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Citroën e-C4 review

Category: Electric car

Section: Costs & verdict

Citroën e-C4 2021 infotainment
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  • Citroën e-C4 2021 front left static
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  • Citroën e-C4 2021 dashboard detail
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  • Citroën e-C4 2021 front tracking
  • Citroën e-C4 2021
  • Citroën e-C4 2021 dashboard
  • Citroën e-C4 2021 rear seats
  • Citroën e-C4 2021 infotainment
  • Citroën e-C4 2021 right panning
  • Citroën e-C4 2021 front left static
  • Citroën e-C4 2021 left static
  • Citroën e-C4 2021 dashboard detail
  • Citroën e-C4 2021 boot open
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In this section:
  • Costs, insurance groups, MPG and CO2
  • Equipment, options and extras
  • Reliability
  • Safety and security

Costs & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

Costs, insurance groups, MPG and CO2

When viewed against similarly-sized electric cars, such as the 39kWh Kia e-Niro and Volkswagen ID.3, the Citroën e-C4 is competitively priced. However, if you care about range and versatility more than an elevated driving position and style, you can get the Long Range MG 5 which will go significantly further for a lot less money. Resale values for the e-C4 will at least exceed the e-Niro and MG 5, but are way behind those of the ID.3.

If you’re a private buyer purchasing on a PCP finance deal, the monthly payments should be pretty appealing in comparison with an e-Niro. As with all electric cars, company car users will be paying very little benefit-in-kind tax for the next few years.

Shine trim isn’t a whole lot more and also well worth a look if you fancy the additions of privacy glass, a heated steering wheel, keyless entry, automatically dipping headlights and adaptive cruise control, which keeps you a set distance from the car in front.

Top-spec Shine Plus adds leather upholstery, plus heated and electrically adjustable front seats with massaging functions.​

Citroën e-C4 2021 infotainment

Reliability

Although the e-C4 didn’t feature in our 2021 What Car? Reliability Survey, Citroën as a brand was right in the middle of the pack, coming 11th out of 30. That put it below Hyundai, Kia and Mazda, but above Ford, Nissan, Peugeot, Renault and Volkswagen.  

Similarly, the three-year warranty that you get is pretty average, and no match for Hyundai’s or Renault’s five-year, unlimited-mileage warranty or Kia’s seven-year, 100,000-mile package.

Overview

If you fancy a stylish-looking coupé SUV and want the low emissions of an electric car, the Citroën e-C4 is a good option. It’s practical despite its swooping roofline, and comes with a nicely appointed interior, lots of toys and a soft, cushioning ride. Bear in mind, though, that a Volkswagen ID.3 is faster, handles better and is safer, while the cheaper MG 5 has a much longer battery range.

  • Mainly cushy ride
  • Good quality interior
  • Hushed at motorway speeds
  • Relatively slow acceleration
  • Not as roomy as some rivals
  • Competent handling but not particularly fun to drive
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