Citroën C4

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After the dull Xsara the Citroen C4, introduced in 2004, was a design revolution with plenty of traditional Citroen styling quirks especially on the inside with its centrally mounted digital speedometer, integrated air-freshener and a fixed-hub steering wheel.

  • Citroën C4 Hatchback (04-10)
  • Citroën C4 Coupé (04-10)

After the dull Xsara the Citroen C4, introduced in 2004, was a design revolution with plenty of traditional Citroen styling quirks especially on the inside with its centrally mounted digital speedometer, integrated air-freshener and a fixed-hub steering wheel.

Spacious and comfortable, with supple suspension, but the cabin quality fell behind direct competition and the over-assisted steering and vague gearbox meant it wasn’t especially fun to drive. The 1.6-litre and 2-litre diesel engines are smooth, refined and frugal with the 110bhp version of the smaller unit the best compromise between running costs and performance.

In 2008 the Citroen C4 was facelifted, with changes to the bonnet and headlights the most apparent while the interior also received a welcome boost in quality.

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Most Popular Model Reviews

Citroën C4 Hatchback 2011 - 2018

3 out of 5
Citroën C4 Hatchback 2011 - 2018

New price range:
£14,110 - £22,590

Used price range:
£2,368 - £12,430

  • Improved quality
  • Premium-feel interior
  • Low CO2 diesel available
  • Excellent diesel start/stop system
  • Comfortable ride
  • Jerky automatic gearbox
  • Poor handling
  • Dull

Citroën C4 Coupé 2004 - 2010

3 out of 5
Citroën C4 Coupé 2004 - 2010

New price range:
£11,955 - £19,075

Used price range:
£377 - £3,042

Stylish and eye-catching design, unique interior, well equipped
Doesn’t offer the same polished drive as rivals, cheap feeling interior, slack gearchange

Citroën C4 Hatchback 2004 - 2010

3 out of 5
Citroën C4 Hatchback 2004 - 2010

New price range:
£11,991 - £20,120

Used price range:
£398 - £3,151

Unique styling inside and out, well equipped, comfortable, innovative features
Low rent interior, slack gearchange, there are much better rivals for the same money

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