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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.

Citroën C3 Picasso MPV
44 5stars

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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4.25

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There are 8 Citroën C3 Picasso versions available

MPV 1.4 VTi 95 VT 5dr £13,080
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
MPV 1.4 VTi 95 VTR+ 5dr £15,145
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
MPV 1.6 HDi 8v 90 VTR+ 5dr £16,230
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
MPV 1.6 VTi 120 EGS6 VTR+ 5dr £16,715
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
MPV 1.6 VTi 120 Exclusive 5dr £17,095
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
MPV 1.6 HDi 8v 90 Exclusive 5dr £17,330
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
MPV 1.6 VTi 120 EGS6 Exclusive 5dr £17,815
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
MPV 1.6 HDi 115 Exclusive 5dr £18,050
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5

Buyer's notes

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:

Citroën C3 Picasso MPV 1.6 HDi 8v 90 Exclusive 5dr

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,…

James Allan

4 out of 5 stars

Citroën C3 Picasso MPV 1.6 HDi 16v 90 Exclusive 5dr

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…

Matthew Wetz

4 out of 5 stars

Citroën C3 Picasso MPV 1.6 VTi 120 EGS6 Exclusive 5dr

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…

Michael Topping

5 out of 5 stars

Citroën C3 Picasso MPV 1.6 HDi 8v 90 VTR+ 5dr

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…

Marie Keane

4 out of 5 stars
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