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Citroën C5 Hatchback review

2004 - 2008 (change model)
Parkers overall rating: 3 out of 53.0

At a glance

Price new £14,220 - £23,490
Used prices £368 - £2,788
Road tax cost £180 - £675
Insurance group 18 - 28
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Fuel economy Not tested to latest standards
Range 407 - 755 miles
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Pros & cons


Lots of kit and really roomy


Not as good to drive as rivals, depreciation has been steep

Written by Dan Harrison Published: 6 June 2019 Updated: 6 June 2019


The C5 has had a thorough facelift for 2005. There’s a sleeker look, extra kit and a new 1.6 diesel unit. It’s also about 12 cm longer than the model that ran from 2001-2004. But it’s the new on-board technology that Citroën believes will interest buyers the most. There’s an innovative lane departure warning system that alerts the driver if the car strays over the white lines, a maximum speed limiter, which can be set by the driver and directional xenon headlamps.