4 out of 5 4.0
Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0
Citroën C5 Saloon (08-18) - rated 4 out of 5
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At a glance

New price £16,980 - £29,160
Used price £775 - £10,970
Fuel economy
Not tested to latest standards
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Road tax cost £20 - £340
Insurance group 18 - 35 How much is it to insure?


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


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

Citroën C5 Saloon rivals

Written by David Ross on

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.

Citroën C5 Saloon rivals

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