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Citroen C5 Aircross PHEV FAQ

Ginny Says



“With crazy looks, a family-friendly interior and the promise of proper driving comfort, the C5 Aircross is a refreshing change for anyone bored of the 'must be sporty' SUVs offered by the (mainly German) rivals. The reality isn't quite as revolutionary as the promise though. ”

Nicki Says



“With a 10% BIK tax rate, the C5 Aircross makes huge sense as a company car if you can't go the whole way and have a full EV. I love the interior too - it has all the family-friendly features of an MPV without looking like something Postman Pat would drive. ”

How much more is the C5 Aircross PHEV compared to a petrol or diesel?

About £7,000 more than the diesel or £8,000 more than the petrol. That means it will only make sense if you are buying it as a company car and want to save the tax. 

How many electric miles will the C5 Aircross PHEV do?

Officially, 34. We got around 30 which is pretty good for this type of car. Remember to pre-heat it in winter though, or all your battery power will be used to warm the car. 

How long does it take to charge the C5 Aircross PHEV?

About two hours on a dedicated home or office charger. 

Can I fit three child seats in the back of a C5 Aircross PHEV?

Sort of. The three seats in the back are individual, which means you can fit child seats in (unless that are huge) but only the outer pair have Isofix slots. 

Does the C5 Aircross PHEV have hydraulic suspension like classic Citroens?

Sadly not, but it does have some clever technology which makes its conventional springs softer. It makes it more comfortable than rivals but it's not as wafty as the Citroens you might recall from your childhood!

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