Citroën DS5 hatchback (2012-2018) - Practicality & boot space
The DS 5 is impressively practical, with a large boot – unless you go for the Hybrid
The DS 5 is a pretty spacious car inside, with the one caveat being that rear headroom can be a bit tight for taller passengers due to the swooping roofline. Otherwise, there’s plenty of room front and back, as well as an impressively large boot – although the DS 5 Hybrid model’s batteries reduce that space considerably.
DS 5 interior space & storage
The driver and front-seat passenger should have no complaints about the amount of room on offer in the DS 5 – and their seats are seriously comfortable, too. In the back seats, however, some taller adults may find their heads brushing the roof as a result of the car’s swoopy exterior styling. There’s plenty of leg and elbow room back there, though. Cabin storage is pretty good, with no shortage of cubbies or cup-holders. We’d like a slightly bigger glovebox, however.
As standard, the DS 5 has a 465-litre boot, which is generous but some way off the Ford Mondeo hatchback’s 541-litre capacity. In the DS 5 Hybrid, however, the presence of batteries for the electric motor reduces boot space to just 325 litres, less than a Citroen C4 hatchback, which sits a class below the DS 5. Other practical hybrid models, such as the Toyota Auris Touring Sports, don’t lose any boot space compared to the regular version.