Citroen C4

3/5
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Verdict

The Citroen C4 hatchback is a mixed bag of modern design and old school flair. With so much strong competition in its segment, it struggles to compete in terms of individual appeal.

Performance

With a choice of two petrol and two diesel engines to choose from, the Citroen C4 is more about economy than it is performance. That said its 150bhp Blue HDi diesel engine and the latest PureTech petrol 130bhp engines offer great low end torque and power delivery with the benefit of delivering exceptional economy. There is also an option of 120bhp Blue HDi diesel and 110bhp PureTech petrol. There is a choice of manual or automatic transmissions but we would recommend avoiding the auto as it can be quite jerky at low speeds.

Ride & Handling

One for the drivers, a Citroen C4 may not be but what it does do is offer class leading levels of comfort. This is car that is not built for speed but for comfortable motorway cruising. Its supple suspension setup means it’s not the quickest to change direction in an out of corners and not exactly the first name in fun. A Volkswagen Golf is a lot more engaging and enjoyable to drive. While the Golf may not be as comfortable on B roads, it just as good on the motorways. The Golf or a Ford Focus are the more agile, fun options.

Refinement

Comfort is no doubt one of the engineering feits of the Citroen C4. The seats are soft but cosseting offering great support. One very obvious factor of driving the C4 is the almost complete lack of wind noise within the cabin which is a real pleasure. There are three levels of trim as standard, Touch, Feel and Flair with the top level Flair trim level bringing just the right level of equipment including dual climate control and a panoramic sunroof. The PureTech petrol are audibly smoother than the Blue HDi diesel options but the diesel also offer good levels of refinement.

Quality & Reliability

The C4 is a definite step up in quality when compared to its smaller siblings the C3 and C1. The use of materials is clearly of a higher quality. While the interior may not be as streamlined as the Volkswagen Golf, it is on a par with the styling of the Ford Focus. The new Opel Astra however has raised the bar even further featuring an ultra modern design that is hard to beat. That said, the Citroen C4 is comfortable, quiet and is a perfectly nice driving environment to be in. The touch screen infotainment system is identical to the system found in the sister Peugeot 308 meaning connectivity is good but the system itself a little clunky to use. The interior feels slightly boring though.

Safety & Security

The Citroen C4 scored the highest in the Euro NCAP crash safety test with a score of 5/5. It features a decent amount of safety kit as standard too featuring six airbags as standard with traction control, hill start and electronic stability control. You can spec your safety further with items like blind spot monitoring, lane departure warning, directional LED headlights and 'Citroen Connect Box' which enables you to contact local emergency and breakdown services.

Space & Practicality

The C4 gets one of the largest boots in its class with an impressive 408 litres as standard, but this does slightly compromise rear legroom for passengers. If you are looking for the ultimate space in this segment, look no further than the Skoda Octavia. The Panoramic roof in the C4 Flair model makes the cabin feel really spacious and adds to passenger comfort too. You will find yourself short for additional storage within the cabin though, with a small glovebox and slim door pockets.

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Key Facts

Make

Citroen

Model
C4
Variant
C4 TOUCH Puretech 110
Trim
Touch
Car Category
Family Hatch
First Launched
2015
Engine (L)
1.2
Gearbox Type
Manual
Gears
5 speed
Fuel type
Petrol
Body Type
Hatchback
Price New
€20,570
CBG Expert Rating
3.0

Running Costs

Tax
€200
Tax Band
A4
L/100km Combined
5.0
Average km/L
20
Fuel Tank Capacity (L)
60
Fuel Tank Range
1200 km
Cost of filling a tank
€78.84
Average Cost Per 200 km
€13.14
CO2 emmissions
115 g/km
CO2 emmissions standard
EU6

Performance

Brake Horsepower
110 bhp
Max Power kW
82
Displacement - CC (Engine)
1199
Engine Cylinders
3
Engine Position
Front, transversely
Number of valves
4
Driven Wheels
Front
Aspiration
Naturally
Top speed
183 (km/h)
Acceleration(0-100 km/h)
10.9 s
L/100km Urban
6.00 L
L/100km Extra Urban
4.00 L

Space & Practicality

Body Type
Hatchback
Doors
4
Seats
5
Boot capacity
408 L

Warranty

All Components
5 Year warranty
Engine, Gearbox and Drivetrain
5 Year warranty
Car Body
12 Year bodywork warranty
Paintwork
3 Year paint warranty
Mileage
100000
Roadside Assistance
3 Year Roadside Assistance

Safety

Euroncap Star Rating
5

Dimensions

Boot capacity
408 L
Wheels
Front wheel drive
Tyre size front
205 mm
Tyre size back
205 mm
Length
4428 mm
Width
1826 mm
Height
1625 mm
Wheel Base
2785 mm
Front Track (mm)
1625
Rear Track (mm)
1576
Kerb weight
1280 KG
Max trailer Weight (Kg)
1905
Turning circle (m)
11.1

Technical Information

Engine Configuration
Inline
Engine Type
Front, transversely
Fuel Delivery
Direct injection
Front Suspension
Independent, Spring McPherson, with stabilizer
Rear Suspension
Semi-independent, spring
Front Brakes
Ventilated discs
Rear Brakes
Disc
Steering
Steering rack
Power
110 bhp
6 Variants
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Hatchback
€20,570
i
  • Gearbox Manual
  • Gears 5 speed
  • Fuel Type Petrol
  • Tax €200
  • Boot Capacity 408 L
  • Engine Size 1.2 L
  • Power 110 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 10.9 s
  • New Price €20,570
Hatchback
€21,145
i
  • Gearbox Manual
  • Gears 5 speed
  • Fuel Type Petrol
  • Tax €190
  • Boot Capacity 408 L
  • Engine Size 1.2 L
  • Power 110 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 10.9 s
  • New Price €21,145
Hatchback
€22,195
i
  • Gearbox Manual
  • Gears 5 speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €180
  • Boot Capacity 408 L
  • Engine Size 1.6 L
  • Power 100 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 11.1 s
  • New Price €22,195
Hatchback
€23,120
i
  • Gearbox Manual
  • Gears 5 speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €180
  • Boot Capacity 408 L
  • Engine Size 1.6 L
  • Power 100 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 11.1 s
  • New Price €23,120
Hatchback
€23,445
i
  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Gears 6 speed
  • Fuel Type Petrol
  • Tax €200
  • Boot Capacity 408 L
  • Engine Size 1.2 L
  • Power 130 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 11.4 s
  • New Price €23,445
Hatchback
€24,445
i
  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Gears 6 speed
  • Fuel Type Petrol
  • Tax €200
  • Boot Capacity 408 L
  • Engine Size 1.2 L
  • Power 130 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 11.4 s
  • New Price €24,445