The interior layout, fit and finish
Driving position and dashboard
The C4 Cactus requires you to acclimatise to its rather unusual driving position. Like most of its rivals, it has both height and reach adjustment for the steering wheel and lumbar support as standard. However, you sit very low in the pillow-soft ‘Advanced Comfort’ seats, with your thighs in an elevated position, due to the angle of the seat base. Imagine trying to drive while sitting on your couch and you get the picture.
Flagship Flair models have a reversing camera and rear parking sensors as standard, and you can add front parking sensors. Opt for an entry-level Feel version and you get rear parking sensors with the option of a rear-view camera for a reasonable price. You can’t have front parking sensors on Feel models, though.
Sat nav and infotainment
Whichever C4 Cactus you go for, you’ll get a smart-looking 7.0in touchscreen system that includes a DAB radio, Bluetooth connectivity and Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and MirrorLink smartphone mirroring. It’s easy to use, but it isn’t the most response set-up we’ve come across. In particular, the buttons on the surrounding black bezel can require a few prods before they respond, making the system tricky to use if you simply want to change the display while driving. As well as media and heating functions, the touchscreen also offers trip computer readouts and neat functions such as an integrated calculator.