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2019 (19) Citroën C5 Aircross 2.0 BlueHDi 180 Flair 5dr EAT8

Perth Citroën
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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

12.3" customisable TFT instrument displayActive blind spot monitoring system
Active lane departure warning systemBluetooth telephone facility
Central 8" capacitive touch screenCitroen connect box emergency assist system
Citroen connect Nav with connect boxCitroen connected CAM
Coffee Break AlertEco+ mode
Electric power steeringExterior temperature indicator with ice warning
Front parking sensorsGear efficiency indicator
Mirror screen with mirror link, apple carplay and andriod autoMulti function trip computer
Park assist function with auto parallel and bay parkingProgrammable cruise control and speed limiter
Rear parking sensorsReversing camera displayed on the central screen
Speed limit recognition and recommendationTraffic sign recognition and recommendation

Entertainment

2 x USB sockets in frontAuxiliary input socket
DAB (Digital Audio Broadcasting), AM/FM and MP3 compatible radio with two tweeters and four speakersVoice recognition for radio, navigation and telephony features

Exterior Features

3D effect LED rear lightsAcoustic laminated windscreen with rain and brightness sensors
Airbump panels with colour insert on lower portion of the doorsAuto dimming electrochrome rear view mirror
Automatic headlight activation via windscreen mounted windscreenAutomatic triggered rear windscreen wiper in reverse gear
Automatic windscreen wipersBody colour door handles
Body coloured electric, heated and folding door mirrors with integrated LED indicator and kerb puddle lightC5 Aircross monogram on boot rear
Citroen logo and monogram on rearDark tinted rear windows and rear windscreen
Front fog lights with cornering functionFront windscreen wiper with magic wash cleaning system
Gloss black finish on A and B pillar and aerodynamic trimGuide me home headlight function
Halogen headlightsHalogen rear fog lights
Halogen rear number plate lightsHeadlights left on audible warning
Heated rear windscreen with integrated antennaLED daytime running lights
LED front indicatorsLED high level brake lights
Longitudinal roof barsMatte black lower rear skirt
Matte black rear bumper faciaMatte black side sill with anodised silver colour touch
Matte black upper and lower grilleMatte black wheel arch extensions
One touch electric front/rear windows with pinch protectionPainted front bumper
Painted rear bumperRoof bars with anodised silver lower
Roof coloured rear spoilerSatin chrome C signature
Satin chrome window surroundTwin exhaust effect trim

Interior Features

12V socket in boot12V socket in cabin
2 Central illuminated cup holders2 Position boot floor
2 way lumbar adjustment for driver2x Rear coat hooks
3 Independent full size rear seats with adjustable recline angle3x Grab handles retractable with damping
Advanced comfort seatsAir recirculation when reverse gear is engaged
Anti odour and pollen filterCentral front armrest with butterfly wing opening and illuminated storage compartment
Dashboard open central storage compartmentDriver and front passenger adjustable headrests
Dual zone automatic climate controlElectric driver seat adjustment (height, fore/aft and backrest angle)
Fixing rings 4 in load compartmentFront door pockets store up to 1.5L bottle and A4 note pad
Front interior light with 2 reading spotlights and rear interior light with timerFront seat back map pockets
Height adjustable rear headrestsHeight and reach adjustable leather steering wheel with 2 control zones
Hinged rear parcel shelfIsofix child seat preparation for front passenger seat
Leather interior door handlesLeather steering wheel with satin chrome inserts
Manual passenger seat adjustment (height, fore/aft and backrest angle)Multi function steering wheel
Open central storage area below touch screenOpen storage area next to gear selector
Rear centre console ventilation systemRear door pockets store up to 0.5L bottle
Rear passenger air ventsSatin chrome digital instrument panel and touchscreen trim
Satin chrome gear leverSatin chrome interior door handles
Seatbelt unfastened on the move audible and visual alert for front and rear seatsSmooth opening flocked glove box with lighting
Stainless steel front Citroen embossed sill scuff plates 

Packs

City camera pack - C5 Aircross 

Safety

2x Isofix child seat fitting on outer rear seats3x Rear three point retractable seatbelts with pretensioners and force limiters in the outer rear seats
ABS/EBDAdaptive driver and front passenger airbags with passenger airbag deactivation function
Advanced active safety brake (AEBS2 with 24GHz radar)Collision risk alert
Driver and front passenger side airbagDSC (Dynamic Stability Control) and ASR (Electronic Anti-skid System)
Electric child locking functionality on rear windows and doorsElectronic parking brake
ESP including traction control and stability programmeFront and rear curtain airbags
Front three point retractable seatbelts height adjustable with pre tensioners and force limitersFront ventilated disc brakes and rear disc brakes
Hill start assistTwo tone horn
Tyre under inflation indicator 

Security

Alarm - perimetric and volumetric alarm with anti-lifting mechanismAutomatic door locking
Automatic hazard light activation upon heavy brake applicationElectronic code immobiliser
Remote central locking + deadlocks 

Technical

Suspension with Progressive Hydraulic Cushions 

Trim

Gloss black touch screen surround with integrated tactile buttons and chrome finisherLeather effect dashboard facia
Satin chrome air vent surroundsSoft touch matte dashboard with grey insert

Wheels

Space saver spare wheel
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions - ICE

CO0.051CO2 (g/km)126
HC+NOx0.031Noise Level dB(A)70
NOx0.029Particles0.001
Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6 

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1997Compression Ratio16.7:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders4
Cylinders - Bore (mm)85Cylinders - Stroke (mm)88
Engine CodeDW10FCEngine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel DeliveryCOMMON RAILGears8 SPEED
Number of Valves16TransmissionSEMI-AUTO

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Combined (mpg)58.9EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)61.4EC Urban (mpg)53.3
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max6.7WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Max7WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Min6.4
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Max5.8WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Min5.2
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Max8.1WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Min7.1
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Max6.5WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Min5.8
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max42.3WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min47.1
WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Max40.1WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Min44.1
WLTP - MPG - High - Max49WLTP - MPG - High - Min54.6
WLTP - MPG - Low - Max35.1WLTP - MPG - Low - Min39.7
WLTP - MPG - Medium - Max43.3WLTP - MPG - Medium - Min48.9

General

Badge Engine CC2.0Badge Power180
Coin DescriptionBlueHDi 180Coin SeriesFlair
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0725ENCAP Adult Occupant Protection %87
NCAP Child Occupant Protection %86NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 094
NCAP Pedestrian Protection %58NCAP Safety Assist %75
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 

Performance

0 to 60 mph (secs)True0 to 62 mph (secs)8.6
Engine Power - BHP177Engine Power - KW130
Engine Power - PSTrueEngine Power - RPM3750
Engine Torque - LBS.FT295Engine Torque - MKG40.8
Engine Torque - NM400Engine Torque - RPM2000
Top Speed131 

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleNEDC Correlated 

Tyres

Alloys?TrueSpace Saver?True
Tyre Size Front235/55 R18Tyre Size Rear235/55 R18
Tyre Size SpareSPACE SAVERWheel StyleSWIRL
Wheel Type18" ALLOY 

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1670Length4500
Wheelbase2730Width1859
Width (including mirrors)2099 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)53Gross Vehicle Weight2110
Max. Loading Weight570Max. Towing Weight - Braked1650
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked750Minimum Kerbweight1540
No. of Seats5Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb12.4
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Citroen C5 Aircross BlueHDi

Citroen's C5 Aircross arguably makes most sense in BlueHDi 180 diesel form. Jonathan Crouch takes a drive.

Ten Second Review

In a C5 Aircross, according to Citroen, you'll be travelling 'Premier Class'. So what exactly, does that mean? Something significant surely, given that this car's main selling point is a unique 'Progressive Hydraulic Cushion' suspension system. This car also introduced dashcam technology to the mid-sized SUV segment. And provides a decent blend of economy and performance in the 2.0-litre BlueHDi 180 diesel form we're going to look at here.

Background

The legendary Citroen 2CV had a reputation for being able to comfortably traverse a ploughed field. That apart though, this French brand can't call on much customer recognition when it comes to vehicles cable of functioning off the beaten track. A decade or so back, there were two re-badged Mitsubishi models, the C-Crosser and a car we didn't get, the C4 Aircross. But that's been about it from Citroen when it comes to mid-sized contenders of this kind. This has to change of course, given the current European obsession with SUVs and the company is depending on its Aircross range of models to convince customers of its crossover credibility. Here, we're looking at the mid-sized C5 Aircross, tested in this case in BlueHDi 180 2.0-litre diesel form. As with other variants in the C5 Aircross range, this one's most unique selling point is a clever new suspension system but there's also lots else of note, as I found out throughout a week at the wheel.

Driving Experience

The 2.0-litre BlueHDi 180 diesel engine is one of the more powerful powerplants in the C5 Aircross range - the other is the 1.6-litre PureTech 180 petrol unit. Both powerplants only come with Citroen's smooth-shifting EAT8 8-speed auto transmission and get a a largely irrelevant 'Sport' button on the centre console that ramps up engine noise but not a lot else. Engine noise isn't something you really want to hear more of in a diesel, especially not from Citroen's 2.0-litre BlueHDi 180 unit, which is one of the brand's older engines. It's quite a lusty lump though, developing 400Nm, which is why this variant can offer easily the highest braked towing capacity in the range - 1,650kgs. And get from rest to 62mph in 8.6s - which is over 3 seconds quicker than a BlueHDi 130 auto model can manage. The top speed is 131mph. As with other C5 Aircross variants, ride quality here is embellished by a clever 'Progressive Hydraulic Cushions' suspension system which delivers class-leading comfort over poorer surfaces. Hydraulic dampers cushion the top and bottom of wheel travel at the top and bottom of wheel travel and allow the fitment of softer springs and dampers, producing what the brand describes as a 'magic carpet'-like feel.

Design and Build

Citroen's had to think carefully about the design positioning of this car to avoid trespassing on the territory of the four other PSA Group mid-sized SUVs that already campaign in various parts of this one's chosen segment. This C5 Aircross is a five-seat design but quite a large one, with a 4.5-metre length that makes it a fraction bigger than the Gallic conglomerate's two other five-seat contenders in this sector (the Peugeot 3008 and Vauxhall Grandland X) but a fraction smaller than PSA's seven-seat offerings in the class, Peugeot's 5008 and the DS 7 Crossback. Inside, as with most modern Citroens, what you find is a mixture of interesting design, a few cheaper plastics and some clever electronics. Oh and lovely seats, with the ones you're most likely to get being of the generously proportioned 'Advanced Comfort' variety, which feature particularly broad bases, foam that's 15mm thicker than usual for extra support and extra quilted padding. The result is a feeling of cosseting Gallic luxury. The instrument binnacle is another cabin talking point, conventional dials completely replaced by a standard 12.3-inch colour screen that's fully configurable and customisable. Just about everything else you'll need to know can be found on the 8-inch centre-dash capacitive touchscreen. In the back seat you'll get what Citroen claims is the 'most modular' rear bench arrangement in the class. It's certainly very versatile, made up of three individual sliding, folding and reclining seats. Out back, you get a large 580-litre boot.

Market and Model

The BlueHDi 180 version of this C5 Aircross comes only in mid-range 'Flair' or top 'Flair Plus' guises, and that means list prices starting at just over £30,000. Still, you get a lot of kit with these spec levels. 'Flair grade models are recognisable by '18-inch 'Swirl' alloy wheels, rear privacy glass and chrome-effect exhaust trim. There are some key extra interior features at this level, amongst them the more supportive 'Advanced Comfort' seats and the 'Citroen Connect Nav' sat nav system that comes with 'TomTom Live' traffic updates and voice recognition. Plus there are useful features like front parking sensors, a 180-degree 'Visio Park' colour reversing camera, an electrochrome rear view mirror, a two-tone horn and 'follow-me-home' lighting that at night guides you to your front door. The cabin gets a classy upgrade too, the 'Metropolitan Grey Ambiance' package you get at this level giving you upholstery trimmed in a mixture of Grey Grained leather and 'Graphite' cloth. At 'Flair' level, you also get as standard what is probably this C5 Aircross model's most unexpected feature - the 'ConnectedCAM', the world's first built-in dashcam system. With this, you get an integrated camera with a 128Gb memory that's positioned in front of the rear view mirror housing, giving the lens a 120-degree view of what's ahead of the car.

Cost of Ownership

We're used to modern Citroens being rather light by class standards, particularly models that are, like this one, built upon the PSA Group's stiff, sophisticated EMP2 platform. So the news that the fastest and best-equipped versions of this C5 Aircross tip the scales at well over 1.5-tonnes may prepare you for the fact that in trading up from the brand's smaller C3 Aircross model (which is a massive 400kgs lighter), your running cost returns are going to be very different. Of course, many C5 Aircross buyers won't be switching from something smaller in the Crossover class and these people will merely be happy to see that this car's efficiency stats number amongst the better readings that you can expect to get from a mid-sized volume brand SUV of this kind. In evaluating them, we'll quote you figures based on readings calculated using the latest 'WLTP' ('World harmonised Light vehicle Test Procedure') cycle, but the stats have been converted back to the most recent 'New European Driving Cycle' 'NEDC2' spec, since that's what a lot of rival models are still using. This 2.0-litre BlueHDi 180 diesel powerplant returns up to 47.1mpg and up to 124g/km.

Summary

So where does all that leave us? well, the damping of this C5 Aircross isn't quite as 'magic carpet'-like as this distinctively French maker likes to think it is. To truly get that, you'd need something like the trick hydropneumatic suspension system used by the classic models of the Sixties and Seventies that Citroen's now so keen to remind us about. But these were also the cars that led the company to bankruptcy and a takeover by Automobiles Peugeot from which the identity of the brand has taken decades to recover. But recover it has. Citroens are different and a little special once again. They're not quite as individualistic as they once were; a profitable volume brand can no longer make cars of that sort. But most of the models in the company's current line-up do at least try to bring something a little unique to their respective segments - as this one needs to, given its late arrival in the Crossover class. We think it makes sense in BlueHDi 180 form. And it makes stylish sense as a mid-sized SUV. Job done.

Performance
70%
Handling
60%
Comfort
90%
Space
80%
Styling
70%
Build
60%
Value
50%
Equipment
70%
Economy
60%
Depreciation
50%
Insurance
60%

This vehicle has previously been registered to a business or a vehicle rental company, or been used by a business, so it may have been driven by more than one driver.

* This vehicle is affected by the new 2017 road tax rules. Find out more

** MPG figures are obtained in laboratory testing and intended for comparisons between vehicles. Please be aware they're not intended to represent real world efficiency.

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Monthly payment£347.50
Deposit£2350
Term (months)48
Fixed interest rate4.6%
Cash price£23,498
Credit amount£21,148
Completion fee£1
Guaranteed future value£10,288
Total amount payable£28,971.50
Annual mileage8000
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge6.51p per mile
Representative APR8.9%
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