Citroën C4 Cactus review

Category: Family car

Section: Costs & verdict

Citroën C4 Cactus
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What Car?’s C4 Cactus deals
Nearly new deals
From £18,491
Leasing deals
From £142pm
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 C4 Cactus is relatively cheap to buy and even more affordable to run, thanks to its impressive fuel economy and low CO2 emissions. For example, the Puretech 110 engine is capable of more than 50mpg when driven carefully, making it an excellent choice for private buyers. High-mileage drivers could consider the BlueHDi diesel, though.

Citroën C4 Cactus

Reliability

The pre-facelift C4 Cactus proved to be one of the more reliable cars in its class, although Citroën as a brand featured near the bottom of our latest reliability survey. A three-year/60,000-mile warranty is standard and extended warranties are available at an extra cost.

Every C4 Cactus gets a 12-year corrosion protection warranty and a three-year paint warranty, as well as a year’s free roadside assistance. This includes features such as nationwide recovery, a home call service and a replacement vehicle, but non-vehicle faults are not included. As a result, run out of fuel or suffer a puncture and it won’t be of any help.

Safety and security

Overview

A good choice if you want SUV styling and low running costs

  • Comfortable ride
  • Puretech 110 engine is strong and smooth
  • Low running costs
  • Fussy touchscreen
  • Cheap-feeling interior plastics
  • Poor rear head room with panoramic roof