The Berlingo Multispace slots between the C3 Picasso and C4 Picasso, and is designed as a five-seater people carrier for those on a budget. Interior space is impressive, with a van-like cabin offering lots of room for people and luggage. The Berlingo transports passengers in comfort. However, the low purchase price does mean that many luxuries are optional extras. If you plan to regularly drive the car fully loaded, the smallest petrol engine is best avoided.
Price £15,295 - £16,960
Citroen's C-Crosser is based on the Mitsubishi Outlander, and shares that car's engineering and engine range. Cynics labelled the model as a quick fix to add a 4x4 to Citroen's line-up, but the C-Crosser's imposing design looks good and all models are generously equipped. The car offers some off-road ability, but also delivers a comfortable ride and secure road holding. There's also an optional seven-seat interior layout which improves versatility.
The electrically powered Citroen C-Zero is a tweaked and rebadged version of Mitsubishi's i-MiEV, and is one the first all-electric models from Citroen to go on sale in the UK.
To distinguish it from the Mitsubishi, it's fitted with new front and rear bumpers, as well as an ESP system to boost safety. Plus, the C-Zero has a more simple gearbox offering only park, reverse and drive modes, doing away with the Mitsubishi i-MiEV's economy and performance settings. Power comes from a 64bhp electric motor located at the rear and there's powerful battery pack under the floor - which will carry you up to 93miles. Keyless go is standard so, as long as the fob is in your pocket, all you have to do is turn a switch on the steering column and a beep tells you the car is ready to go. Slot the shift lever into ‘Drive’ and the C-ZERO moves off, accompanied only by a muted swish of tyres on tarmac.
The C1 is Citroen's version of the Toyota Aygo and Peugeot 107. It gets the same major mechanical parts, but offers a different front and rear look. The C1 is at home in the city, where its large windows make it easy to see out of, and tiny dimensions make it simple to park. The interior is basic but quite spacious for such a small car and it comes in both three and five-door bodystyles. Citroen offers three versions – VT, VTR and VTR+. All are powered by a 1.0-litre petrol engine and the VTR+ is available with an EGS automatic gearbox.
3 & 5 Doors
Price £7,995 - £10,645
The C3 offers plenty of style and the most comfort of any car in the supermini class, Ford Fiesta and VW Polo included. The C3 hatchback comes as a five-door only and all C3s except the basic version have a panoramic windscreen, which stretches back into the roof. The C3 doesn’t handle as well as the Fiesta, and rear seat space is tight, but the interior quality is a huge step up from the last C3. The Airdream+ diesel is especially economical, returning 74.3mpg, but the best mix of value and performance is had from C3 VTR+ with the 1.4-litre petrol engine.
Price £10,890 - £15,290
The C3 Picasso is only a little longer than a conventional supermini, but has loads more space inside thanks to a high roofline. Seats, which split and fold to accommodate more luggage or passengers as necessary, are easy to adjust. The Picasso is built for comfort, so the soft suspension means it rolls a bit in corners, but rides very comfortably. The C3 Picasso isn’t cheap, but does come with lots of equipment as standard, particularly in mid-range VTR+ spec, which is the one to go for.
Price £12,995 - £17,655
The C4 is a comfortable small family hatchback aimed at the Peugeot 308 and Ford Focus. While it's not terribly exciting to drive, it is the most comfortable and most practical car in this class. Diesel versions offer the best economy, especially the micro-hybrid e-HDi model, but they do cost more in the first place.
Price £17,490 - £18,865
The Citroen C4 Picasso is a brilliant people carrier that comes in two versions. The normal Picasso has space for five, while the longer Grand Picasso is a seven-seater with two extra chairs that fold out of the boot floor. Both versions are extremely practical, with lots of storage space, comfortable seats and big boots. The C4 Picasso has a well-built interior that features lots of standard equipment, even on the basic VTR model. Diesel engines are best if you travel long distances, as the petrol engines use much more fuel.
Price £19,350 - £23,650
The C5 helped re-establish Citroen's credentials as a maker of quality cars. The interior, which features lots of standard equipment, was the best for quality and luxury ever seen in a Citroen when the car launched in 2008. The C5 is also very spacious and comfortable, and beats the Ford Mondeo and Vauxhall Insignia for the smoothness of its suspension and ride. The C5 is available as a saloon or Tourer estate. Both offer stylish looks and plenty of space, and are very relaxing to drive. The HDi diesel engines are best, and good discounts are available from Citroen dealers.
Price £19,895 - £28,495
The Citroen C6 is an upmarket saloon to rival the BMW 5 Series and Audi A6. It's a rare sight on the road, but to many, that's a big part of its appeal. The styling is distinctive while the interior is luxurious with lots of standard kit. There's a single engine offered, a smooth 3.0-litre diesel, and it offers lots of effortless power, and the suspension soaks up bumps with ease. However, the C6 can’t match its German rivals’ sharp steering or cornering ability. Depreciation is also a concern if you buy one new.
The Citroen Dispatch Combi is a multi-purpose vehicle designed to carry up to nine people in comfort. Twin sliding doors provide great access while the spacious cabin make it a popular choice with taxi drivers and large families.
Price £23,250 - £28,610
The DS3 is the first of Citroen's luxury cars which accompany its regular ranges. But unlike the C3 on which it's based, the DS3 is much more fun to drive, with a very agile chassis, excellent handling and a great 1.6-litre turbo engine in the top of the range car. But thanks to its humble origins, the DS3 is also very cheap to run. The interior is well made too, feeling very high quality and featuring plenty of standard kit. Buyers can also personalise their cars, choosing from lots of paint and trim combinations.
Price £15,045 - £19,680
Following on from the DS3, the latest all-new Citroen is based on the C4, but is very much its own car. Bigger, bolder and more stylish than the C4, the new DS4 is comparable in size to MINI's Countyman. Available with a good mix of petrol and diesel engines, it offers excellent levels of practicality and comes with lots of space and comfort. A great addition to Citroen's family range.
Price £21,295 - £21,440
The Citroen DS5 sits in a class of its own. It's somewhere between an estate, a hatchback and an MPV providing a spacious cabin, high-riding driving position and stylish design. It's the third of Citroen's 'DS' range of cars which offer something slightly different to the rest of Citroen's range. The cabin is one of the most stylish at this price bracket and build quality feels top-notch too. Engine choices range from an entry level 1.6-litre petrol unit 153bhp to a range-topping all-wheel drive diesel-electric hybrid set-up with 200bhp.
The Nemo Multispace is the smallest people carrier in Citroen's range. It's based on the Nemo van, which gives the Multispace its characteristic slab-sided, high roofed look. But the boxy design gives lots of room inside. The rear seats are accessed through sliding doors, which are great in tight parking spaces. There's a choice of small petrol and diesel engines which ensure cheap running costs. The interior does feel built down to a price though.
Price £12,445 - £13,245