New Citroën C4 Cactus vs Skoda Octavia

Citroën has reinvented the C4 Cactus as an oddball family hatchback. That means it now faces the class-leading Skoda Octavia...

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26 May 2017 06:00 | Last updated: 14 Jun 2018 00:03

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Citroën C4 Cactus

New Citroën C4 Cactus vs Skoda Octavia

Regardless of trim, the Cactus comes with a 7.0in touchscreen system with DAB radio, Bluetooth and Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and MirrorLink smartphone mirroring. It’s easy to use but not particularly responsive. For example, the buttons surrounding the screen often require a few prods before they respond, so they can be distracting to use on the move. At least the screen is mounted high up so it isn’t far from your line of sight.


Skoda Octavia

New Citroën C4 Cactus vs Skoda Octavia

A crisp, responsive 8.0in touchscreen is standard, along with DAB radio, Bluetooth and a full suite of smartphone mirroring functions. The screen is set quite low on the dash, but its menus are logically laid out and the big icons are easy enough to hit when you’re on the move, so you won’t be too distracted. As with the Cactus, built-in sat-nav is an option, but we’d save our money and use a phone sat-nav app, viewed on the car’s screen.