Which used Citroën C4 hatchback should I buy?
The 1.2 Puretech 110 is the cheapest option and, unsurprisingly, one of the least powerful. The three-cylinder 1.2-litre engine is turbocharged, which makes it flexible if not quite as punchy as the Puretech 130.
The 1.6 BlueHDI 100 is the entry-level diesel engine and is most fuel-efficient and cleanest when fitted with a start/stop system. It’s no ball of fire, but there’s enough power for urban environments. It’s our pick. The 1.6 BlueHDI 120 is effectively the same powerplant as the BlueHDI 100 but with a little more poke. Emissions still sneak below 100g/km if you opt for 16in wheels, even if you select an automatic gearbox.
The 2.0-litre BlueHDI 150 engine is the biggest engine you can get in the C4. Despite having 148bhp, it’ll still emit only 98g/km of CO2 if you go for 16in wheels, with fuel consumption that is barely any worse than the smaller diesels.
Our pick of the trims is Touch. This may be the entry point into the range but Citroën hasn’t skimped on equipment. Standard kit includes air conditioning, heated electric door mirrors, front electric windows and cruise control. Feel is the midpoint of the range and adds alloy wheels, tinted rear windows, stop/start technology on certain engines and a DAB radio with Bluetooth hands-free. Flair is the top-of-the-range model and adds a 7.0in touchscreen infotainment system with Bluetooth media streaming, rear parking sensors, rear electric windows, chrome door mirrors, dual zone climate control and auto lights and wipers.
Our favourite Citroen C4 1.6 BlueHDI 100 Touch