

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Steel wheels
  • Telephone

Design equipment

Design standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
  • Rear electric windows
Design optional equipment
None available

Exclusive equipment

Exclusive standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Roof rails
Exclusive optional equipment
None available

LX equipment

LX standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Steel wheels
LX optional equipment
None available

VTR equipment

VTR standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Lumbar support
  • Rear electric windows
  • Roof rails
VTR optional equipment
None available

VTX equipment

VTX standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Rear electric windows
  • Roof rails
VTX optional equipment
None available

VTX+ equipment

VTX+ standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Rear electric windows
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Telephone
VTX+ optional equipment
None available

Euro NCAP Rating

The Citroën C5 Estate (04-08) was tested by Euro NCAP in and received the following safety ratings:

  • Adult Occupant - 5 stars
  • Child Occupant - 3 stars
  • Pedestrian - 1 stars

Euro NCAP provides motoring consumers with a realistic and independent assessment of the safety performance of some of the most popular cars sold in Europe. The safety ratings are determined from a series of vehicle tests, designed and carried out by Euro NCAP. These tests represent, in a simplified way, important real life accident scenarios that could result in injured or killed car occupants or other road users.