Citroen DS5

The DS 5 sits in a class of its own. It's somewhere between an estate, a hatchback and an MPV, providing a spacious cabin, high-up driving position and stylish design. It looks like a Citroen, but it's in fact a model from the firm's sister brand DS. That flags it as a more upmarket model compared to Citroen's usual fare.

The interior is one of the most stylish in this price bracket and build quality feels top-notch, too. Engine choices range from an entry-level diesel to a range-topping all-wheel-drive diesel-electric hybrid with 200bhp.

Citroen DS5 hatchback

Price 
£25,980 - £34,890
5 Doors
2.2 / 5
Pros
  • Handles well
  • Striking styling
  • Stylish and high-quality cabin
Cons
  • Quite pricey
  • Rear headroom is limited
  • Ride quality suffers with large alloys

Formerly called the Citroen DS5, the DS 5 is a large hatchback designed to rival the best from German brands BMW and Audi. Although it doesn't look like it, the DS 5 is actually similar in size to the BMW 3 Series, and like that model, there are petrol and diesel engines on offer – as well as a four-wheel-drive hybrid. Inside, you'll find an elegant interior which befits the DS 5's position at the top of the upmarket DS range.