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Parkers overall rating: 3 out of 5 3.0

A four-star Euro NCAP was awarded in 2001, but this is now starting to look ordinary against class-leading five-star models like the Renault Laguna, Toyota Avensis, Mercedes-Benz C-Class and Saab 9-3. All models have remote central locking, while models from VTR upwards add an alarm.

Estates have one of the largest load areas in the class and as a result command higher prices on the used market. Fold the seats down and there's more room still. Makes you wonder why you were considering that MPV.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Citroën C5 Hatchback (01-04).

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

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
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
  • Steel wheels
  • Traction control

Exclusive equipment

Exclusive standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Traction control
Exclusive optional equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Headlight washers

Exclusive SE equipment

Exclusive SE standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD Multichanger
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
Exclusive SE optional equipment
  • Cruise control
  • Traction control

LX equipment

LX standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
  • Steel wheels
LX optional equipment
  • Full size spare wheel

SX equipment

SX standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
SX optional equipment
  • Cruise control
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Traction control

VTR equipment

VTR standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
VTR optional equipment
  • Cruise control