There are no major issues with the driving position, and there’s plenty of seat and steering wheel adjustment to help you get comfortable. That said, the front seats could do with a bit of extra lower-back support. All versions receive an adjustable armrest (there’s another for the front passenger seat).
Some of the Citroën’s switchgear is also tricky to get the hang of, because many functions are controlled through the dashboard-mounted 7.0-inch touchscreen - even adjusting the cabin temperature means switching to a specific air-con menu and jabbing at the display with your finger. That’s not something that’s easy to do while you’re driving.
Citroën C4 Picasso visibility
The C4 Picasso has decent visibility despite its curvy styling; the windscreen stretches up and over the driver and passenger’s head, the split front pillars don’t obscure your forward view to badly and there’s a broad expanse of glass all around.
Even seeing out of the back isn’t too tricky, while VTR+ models upwards get rear parking sensors to make reversing even easier. Step up to Excusive trim and you’ll even get a reversing camera.
Citroën C4 Picasso infotainment
The Picasso’s standard 7.0in, dash-mounted touchscreen features smart graphics and large, easy-to-hit icons. There are also touch-sensitive panels around the edges of the screen that you can press to shortcut between functions. The trouble is, the buttons aren’t clearly labelled, so you have to study them carefully to make sure you’re pressing the right one.
The menu system on the touchscreen itself is also confusing, and there’s often a long pause between pressing the display and the system responding. You can use the steering wheel controls to perform certain functions, but the sheer number of buttons and knobs adds yet another layer of confusion.
Bluetooth and an aux socket are standard, as are the 12V sockets liberally strewn around the cabin and boot for those power-hungry electronic games.
Digital radio makes an entrance from Touch trim upwards, but if you go for Feel or Flair you’ll also receive an impressive 12.0in, full-colour, panoramic high-definition central display with Citroën’s impressive Connect Nav.
Citroën C4 Picasso build quality
The C4 Picasso has a smart-looking interior with an appealing blend of materials and textures. The dashboard is dense and soft to the touch, while most of the buttons and knobs operate with a positive and well-damped action.
True, there’s the odd flimsy-feeling switch, but you’ll have to search hard to find any sharp edges or cheap-feeling plastics – even in the rear cabin.