Citroën C1 hatchback front space
Tall adults will find the C1 very roomy. There’s easily enough head, leg and shoulder room; in fact, as much as there is in the class benchmark, the Volkswagen Up.
Door pockets are generously proportioned, while there’s more storage space ahead of the gearlever – a large cubby complete with two cupholders. The glovebox is a good size with room for more than the car’s handbook.
Citroën C1 hatchback rear space
Very few city cars have comfortable rear cabins, and the C1 is no exception. Access to the rear seats is not the easiest, especially in three-door models. However, on these versions, the front seats do at least tip forward before falling conveniently back to their original positions. Once in the back, adults will find their knees against the front seats, and their heads brushing the ceiling.
There’s little shoulder room and the armrests aren’t long enough. The rear passengers get a door pocket each. They’re like those in the front, only smaller. The front seatbacks miss out on pockets altogether.
The Up, Hyundai i10 and Kia Picanto is better at carrying four people.
Citroën C1 hatchback seating flexibility
On all but the entry-level version, the rear seats split 50/50 to open up the interior and increase boot space. The seatbacks are fairly light and easy to fold. Entry-level models still get folding rear seats, but they fold as one piece instead.
You can’t opt for a folding front seat, so carrying very long items is not possible. On three-door models, the front seats return to their original position after being slid forward – handy when you’ve let rear passengers in or out of the car.
Citroën C1 hatchback boot space
The boot in the C1 is big enough for the weekly shop or the odd weekend away, but the class leaders are better, with the Up’s boot offering 251 litres, the i10’s 252 litres and the Picanto’s a whopping 255 litres.
It wouldn’t be so bad if the drop from the load lip to the narrow boot floor weren’t so big. Also, when the rear seats are folded, they leave an awkward step that makes sliding large objects into the boot a little difficult.