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Citroën DS5 hatchback (2012-2018) - MPG, running costs & CO2

The DS 5 is available as a hybrid model that’s very cheap to run but pretty expensive to buy, so we prefer the regular diesels

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DS 5 MPG & CO2

The DS 5 diesel range kicks off with the BlueHDi 120 engine, which comes with a six-speed manual gearbox. The 1.6-litre engine in this model returns good fuel economy of 70.6mpg and 104g/km CO2 emissions for reasonable BiK company-car tax.

The more powerful BlueHDi 150 S&S 2.0-litre diesel engine is more powerful but still manages 68.9mpg while emitting 105g/km.

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For those that want even more power, there is the BlueHDi 180, which is a more powerful version of the same 2.0-litre engine in the BlueHDi 150. It's only available with an automatic gearbox and is good for 64.2mpg and emissions of 114g/km.

For the best fuel economy from your DS 5, you need to go for the top-of-the-range Hybrid4 200 model. This combines a 2.0-litre diesel engine with an electric motor to return 72.4mpg and emit 103g/km. It's debatable whether it's worth paying the Hybrid's steep purchase price in order to enjoy these low running costs when the BlueHDi diesels come so close to matching the economy figures.

As you might expect, the sole petrol engine in the range – a 1.6-litre with 163bhp paired with an automatic gearbox – isn't as impressive as the diesels when it comes to efficiency. You'll see no more than 47.9mpg in everyday driving, while CO2 emissions of 136g/km translate to higher company-car tax.

Insurance group

The DS 5 falls into insurance groups 18-30, so it's not going to be particularly cheap to cover. One piece of good news if you're considering the Hybrid is that it's not the most expensive DS 5 to insure, as it falls into group 27.

Warranty

All new DS are covered by a two-year unlimited-mileage warranty, with a third year of cover also applying as long as you haven't exceeded 60,000 miles. At extra cost, you can also extend your warranty, a year at a time, up to a maximum of 120,000 miles.

Servicing

The petrol DS 5 needs a service every 20,000 miles or one year, whichever comes first. The interval for the 2.0-litre diesels is the same, while the 1.6-litre diesel needs to visit the dealer every 12,500 miles or one year. Even though the DS 5 is no longer a Citroen, you can buy and service your car at your local Citroen dealer.

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Richard is a former editor of Carbuyer, as well as sister site DrivingElectric.com, and he's now Deputy Editor at Auto Express. Having spent a decade working in the automotive industry, he understands exactly what makes new car buyers tick.

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