The new Citroën C5 Aircross vs. Peugeot 3008: the first duel

The Citroën C5 Aircross blows its box to make better arguments against the star of the sector, the Peugeot 3008. Who will emerge victorious from this duel?

The new Citroen C5 Aircross vs. Peugeot 3008 – Jealous of the brazen success of his cousin Sochaux on the commercial level, Citroën C5 Aircross undertakes a mid-career move. Will this be enough to alarm the Peugeot 3008, which for several years has had a tangible image of an outstanding specialist?

Same recipes as 3008?

Say goodbye to bright colors, fun faces, and other easy style details. The ‘new’ C5 Aircross is improved, vintage 2022 Using a combination of traditional colors, while His style is getting sharper. However, it maintains rounded curves that contrast with the taut lines of Suchalin. To raise the tone, Chevrons SUV uses certain qualities of the 3008, notably by hitting Black painted body partsor using Two-tone diamond rims. The magic is working to give a more elegant look to the overall look of the C5 Aircross, at the risk of losing good nature, as was the case with his little brother. C3 Aircross, Lan Dernier.

Better finish, but less warm

On board the C5 Aircross, It is difficult to measure the riseCompared to the old model which was much warmer due to its atmospheric colour. The restyled model seems to be betting on austerity To look more serious. From a stylistic point of view, it is guaranteed to modify the block that was previously combined with the touch screen surrounded by aerators, versus A structure reminiscent of the last two C4 and C5 X. Thus, the new 10-inch screen (idem 3008) raises the bar to prominence fine aerators. The other noticeable change in this cabin is Automatic transmission shift lever removal, in favor of a more discreet selector, thus saving more space on the center console. On this point, Sochaux cannot say the same, he who maintains an imposing lever. despite this, The dashboard of Peugeot is more luxurious, although the C5 Aircross has taken care to replace many of the hard plastics with foam elements.

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300 hp not available on Citroen

Under the hood, the Peugeot 3008 makes the difference, compared to the new Citroen C5 Aircross, by being the only one to offer a car 300 hp extra hybrid. For the rest, they both share the same thing 130 hp petrol and diesel unit, plus 225 hp PHEV. In the long run, it is hoped that the 180-horsepower rechargeable hybrid, which was inaugurated by the Peugeot 308, will make it possible to democratize this technology on the two Stellantis SUVs.

welcome more chevron

Finally, if there is one point where the C5 Aircross and Peugeot 3008 differ completely, it is comfort. A Chevrons representative always takes advantage of his file Shock absorbers with hydraulic step-down stops with softer seats, when Cousin Sochaux plays firmly in favor of a greater driving dynamic, it’s true. At Citroen, we’ve been pampering our passengers even more, even in the back, ever since Only C5 SUV offers 3 independent sliding seats, in the second row, to improve modularity. And most fundamentally, Peugeot is only opposed to the simple fixed seat 2/3 – 1/3, and cannot change the trunk capacity so much, which, at the base, already has a volume deficit (-65 liters) compared to that of the C5 Aircross (460 liters) ).

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Finally, and even if the new Citroën C5 Aircross doesn’t reveal pricing for its restyled version, we’re betting it will. Much lower than the prices charged by Peugeot. So far, A Chevrons SUV claims only €27,350 At entry level (130 hp petrol) vs. 32,600 euros for a lion model, with equivalent engines. A real abyss.

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