The Citroen DS5 sits in a class of its own. It's somewhere between an estate, a hatchback and an MPV providing a spacious cabin, high-riding driving position and stylish design. It's the third generation Citroen DS and offerd something slightly different to the rest of Citroen's range. The cabin is one of the most stylish at this price bracket and build quality feels top-notch too. Engine choices range from an entry level 1.6-litre petrol unit 153bhp to a range-topping all-wheel drive diesel-electric hybrid set-up with 200bhp.
- Handles well
- Striking styling
- Stylish and high-quality cabin
- Quite pricey
- Rear headroom is limited
- Ride quality suffers with large alloys
The DS5 is Citroen's competiton in the executive class for German rivals BMW and Audi. The five-door hatchback body offers a unique appeal and is similar in size to the BMW 3 Series estate. Available with petrol, diesel and hybrid power, the DS5 also represents a noticeable step-up in quality compared to previous Citroen models.