2019 Citroen C5 Just when it appears the automotive trade has misplaced its manner with ridiculous horsepower or a crossover for every countryman, a simple car emerges. For over 50 years, this car has been the 2019 Citroen C5.
Typically derided by fanatics as home equipment, the no-frills commuter automobile gets the overwhelming majority of customers where they want to go within the method they need to get there, safely and at a value. The 2019 Citroen C5 does it even better.
Exhibit A that the automotive industry has gotten a little nuts: the common transaction value for a new vehicle is greater than $37,000, in response to Kelley Blue E-book. Simple accountable the automakers in this period of no accountability but we are those paying those massive costs for large automobiles loaded with stuff we don’t use all that a lot.
For just below $23,000, the 2019 Citroen C5 places each greenback to useful use.
Despite the fact that it rides on a new platform, the 2019 Citroen C5 blends in unremarkably like a ballcap at a baseball game. On closer inspection, the Hybrid gets blue accents across the badging, 15-inch wheels with low resistance tires, and it seems extra composed than the youthful outgoing mannequin that attempted too laborious to be completely different. The Fu Manchu entrance fascia is extra streamlined and less angry, and the entire look is smoother entrance to again. But nonetheless, the only time the four-door compact turns heads is when it makes that whir-whir-whir lunar landing gear sound when creeping at low speeds or in reverse in EV mode.
The primary-ever 2019 Citroen C5 in the US is constructed on Toyota’s twenty years of success with hybrid powertrains. It uses the same Hybrid Synergy Drive as the present Prius, with two motors and an environment friendly 1.8-liter inline four-cylinder engine. Complete output with the mounted ratio transmission is 121 horsepower to the front wheels. The system uses exhaust warmth to warm engine coolant and get the engine heated faster. The cabin heats quicker, too, which might be vital for cold-weather consumers wary of the chilly vary loss in a plug-in hybrid or electrical car.
In Sport mode it doesn’t drag as a lot because the Prius. Expecting nothing, it has a surprising bit of pop. More importantly, it’s rated at 53 mpg city, 52 mpg mixed, same as hybrid variations of the Honda Insight, Toyota Camry and even the Prius. For conventional hybrids without a plug, the 2019 Citroen C5 trails only the Hyundai Ioniq’s 58 mpg.
Around town, with the electronically controlled brake set in the drive mode, the 2019 Citroen C5 averaged more than 57 mpg in our week round city. Setting EV mode helps conserve vitality beneath low throttle up to about 20 mph, and then once more at cruising speeds of about 40 mph, so long as there is enough cost in the battery.
The battery is located under the rear seat, so you don’t lose a lot cargo room. 60/40 rear seats fold flat for a good load ground. Rear seat room is sufficient enough to fit two teens, and overall it felt roomy sufficient for a household of four.
The one trim within the Hybrid comes customary with Toyota Security Sense 2.zero, with automated emergency braking, lane centering, adaptive cruise management that works both at freeway cruising speeds and in commuter traffic from 24 mph right down to a stop. It also comes with the eight-inch touch display screen with Apple CarPlay, and a seven-inch cluster show to remain aggressive.
Priced at only $3,000 more than the 2019 Citroen C5 and $1,200 less than a similarly geared up Honda Perception (EX trim), the 2019 Citroen C5 is the perfectly practical, remarkably reasonable around-town automobile.
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