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

Interior & comfort Rating

4.0 out of 5

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Generously equipped
  • Electric version available

Cons

  • Vague handling
  • Average boot size
  • No mild-hybrid tech

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. 

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, folding door mirrors and the tablet tray.

Costing from just over £26,000, 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. Tablet mounts can be added to the dashboard for £100, while metallic paint costs around £550.

Which Is Best?

Cheapest

  • Name
    1.2 PureTech Sense 5dr
  • Gearbox type
    Manual
  • Price
    £20,020

Most Economical

  • Name
    1.2 PureTech Sense 5dr
  • Gearbox type
    Manual
  • Price
    £20,020

Fastest

  • Name
    1.2 PureTech Sense 5dr
  • Gearbox type
    Manual
  • Price
    £20,020

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