Used Citroen C4 Cactus 2014-present

Used Citroen C4 Cactus 2014-present review

Alternatives
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What alternatives should I consider to a used Citroën C4 Cactus hatchback?

The C4 Cactus straddles the line between a small family car and a small SUV, so it has many rivals, but it’s the SUV class from which we’ve picked out its three most obvious peers. 

The Nissan Juke was one of the first of the dramatically styled compact SUVs. It has a good infotainment system, but the rest of the car feels a bit off the pace, with an uncomfortable ride, a cheap and rather cramped interior and a poor driving position. It also fared poorly in our most recent reliability survey. 

The Kia Soul has a spacious interior and a great infotainment system. It handles well and has a classy interior. It’s well equipped, too, and decent to drive. With a transferable seven-year warranty from new, it obviously has a lot going for it as a used buy. 

The Renault Captur is refined in most variants and has a user-friendly touchscreen infotainment system. It’s also well equipped and cheap to buy new, while there are some bargains to be had on the used car forecourts, too. It’s a very capable car, even if its interior is a bit low-rent and it’s not the greatest to drive. 

What alternatives should I consider to a used Citroën C4 Cactus hatchback?

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Verdict

The Citroën C4 Cactus has its foibles, but it’s a fine choice if you want SUV styling in a good-value, compact package

  • Cheap to run
  • Strong and smooth 1.2 engine
  • Stylish looks
  • Crashy ride on poor roads
  • No steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Fussy touchscreen system