Which used Citroën C4 Cactus hatchback should I buy?
We like the character of the three-cylinder 1.2-litre petrol engine, but we'd only recommend the turbocharged 110 version, because the lesser two petrol options are rather slow and not as frugal. The diesel makes sense if fuel economy matters most, but it’s generally a bit unrefined next to its petrol siblings.
The trim levels are Touch, Feel, Flair, Flair Edition and Onetone. Every model gets a 7.0in infotainment touchscreen system, a digital radio, a USB port and cruise control. Electric front windows are also standard, but the rear ones simply pop out. Some rear passengers might not like that, so it’s worth bearing in mind. We prefer mid-range Feel trim, which adds air conditioning, Bluetooth and a leather-trimmed steering wheel, plus gloss black exterior trim and body-coloured door handles. Flair versions get plenty of luxury kit, including sat-nav and a reversing camera, but they’re pretty pricey. Flair Edition is much the same, just adding fancy seats and a panoramic roof. Onetone makes slightly more sense, because it adds front parking sensors and a self-parking function, but it’s still expensive.
Our favourite Citroën C4 Cactus: 1.2 Puretech 110 Feel