Citroen C5 Aircross Hybrid running costs
As with most plug-in hybrids, the C5 Aircross ensures company-car users enjoy ultra-low tax rates
|Insurance group||Warranty||Service interval||2020/21 company-car tax cost (20%/40%)|
|32-33||3yrs/60,000 miles||TBC||From £707/£1,415|
Company-car tax is one of the biggest motoring expenses for many drivers in the UK, and for plug-in hybrids like this, it's calculated using a mixture of electric range and CO2 emissions. The C5 Hybrid's numbers of 34 miles and 32 grammes per kilometre are more than enough to get it in the ultra-low 10% Benefit-in-Kind (BiK) band here, but the same can be said for almost all of its rivals.
If you're buying privately rather than running one as a company car, the savings aren't as clear-cut, as you have to factor in a higher list price than the petrol version. You should still see better fuel economy from the hybrid, though, as long as you keep the battery topped up as much as you can and especially if you mostly do short, local journeys on electric power alone.
Citroen C5 Aircross Hybrid insurance group
The C5 Aircross Hybrid falls into insurance group 32 in Flair specification, or 33 in Flair Plus trim. That's a few groups higher than the entry-level front-wheel-drive version of the mechanically identical Vauxhall Grandland X Hybrid, which is rated in group 24.
Citroen gives the C5 Aircross Hybrid the same guarantee that applies to all its new cars sold in the UK, with no mileage limit in the first two years, and up to three years' cover as long as you mileage does not exceed 60,000. The C5 Aircross Hybrid's battery is covered by a separate eight-year/100,000-mile warranty, which will see the battery pack replaced free of charge if it can no longer hold at least 70% of its original power capacity during that time.
Exact service intervals for the C5 Aircross Hybrid have yet to be confirmed but are likely to be similar to the 12-month/16,000-mile interval of its sister models, the aforementioned Vauxhall Crossland X and the Peugeot 3008 Hybrid.
Like all hybrids (plug-in or otherwise), the C5 Aircross gets a £10 discount on the standard £150-a-year UK road-tax rate, so you'll pay £140 every 12 months.
In This Review
- 1VerdictThe C5 Aircross Hybrid is yet another option for company-car users after a plug-in SUV. It's cheap to run, but beaten by rivals in some respects
- 2Range, MPG, CO2 & chargingThe C5 Aircross Hybrid returns similarly impressive numbers to other large plug-in hybrid family cars
- 3Running costs - currently readingAs with most plug-in hybrids, the C5 Aircross ensures company-car users enjoy ultra-low tax rates
- 4Engines, drive & performancePerformance from the 222bhp petrol-electric engine is strong, but in other respects the C5 Aircross isn't that great to drive
- 5Interior & comfortThe C5 Aircross Hybrid has comfortable seats and a stylish interior, with plenty of kit for your money
- 6Practicality & boot spaceThe C5 hybrid offers less total carrying and towing capacities than its petrol and diesel stablemates, but remains a pretty versatile choice
- 7Reliability & safetyThe C5 Aircross is a pretty new model for the time being, but the signs are good for both safety and reliability