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heycar review

      Launch year
      2013
      Body type
      MPV
      Fuel type
      Petrol, Diesel
David Ross

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David Ross

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Practical and versatile family MPV

Best bits

  • Versatile and well thought out interior
  • Comfortable ride
  • Neat handling for an MPV

Not so great

  • Clunky manual gear change
  • Fiddly infotainment system
  • Panoramic windscreen is more a gimmick

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Citroen C4 Picasso front

Overall verdict

Citroen C4 Picasso interior

On the inside

Citroen C4 Picasso on road

Driving

Citroen C4 Picasso rear

How much does it cost to run

Citroen C4 Picasso light

Prices, versions and specification

Overall verdict on the Citroen C4 Picasso

"When it comes to family-focussed people carriers Citroen has long led the way. The C4 Picasso helped Citroen rid itself of the budget reputation it once had with big leaps forward in quality and design. Yet it has kept the elements of practicality, space and user-friendliness that have attracted so many buyers before. It's a real winner as a family MPV."

Citroen C4 Picasso front

Citroen has always loved people carriers. The French firm can't seem to stop making them - in fact it's probably what it has become best known for in recent years with its range of Picasso models. The Xsara Picasso started it all in 2000 and soldiered on for what seemed forever (until 2010 amazingly).


The Xsara Picasso represented affordable and practical family transport. There were few frills but there was also rarely a time when you couldn't get a discount on one. It became the DFS of cars. But much has changed since then as Citroen attempts to shake of its 'value' tag and aim for an association with style and innovation. Which is where the C4 Picasso came in.


Citroen certainly got the styling right. Especially from the front with its smooth front end and slim LED daytime running lights which give it a cutting edge appearance. It's very different from other MPV designs yet is unmistakably a Citroen with an added premium feel. 


Of course what's most important for an MPV is practicality and space. Citroen has often led the way in these departments and the C4 Picasso continues that. The first thing you notice is how light it is inside, helped by more than five square metres of glass including a large glass roof and a panoramic windscreen. We're not huge fans of the latter, if it's sunny then you just get dazzled, but you can at least slide the sunblinds forward.

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Citroen C4 Picasso

1.6 BlueHDi Flair 5dr

  • 2017
  • 25,628 miles
  • Stoneacre Abarth, Fiat, MG Derby
  • Derbyshire, DE217GW
Price:£10,750
PCP: £182.44/mo

Representative example: Contract Length: 36 months, 35 Monthly Payments: £182.44, Customer Deposit: £1,612.00, Total Deposit: £1,612.50, Optional Final Payment: £5,068.68, Total Charge For Credit: £2,316.58, Total Amount Payable: £13,066.58, Representative APR: 11.3%, Interest Rate (Fixed): 5.81%, Excess Mileage Charge: 3.08ppm, Mileage Per Annum: 10,000

Citroen C4 Picasso

1.6 BlueHDi Feel 5dr

  • 2016
  • 37,280 miles
  • Scottish Vauxhall Buckie
  • Banffshire, AB564DX
Price:£9,495
PCP: £197.61/mo

Representative example: Contract Length: 36 months, 35 Monthly Payments: £197.61, Customer Deposit: £1,424.00, Total Deposit: £1,424.25, Optional Final Payment: £2,900.00, Total Charge For Credit: £1,745.60, Total Amount Payable: £11,240.60, Representative APR: 10.9%, Interest Rate (Fixed): 10.39%, Excess Mileage Charge: 9ppm, Mileage Per Annum: 10,000

What other cars are similar to the Citroen C4 Picasso?

While the market may have moved away from MPVs to crossovers and SUVs, the humble people carrier still offers more space and makes a better family car for many buyers. The high quality Volkswagen Touran may not be as stylish as the Citroen, but it's just as practical - a car you buy with your head rather than your heart. Rivals also include the Ford C-MAX and the ultra reliable, if dull, Toyota Verso. There's also the Vauxhall Zafira and, if you're after something that's similarly design led, look at the good value Fiat 500L.

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Citroen C4 Picasso interior

On the inside

Citroen C4 Picasso on road

Driving

Citroen C4 Picasso rear

How much does it cost to run

Citroen C4 Picasso light

Prices, versions and specification