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Parkers overall rating: 4.1 out of 5 4.1
  • Decent head- and legroom in the front; tighter in the rear
  • Lots of storage cubbies inside and out
  • Excellent boot space with the rear seats up or down

The C5 Aircross might be the company's largest car right now, but if you're looking for lounging room in the rear, you're going to be a little disappointed. For anyone who's traded in a C4 Space Tourer (nee Picasso), that's especially true. Having said that the high-mounted seats and airy interior certainly give the impression of roominess - and for most growing families, it will be more than large enough.

If you need lots of room inside to store things, the C5 Aircross is more than amply equipped, and we especially like the large chilled storage unit between the two front seats – which is chilled. There are others, too, with other nooks and crannies in the front and rear, as well as large door pockets. Perfect for families.

The rear seats – three of them – are individually split, and although they're lacking in knee and headroom, they're versatile and helped immensely by the flat floor which gives the centre passenger plenty of foot room to play with. They all slide individually, too.

Will my luggage fit in it?

Citroen C5 Aircross luggage space

It seems like Citroen compromised the rear seats in order to make the room usefully large. The luggage capacity of 580 litres with the seats up places this ahead of most of its SUV-shaped rivals, and this extends to 720 litres if you slide the seats forwards. Fold them flat and that increases to 1,630 which is more than enough room for most families. For additional ease of use, the tailgate can be electrically opened remotely via a kick under the rear bumper.

Citroen C5 Aircross safety

Connected online services are available, as will a host of driver-assistance systems tasked with preventing you from being involved in an accident.

These include:

  • Autonomous Emergency Braking
  • Post-Collision Safety Braking
  • Active Departure Warning System
  • Active Lane Keeping Assist
  • Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop and Go
  • Collision Risk Alert
  • Coffee Break Alert
  • Driver Attention Alert
  • Extended Traffic Sign Recognition and Recommendation
  • Highway Driver Assist: combines Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop and Go and the Active Lane Departure Warning System to manage driving semi-autonomously in specific driving conditions.
  • Intelligent Beam Headlights

Citroen C5 Aircross crash test video

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Citroën C5 Aircross.

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
  • Side airbags
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach 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
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav

Feel equipment

Feel standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
Feel optional equipment
None available

Flair equipment

Flair standard equipment
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
Flair optional equipment
None available

Flair Plus equipment

Flair Plus standard equipment
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
Flair Plus optional equipment
None available

Euro NCAP Rating – 4 stars

The Citroën C5 Aircross was tested by Euro NCAP in 2019 and was awarded a 4 star overall rating. This overall rating is calculated from the following individual ratings:

4 star rating
Test 2019
Individual safety ratings
Adult Occupant: 87%
Child Occupant: 86%
Pedestrian: 58%
Safety Assist: 75%

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.