Citroen C3 Aircross review

Category: Small SUV

Section: Costs & verdict

Citroën C3 Aircross 2021 RHD infotainment
  • Citroën C3 Aircross 2021 front tracking
  • Citroën C3 Aircross 2021 rear right tracking
  • Citroën C3 Aircross 2021 RHD dashboard
  • Citroën C3 Aircross 2021 RHD rear seats
  • Citroën C3 Aircross 2021 RHD front seats
  • Citroën C3 Aircross 2021 RHD infotainment
  • Citroën C3 Aircross 2021 right tracking
  • Citroën C3 Aircross 2021 front right tracking
  • Citroën C3 Aircross 2021 front left static
  • Citroën C3 Aircross 2021 RHD front seats
  • Citroën C3 Aircross 2021 front tracking
  • Citroën C3 Aircross 2021 rear right tracking
  • Citroën C3 Aircross 2021 RHD dashboard
  • Citroën C3 Aircross 2021 RHD rear seats
  • Citroën C3 Aircross 2021 RHD front seats
  • Citroën C3 Aircross 2021 RHD infotainment
  • Citroën C3 Aircross 2021 right tracking
  • Citroën C3 Aircross 2021 front right tracking
  • Citroën C3 Aircross 2021 front left static
  • Citroën C3 Aircross 2021 RHD front seats
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In this section:
  • Costs, insurance groups, MPG and CO2
  • Equipment, options and extras
  • Reliability
  • Safety and security

Costs & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

Costs, insurance groups, MPG and CO2

The C3 Aircross is temptingly priced compared with much of the competition – even equivalent versions of the Skoda Kamiq, let alone the Ford Puma and Volkswagen T-Roc, What's more, big discounts on the brochure price are available.

It isn't all good news, though, because the C3 Aircross is predicted to depreciate more rapidly than many of its rivals. Its engines don't have any electrical assistance to help with fuel economy, either, which is one of the reasons the Puretech 110 averaged a relatively disappointing 39.1mpg in our real-world tests. For context, the much more powerful Puma 1.0 Ecoboost Hybrid 155 managed almost 45mpg.

Citroën C3 Aircross 2021 RHD infotainment

Reliability

The C3 Aircross fared pretty well in the 2021 What Car? Reliability Survey, proving more dependable than the Kamiq, Puma and T-Roc. Meanwhile, Citroen finished a respectable 11th (out of 30 brands) in the overall manufacturer league table.

As standard, you get a two-year warranty with no mileage limit, plus a further one-year dealer warranty with a 60,000-mile cap. That’s roughly the same level of cover as is provided by Ford on the Puma and Skoda on the Kamiq, but Kia gives you a seven-year, 100,000-mile warranty on its Stonic. 

Safety and security

Overview

The Citroon C3 Aircross is practical and reasonably priced, with an attractive interior and lots of personalisation options. However, plenty of rivals have superior infotainment systems, and are more comfortable and fun to drive.

  • Relatively high driving position
  • Versatile seating
  • Cheaper than many rivals
  • Disappointing to drive
  • Heavy depreciation
  • Fiddly touchscreen
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