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Citroen C3 review - Boot space, practicality & dimensions

"There's enough room for four adults, with impressive headroom and the boot is decent too"

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The Citroen C3’s chunky, upright design has equated to a roomy-enough interior that can seat up to four adults in reasonable comfort, despite compact overall dimensions. Headroom is very plentiful so there’s a lot of room for passengers even if they’re around six-foot tall. In the e-C3 the battery is located under the rear seats, too, so the floor feels a normal height and there’s a decent amount of knee room.

Size comparison

Model 

Length

Width

Height

Citroen C3

4,015mm

1,755mm

1,577mm

Vauxhall Corsa

4,060mm

1,765mm

1,433mm

Dacia Sandero

4,088mm

1,753mm

1,499mm

Dacia Spring

3,734mm

1,579mm

1,516mm

Does the Citroen C3 have a big boot?

The Citroen C3 has a reasonably-sized boot, albeit one with a high loading lip, meaning it could be hard to get larger, heavier items like a pram or wheelchair into the back of it. It’s bigger than the boot of the Vauxhall Corsa and just about larger than that of the Dacia Spring, but there’s a distinct lack of storage solutions back there. While some rivals offer an adjustable boot floor, under-floor storage and clever ways to position or stow the rear parcel shelf, the C3's boot gets a single plastic hook and that's about it. 

Boot space comparison

Model 

Boot space

Citroen C3

310 litres

Vauxhall Corsa

267 litres

Dacia Sandero

328 litres

Dacia Spring

308 litres

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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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