Review - Citroen C5X

By Alexi Falson on 17 Jan 2023
image for Review - Citroen C5X Citroen is looking to win-over Australian buyers with its latest range-topping creation, the C5 X, which features some unique French styling in a large, practical wagon body.

The C5 X is being introduced to Australia in a single variant lineup for now, which is set to be joined by a plug-in hybrid variant sometime in the future.

Let’s take a closer look at the Citroen C5 X and see how it stacks up as a comfortable and practical family-friendly wagon and whether it can take on the likes of its rivals and some of the most popular SUVs you’ll find on the market.

Starting Price: $57,670

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Citroen C5X (SHINE 1.6 THP 132) Specifications

Model Date 2022
Model C5X
Series E43 MY22
Variant SHINE 1.6 THP 132
Drive FWD
Engine TDFI
Engine capacity 1598
Engine configuration DUAL OVERHEAD CAM / 16 valves
Engine RPM 5500 / 1650
Cylinders T4
Torque 250
KW 133
Fuel tank size 52.0
Fuel usage specs 6.0 / 0
CO2 137
ANCAP security rating Unrated

For more details and other variants, check Citroen C5X car page.

How Much Does It Cost?

The Citroen C5 X is priced at $57,670 here in Australia.

Keep in mind that this price is subject to change, and does not include on-road costs.

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What Features Does the Citroen C5 X Have?

The Citroen C5 X comes riding on a set of 19-inch alloys and receives automatic LED headlights and fog lights, keyless entry & start, Paloma leather upholstery with heated front seats, dual-zone climate control, a heated, leather-wrapped steering wheel, head-up display, adaptive cruise control, surround-view camera, a hands-free boot lift, 7.0-inch instrument cluster and a 12-inch infotainment system with wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.

Range Features:

  • 19-inch alloys

  • LED headlights & fog lights

  • Adaptive cruise control Surround-view camera

  • Paloma leather upholstery with seated seats & steering wheel

  • Head-up display

  • Dual-zone climate control

  • Keyless entry & start

  • Hands-free boot lift

  • 7.0-inch digital instrument cluster

  • 12-inch infotainment system with wireless Apple CarPlay & Android Auto

Citroen C5 X Colours

The Citroen C5 X is available in a choice of six colours, including Magnetic Blue, Pearl White, Steel Grey, Nera Black, Amazonite Grey and Platinum Grey.

Is it Comfortable to Drive?

Citroen is well-known for its extremely comfortable and sophisticated ride quality from the larger vehicles in its lineup, and in this regard, the C5 X is no disappointment.

After just a few minutes behind the wheel of the C5 X, you’ll notice how nicely-cushioned the suspension is over the bumps, how effortless the steering is and how quiet the ride is, even on rougher surfaces that make it a wonderful option for long-distance journeys and short hops around town.

Power comes supplied by a 1.6-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine that pushes out 133kW of power and 250Nm of torque to the front wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission, which makes the C5 X more refined and comfortable touring than outright speed.

Having said that, though, the engine is motivated enough to push you up to speed relatively quickly, although it’s clear to see Citroen’s emphasis on comfort rather than pace, which has paid dividends when it comes to driving on Australian roads.

Around town, the lightweight steering rack makes parking and low-speed turns a simple task while offering a decent amount of feedback as you pick up speed, while the wonderful suspension package irons out bumps on the road in a fashion very much on par with the most comfortable SUVs on the road.

Is it Practical and Spacious?

Stepping inside the C5 X greets the driver and front passenger with a stylish and very unique interior design that Citroen is famous for.

All the familiar cabin elements are there, albeit with a fresh French flare that gives the C5 X a charming and premium feel that you won’t find anywhere else on the market.

The front of the cabin is extremely spacious with a decent amount of headroom on offer, and a large central tunnel sitting between the driver and front passenger that houses a pair of cupholders, a large storage tray behind the gear lever, a small tray for keys and storage inside a large folding armrest that make the C5 X an absolute beast when it comes to practicality.

Move to the second row and you’ll find acres of legroom for rear passengers, with the C5 X able to eat up tall adults without a problem, with no complaints in terms of headroom, either.

The second row gains a set of air vents, USB ports, seatback storage, and a set of door bins on either side of the cabin, as well as a pair of ISOFIX anchors and top tether mounts to help accommodate forward and rear-facing child seats.

Finally, the Citroen C5 X has a boot measuring in at 545L which expands to 1640L with the second row folded down, giving it some serious practicality chops when it comes to accommodating a family of five, and their belongings.

Is it Safe?

The Citroen C5 X is yet to be officially tested by ANCAP, however, the company is looking to sweeten the deal with a generous amount of active safety technologies to win over buyers.

As standard, the C5 X comes packing an autonomous emergency braking system with pedestrian and cyclist detection, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alerts, adaptive cruise control, multi-collision braking, an active bonnet, surround-view camera with parking sensors, and lane-keep assistance.

Is it Fuel Efficient?

Citroen’s 1.6-litre turbocharged four-cylinder returns fuel economy figures of 6.0L per 100km on a combined cycle, which means that it is impressively fuel efficient for a vehicle of this size, and betters the majority of the SUV segment.

Our Verdict: Is the Citroen C5 X Worth it?

The Citroen C5 X is a wonderful addition to the large car segment and is a perfect option for buyers looking for a sleek, premium, practical and exceptionally comfortable family wagon.

As a package, the C5 X feels fresh and personable both on the inside and out, while the clever interior designs make it more than spacious enough for large families, giving buyers an option over an SUV body shape.

As a result, we can’t help but recommend you add the C5 X to your shortlist if you’re in the market for a premium, comfortable and practical wagon that rivals the space on offer in an SUV.

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Five Specs You Need to Know

  1. Five-year, unlimited KM warranty with roadside assist & capped-price servicing

  2. No official ANCAP safety rating

  3. 1.6-litre turbocharged four-cylinder (133kW/250Nm)

  4. 6.0L/100km combined cycle fuel economy

  5. 545L boot expands to 1640L with rear seats folded


  • Outstanding ride quality and comfort

  • Spacious and practical cabin

  • Large boot

  • Generous safety equipment list


  • No ANCAP rating, yet

  • Underwhelming engine performance

OnlineAuto Rating: 8/10

Peugeot C5 X Competition

Citroen C5X

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Volkswagen Passat
Peugeot 508
Genesis G70
Audi A4 Allroad


Alexi Falson

Alexi is an automotive journalist and road tester hailing from Byron Bay. He has an affection for both cars and motorbikes, a great admiration for the simplicity of old-school engineering, and a fascination of new technology making its way to modern cars. When he's not road testing, you'll find him surfing, hiking or helping people find their dream cars.

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