Tall adults will find this area of 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 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.
A Hyundai i10, VW Up or Skoda Citigo are better at carrying four people.
Citroën C1 seating flexibility
On all but the entry-level version, the rear seats split 50/50 and folds down almost flat to open up the cabin 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 out of the way – handy when you’ve let rear-seat passengers in our out of the car.
Citroën C1 boot space
The boot is bigger than it was in the old C1, having a capacity of up to 196 litres with the seats in place. The boots in the class leaders are bigger, though, with the Volkswagen Up’s coming in at 251 litres and the Hyundai i10’s, 252.
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.