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Citroen C4 hatchback - MPG, running costs & CO2

Along with efficient petrol and diesel engines, the C4 is available with electric power

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4.1 out of 5

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The Citroen C4 is fitted with a range of small, turbocharged petrol and diesel engines designed to keep a lid on running costs and tailpipe emissions. There's also a fully electric e-C4, which is fitted with an electric motor and battery for zero emissions while you're on the move.

Citroen C4 MPG & CO2

Most C4 buyers are expected to go for the 1.2-litre PureTech petrol variants, and these would be our pick too. Managing up to 50mpg with a manual gearbox, this three-cylinder turbo should equal the running costs of most petrol versions of the SEAT Leon and Volkswagen Golf TSI. This is despite the fact that the PureTech engine does without clever technology like cylinder deactivation or mild-hybrid assistance; Citroen has managed to make the C4 quite a light car, which helps with efficiency.

A 1.5-litre BlueHDI diesel is also available, increasing fuel-efficiency to over 60mpg, but it also costs a few thousand pounds more to buy than the petrol engines. This will take a long time to pay for itself in cheaper running costs, so we'd only recommend it to drivers with a high annual mileage.

The electric e-C4 uses the same 50kWh battery and electric motor as the Peugeot e-2008, and gives the Citroen a range of up to 217 miles. It also comes with 100kW DC charging, making it possible to take the battery from 0-80% in just half an hour at compatible public chargers.

Insurance groups

Exact insurance ratings haven't been confirmed yet but the Citroen C4's focus on comfort, safety and low running costs means it's unlikely to be too expensive to insure.

Warranty

New Citroen models are sold with a three-year/60,000-mile warranty, which can be extended for an additional cost. This matches the warranty from brands like Ford and Volkswagen Group but it can't compete with the five or even seven years of cover offered by Hyundai and Kia respectively.

Servicing

If buyers don't like the large bills associated with servicing, Citroen offers servicing plans that make it possible to spread the cost of maintenance over monthly payments, making it easier to budget.

Which Is Best?

Cheapest

  • Name
    1.2 PureTech Sense 5dr
  • Gearbox type
    Manual
  • Price
    £20,270

Most Economical

  • Name
    1.2 PureTech Sense 5dr
  • Gearbox type
    Manual
  • Price
    £20,270

Fastest

  • Name
    1.2 PureTech Sense 5dr
  • Gearbox type
    Manual
  • Price
    £20,270

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