Even taller adults won’t feel cramped in the front of the C4 Cactus, thanks to plenty of head- and leg room. Access is easy, too, because the doors open wide and the opening is quite large.
There are lots of storage points, including a cupholder in front of the gearlever, a neat rubberised tray under the touchscreeen to put your phone, and wide – if shallow – door bins. You’ll find a USB port under the touchscreen, too, along with a 12v point. There’s also a large glovebox, which houses the aux-in socket and another USB port.
Citroën C4 Cactus rear space
Optional panoramic roof cuts head room
Two adults will fit comfortably enough in the back of the C4 Cactus (three will be a squeeze). The front seats have recessed backs, too, improving knee room. The optional panoramic glass roof cuts some head room, though, so it’s best not to specify this if you plan to ferry around lanky teenagers.
Rear-seat passengers benefit from standard-fit headrests, large door bins and front seatback pockets. There’s no armrest, though, but there is a small one integrated into each door. It’s worth noting as well that the rear windows pop open rather than lowering, which some passengers might not like – children, for example. At least it’s quite easy to get in and out of the rear of the car, however.
Citroën C4 Cactus seating flexibility
One-piece folding rear bench limits practicality
Despite the car’s innovative looks, there’s little that’s innovative about its seating. The front passenger seat doesn’t adjust for height and the rear seats don’t split – you can only fold the entire bench in one go. To do this, you have to press a button on each side, which is more fiddly than pulling a simple lever on either seat, as you do in most rivals with split-folding rear seats.
The rear bench doesn’t fold flat, either, and there’s a considerable step up between the folded seatbacks and the boot floor. Depending on the position of the front seats, you might also have to push the rear headrests down to create enough clearance to let the seats drop sufficiently.
Citroën C4 Cactus boot space
A decent amount of space, but it’s not easily accessed
The C4 Cactus has a large, deep boot that doesn’t suffer from any intrusion from suspension turrets or the like. This means that its floor is flat and its walls straight, making it easy to fit larger items in. It has a tall boot lip, however, and the opening isn’t that wide at its base, making loading bulkier items more difficult.
The rear seats also fold as one long bench rather than the usual 60/40 split, which isn’t very convenient. It’s a pity there’s no false boot floor to iron out the big lip at the entrance, too, or the one created when you fold the rear seats.