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Citroen C4 hatchback - Interior & comfort

We welcome the return of physical heater controls and the C4 is well equipped

Carbuyer Rating

4.1 out of 5

Owners Rating

4.4 out of 5

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Interior & comfort Rating

4.0 out of 5

Striking a middle ground in quality terms, the Citroen C4's interior doesn't compete with top cars in the class but there are just enough soft-touch materials to stop it from feeling cheap.  

Citroen C4 dashboard

Inside, even the less expensive plastics are textured to give them a more attractive appearance and there are lots of piano black touches. There's also been a victory for common sense because new rotary dials for the climate controls are simple to use, unlike Citroen models with heater settings buried in the infotainment system. 

Along with a glovebox, there's also a unique pull-out tray for the front passenger, designed to accommodate a tablet PC. It features some impressive engineering, even if we're unsure how many people will use it. The centre console has also been carefully considered, with a wireless charging pad and a grippy area for smartphones. 

All trims come with a small digital instrument cluster that’s surrounded by a lot of black plastic. The display seems a bit small and buried in the dashboard - it looks like it should be reserved for the base-spec car - and we wonder if a set of traditional analogue dials would be both cheaper and easier to use. The interior of our Sense test car was rather drab too, and there seems to be no option to brighten up the cabin with colour packs like in previous Citroen models.

Equipment

Trim levels are called Sense, Sense Plus, Shine and Shine Plus. Even the entry-level Sense has a competitive level of kit, with LED headlights, 18-inch alloy wheels, dual-zone climate control, rear parking sensors and a 10-inch touchscreen. Sense Plus adds a head-up display, rear-view camera and folding door mirrors.

The Shine trim adds features like front parking sensors, rear tinted glass and adaptive LED headlights. Shine Plus is more luxurious than you'd likely expect from a Citroen family hatch, with leather heated seats, a wireless charging pad and premium sound system.  

Options

Most trims come with enough kit that ticking options boxes shouldn't be compulsory, but there is a selection of extras. Keyless entry and start can be added for £300, while colour packs can be added for £150 to personalise the C4's exterior. Metallic paint costs around £550.

Which Is Best?

Cheapest

  • Name
    1.2 PureTech Sense 5dr
  • Gearbox type
    Manual
  • Price
    £20,950

Most Economical

  • Name
    1.2 PureTech Sense 5dr
  • Gearbox type
    Manual
  • Price
    £20,950

Fastest

  • Name
    1.2 PureTech Sense 5dr
  • Gearbox type
    Manual
  • Price
    £20,950

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