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Citroen C5 2.0 HDi Tourer (2009)

by John Ewing,reviewed October 2009

The mid-range Exclusive Tourer wagon is generously appointed with equipment and safety features. A five-star Euro NCAP crash rating adds appeal.

Its fuel-efficient, 2.0-litre, turbo-diesel delivers sufficient urge to the wagon’s 1695 kg and there’s minimal lag down low. The six-speed auto was smooth and free of the quirky shift traits of some earlier French gearboxes.

The Hydractive III + suspension offers plush ride, even in sports mode. Competent handling is marred by steering that lacks feel and consistency.

Front seats offer plenty of adjustments and, for the driver, a back massage function. The fixed hub steering wheel is cluttered with switches and its fiddly nature extends to the audio controls.

Citroen C5 2.0 HDi Tourer 2009

For

Plush ride, general ambience

Against

Steering lack of feel, fiddly switch gear

Key features

Climate control, 18” alloys, heated power front seats with massager, front and rear park sensors, leather trim, rain-sensing wipers, auto, cruise, CD

Safety

ABS, EBD, BA, ESC, TCS, active bi-xenon headlights, front seatbelt pre-tensioners and force limiters, rear outer seatbelt force limiters, and dual front, driver’s knee, front and rear side and curtain airbags

Car Details

Vehicle make Citroen
Vehicle model C5 2.0 HDi Tourer
Vehicle type Large Over $60,000
Year 2009
Price when new $60,990 MLP
Current price range $ - $
ANCAP crash rating
5 out of 5 stars
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Engine 2.0-litre, 16-valve, turbo-diesel, 4-cyl
Max power 100 kW @ 4000 rpm
Max torque 320 Nm @ 2000 rpm
Acceleration to 100 km/h 11.9 sec
Braking from 80 km/h 23.3 m
Fuel type Diesel
Economy ADR 7.2-litres/100km
Emissions rating
3 out of 5 stars

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