Citroen DS5

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How much does the Citroen DS5 cost to run?

The 1.6L diesel is the most economical Citroen DS5 to run, taking into account insurance, tax and fuel efficiency.

The Citroen DS5 1.6L diesel costs £20.00 a year to tax, as it sits in tax band B.

It does not far off 71 MPG on average, which means it will cost £9.00* in diesel every 100 miles driven.

In terms of fuel efficiency, it sits between the Volvo V60 2.4L diesel and the more thirsty BMW 1 Series 1.5L diesel.

The lower the insurance group, the cheaper a car should be to insure. This model is rated insurance group 22, which is lower than the Mercedes Benz C Class 1.6L diesel, but higher than the Volvo S60 1.6L diesel. (If insurance cost is important to you then the Audi A4 has the lowest insurance group.)

Engine options

model1.6L diesel2.0L diesel
mpg65.7 - 72.446.3 - 55.4
emissions102 - 112118 - 158
tax£20.00 - £30.00£200.00 - £30.00
insuranceGroup 20 - 29Group 24 - 30

*UK average price of diesel £1.34 as of 01/06/2019.

*UK average price of petrol £1.29 as of 01/06/2019.

Citroen DS5: How big is the boot?

The Citroen DS5 has an above average boot space (465 litres of luggage with the seats up).

This would allow one pushchair and 2 large bags. Alternatively you could load up with 3 large bags or 3 cabin bags instead.

Worth knowing, the Volvo V60 estate is the best in class, allowing for one pushchair and 3 large bags with its 564 litres.

Is the Citroen DS5 easy to park?

This is one of the widest cars in the class, which makes it feel like a bit of a squeeze in the multi-stories. If that stresses you a bit, try the much narrower BMW 1 Series.

If you park on the street regularly, this is one of the cars to shortlist. At 4530m long it gives you reasonable 270mm space to move the car in and out of the bay.

Which Citroen DS5 has the best performance?

The fastest Citroen DS5 from 0-60, is the 2.0L diesel (if you’re a petrol head, it has 340 lbs/ft torque and 160 bhp). It hits 60 mph in 8.5 seconds.

The closest rival in its class is the Audi A4 1.8L petrol, which will beat your Citroen DS5 to 60 by 0.1 seconds. That’s a big gap in Formula 1, but not something you would notice in your commute to work.

Engine options

model1.6L diesel2.0L diesel
zeroTo6211.7 - 128.5 - 9.8
torque270 - 300340 - 400
bhp115 - 120160 - 180

What size caravan or trailer, can the Citroen DS5 tow?

If you are towing you want good torque to pull away easily despite the extra weight, and the car needs to be at least 15% heavier than the caravan to keep you stable at speed.

The model that can tow the biggest caravan or heaviest trailer is the Citroen DS5 2.0L diesel which has 400 lbs/ft torque. It should be able to tow a braked caravan or trailer that weighs up to 1500kg comfortably.

You must check your car handbook – maximum towing weights vary considerably with different engine and gearbox combinations.