Citroen DS5 THP 200 review (2013 onwards) MSN Cars UK

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Citroen DS5 THP 200 review onwards)


Bodystyle: hatch

Engine:  1.6 petrol

Transmission:  six-speed

Date of test:  January

What is it?

If you’re the sort of who likes to coordinate the colour of shoes with that of belt or handbag, who thinks of tying a cravat around neck or slotting a handkerchief your jacket pocket, probably has the car for you.

It is the Citroen a flamboyant hatchback for those who at the sight of yet another dull mile-muncher and want a car to match extrovert fashion sense.

It helps, too, having DS name: the original Citroen DS to this day one of the most stylish, landmark cars to ever our roads.

Will the DS5 live up to badge and, more does it deliver on more just its cinematic good-looks or is another case of style substance?


Where it fit?

Citroen’s DS model is rapidly expanding, running to its regular models as stylish with an emphasis on fun and ‘French It starts with the supermini-based rising to the DS4 family hatch and the DS5 hatch we test here. for the DS5 start at £22,400 and rise to a £30,100 for the THP 200 model.

What does it do well?

The DS5 is with neat design such as toggle switches on the an aircraft-inspired gear lever and a display which, when with beautiful styling both inside and out, this a true automotive of art.

It drives well, with our 1.6-litre turbo engine putting 200hp and 203 of torque to the road via the front and, living up to the 19-inch wheels and sports suspension, the control is tight and relatively for a car weighing over a tonne and a This weight, though, have an impact on the performance: in 8.5 seconds from a car with is hardly scintillating these


What doesn’t it do

The low-speed ride is shocking, the car reacting harshly to most surfaces and sending unconformable and shocks into the cabin. not as if this firmer suspension works anyway, as the steering is far too to be considered sporting.

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The interior, as it is, can also detract from the experience, with a plethora of and switches that make it to make adjustments to the car’s on the move.

Visibility is equally poor impossible to see the end of the bonnet and thick pillars make it challenging to the DS5 accurately on the road.


it like to live with?

As a car, the DS5 has a lot going for it with space ranging from 465 and seats that fold for even more room.

The is a byword in luxury, too, a genuinely premium feel to all the and controls and, in the higher-spec levels, heated, leather with electric adjustment, and Bluetooth connectivity.

How green is it?

With emissions of and average fuel economy 42.2mpg, there’s no reason to short changed by buying high-powered petrol DS5. For who want to eek out the most miles per you should consider one of the Hybrid4 models which can stretch economy figures out to 80.7mpg and that will grant you congestion charge if you use it in London.

we buy it?

The DS5 is a real style statement and if you more about how a car looks drives, you won’t be disappointed. It is a turner. However, avoid the alloy wheels as they the ride quality.

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