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For It’s stylish, relatively comfortable and remarkably cheap to run. The 109bhp 1.2-litre turbo petrol engine is strong and smooth.

Against The ride can be crashy on poorly surfaced roads and Citroen has loaded too many features on to the touch-screen system.

Citroën C4 Cactus Hatchback
44 5stars

The Citroen C4 Cactus isn’t perfect, but if you want SUV styling in an affordable package, it’s one of your best bets.

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There are 11 Citroën C4 Cactus versions available

Hatchback 1.2 PureTech 75 Touch 5dr £12,990 TBA
Hatchback 1.2 PureTech 82 Touch 5dr £13,390 TBA
Hatchback 1.2 PureTech 82 Feel 5dr £14,590 TBA
Hatchback 1.6 Blue HDi 100 Touch 5dr £15,390
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.2 PureTech 110 Feel S/S 5dr £15,790
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.2 PureTech 82 Flair 5dr £15,990 TBA
Hatchback 1.6 Blue HDi 100 Feel 5dr £16,590
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.6 e-HDi 92 Feel ETG6 5dr £16,790 TBA
Hatchback 1.2 PureTech 110 Flair S/S 5dr £17,190
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.6 Blue HDi 100 Flair 5dr £17,990
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.6 e-HDi 92 Flair ETG6 5dr £18,190 TBA

Buyer's notes

Target Price team says:

The Citroen C4 Cactus is the French brand’s effort to go back to basics. To that end, Citroen has stripped out many of the luxuries it thinks buyers in this market aren't bothered about; the rear windows pop out rather than wind down, for example.

This not only keeps the price down – to lower than those of many rivals, including the Nissan Juke – but also helps the C4 Cactus weigh less, which improves fuel economy and CO2 emissions.

Our favourite engine is the 109bhp 1.2-litre turbo petrol. It pulls eagerly from low revs and stay relatively smooth – even when you work it hard. It’s also a lot quieter than the Blue HDi diesel, yet still managed an impressive 50mpg in our True MPG economy tests.

We’d go for mid-spec Feel trim, which comes with air-con, Bluetooth and a DAB radio. You may want to add the temptingly priced optional sat-nav system, though, which brings a more powerful stereo and a hard drive to store your music on.

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