Citroen C5 Aircross has recently made its entry into the Indian market. The premium SUV is available in two different variants and features a single-engine option of a 2.0-litre litre diesel that puts out 177PS and 400Nm of max torque. The engine is mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission and some of the prominent features that you get on this premium French SUV include a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, dual-zone automatic climate control, panoramic sunroof, and an 8-inch touch screen infotainment system. In this price comparison review, we pit Citroen C5 against its competitors to see where things stand on the value for money aspect:
• It is clear from the price comparison table that Citroen C5 Aircross is more expensive than the top-spec variants of Hyundai Tucson and Jeep compass. This despite the fact that the French SUV doesn’t have a 4WD system that its aforementioned rivals offer.
• 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan is likely to come with a similar price tag as of C5 Aircross although the German SUV will be available only in the petrol version which is opposite to its French counterpart that comes only with a diesel engine.
• The prices of the Citroen are very similar to what you have to pay for the base variants of bigger, ladder-on-frame SUVs such as Ford Endeavour and Toyota Fortuner.
• There are unique features that Citroen C5 does bring to the table such as independent three seats at the back with each of them capable of individual recline, fold, and slide capabilities and air-suspension system that offers decisively superior ride comfort to occupants inside the SUV.
• In comparison to Citroen C5, the Jeep Compass and Hyundai Tucson are far more well-equipped in terms of equipment and off-road capabilities and yet, these SUVs are priced lower than C5 to offer better value for money. However, with its fantastic powertrain, which is segment best in class which includes high on comfort technology, makes the Citroen a worthy contender in its class.