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Citroen C5 Aircross Hybrid interior, dashboard & comfort

The C5 Aircross Hybrid has comfortable seats and a stylish interior, with plenty of kit for your money

Overall rating

3.5 out of 5

Interior, dashboard & comfort rating

4.0 out of 5

Price
£34,295 - £36,770
Fuel Type:
Hybrid Petrol

Citroen has tended to mirror its cars' distinctive exteriors with equally eye-catching interior designs in recent years, and the C5 Aircross is no exception. Chunky seat upholstery, futuristic-looking design themes and a good level of equipment and in-car technology all make the C5 Hybrid a nice place to spend time in.

Citroen C5 Aircross Hybrid dashboard

Inside, the C5 Hybrid looks good whichever trim you go for. There's a rounded rectangular design theme that repeats in various places and the high centre console makes you feel nicely 'cocooned' in the driver's seat. Some of the interior materials are a bit cheap and scratchy-feeling on closer inspection, though, which is disappointing at this price point.

Equipment, options & accessories

As of April 2022, the Citroen C5 Hybrid is available in two trim levels, called Shine and C-Series Edition. Shine gets sat nav, blind-spot monitoring, lane-keeping assistance, automatic emergency braking, front and rear parking sensors and a rear-view camera are standard, as well as 18-inch alloy wheels and dual-zone climate control.

C-Series Edition adds a bronze exterior styling pack, 19-inch diamond-cut bi-tone alloy wheels, a black bi-tone roof and an opening panoramic glass sunroof. Inside, there's a wireless charging pad, 'Advanced Comfort Seats' with a part-leather finish and the 'Drive Assist Pack'. The latter incorporates active safety braking with video and radar assistance, as well as lane-keeping assist, blind-spot monitoring and adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go.

Infotainment, apps & sat nav

In terms of on-board technology, the C5 Hybrid is bang up-to-date: there's a digital screen rather than physical dials and the big 12-inch display in the middle of the dash is standard on all models. The interface isn't the simplest we've used, and it's annoying trying to adjust the air-conditioning on a touchscreen, but there is at least Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, so you can easily use your preferred phone apps for music and navigation. The hybrid-specific driving modes are accessible by this button, but again, it’s a bit of a stretch to reach it.

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