2023 Citroen C5 X
About the Citroen C5 X
Citroen is back in the medium/large car market in Australia, but this time it’s trying something a little different.
The 2023 Citroen C5 X is a high-riding, front-wheel drive wagon that’s said to combine the best aspects of a sedan, a wagon and an SUV. It’s on sale now.
Nicely finished cabin
Practical body style
Transmission could be smoother at low speeds
A bit pricey
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The C5 X Shine comes standard with the following equipment:
- 12-inch touchscreen infotainment system
- Wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
- Satellite navigation
- Wireless phone charger
- Head-up display
- Eight-speaker sound system
- 7.0-inch digital instrument cluster
- Steering reach and height adjustment
- Leather-wrapped steering wheel
- Heated steering wheel
- Dual-zone climate control
- Electric parking brake
- Aluminium pedals
- Frameless auto-dimming rear-view mirror
- Paloma leather upholstery
- Heated front seats
- Eight-way power driver’s seat with memory
- Six-way power passenger’s seat
- Keyless entry and start
- Hands-free power tailgate
- 19-inch alloy wheels
- Space-saver spare
- Black roof
- Automatic LED headlights
- Automatic high-beam
- LED fog lights with static cornering lights
- Rain-sensing wipers
With a steering wheel normal in both size and shape, a straightforward dashboard, and physical climate controls, the C5 X’s interior is less confronting than a Peugeot’s.
Despite Citroen supposedly sitting below Peugeot in the Stellantis pecking order, there’s still a premium look and feel and, though it’s not as quirky as Citroen cabins of yore, there are some distinctive touches.
A strip of trim bisects the dashboard and connects with wings that fan out onto the doors, with the latter detail reminiscent of Peugeots like the 3008 and 5008. This trim isn’t wood, however, as it would appear from a distance. Instead, it’s pale-coloured trim with a pattern comprised of Citroen’s dual chevron logo.
There’s also a distinctively patterned, rubberised material used across much of the dashboard, Citroen eschewing the traditional graining used by most brands.
Citroen C5 X Colours
Magnetic Blue metallic is the standard paint colour, with Pearl White premium metallic a $1050 option and the following metallic finishes a $690 option:
- Steel Grey
- Platinum Grey
- Nera Black
- Amazonite Grey
Cost of Ownership
Servicing is required every 12 months or 15,000km, whichever comes first, with the first five services capped at $444, $722, $444, $743 and $465, respectively.
How it Drives
The 2023 Citroen C5 X is powered by a turbocharged 1.6-litre four-cylinder engine producing 133kW of power and 250Nm of torque.
It’s mated with an eight-speed torque-converter automatic transmission. The C5 X is front-wheel drive.
Citroen claims a 0-100km/h time of 8.1 seconds.
Citroen C5 X Safety Rating
The Citroen C5 X has yet to be tested by ANCAP or Euro NCAP.
It comes standard with the following safety equipment:
- Pedestrian and cyclist detection
- Blind-spot monitoring
- Rear cross-traffic alert
- Lane-keep assist
- Lane Positioning Assist (lane centring)
- Traffic sign recognition
- Adaptive cruise control with stop/go, intelligent speed adaptation
- Multi-collision braking
- Active bonnet
- Driver attention alert
- Front, front-side and curtain airbags
- Front and rear parking sensors
- Surround-view camera
Citroen C5 X Warranty
The Citroen C5 X is covered by a five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty with five years of roadside assistance and capped-price servicing.
Citroen C5 X Boot Space
There’s 545L of boot space, expanding to 1640L with the rear seats folded.