It is definitely an impressive sight, 4.81 meters long, 1.87 wide and slightly higher. In an interesting, independent design, with long overhangs, a flat structure and a long tail. If you like, you can certainly discover a certain proximity to the C6 – at the rounded rear, for example.
The C5 X comes in a crossover design
Citroën has also lovingly furnished the interior, with a massive dashboard for two displays – seven inches for the driver and twelve-inch touchscreen for multimedia (from Shine equipment) – plus all sorts of beautiful details, elaborate seams and a large selection of different materials . We counted seven plastics, but there could be more.
The softly upholstered, casual to comfortable seats are also a nice tradition. Without great lateral support, but for an extra charge (depending on the equipment from 800 euros) with eight different massage programs, some of which have romantic names, we recommend cat’s paws or butterflies. Unfortunately, the steering column cannot be pulled out far enough, so taller people have to sit with their legs bent.
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Four-cylinder, turbo + electric motor
The voice control is difficult to understand
In contrast to other cars from the Stellantis group, there are only two shortcut keys, which are by no means helpful. Voice control urgently needs retraining, the volume control is on the wrong side on the passenger side, and the notchy slider for the gearbox is just impractical.
In the back, it quickly gets tight over the crown
The space is then not quite as generous as might be expected given the dimensions of the Citroën. The C5 X is wide, as is customary in its class, and offers a lot of knee room, especially in the rear, but the headroom is not excessive.
The trunk is fine, swallows 485 to 1580 liters, the rear backrest can be split by remote unlocking. The payload is a modest 394 kilograms, the trailer load is also tight at 1.35 tons.
Citroën relies on the group solution for the hybrid
AUTO BILD test score
but slightly limited
large trunk. payload/
Towing capacity low.
Smooth hybrid drive,
retarded, rough gasoline engine.
Driving performance decent.
Drives calmly to comfortably
agile. callous and
Touchscreen with tangled
Menus, TomTom sat nav with
rough graphics, voice control
large and relatively heavy
E-range only average,
economical with 4.6 liters.
Ride comfort with smoother
suspension and soft
armchairs. Overall quiet.
Resale value unclear.
Only two years guarantee.
However, it always responds with a slight delay and also shows quite rough transitions under pressure. When the battery is empty, and it is quick in everyday life, the C5 X also shows the typical hybrid properties. Then all that remains for the drive is a more energetic, but always strained and relatively small petrol engine with 1.6 liters.
There is little agility in the C5 X
Hydropneumatics are no longer on board, but the plug-in hybrid has the adaptive advanced comfort active suspension, in which sensors probe the condition of the road surface and the suspension of each wheel can be adjusted individually.
This works well, the C5 X bounces wonderfully soft and wavy, especially on long waves. Yes, mon Dieu, Querfugen and the like he takes stiff and bumpy, especially at higher speeds.
The steering is smooth, callous and indifferent – the Citroën draws in sluggishly, drives anything but agile. But you could also call it deeply relaxed and comfortable.
Price: It starts at 44,980 euros
You can remain relaxed in view of the fair prices. The C5 X plug-in is available in the very complete Feel Pack basic equipment from EUR 44,980, with the test car equipped with the luxurious Shine Pack from EUR 49,980. A nice tradition too.