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.
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.