Citroen C5 X Review, Specs & Performance

Leasing a Citroen C5 X is great choice for families of all sizes. The Citroen C5 X is the car manufacturer’s flagship offering and it’s a comfortable and very stylish cruiser over long distances. It’s packed with equipment and it’s a spacious place to spend time – the C5 X is certainly worth considering over some of its better known German premium rivals. Compare our C5 X lease deals available for 2022.

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Overview of the Citroen C5 X

While it may look like an SUV, the Citroen C5 X car lease is a large saloon and the flagship of the manufacturer’s range. The elevated ride height and the fastback-style hatchback looks help it stand out from the crowd, and the rakish roofline also adds to the silhouette.

Why choose a Citroen C5 X?

Engines for the Citroen C5 X car lease include a 1.2-litre petrol engine producing 128 bhp, or a 1.6-litre alternative delivering 178 bhp.

There’s also a plug-hybrid offering that uses the 1.6-litre engine and an electric motor to offer drivers a power output of 222 bhp and an electric range of 34 miles. There’s no diesel or pure electric choice available.

The plug-in offers a sprint time of less than eight seconds to deliver the best performance. The battery takes around two hours to recharge when connected to a 7kW wall box. For company car drivers, the hybrid offers a low Benefit-in-Kind tax band thanks to its CO2 emissions of 30g/km.

The power for all models is delivered using an eight-speed automatic gearbox which is a smooth and swift changer. Perhaps the most attractive aspect about the Citroen C5 X is that with the plug-in hybrid being recharged regularly means drivers will enjoy fuel economy of 236 mpg.

The 1.2-litre petrol unit returns 47 mpg, while the 1.6-litre engine offers more power and economy of 44 mpg.

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Citroen C5 X in a nutshell

Leasing a Citroen C5 X is an easy process with standard features including LED headlights, 19-inch alloys, rear and front parking sensors, smartphone connectivity and a reversing camera. Other models add a heated steering wheel, ambient lighting, tinted windows, leather upholstery and a 360° parking camera.

What to expect when you lease a Citroen C5 X

Behind the wheel, the hydraulic suspension delivers a superlative ride and there’s an onboard camera system to monitor the road ahead so the suspension can deal with upcoming potholes and suchlike. This is a spacious car; the cabin is roomy, and the boot size is 445 litres.

It’s worth noting too that while this is a large car, the smaller 1.2-litre petrol engine does deliver the power and enjoyment - it never feels underpowered. There are three trim levels to choose from and each offers very comfortable seats and there’s lots of chrome and trim to create a premium environment.

All models feature a 10.0-inch display, with better spec models having a 12.0-inch touchscreen and a head-up display.

The C5 X has yet to be tested by Euro NCAP for safety, but it should score well since it is packed with safety features including rear cross-traffic alert, speed limit recognition and lane departure warning.

Essentially, the Citroen C5 X car lease is a comfortable and stylish cruiser, it’s packed with equipment and has enough attractive features to be shortlisted if you’re interested in leasing an alternative to a premium German rival.