Car Reviews Citroen DS5 DSport THP 200 The AA

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Impressive material quality Striking, exterior looks Composed delivers good handling on roads Overall ambience a sense of exclusivity


quality is compromised on the largest Styling is spoiled by small Steering lacks real No middle-ground diesel option

is Citroen’s attempt at taking from established German whose ‘owners’ are mainly car drivers. With different an aircraft-inspired interior and much build quality than has been seen in Citroen the DS5 has a wide spread of qualities which it aims to become the alternative option in the market

Many selling points been designed into car, like the Hybrid4 option that Citroen with Peugeot. The DS brand is one Citroen aims to separate itself, as Nissan and Toyota done with Infiniti and respectively. As such, the quality of is very high inside the

All surfaces feel reassuringly and heavily constructed.

The car is relatively for its type and in relation to Citroen’s own C5. are a good range of engines to from, including smooth, petrol engines and two diesels; an e-HDI unit and a more unit. At the top of the range is the Hybrid4 hybrid option.

The DS5 is not aimed at motorway drivers, but at people who to be excited by their car as well.

The is above DStyle and DSign in the and comes with high leather seats and dash All its controls, the key ones are leather-trimmed, chunky in the hand and convey a feeling. It feels substantial as a of engineering, but the unusual and stylish alloy wheels do compromise the somewhat.

Sharp bumps are passed up to the occupants.

As a driver’s car, the DS5 match the BMW 3 Series at which aimed. Its steering is well and precise but lacking in feel, and the handling benefits of the rear-wheel-drive BMW through on winding country For its part the DS5 handles quite is stable and has impressive amounts of especially at the front wheels.

It can tight corners under amounts of power with no

Our verdict on the Citroen DS5 DSport THP 200

main targets are people who a lot of time driving, and there are few cars that provide as and luxurious an interior environment at price. However, the ride be better on smaller wheels and suspension. The DS5 has an air of exclusivity about it which its more common can’t compete with.


For the class of car that the DS5 belongs in, cost isn’t the primary consideration. Being a purchase, if you sought greater you could choose Citroen’s C4 That said, general costs will be on a par with volume produced Citroens, opting for a diesel variant help assuming you plan on up the miles.

Space and practicality

is plenty of space for four in the cabin, though taller may be restricted in terms of rear headroom. Practicality isn’t the car was primarily designed for and there is a of useful storage space in the seats. The boot also with a very large lip impeding access for luggage, going in and coming out.

and display


Car security

Car safety

Stability Programme (ESP) is to help prevent accidents in conditions. It also shares Connect SOS system, which dials 999 in the event of an accident. are also multiple airbags to to reassure occupants that the car is a vehicle to transport loved in.

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Driver appeal

A raked line means that passengers will need to their heads. The door are good but not outstanding in width. The isn’t as big as it might look the outside, and there’s a tall lip obstructing any heavy bags need to be lifted out.

car appeal

First car appeal

and image

Quality seems to be high, especially on the inside. leather has been used in all whereas some manufacturers cut with cheaper leather or vinyl on the seat backs, wheel and gear stick. The DS is still fairly new and is still its image, but DS models are favourably upon for being different and


A raked roof means that rear-seat will need to watch heads. The door apertures are but not outstanding in width. The boot as big as it might look from the and there’s a tall load lip any heavy bags that to be lifted out.

Stereo and ICE (In car

The standard stereo is good, surround sound technology to the car with even sound. The 10-speaker Denon system is though, and would be a worthwhile for a high-mileage driver with a music collection. The media accessed via the satellite navigation is clear and easy to understand.

The daytime running lights on-road presence

Colours and trim

There is a choice of colours. These from subdued shades to striking ones, catering for any potential buyer. The exterior trim is chrome-coloured as standard, but is an option to make it dark which should tone the visual impact.

Interior is of good quality throughout.

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