Should you buy a Citroen C5 Aircross?
Yes, if you're after a family-oriented SUV that majors on comfort over dynamic prowess. If comfort floats your boat, here's where you should put your money. It's stylish, too, with a chunky look, and individualistic front end that means you won't be confusing it with any of its (myriad) rivals. Equally, it's roomy and efficient, too.
If you're a private buyer who's looking for a big, decent honest family car, you can't really go far too wrong with the C5 Aircross. Unless you're a super-high mileage driver, we'd recommend the Puretech 130hp petrol over the similarly powerful diesel, and stick to the excellent six-speed manual transmission. However, the BlueHDI is about 10mpg more economical, and if you're keen on getting the best fuel economy and most distance between fuel stops, then this is still a safe choice.
'The Citroen C5 Aircross looks funky and has a very appealing interior if you can get over its touchscreen. But it has one USP that makes it a stand-out choice, and that's its excellent ride comfort over poor roads.'
– Keith Adams, Parkers editor
Given Citroen's recent strides in build quality and reliability, it's a decent choice that will find appeal with those who are wowed by its fresh looks and stylish interior. In cold, hard terms, the SEAT Ateca and Skoda Karoq are both better bets, but that's discounting the obvious comfort benefits of the Citroen.
So, if you one of those struggling with Britain's pothole-riddled roads, then this car could be just what the doctor ordered. It won't work for everyone – some people like a firm ride and sporting handling, even in the most family-oriented cars, but for those who don't, this soft-riding SUV comes highly recommended.