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Citroën C3 Aircross review - Practicality & boot space

A flexible loading space and roof rails mean the Citroen C3 Aircross caters to families, but the towing limit is quite low

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It doesn't take up much room on the road – or in the car park – but the Citroen C3 Aircross has a tall roof that makes it spacious enough to accommodate four adults and a reasonable amount of luggage.

Citroen C3 Aircross interior space & storage

You sit fairly upright in the Aircross, which is welcome news if you like to have a good view of your surroundings. It also means that despite the car's short overall length, interior space is quite plentiful. Passengers over six feet tall might find kneeroom at a premium, but the front seatbacks are squishy enough that it shouldn’t be uncomfortable. Headroom in the back can be a bit tight for taller adults though, especially if the panoramic roof is fitted, because this lowers the roofline by a few centimetres.

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If you need more space it might be worth waiting for the upcoming Citroen C3 Aircross, because it’s set to evolve into a longer three-row seven-seat model that will take on the Dacia Jogger.

Boot space

When the Aircross is full of passengers, there’s a decent 410 litres of boot space. When they hop out – or if they don’t mind sliding the rear seats forward – you can increase the boot size to 520 litres. Fold the 60:40 split-folding seats down entirely and 1,289 litres is available for hauling furniture. You can also move the boot floor up and down, either to ensure there’s a smooth surface to slide objects along, or to make the boot deeper for maximum space. Citroen has clearly thought about its customers, providing a handy slot in the boot to hold the parcel shelf when you need every bit of space. Plus and Max trims also come out with a flexible pull-out boot floor, which is a big advantage if you own a dog or often put muddy boots in the car.

Towing

While Citroen offers a ‘swan neck’ towbar for the Aircross, it can only manage light towing duties. Every engine in the range can tow a braked trailer weighing up to 840kg, which is only enough for a small trailer. In comparison, the Renault Captur can tow up to 1,200kg.

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Charlie writes and edits news, review and advice articles for Carbuyer, as well as publishing content to its social media platforms. He has also been a regular contributor to its sister titles Auto Express, DrivingElectric and evo. As well as being consumed by everything automotive, Charlie is a speaker of five languages and once lived in Chile, Siberia and the Czech Republic, returning to the UK to write about his life-long passion: cars.

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