Used car review Citroën DS5 (2012 on) Sunday Times Driving

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Used car review: Citroën DS5 on)

Big French cars are traditionally well equipped and comfy. one scores heavily on the first two but it needs to be more comfy and packaged.

+ Equipment levels

The not so

— Hard ride

Poor rear headroom and boot in Hybrid4

What is it?

The Citroën DS5 is the car that its hopes will succeed all of its predecessors and rivals have Luxury French saloons always proved unsellable in which is why Citroën opted for a hatch instead. But Vauxhall that with the Signum and with the Vel Satis, and they exactly fly out of the showrooms.

So you can expect this large and hatch to remain a rarity in the UK.

The trump card is its slick it’s easy to see that an upmarket product as soon as you eyes on it, and once you climb you see nothing to dispel that. The is solidly constructed, the materials are of a quality and the cabin is well with toys. The seats are and while headroom is at a premium, plenty of legroom for everyone.

Buy a conventionally powered DS5 and boot is pretty good too — but opt for the Hybrid4 and you lose almost a third of carrying capacity to the electric that sits over the axle. That’s a shame the Hybrid4 is the most frugal DS5 It’s also the only one four-wheel drive: the diesel drives the front wheels the rear-mounted electric motor its torque to the back wheels.

The DS5 is to buy, and the Hybrid4 is its most guise. A better bet, is probably the conventional 160bhp diesel, which offers and economy with refinement. a six-speed manual gearbox is with this engine, if you want an auto you have to opt for the or the 115bhp 1.6 e-HDi eco-variant, of which come with a auto only.

If you want some fun, down the turbocharged petrol with 200bhp on tap, plenty of punch to enjoy.

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though, having fun in the DS5 isn’t all easy. The ride is too hard and the is spoilt by vague steering. the Ford Mondeo or Peugeot 508 spots off the DS5, as does the

Even a VW Passat or Honda is more fun, if not as stylish or as equipped.

It’s in the kit count the DS5 scores well. Even the DSign is well equipped, cruise control, keyless and start, dual-zone climate Bluetooth and USB. DStyle sat nav and part-leather trim, while brings full leather, adjustable sports seats and directional headlights.

But ample levels aren’t enough to the DS5 easy to recommend. As a luxury car too flawed in terms of packaging, and dynamics. Still, while the isn’t as distinctive as that of the DS, at least the DS5 looks interesting — many of its rivals.

What to look out for

With few having been sold so and all of those still within the network, owners haven’t yet complaining about faults their DS5s. A small involving just four was made in March 2013 to potential faulty welding.

The one to buy

A DS5 2.0 HDi 160 DStyle can be yours for £20,000.

CITROEN DS5 Electric Cars
CITROEN DS5 Electric Cars
CITROEN DS5 Electric Cars
CITROEN DS5 Electric Cars
CITROEN DS5 Electric Cars
CITROEN DS5 Electric Cars
CITROEN DS5 Electric Cars
CITROEN DS5 Electric Cars

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