2017 Citroen C3 Aircross reader test team review

We give Citroën's vibrant, ‘people-minded’ new small SUV a three-star rating, but what does the public think?...

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It might seem odd that Citroën has replaced its C3 Picasso, a car near the top of the small MPV game, with a car in a different market.

Really, though, the new Citroën C3 Aircross small SUV represents more of a shift in perception than ethos. The C3 Picasso made its name with a cleverly packaged and spacious interior, a comfy ride and a big boot, and the C3 Aircross aims to further those qualities while being more image-conscious in order to tempt people out of a Nissan Juke or Renault Captur.

Practicality is met with above-average head and leg room, the availability of sliding rear seats and a big boot. Idiosyncratic looks and a myriad of colour combinations sort out style.

Engines are three 1.2-litre petrols (with up to 128bhp) and two 1.6-litre diesels, and both manual and automatic gearboxes are available.

The C3 Aircross is on sale now, with pricing ranging from £13,995 to £16,900.