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3 out of 5 3.0
Parkers overall rating: 3 out of 5 3.0
Citroën C5 Hatchback (01-04) - rated 3 out of 5
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At a glance

New price £14,670 - £23,660
Used price £325 - £1,470
Fuel economy
Not tested to latest standards
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Road tax cost £180 - £360
Insurance group 15 - 30 How much is it to insure?


Space, comfort, 2.0 HDi performance.


Steering and brakes lack feel.

Citroën C5 Hatchback rivals

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The C5 replaced the Xantia in 2001. It’s a supremely comfortable car with clever ‘active’ hydro-pneumatic suspension that is very comfortable. The airy, spacious interior is complemented by cavernous load space in the estate. A wide choice of engines includes frugal but refined turbo-diesels and a low emission direct injection petrol unit. C5 is well equipped but build quality falls short of the class leaders.

It does offer good value, but only as a used car choice, as depreciation is heavy.

Citroën C5 Hatchback rivals

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