For The Citroen C3 Picasso has a roomy interior and a big boot. Most versions have a comfortable ride and the cheaper versions represent good value for money.
Against The Picasso isn’t exactly sharp to drive and doesn’t have as much rear legroom as a Ford B-Max. You have to pay extra for stability control on the cheaper versions, too.
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The Citroen C3 Picasso combines decent practicality with catwalk style, and a cosseting ride with secure handling. Running costs are affordable, too.
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There are 8 Citroën C3 Picasso versions available
Target Price team says:
There are four engines and three trims to choose from. We'd stick with the 1.4 petrol because it's cheap to buy and performance is perfectly acceptable in town. The 1.6 petrol offers useful extra muscle if you regularly drive on the motorway, though. Both diesels are strong but pricey.
We'd avoid entry-level VT trim. It comes with electric front windows and a CD player, but doesn’t get air-con or stability control. VTR+ is our favourite trim, and adds side and curtain 'bags, along with air-conditioning, alloys and cruise control. Exclusive models are stuffed with goodies such as automatic lights and wipers, dual-zone climate control, rear parking sensors and powered rear windows, but they're a bit pricey.
Reader test team says:
I'm not a natural MPV driver. I expected this car to be awful. Much to my surprise it's really very good. It rides very well, has loads of kit,…
This is what I tell everyone that asks me about this car... If I was buying it for myself, I wouldn't, but this is my wife's Motability car and I have…
My last car was a BMW, so not being able to stretch the budget and BMW not offering a similar model I decided on the Citroen. So far My wife and I…
Attracted by its funky looks and space (we have two dogs) but felt £14500 for a new 1.6 HDi VTR+ was too much. We paid £7500 for a mint 3-yr-old…