For Even though this is the most basic trim, it still has six airbags, stability control, air-con and cruise control. The engine has a decent turn of speed, even though it's the least powerful model in the range.

Against Decent though the pace is, you may find you need a stronger model, while the extras on VTR+ trim are certainly attractive.

Citroën C4 Hatchback

What Car? says

2 out of 5 stars

The low price and good economy look attractive, but we'd recommend going for a model with a stronger engine if you can.

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Key facts

12.9 secs
Top speed
112 mph
Average mpg
Tank range
932 miles
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Buyer's notes

Target Price team says:

The Citroen C4 comes with a range of good engines and it has some high-tech features. However, it struggles in too many key areas; it's not the roomiest car of its type, it's not the best to drive and it's not exactly a budget choice.

It's not too bad if you pick the right one, though. The 110bhp 1.6 diesel gives great flexibility and economy, so it’s the obvious choice for company car drivers. For private buyers, we think the C4 makes most sense when it’s cheap, so we think the 1.4 petrol will suffice for most.

Reader test team says:

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John Vernon

5 out of 5 stars

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John Davies

5 out of 5 stars

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5 out of 5 stars

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David Baynam

4 out of 5 stars
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