DS 5

DS 5 information: everything you need to know if you own it, are thinking of buying one or just want to find out more about the posh hatchback with Gallic flair. Click on the links below for all of CAR magazine’s news, reviews, videos, scoops and spy photos of the DS 5 range. 

Background

The DS 5 takes the regular Citroen C5 and adds a whole load more style to turn a runabout French family car into something far more tempting. It was also the first Citroen to come with Hybrid4 diesel-electric tech. For more information on the DS 5 (née Citroen DS 5), click on our further stories on the links below.

60sec road test

This is a big, quirky, luxo French car in the truest sense: it's wilfully different and presents an alternative to the hackneyed Germanic/British/Japanese premium competition. You'll certainly stand out in a DS 5, but would you want to? It comes to your priorities. If you desire something fresh and unusual, you'll love it. DS Automobiles knows how to scrub up a humdrum cabin with niceties - details like the (opitonal) watch strap leather seat trim and clocks are feelgood fresh. But is it driving panache you're after? If so, the DS 5 may disappoint...

The one we’d buy

In for a penny, in for a pound... the £32k Prestige trim level gives all the bells and whistles

The one we’d avoid like the plague

Anything purporting to be a performance option would make us nervous

Rivals to consider

Audi A5, BMW 4-series Gran Coupe

For

Fresh style, some of the interior detailing

Against

We just wish it drove as well as it looked... 

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