Citroën C3 review

Category: Small car

Section: Passenger & boot space

Citroën C3 2021 RHD rear 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
  • 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:
  • Front space
  • Rear space
  • Seat folding and flexibility
  • Boot space

Passenger & boot space

How it copes with people and clutter

Front space

There’s little to quibble over where Citroën C3 front seat space is concerned. Even tall occupants will find head and leg room to spare, and as small cars go, the shoulder room between you and your front passenger isn’t bad, either.

The door pockets aren’t vast, but will each take a small bottle of water laid on its side. There are also a couple of cup holders in front of the gearlever for your latte, and a place to store your phone near the USB port. Unfortunately, the glove box is small because it also houses the C3’s fusebox.

It’s the same in the rear. Unlike the Honda Jazz, which offers all sorts of seating combinations to help you find the right balance between carrying luggage or passengers, the Citroën C3 just comes with folding rear seat backs, split in a 60/40 arrangement.

Boot space

The Citroën C3’s boot is big enough to take a couple of medium-sized suitcases, or four to five large shopping bags, so it’s about average for the class. The Skoda Fabia’s boot is about 10% bigger, but even that isn’t as big as the Honda Jazz’s, which is as roomy as some larger family cars.

Unlike some competitors, there’s no height-adjustable boot floor. And once you’ve dropped the 60/40 split-folding rear seats, they form a sizeable step in the floor of the extended load bay. You also have to contend with the lip between the tailgate opening and the floor of the boot. This adds to the strain of lifting heavy items in or out.

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