Used Citroën Grand C4 Picasso (2014 - 2018) Safety & Reliability

Review by Keith Jones on
Last Updated: 24 Jan 2014
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Like its five-seater sibling, the latest Citroen Grand C4 Picasso is a distinctive entrant in the people carrier market. Still with seven seats, the Grand follows the C4 Picasso styling themes with a concept car-like front design, but with added distinguishing features like a contrasting ‘frame’ around the side windows and horseshoe-shaped tail lights.

4.5 out of 5

Safety

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Although not yet tested by independent experts at Euro NCAP, Citroen Grand C4 Picasso safety levels are expected to be high. With the five-seater version scoring five stars it would be expected that the seven-seater will be similarly successful.

In addition to passive safety systems like all-round airbags, there are a number of active safety features available, depending on the chosen trim level.

Lane departure warning alerts you to drifting across roads without indicating by pulling repeatedly on your seatbelt. It’s quite sensitive though with no degree of adjustment other than on or off. The blind spot monitoring is far less intrusive, with orange lights appearing in your wing mirrors when vehicles approaching from behind are detected.

Automatically dipping headlights are a boon at night time, switching off the main beam as soon as another vehicle in danger of getting dazzled comes into view.

Radar-guided cruise control and collision avoidance are also available. The former system monitors the gap to the vehicle in front and either accelerates or brakes the car as required. It worked effectively but with the manual gearbox it seems keener to disengage than on automatic versions.

3.5 out of 5

Reliability

With the car only just launched, it’s too early for accurate predictions about Citroen Grand C4 Picasso’s reliability.

As it’s based upon an all-new platform there are some unknown quantities, but the majority of the engines have already seen service in a variety of Citroen and Peugeot products without any significant issues.

Citroen will be hoping that niggling faults which have dented the outgoing Grand C4 Picasso’s reliability reputation will be banished from the new model.

Car check problem points

Body

No problems reported

Engine/Gearbox

No problems reported

Other

No problems reported