What Car? says...
Some people are happy with cheese on toast, while others want croque monsieur – and you can look at the Citroën C3 in a similar way. It has the same basic ingredients as other small cars but their presentation is a bit different.
That's partly thanks to the C3's extrovert styling, but also the numerous colour combinations for the roof, bumper inserts, door mirrors and trademark Citroën air bumps. Those bumps are simply wide strips of rubberised plastic applied to parts of the body that are prone to dings and scrapes – they're helpful as protection against rogue shopping trolleys in supermarket car parks and the like.
The C3 didn’t feature in the latest What Car? Reliability Survey but Citroën finished 11th place out of 32 car makers in the brands section of the survey, which is quite good.
All C3s offer official fuel consumption and CO2 figures that rival the best small cars for efficiency. The non-turbocharged PureTech 83 returned a respectable 47mpg on our real-world test route.
No. Currently you have a choice of a diesel engine or two petrol engines. Citroën does have some electric cars in its range – including the tiny Citroën Ami and a coupé SUV called the Citroën ë-C4.
|RRP price range||£13,995 - £22,810|
|Number of trims (see all)||4|
|Number of engines (see all)||3|
|Available fuel types (which is best for you?)||diesel, petrol|
|MPG range across all versions||50.8 - 70.6|
|Available doors options||5|
|Warranty||3 years / 60000 miles|
|Company car tax at 20% (min/max)||£769 / £1,335|
|Company car tax at 40% (min/max)||£1,538 / £2,669|