Used Citroën Xsara Picasso 2000 - 2010 review

Category: MPV

Section: Our recommendations

2000 - 2010 review
Citroën Xsara Picasso (00 - 10)
  • Citroën Xsara Picasso (00 - 10)
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Our recommendations

Which used Citroën Xsara Picasso MPV should I buy?

Pick any diesel - they're all good. The 90bhp 2.0 HDI is strong and there are two even better 1.6 HDI diesels (92bhp and 110bhp). All are easy on the juice, pull smoothly and are reasonably quiet. We'd be happy with any of them.

If you're on a petrol-only diet, though, go for the 1.8. It's much livelier than the 1.6 petrol, which can feel sluggish when the car's fully loaded. The 1.8 is also much quieter - the 1.6 can get a bit loud when you start to work it hard. There's also a 2.0 petrol with a four-speed auto gearbox, but it's a disappointing combination.

Trim levels kick off with LX, and all models have CD player, remote locking, twin front and side airbags, ABS brakes and electric front windows.

However, we'd recommend you step up to Desire for its (essential) air-conditioning. Top-trim Exclusive adds cruise control, electric rear windows, electric sunroof and alloy wheels to the already decent list of kit.