The 2023 Citroen C5 or 2023 Citroen C5 X is a large family car manufactured by the French manufacturer Citroën. The Citroen C5 Aircross SUV brings concept design and cushion comfort to the hotly debated market segment. The Citroen C5 Aircross combines many technologies into a modern and convenient package. Citroen announced that C5 will be sold as a plug-in hybrid with the same technology as the Peugeot 508. Later on the market, the C5 X was sold in China as the Dongfeng Citroën Versailles C5 X. The Citroen C5 design is inspired by the third generation of the Citroen C4, which no longer has a three-box design, but a liftback with a head bow to the crossovers.
The C5 X, emphasizes the increased ground clearance and crossover style. The Citroen C5 Aircross is powered by a 2.0-liter single diesel engine with 174 horsepower. The Citroën C5 Aircross is truly a leader in this field. All models, including the hybrid, offer three rear seats of the same size and fold independently of each other, reclining and sliding back and forth. That is, you can choose one of several settings combinations that allow you to load or prioritize the rear passenger area. The front passenger seat has basic adjustments, including height, and the rear seat is flat to accommodate really long loads, as in the Skoda Kodiak.
The rear head distance is enough without the bus, but that’s still not one of the strengths of the Citroën C5 Aircross. Orienting the foot is not generous, but passable, so a few six feet of space will not be enough. Buyers who want to have a bigger car should look into a Honda CR-V or Kia Sorento, both of which are very large in the rear. If you need seven seats, the Sorento’s third-row seats are suitable for adults, while the Peugeot 5008’s two third-row seats are more suitable for children.
2023 Citroen C5 : Interior
Inside, the cabin wears a dark and light gray theme. The rectangular elements in the exterior can be seen in the interior, as well as in the leather upholstery of the seats, door cushions, and air-conditioning vents. The eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system connects to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and also serves as a display for a reverse stop camera. It takes controls mounted on the steering wheel and commands a 12.3-inch customized driver screen. The seats in the second row can be laid and adjusted separately. Other attractions of the cabin include a panoramic sunroof, rear AC ventilation openings, a sleeveless electric cargo door, and multiple storage options.
The C5 Aircross has a wide and high position. The raised sculptural hood with high curved shoulder straps gives it an SUV-like charm. Previously, it was equipped with a double-beam headlight, with LED DRLs with chrome borders along the top line of the hood. The LED headlights are mounted on the bumper with side air inlets, front stop sensors, and fog lamps at the bottom. The side profile looks attractive with a C-shaped chrome window strip, roof rails, 18-inch diamond alloy wheels, and a thick plastic coating on the underside of the body. The back features four box-type graphically raised taillights, stop sensors, a number plate mounted on the trunk, and a wide black cover with chrome exhaust pipes cut at the bottom.
2023 Citroen C5 : Engine
The 1.2 three-cylinder PureTech petrol and 1.5 BlueHDi have 129 horsepower. The latter has a torque of more than 70 Nm and is a good choice on various other Peugeot and Citroen models, especially when combined with a six-speed manual transmission, it can reach speeds of 0-102 mph in just over 10 seconds. However, 2.0 diesel reduces this to a few seconds. The 2023 C5 Aircross Hybrid uses a PureTech 180 engine but has an electric motor located between the power unit and an eight-speed automatic transmission. Combining the petrol block with an 80 kW electric motor, the plug-in model produces a total power of 222 horsepower.
2023 Citroen C5 : Safety
In Euro NCAP tested, the C5 Aircross awarded the SUV a four-star rating, although this is upgraded to five stars if customers spec an optional safety pack. The Citroen C5 Aircross comes with a host of driver aids as standard, including Highway Driver Assist, which allows the car to follow the car in front on a motorway, including bringing it to a stop automatically in traffic. Also available is an extended traffic sign recognition system, ensuring you never miss a warning or speed limit sign as these are shown in the driver display. The 2023 Citroen C5 Aircrosss is equipped with a decent list of active and passive safety features including blind-spot monitoring, hill start, hill descent assist, six airbags, an electric parking brake, fog lights with cornering function, and park assist with automated steering for parallel or bay parking, among others.