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Citroën Grand C4 Picasso (07 - 13) review

(2007 - 2013)
Citroën Grand C4 Picasso (07 - 13)
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Which used Citroën Grand C4 Picasso MPV should I buy?

The diesels make the most sense in a car of this size, due to their economy and pulling power.

The 108bhp 1.6-litre diesel performs well, and suits the car. Consider the 138bhp 2.0 version only if the price is right - don't pay too much because it's not vastly better. If you want a petrol Grand C4 Picasso, then choose between the 1.8- and 2.0-litre engines. We'd go for the first, because it's not much slower than the second.

Stretch your budget, if possible, so that you can avoid the entry-level LX model. It's sparsely equipped and doesn't even have air-con. The SX is a much better bet, but the VTR+ gets alloy wheels and rear electric windows, and the Exclusive has climate control and parking sensors. Both 2.0-litre models are only available in these last two trims.

The manual gearbox is clunky and vague, so we'd go for the EGS option - a semi-manual gearbox which changes gear at the tug of a steering wheel-mounted paddle. It can take a while to get used to the way the gearbox works, and there's a knack to getting the smoothest changes.

Which used Citroën Grand C4 Picasso MPV should I buy?

The diesels make the most sense in a car of this size, due to their economy and pulling power.

The 108bhp 1.6-litre diesel performs well, and suits the car. Consider the 138bhp 2.0 version only if the price is right - don't pay too much because it's not vastly better. If you want a petrol Grand C4 Picasso, then choose between the 1.8- and 2.0-litre engines. We'd go for the first, because it's not much slower than the second.

Stretch your budget, if possible, so that you can avoid the entry-level LX model. It's sparsely equipped and doesn't even have air-con. The SX is a much better bet, but the VTR+ gets alloy wheels and rear electric windows, and the Exclusive has climate control and parking sensors. Both 2.0-litre models are only available in these last two trims.

The manual gearbox is clunky and vague, so we'd go for the EGS option - a semi-manual gearbox which changes gear at the tug of a steering wheel-mounted paddle. It can take a while to get used to the way the gearbox works, and there's a knack to getting the smoothest changes.