2021 Citroen C5 Aircross Variants Explained - Which One To Buy?

2021 Citroen C5 Aircross Variants Explained - Which One To Buy?

V3Cars reviews the variants of the 2021 Citroen C5 Aircross to give you a better idea about which variant offers the best value for money. The C5 Aircross is available with a 2.0-litre diesel engine that comes paired with only an 8-speed automatic transmission.

 

2021 Citroen C5 Aircross

What Are The Prices of Citroen C5 Aircross? 

The Citroen C5 Aircross is available for sale in 2 variants, namely -- Feel and Shine. 

The C5 Aircross Feel variant is priced at Rs 29.90 lakh, while the Shine variant is tagged at Rs 31.90 lakh. These 2 variants have a price difference of Rs 2 lakh. 

The following table lists the Citroen C5 Aircross price details:

CITROEN C5 AIRCROSS | PRICE COMPARISON

Feel

Difference

Shine

Rs 29,90,000

Rs 2,00,000

Rs 31,90,000


What Are The Engine Specifications of Citroen C5 Aircross? 

The C5 Aircross comes equipped with a 2.0 litre diesel engine, which is capable of producing 177PS of maximum power and 400Nm of peak torque. 

Compared to the C5 Aircross, the Hyundai Tucson’s engine is more powerful, but the torque outputs are the same in both these cars. 

The C5 Aircross comes paired only with an automatic transmission, and it is also the most fuel efficient car in its own segment. Its engine also comes with the auto start/stop feature that helps to lessen fuel consumption. 

The following table offers a look at the engine specification details of the 2021 Citroen C5 Aircross, and comparison with its rivals:

PREMIUM C-SEGMENT SUVs

DIESEL ENGINE SPECS

 

C5 Aircross

Tucson

Compass

Displacement

2.0L

2.0L

2.0L

Cylinders

4

4

4

Cubic Capacity

1997cc

1995cc

1956cc

Maximum Power

177PS @ 3750rpm

185PS @ 4000rpm

170PS @ 3750rpm

Power:Weight

NA

104.58PS/t (AWD)

100PS/*t

Peak Torque

400Nm @ 2000rpm

400Nm @ 1750 - 2750rpm

350Nm @ 1750 - 2500rpm

Torque:Weight

NA

226.12Nm/t (AWD)

205.88Nm/t*

Manual Transmission

--

--

6-speed

Manual Claimed FE

--

--

17.3kmpl*

Automatic Transmission

8-speed TC

8-speed TC

9-speed TC

Automatic Claimed FE

18.6kmpl

15.59kmpl

15.3kmpl*

*2020 Compass

What Are The Dimensions of Citroen C5 Aircross?

The C5 Aircross is a premium C-segment SUV, and is 4.5m long. It is noticeably bigger than its rivals in terms of length, width and height, along with the longest wheelbase in the segment. 

The C5 Aircross offers the best boot space as well ground clearance among its rivals. Both its variants come with 18-inch wheels. 

You can view the dimension details of the 2021 Citroen C5 Aircross and comparison with its rivals, in the table below: 

PREMIUM C-SEGMENT SUVs

DIMENSION COMPARISON

 

C5 Aircross

Tucson

Compass

Length

4500mm

4480mm

4405mm

Width

1969mm

1850mm

1818mm

Height

1710mm

1660mm

1640mm

Wheelbase

2730mm

2670mm

2636mm

Boot Space

580-lt

513-lt

438-lt

Ground Clearance

230mm

172mm

178mm

Fuel Tank

52.5-lt

62-lt

60-lt

Tyre Size (base)

235/55 R18

225/55 R18

225/60 R17

Tyre Size (top)

235/55 R18

225/55 R18

225/55 R18


Now, let us take a look at the variant-wise features of this premium SUV. 

Citroen C5 Aircross Variant-wise Features

What Are The Features of Citroen C5 Aircross Feel Variant? 

The C5 Aircross Feel entry-level variant is priced at Rs 29.90 lakh. 

Apart from the basic safety features, this variant also offers an array of other safety features such as - side & curtain airbags, auto-dimming IRVM, tyre pressure monitoring system, blind spot monitoring system, electronic stability control, traction control, hill start assist, front parking sensors, front fog lamps, rear parking camera and rear defogger.

You can check all the safety related features of the 2021 Citroen C5 Aircross Feel variant in the following table: 

C5 AIRCROSS FEEL | FEATURES

Safety

Std. Safety Features

Electric Parking Brake

Hill Start Assist

Rear Wiper & Washer

Front Fog Lamps w/ Cornering Function

Front Parking Sensors

Hill Descent Control

Auto-dimming IRVM

Rear Fog Lamps

Rear Parking Camera

Traction Control

Tyre Pressure Monitoring System

Front & Rear Side Seatbelts w/ Pretensioners & Load Limiter

ISOFIX

Blind-spot Info System

Side & Curtain Airbags

Rear Defogger

Impact Sensing Auto Door Unlock

Coffee Break / Driver Fatigue Alert

Electronic Stability Control


In terms of entertainment, the Feel variant comes with an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system milega along with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support, and steering-mounted controls. 

When style related features are concerned, this variant’s notable features include - LED DRLs, digital instrument cluster, leather-wrapped steering wheel, leather-cloth seat upholstery and 18-inch alloy wheels. 

The following table lists all the entertainment and style related features of the 2021 Citroen C5 Aircross Feel variant:

C5 AIRCROSS FEEL | FEATURES

Entertainment

Style

8-inch Touchscreen Infotainment System

R18 Diamond-cut Alloys

Alloy Pedals

Chrome Insert Around Windows

Bluetooth & USB Connectivity

LED DRLs & Tail Lamps

Steel Scuff Plates

Dual Exhausts

Apple CarPlay & Android Auto

ORVMs w/ Turn Indicators

Chrome Inside Door Handles

Integrated Spoiler

6 Speakers

Leather & Cloth Upholstery

12.3-inch Digital Instrument Cluster

Leather-wrapped Steering Wheel

Steering-mounted Audio Controls

LED Cabin Lamps


The Feel variant comes loaded with a whole host of functional features as well. Some of the noteworthy functional features include - auto parking, tilt and telescopic steering wheel, cruise control, powered driver seat, height adjustable co-driver seat, 2-way adjustable front and rear headrests, smart key with push-button start/stop, dual-zone auto AC with rear AC vents, electrically adjustable, foldable & heated ORVMs, auto headlamps, rain sensing wipers, drive modes and terrain modes. 

You can view all the functional features of the 2021 Citroen C5 AircrossFeel variant in the table below: 

C5 AIRCROSS FEEL | FEATURES

Functional

3 Rear Seats

Auto Parking

6-way Powered Driver Seat

Height Adjustable Co-driver Seat

Dual-zone Auto AC w/ Rear AC Vents

2-way Adjustable Front & Rear Headrests

Manual Lumbar Support on Front Seats

Smart Key w/ Push-button Start/Stop

Air Filter

Cruise Control

Electrically Adjustable, Foldable & Heated ORVMs

Puddle Lamp

Auto Headlamps

Front Seat Back Pockets

Front Armrest w/ Illuminated Cupholder

Front & Rear Power Windows w/ Pinch Protection

2 x USB

Follow-me-home Headlamps

Rain Sensing Wipers

Front Vanity Mirrors

Terrain Modes

2 x Power Outlet

Boot Hooks

Drive Modes - Eco & Sport

Adjustable Seatbelts


It is very obvious that the C5 Aircross’ entry-level variant comes packed with all basic features and a number of good-to-have and feel-good features as well. 

What Are The Features of Citroen C5 Aircross Shine Variant? 

The Shine is the C5 Aircross’ only variant that sits above the Feel variant, and hence the top variant. It costs Rs 2 lakh over the Feel variant.

CITROEN C5 AIRCROSS | PRICE COMPARISON

Feel

Difference

Shine

Rs 29,90,000

Rs 2,00,000

Rs 31,90,000


The Shine variant primarily offers 3 extra features over the Feel variant, namely -- LED projector headlamps, panoramic sunroof and handsfree boot open.

C5 AIRCROSS SHINE | FEATURES OVER FEEL

Safety

Functional

Style

LED Projector Headlamps

Handsfree Boot Open

Panoramic Sunroof

     


According to us, being a premium SUV, the C5 Aircross lacks a few features like ventilated front seats with memory, wireless phone charger and wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support. 

Citroen C5 Aircross Variants - Which One To Buy?

According to us, the C5 Aircross Shine variant’s additional premium of Rs 2 lakh for its few extra features is slightly on the higher side. However, for its additional premium features you can consider buying it.

Hence, based on your preference for a sunroof, you can decide whether to buy the Shine or the Feel variant. If you feel that a car in this price range should necessarily come with a sunroof, then definitely Shine is the variant for you. Otherwise, you can consider the pretty loaded entry-level Feel variant to save the extra bucks. 

What Are The Exterior Colour Options of Citroen C5 Aircross?

The Citroen C5 Aircross is available for sale in 4 monotone exterior colour options, namely -- Black, White, Grey and Blue. It also comes with dual-tone colour options in the White, Grey and Blue body colours with a black roof. In the Feel variant, to get the dual-tone exterior colour option, you’ll need to spend an additional amount of Rs 50,000.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Lakshya Khanna

Lakshya loves to talk about cars and, therefore, he's mostly in the front of the camera doing the talking. He's usually blunt in his opinion -- good or bad, and backs it up with logic. Lakshya is a senior member of V3Cars editorial team.

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