The Citation V has a fine blend of cabin comfort, performance, and reliability. It is a good choice for short trips.
The deciding factor for most clients when comparing the Citation V to other similar jets is often the comfort of the cabin. The Citation V’s cabin is 17.4 feet long, 4.8 feet wide and 4.8 feet high. Compare these numbers to the Hawker 400XP’s cabin dimensions of 15.6 x 4.8 x 4.9 feet, or the Citation Bravo’s dimensions of 15.8 x 4.7 x 4.8 feet – the difference in length is significant. The engineers of the Citation V took advantage of the extra cabin space and installed extra-wide seats that recline 60 degrees and rotate a full 360 degrees.
There's never been a system this capable--or futuristic--in this category of aircraft. But then, offering exceptional value is what Cessna and the Citation Encore+ are all about.
In short, the Citation V virtues are comfort, performance, and reliability. It comes as no surprise that it is consistently chosen over other private jets in its class.