Citroen C5 Aircross 1.2 PureTech 130 Flair Plus 5dr Petrol Hatchback

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Fuel: Petrol

Body: Hatchback
Trans: Manual

Front carpet mats, Acoustic laminated front windows, ABS/EBD, Suspension with Progressive Hydraulic Cushions, Bluetooth telephone facility, Electric power steering, Smartphone wireless charging plate, Multi function trip computer...

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Ten Second Review

What if the kind of ride comfort you'd get on a large luxury SUV could be replicated - or even improved upon - in an affordable mid-sized model? Well that's what this car, Citroen's C5 Aircross, sets out to provide to 'Qashqai-class' folk. Citroen may have arrived late to this particular party, but at least it's trying to bring it something new. Here, we try the base Puretech 130 petrol version.

Background

Citroen has been turning around its SUV fortunes and the little C3 Aircross, launched in Summer 2017, has sold well in the small supermini-derived SUV sector. This family hatch-based C5 Aircross will be equally important in the class above and claims to bring 'an all-new level of overall comfort' to the segment. That comes courtesy of super-supportive 'Advanced Comfort' seats and a clever new suspension system using what the marque calls 'Progressive Hydraulic Cushions'. The C5 Aircross might sell itself to you in terms of its practicality too, though it's not large enough to offer a seven-seat option. Still, if that's not an issue and you're buying in this segment, there's plenty else to catch your attention. There are six connectivity technologies, nineteen driver assistance systems and thirty exterior colour combinations. Plus something we haven't seen before in this sector, a 'ConnectedCAM' dash cam camera. It's all created a five-seat family SUV that promises to be genuinely different. And we're going to try it in PureTech 130 petrol form.

Driving Experience

Set off in a C5 Aircross and one of the first things that Citroen hopes you'll notice is the impressive ride quality, 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. Thick quilted 'Advanced Comfort' front seats further embellish the feeling of Gallic luxury. The inevitable flip-side of that is that there's a little more roll through the bends than you'd get from an obvious class rival. But if you can ignore this, there's actually more grip and traction than you'd think, though the somewhat over-light electric steering does its best to disguise the fact. We tried the base 1.2-litre three cylinder PureTech petrol unit. This offers 130hp (more than you'd get with the base petrol engines found in some rivals) and seems on paper to offer a reasonable set of performance stats - rest to 62mph in 10.7s en route to 117mph. On the road though, the efforts of the little triple-cylinder powerplant are somewhat hobbled by the fact that the kerb weight of this SUV is likely to be up around 1.5-tonnes, once you've fitted a few extras. Citroen's not too dissimilarly-sized C4 Cactus hatch model is the best part of half a tonne lighter when fitted with the same engine: such is the penalty for fashionable Crossover credibility.

Design and Build

Citroen has carefully sized this C5 Aircross, making it a five-seat design but quite a large one, with a 4.5-metre length that slots it into the centre of the mid-sized SUV segment. Familiar brand styling features include this raised muscular bonnet and the usual Citroen two-tier lighting signature, with the top units housing the LED daytime running lights, the lower ones being for the headlamps. Buyers can colour-personalise the lower air intakes, the roof rails and the lower side sill 'Air bumps; in either red, silver or white. 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

So, let's get to the pricing, which from launch was pitched from around £23,500 for the base Puretech 130 petrol variant we're looking at here which comes only with manual transmission. C5 Aircross buyers are offered three pretty middle-of-the-road trim choices - 'Feel', mid-range 'Flair'-spec or top 'Flair Plus'. Standard kit on the base 'Feel'-spec version includes quite a bit but most C5 Aircross buyers in this country will find the £2,100 premium that Citroen asks to trade up to the mid-range 'Flair'-spec we tried. Models of this grade are recognisable by larger '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.

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. The base 1.2-litre PureTech 130 petrol powerplant we're trying here is supposed to be able to manage up to 44.2mpg on the combined cycle and up to 119g/km of CO2. Which we'll put into perspective by telling you than a directly comparable 1.5-litre petrol Ford Kuga can only manage up to 35.3mpg and 160g/km.

By Jonathan Crouch

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Key Standard Features*

  • Exterior colour pack - White anodized - C5 Aircross
  • Exterior colour pack - Silver anodized - C5 Aircross
  • Exterior colour pack - Red anodized - C5 Aircross
  • Solid - Polar white
  • Solid paint
  • Body coloured roof
  • Metropolitan cloth/grained leather upholstery with grey ambience
  • 19" Art two tone diamond cut alloy wheels
  • Metropolitan cloth/grained leather - Graphite/grey with grey ambience
Specification
Body Glass
Acoustic laminated front windows
Automatic triggered rear windscreen wiper in reverse gear
Dark tinted rear windows and rear windscreen
Acoustic laminated windscreen with rain and brightness sensors
Heated rear windscreen with integrated antenna
One touch electric front/rear windows with pinch protection
Front windscreen wiper with magic wash cleaning system
Brakes
ABS/EBD
Post collision safety brake
Advanced active safety brake (AEBS2 with 24GHz radar)
ESP including traction control and stability programme
Collision risk alert
CDS (Dynamic Stability Control) and ASR (Electronic Anti-skid System)
Front ventilated disc brakes and rear disc brakes
Electronic parking brake
Hill start assist
Chassis/Suspension
Suspension with Progressive Hydraulic Cushions
Communication
Bluetooth telephone facility
Driver Aids
Active lane keep assist
Highway driver assist
Electric power steering
Reversing camera displayed on the central screen
Rear parking sensors
Coffee Break Alert
Gear efficiency indicator
Driver attention alert system
Active lane departure warning system
Active blind spot monitoring system
Speed limit recognition and recommendation
Programmable cruise control and speed limiter
Park assist function with auto parallel and bay parking
Eco+ mode
Extended traffic sign recognition and recommendation
Front parking sensors
Driver Convenience
Smartphone wireless charging plate
Foot operated hands free tailgate includes keyless entry and start
Keyless entry and start
Driver Information
Multi function trip computer
Exterior temperature indicator with ice warning
Citroen connect box emergency assist system
Citroen connected CAM
Mirror screen with mirror link, apple carplay and andriod auto
Central 8" capacitive touch screen
12.3" customisable TFT instrument display
Citroen connect Nav with connect box
Driving Mirrors
Auto dimming electrochrome rear view mirror
Body coloured electric, heated and folding door mirrors with integrated LED indicator and kerb puddle light
Embellishment Trims
Soft touch matte dashboard with grey insert
Gloss black touch screen surround with integrated tactile buttons and chrome finisher
Satin chrome air vent surrounds
Leather effect dashboard facia
Entertainment
Auxiliary input socket
2 x USB sockets in front
Voice recognition for radio, navigation and telephony features
DAB (Digital Audio Broadcasting), AM/FM and MP3 compatible radio with two tweeters and four speakers
Exterior Body Features
Gloss black rear bumper facia with chrome exhaust effect trim
Body colour rear spoiler with stainless steel edging trim
Body colour door handles
Longitudinal roof bars
Twin exhaust effect trim
Satin chrome window surround
Gloss black rear skirt
Citroen logo and monogram on rear
C5 Aircross monogram on boot rear
Painted front bumper
Painted rear bumper
Gloss black upper and matte black lower grille
Satin chrome C signature
Matte black wheel arch extensions
Airbump panels with colour insert on lower portion of the doors
Roof bars with anodised silver lower
Gloss black finish on A and B pillar and aerodynamic trim
Matte black side sill with anodised silver colour touch
Panoramic opening glass roof with electric blind
Matte black rear bumper facia
Roof coloured rear spoiler
Exterior Lights
Halogen headlights
LED high level brake lights
LED daytime running lights
Automatic headlight activation via windscreen mounted windscreen
Intelligent high beam headlights (auto dipping main beams)
3D effect LED rear lights
Headlights left on audible warning
Front fog lights with cornering function
Guide me home headlight function
Halogen rear fog lights
Halogen rear number plate lights
LED front indicators
Automatic windscreen wipers
Heating/Cooling/Ventilation
Rear centre console ventilation system
Anti odour and pollen filter
Air recirculation when reverse gear is engaged
Dual zone automatic climate control
Rear passenger air vents
Interior Features
Gear shift indicator
Chrome front inner door sills with CITROEN embossing
Aluminium pedals and foot rest
Aluminium front Citroen embossed sill scuff plates
Multi function steering wheel
Leather interior door handles
Hinged rear parcel shelf
Satin chrome gear lever
Fixing rings 4 in load compartment
Satin chrome digital instrument panel and touchscreen trim
12V socket in boot
12V socket in cabin
Leather steering wheel with satin chrome inserts
Height and reach adjustable leather steering wheel with 2 control zones
Central front armrest with butterfly wing opening and illuminated storage compartment
2x Rear coat hooks
Front door pockets store up to 1.5L bottle and A4 note pad
Rear door pockets store up to 0.5L bottle
2 Central illuminated cup holders
3x Grab handles retractable with damping
2 Position boot floor
Dashboard open central storage compartment
Smooth opening flocked glove box with lighting
Satin chrome interior door handles
Stainless steel front Citroen embossed sill scuff plates
Interior Lights
Front and rear LED welcome/LED rear reading lights
Dimmable white mood lighting
Packs
City camera pack - C5 Aircross
Safety
Two tone horn
Adaptive driver and front passenger airbags with passenger airbag deactivation function
Electric child locking functionality on rear windows and doors
2x Isofix child seat fitting on outer rear seats
Driver and front passenger side airbag
Tyre under inflation indicator
Front three point retractable seatbelts height adjustable with pre tensioners and force limiters
3x Rear three point retractable seatbelts with pretensioners and force limiters in the outer rear seats
Front and rear curtain airbags
Seats
Front seat back map pockets
Height adjustable rear headrests
Manual passenger seat adjustment (height, fore/aft and backrest angle)
2 way lumbar adjustment for driver
Driver and front passenger relax adjustable headrests
Seatbelt unfastened on the move audible and visual alert for front and rear seats
Electric driver seat adjustment (height, fore/aft and backrest angle)
3 Independent full size rear seats with adjustable recline angle
Advanced comfort seats
Isofix child seat preparation for front passenger seat
Security
Remote central locking + deadlocks
Automatic hazard light activation upon heavy brake application
Alarm - perimetric and volumetric alarm with anti-lifting mechanism
Electronic code immobiliser
Automatic door locking
Wheels - Spare
Space saver spare wheel
Performance
Performance
0 to 60 mph (secs)
0 to 62 mph (secs)10.5
Engine Power - BHP131
Engine Power - KW96
Engine Power - PS
Engine Power - RPM5500
Engine Torque - LBS.FT170
Engine Torque - MKG23.5
Engine Torque - NM230
Engine Torque - RPM1750
Top Speed117

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