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Citroën C5 Saloon (08-16) - rated 4 out of 5
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PROS

Stylish looks, great diesel engines, well equipped, supremely comfortable ride

CONS

Residual values and reliability yet to be proven, no hatchback version

PROS

Stylish looks, great diesel engines, well equipped, supremely comfortable ride

CONS

Residual values and reliability yet to be proven, no hatchback version

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Verdict

This handsome C5 is a vast improvement on the last car to wear the badge. It's far more sophisticated with a high quality interior, a sharper exterior design and much better build quality. Another change is that this car is a saloon, whereas the old car was a hatchback. It means that it has a more upmarket image, though at the price of practicality. Although this is an all new car, it still carries over some of the old C5's core strengths: excellent diesel engines, good levels of equipment and excellent comfort. Crucially, it's now good enough to be a realistic alternative to models like the Ford Mondeo and Vauxhall Insignia.

In July 2012 a facelift saw the introduction of the firm's new family face alongside a raft of new optional extras like sat-nav, new colour schemes and alloy wheels. There's also a new Techno pack available which adds technological features to the C5.

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