Citroën C5 Tourer estate owner reviews

“The Citroen C5 Tourer is undoubtedly one of the most comfortable family estates on the market – but it’s stylish and luxurious too.”

Carbuyer Rating

3.0 out of 5

Owners Rating

4.4 out of 5

76%of people would recommend this car to a friend.

Owner Rating

  • 7reviews
  • 1reviews
  • 1reviews

Common Problems

  • Electrics, Engine, Gearbox / clutch, Suspension (1 cases)
  • Electrics (1 cases)
  • Electrics, Other (1 cases)
  • Other (1 cases)

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.6 vti+ techno pack

Year of registration

2015

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

56
Review
Bought to tow 1,300kg caravan. Although not exactly brisk the diesel 1.6 115bhp pulls OK. Solo @ 56mpg regularly. Towing @ 40 mpg. No issues except a flat spot @ 1800 rpm. Spec is ideal. Visibility is good and interior OK.

Owner Review

2 out of 5

Version

2.0 exclusive

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

47
Review
Had this car for 4 years and it has been one of the most troublesome cars I have ever owned - clutch failure, hydraulic pipe failed, serious electronic faults, tie rod replaced, the list goes on. It is a wonderful drive and super comfort but... SO unreliable!

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

54
Review
Regulators in both front electric windowd have failed. Air Con is not working. Battery failed after 26 months from new ?
Running Cost

3 out of 5

Parts from dealer are expensive and at times not very good quality - take the factory fitted battery as an example - was asked Ł120 plus fitting and vat to replace a battery. I bought a very good battery with 5 year guarantee - leading brand - for less than Ł85 !

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

45
Review
Nothing ever gone wrong. Very pleased.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

The replacement tyres for the 19 inch wheels are quite expensive but each service is 20k so the almost offsets this.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2.0 HDi Exclusive auto

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

2 - 3 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Bought at 90k - now at 160k and it's generally reliable. Apart from consumables, it's only needed 2 speed sensors. DPF light goes on occasionally due to long distances between fill ups. Good economy, comfortable (more so than my old s class and A8) and plenty of toys, storage design pathetic in comparison with others in class. Learn to use the steering wheel functions properly and it becomes very easy to flip between functions - none of this audi / BMW rotating nonsense.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

52
Review
no breakdowns only goes to dealer for servicing
Running Cost

5 out of 5

very economical for such a big estate car

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

30
Review
No problems so far. Topped up oil once in response to warning light.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Most journeys are short so mpg not great, but excellent over long distances.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

35
Review
No problems whatsoever and has been very reliable.
Running Cost

3 out of 5

They have been pretty good and given that i do a lot opf motorway driving, it is best on those kinds of trips.

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

2.0hdi vtr+nav

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

2 - 3 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

52
Review
In general a great car looks good drives well and comfy. Good on fuel however town driving does bring average way down. Car had 75,000 on when brought now at 125,000. Problems with both front windows this cost over £300 to get fixed. Had run well until recently now has power steering fluid leek and decides to cut out for no reason providing a list of faults on internal display, abs, esr fault anti pollution fault, oil pressure low warning etc all result is car cutting out and having top pull over switch off take key out and re start. Did it 3 times in 5 miles the other week then not again until today
Reliability

2 out of 5

Getting worse with age and mileage
Performance
Average
Running Cost
Great. Rear tyres lasted 45,000 fronts 25,000

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2.0 diesel hdi

Year of registration

2009

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

50
Review
I've had this car for 6 months it's got 60.000 on the clock. It's full electronics. It's really comfortable, great to look at, really roomy and the suspension is brilliant. I bought this for work and it's just been great, the car is immaculate - a credit to first owner and it's the best car I have ever had. For diesel it just lasts forever would defo reccomend this is top of the range it has all the toys. I love it.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

49

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

48

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

43

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

45
Review
Couple of tething problems, but since then, very good

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

45
Review
Not a thing wrong in 30 months.
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Just fuel in and a service every 20k miles!

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2.0 Exclusive

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

42
Review
I have owned my Citroen now for a year and a half and covered about 20,000 miles. The car is absolutely fabulous and the most comfortable I have owned, it's not a speedy car, but then you don't buy an auto diesel estate for fast driving. Any journey is a relaxing breeze and reliability has been 100%. Would I buy another one, yes, something I wouldn't say about my old BMW, Saab or Vauxhall.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

VTR+ NAV 6 Speed Manaul

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

45
Review
Had this car for 4 years from new as a company car. Good mixture of long and short journeys, school run shopping and trips up and down the motorway for work. Spacious and most of the gadgets you could use - front and rear parking sensors are excellent (never dinked it). No mechanical or electrical problems. Aside from the services every 18000 miles very few trips to the garage. One set of brake pads wore out. Two Sets of tyres. 1 Set of wiper blades.
Reliability

5 out of 5

No problems in 4 years.
Performance
Not quick off the mark but quick enough for this sort of car. Suspension is a bit soft so cornering at speed is not the best but I don't drive on a race track.
Running Cost
I didn't pay the bills so no comment as such but not much went wrong.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2.0L VTR+

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

48
Review
Owned since new. No significant problems. Very comfortable ride and a joy to drive. Can't understand why there are not more on the road. Toyed with changing to Audi or BMW but believe it or not can't bear to part with my C5.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

50

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

50
Review
faultless
Running Cost

5 out of 5

cheap to run

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

VTR+ 160

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

2 - 3 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

47
Review
We just returned from 2 weeks in Spain. We drove down to Valencia and back, 2500 miles in total, without fault. The car is simply awesome for long motorway driving (500 miles+ a day on return journey) and the only difficulty is staying awake! Car simply glides along on cruise at 80 mph in near silence. Both kids, 12 and 14, fall asleep as soon as the car hits the road and find the back seats very comfortable with plenty of room. For a big car the fuel economy is outstanding. We averaged 47 mpg over our two week holiday covering 2500 miles with climate control on at all times, the kids charging ipads/ipods in the back and the iphone playing through the audio system. During the 2 day return drive from Valencia (1200 miles) we averaged 49 mpg at motorway speeds between 70-80mph with climate set on low (temps in Spain were 35c most days). Day to day commuting during last 2 years have been very good with no problems. Fixed price Citroen dealer full service £200 every 2 years; great!
Reliability
Only problem is driver window motor
Performance

5 out of 5

very quick when needed
Running Cost

5 out of 5

excellent

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