Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

The C5 gets a five-star Euro NCAP crash test rating. It's a top score, although anything less than five stars would now be considered poor for this type of car. Up to nine airbags can be fitted, with seven (dual front, side and curtain) standard. There are three child seat anchor points (two in the back and one for the front passenger seat), an electronic stability programme and ABD with electronic brakeforce distribution.

On the security side, there's an alarm, deadlocks and laminated glass to help prevent break-ins.

The C5 saloon loses out in terms of practicality to alternatives such as the Ford Mondeo and Renault Laguna because it's not a hatchback. But the concave design of the rear maximises the boot opening and the luggage area itself is reasonably generous, the rear seats folding flat for extra room. With 439 litres the boot is slightly smaller than the Volkswagen Passat and Honda Accord but up front there's a number of small cubbies and a good size glovebox.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Citroën C5 Saloon (08-18).

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • 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
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
  • Steel wheels

Exclusive equipment

Exclusive standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front fog lights
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sports seats
Exclusive optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Sat Nav
  • Space saver spare wheel

SX equipment

SX standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Steel wheels
SX optional equipment
None available

VTR equipment

VTR standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Full size spare wheel
VTR optional equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Front fog lights
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
  • Steel wheels

VTR+ equipment

VTR+ standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Lumbar support
  • Sports seats
VTR+ optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav

VTR+ Nav equipment

VTR+ Nav standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Lumbar support
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
VTR+ Nav optional equipment
  • Air conditioning

Euro NCAP Rating

The Citroën C5 Saloon (08-18) was tested by Euro NCAP in and received the following safety ratings:

  • Adult Occupant - 5 stars
  • Child Occupant - 4 stars
  • Vulnerable road users - 2 stars

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.