Car reviews - Citroen - C5 - SX HDi Estate
Citroen adds turbo-diesel grunt and economy to its clever C5 wagon
3 Sep 2004
CONVENTIONAL station wagons, as a breed, might be on the decline but a number of European car-makers are still working on providing convincing solutions to the problem of mixing car-like dynamics with above-average utility. The Citroen C5 Estate is a case in point. It’s a quite big, useful wagon that also offers plenty of comfort and space for passengers. The fluid suspension makes it one of the best-riding in its class, yet it is also quite handy on tight, winding roads. The HDi version adds another element that will – and already is – becoming an increasingly thought about aspect of new-car buying, and that is fuel economy. Like the turbo-diesel C5 HDi sedan on sale here since June 2001, the C5 HDi Estate wagon (released late 2003) offers the possibility of stretching fuel stops to something like 1000km on a long trip, yet it will still truck along at legal highway speeds with the best of them. Just don’t ask it to streak away at the traffic lights.
Model release date: 1 September 2003 to 1 August 2008
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