The Citroen C-Crosser has a smooth, powerful engine, handles well and looks good. There's plenty of room inside for five and lots of standard equipment on all models
The third row of seats is fiddly to use and cramped, so anyone who regularly uses all seven seats might want to look elsewhere. By Citroen's standards, prices are high
On the road
What it’s like to drive, and how quiet it is
There's only one engine - a 2.2-litre diesel unit with 154bhp. That doesn’t sound like much, but it’s accompanied by a healthy 280lb ft of pulling muscle. There's a good amount of urge away from a standing start, but it's the C-Crosser's flexibility on-the-move that’s more appealing.
Ride & Handling
The C-Crosser handles sharply for a 4x4, thanks to firm suspension that limits body lean through corners. The steering and gearshift have a well-weighted, precise feel, too. The payoff for this control is a firm ride, though, which can get irritating around town. In the four-wheel drive models, a switch allows you to select between front and four-wheel drive, or an automatic mode that directs power to whichever wheels need it.
The engine is reasonably refined and smooth, though you're still aware it's a diesel. There’s a bit too much wind and road noise present at motorway speed, which makes long journeys more tiring than they should be.