Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

Miles per pound (mpp) Miles per pound (mpp)

Reliable fuel consumption data for comparison purposes is not available for this model.

Fuel economy

A more stringent standard for fuel economy (WLTP) was introduced from September 2017, and this model was not required to undergo that test. Its fuel economy measured under the previous test system was 42 - 85 mpg. However these figures are less likely to be achievable in real world driving and so should never be compared to another car's mpg which was measured under the newer, more realistic WLTP system.

Citroen DS5 running costs should prove to be fairly inexpensive. With service intervals of two years or every 20,000 miles, maintenance bills shouldn’t be too high. Citroen garages don’t charge huge prices for work and parts. The Hybrid4 model is the cheapest to run with average fuel economy of 74.3mpg on 17-inch wheels and 68.9mpg on 18- or 19-inch wheels.

The more common diesel models also fare well with the HDi 160 averaging 57.6mpg on 16- or 17-inch wheels and 55.4mpg on 18- or 19-inch alloys.

Citroen DS5 emissions are impressive for a car of this size. The cleanest model in the range is the Hybrid4 which is actually a diesel/electric hybrid, as opposed to the regular petrol/electric hybrid. This model emits 88g/km of CO2 on 17-inch alloys. That makes it tax free. On the larger 18- and 19-inch alloys this model emits 102g/km. However, with this version expected to only make up a small share of sales the next cleanest, and most common, model is the 110bhp e-HDI version.

That emits 114g/km.

Citroen DS5 reliability shouldn’t be too much of an issue. While the firm has endured a poor repuation in the past, things have been getting better and the DS5 in particular feels like a well built and robust car. The company has also been putting more effort in to improving not only the reliability of their cars, but also the customer-satisfaction side of things at dealerships.

This car also comes with the Citroen eTouch system. If you’re in an accident or break down then simply press the SOS button or chevron button and an operator will locate the call and call emergency services or recovery.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £0 - £220
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Insurance group 18 - 30
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