Citroën C3 review

Category: Small car

Section: Interior

Citroën C3 2021 RHD dashboard
  • Citroën C3 2021 RHD front tracking
  • Citroën C3 2021 RHD right rear cornering
  • Citroën C3 2021 RHD dashboard
  • Citroën C3 2021 RHD rear seats
  • Citroën C3 2021 RHD boot open
  •  Citroën C3 2021 RHD infotainment
  • Citroën C3 2021 RHD front left tracking
  • Citroën C3 2021 RHD right tracking
  • Citroën C3 2021 rear right tracking
  • Citroën C3 2021 RHD front seats
  • Citroën C3 2021 RHD front tracking
  • Citroën C3 2021 RHD right rear cornering
  • Citroën C3 2021 RHD dashboard
  • Citroën C3 2021 RHD rear seats
  • Citroën C3 2021 RHD boot open
  •  Citroën C3 2021 RHD infotainment
  • Citroën C3 2021 RHD front left tracking
  • Citroën C3 2021 RHD right tracking
  • Citroën C3 2021 rear right tracking
  • Citroën C3 2021 RHD front seats
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In this section:
  • Driving position and dashboard
  • Visibility, parking sensors and cameras
  • Sat nav and infotainment
  • Quality

Interior

The interior layout, fit and finish

Driving position and dashboard

Along with the usual backrest angle adjustment, the Citroën C3’s driver's seat offers height adjustment, while the steering wheel can be moved up and down, as well as in and out. If you want lumbar support, though, you’ll need to step up to Shine Plus trim. This trim introduces what Citroën calls its ‘Advanced Comfort seats’. To sit in, they feel similar to an armchair – your bottom sinks into the pillow-soft cushion, while your thighs rest in a somewhat elevated position. Imagine trying to drive while sitting on your couch and you get the picture – it’s an odd sensation.

Also awkward is the clutch footrest. On right-hand drive models this fits beneath the narrow gap between the clutch pedal and the car's central tunnel, which, if you wear anything larger than a size-nine shoe, traps your foot.

Salvation comes in the form of standard fit rear parking sensors, while range-topping Shine Plus trim also gets the benefit of a rear-view camera. Bright LED headlights are fitted across the range, and offer better illumination at night than most rivals that only have dimmer halogen lights.

Citroën C3 2021 RHD dashboard

Sat nav and infotainment

Every version of the Citroën C3 gets necessities such as a DAB radio, Bluetooth and a 7.0in touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. These features allow you to connect your mobile phone and use its apps, such as Waze or Google Maps and through the screen.

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