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For The C1 has funky looks and an attractive list price, and most versions are well equipped. The light and responsive steering makes it easy to drive in town and park in tight spaces.

Against The ride is fidgety and refinement is disappointing. Many rivals offer more rear-seat space, too.

Citroën C1 Hatchback
33 5stars

While there's a lot to like about the Citroen C1, many other city cars are better. The C1 is let down by an unsettled ride, thrummy engines and tight rear passenger space.

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There are 13 Citroën C1 versions available

Hatchback 1.0 VTi 68 Touch 3dr £8,345
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.0 VTi 68 Feel 3dr £9,595
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.0 VTi 68 Feel 5dr £9,995
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.0 VTi 68 Flair 3dr £10,285
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.0 VTi 68 Flair S/S 3dr £10,535
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.0 VTi 68 Airscape Feel 3dr £10,595
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.2 PureTech 82 Flair 3dr £10,635
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.0 VTi 68 Flair 5dr £10,685
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.0 VTi 68 Flair S/S 5dr £10,935
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.0 VTi 68 Airscape Feel 5dr £10,995
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.2 PureTech 82 Flair 5dr £11,035
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.0 VTi 68 Airscape Flair S/S 3dr £11,535
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.0 VTi 68 Airscape Flair S/S 5dr £11,935
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5

Buyer's notes

Target Price team says:

The C1 is available with three or five doors and a manual or ETG automatic gearbox. There's also an open-top Airscape version, which comes with a fabric roof that retracts at the touch of a button.

Two three-cylinder petrol engines are on offer: a 68bhp 1.0-litre unit and an 80bhp 1.2. The 1.0 is also available with engine stop-start, which reduces its CO2 emissions to less than 90g/km. However, if you want this low-emission 1.0 VTi 68 model, or the 1.2-litre engine, you have to go for the pricier top-spec Flair trim.

There are three trim levels – Touch, Feel and Flair – and Airscape models are offered in only the two top trims. Our favourite is Feel, which has a 7.0in touchscreen infotainment system, air-con, steering wheel-mounted audio controls, a DAB radio and body-coloured exterior trim. Add climate control, automatic lights and heated electrically adjustable door mirrors, which come as a pack, and you've got the best value C1 in the range.

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