In-depth Reviews

Citroën C4 owner reviews

"The Citroen C4 isn't the most exciting car, but it offers good value for money, low running costs, great practicality and comfort"

Carbuyer Rating

3.2 out of 5

Owners Rating

4.4 out of 5

61%of people would recommend this car to a friend.

Owner Rating

  • 11reviews
  • 12reviews
  • 1reviews

Common Problems

  • Electrics (5 cases)
  • Gearbox / clutch, Other (1 cases)
  • Engine (1 cases)
  • Other (1 cases)
  • Brakes (1 cases)

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.6 blue hdi 120

Year of registration

2015

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

54
Review
The C4 blue hdi 120 is a comfortable quiet running delight to drive. I bought it from local Citroen dealer in January with 3,000 miles on the clock. Turns out it was an ex-rental car. However this has not put me off the vehicle as it was like new on delivery. It was serviced and there are no obvious marks or blemishes. I have done some 15,000 miles during the year so far without any problems . Averaging 54 mpg I would recommend the car to anyone.
Reliability

5 out of 5

Perfect no problems whatsoever.
Performance

5 out of 5

Goes very well no worries about overtaking and the need for extra acceleration
Running Cost

5 out of 5

I average 54 mpg going by the vehicle's display.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.6 HDI Feel

Year of registration

2015

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

58
Review
I paid just under 50% of the list price for this as new 11000 mile car and for £8450 there is nothing as fast, economical and superbly comfortable and whisper quiet as this C4 on the market anywhere. I am very impressed having downsized from an Insignia and tried all sorts of mid sized cars before buying the C4. Whatever the reviewers day this is a superb car to own, not quite on a par with a Golf SE TDI but many thousands of pounds less. Highly delighted and recommended.
Reliability

4 out of 5

Perfect so far, love the way it starts instantly.
Performance

4 out of 5

Lot of torque, a very brisk drive
Running Cost
Zero road tax and 58mpg around town, who could ask for more.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

50

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

25

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Semi Auto

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

50
Running Cost

3 out of 5

SPARE SERVICE PARTS DEAR

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

34.5
Review
well the C I on CITROEN have fallen off.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

just petrol needs to be added

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

50
Review
too new to have a real sense of longetivity but manu recall missed by selling dealer (ex -demo) & I;ve had to raise it with them
Running Cost

4 out of 5

typically as expected for the size/type

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Semi Auto

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

54
Review
Slight unidentified problem with the ECO system not always working properly
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Fuel compared to my last car is great service contract take care of the service costs was disappointed it did not come with a spare wheel. Had to buy one

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Semi Auto

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

50.4
Review
Works well but niggling problem with the ECo system that so far has not been fixed
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Fairly economical should get better when it is run in properly

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

54
Review
Never lets me down
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Used to have a Golf and compaired to costs the Citroen is very light on the pocket

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Auto 1.6VTR+

Year of registration

2013

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

38
Review
My first ever non-hydraulic Citroen. I've owned only Citroens for 22yrs. I'm very impressed, it looks amazing, drives nicely, still getting used to all the gadgets, only bug-bare is the reflection of the facia -vents in the windscreen which can be distracting and right in the eyeline.
Reliability

5 out of 5

No problems whatever.
Performance

4 out of 5

I.6, spritely enough for an old man like me, no shocks or surprises. Good enough for my needs.
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Compared to my XMs and CXs, cheap enough to want go out and drive.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

vtr+, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
Pretty average

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

Exclusive, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Paddleshift gears

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
Solid and relable even if not very exciting. Egs gearbox takes a bit of getting used to but can simplify town driving in "aoto" mode. Traction control can be intrusive in wet or slipery conditions.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

vtr+, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Overall its been reliable just as my previous c4 was. The mpg is as poor as the previous one which is really my only criticism.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.6 ehdi VTR+ Airdream semi-auto diesel

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

2 - 3 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

48
Review
I have the car on motability and it's a real nice drive. The only issue is that the auto gearbox can be a bit slow to choose a gear if you ease to a junction and then boot it to pull out in a gap, left me stranded on a roundabout, red lining in neutral a couple of times which was scary. Only other issue was paint bubbling on the bonnet, but new bonnnet fitted under warranty.
Reliability

5 out of 5

Never let me down.
Performance

4 out of 5

It's not a race car, but it's not meant to be...
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Fairly economical if you drive sensibly.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

60

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

53

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

68

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

44
Review
Although we've not had this car long, it's already far more reliable than our previous Frenchie!
Running Cost

4 out of 5

If I use the speed limit feature and cruise main roads in 4th, I regulary see 40-50mpg. On using cruise to travel distances on the motorway at 65, we see 60-70mpg!

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

39
Review
APart from a window rattle quickly fixed by the local Dealer, the car has been totally reliable.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.6 Blue HDI 120 EATS 6 Auto.

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

57
Review
Purchased new from a Main dealer at nearly 35% discount this car has been a great buy. With nearly two thirds of our driving on Continental roads this Citroen is able to eat up the miles comfortably, quietly and economically. The 118 bhp diesel has bags of torque and although a little vocal when cold at low speeds, runs very quietly when underway. The 6 speed torque converter based EATS 6 auto gearbox is a 'peach'. The manual override works well too. As it meets Euro 6 standards and was registered before 1 April 2017, its low emissions mean £0.00 'UK road tax', After a problem on the first day of ownership the car has been totally reliable for nearly two years. The only problem is with the model being phased out, what to replace it with ? It will be a hard act to follow.
Reliability

5 out of 5

Apart from a problem on the first day of ownership 100% in nearly 2 years.
Performance
As mentioned above a great performer. Apparently the handling has been sacrificed in favour of comfort but as a driver who liked to make his tyres last this suits me fine !
Running Cost
Two main Dealer Services carried out to date at typical cost.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.6e HDI EGs6 (Auto Diesel)

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

65
Review
Best car ever owned. Being in the motor trade i have driven and used most common makes vehicle, this beats them all. Quick, smooth, comfortable, lots of extras, and SUPER economical. Road tax free or £20 for 12 months. Best in class and cheapest to purchase.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

VTR+ 1.6HDI 110PS 5dr manual

Year of registration

2013

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

60
Review
I bought this car to replace the previous version (2005 model). This update lacks some of the innovative features of the older model (fixed steering wheel centre, etc.) but feels much more comfortable and the fuel economy and road fund savings are impressive. Plus points: comfort, boot space, quiet drive, six gears, nice looking, useful features such as folding mirrors, reversing sensors, Bluetooth, etc. Negative points: lacks something to make it stand out from the crowd, can be awkward to fuel (pumps jam when refilling). Verdict: Glad I bought it, though it is not as exciting as the older model.
Reliability

5 out of 5

No problems so far.
Performance

4 out of 5

Refined for a diesel, comfortable, unexciting is a fair summary.
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Insurance on a par with previous model. Fuel economy is great. Only £30 road fund.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

57

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

52
Review
We had a fuel injector give up not long after we bought the car.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

48
Review
Never had a problem
Running Cost

4 out of 5

good but would prefer to use gas or diesel

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Exclusive, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Paddleshift gears

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
I really like my car. People are always suprised by the quality fo the car when they get inside. My sister drives an audi a3 and told me my citroen had the most comfortable car seats she'd ever sat in! Reliable and affordable as well as stylish and full of technology like cruise control, bluetooth, sat nav etc.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.6 Hdi exclusive(110) 5dr EGS

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

2 - 3 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

34
Review
nice care, just about to click 25k miles in 3 years. was top of range at time with built in satnav and stuff. road/wind noise non existant for 2 yr now its like back window is open or parcel shelf missing. was told it maybe seals for doors needing renewed. comfotable to drive gear shift jerky in manual mode but if u drive it like a manual its fine. mpg low for doing motorway and short distance would expect more for a deisel

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.6 blue Hdi 120

Year of registration

2015

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

55
Review
I've the car for some two months now and am surprised at how smooth the blue HDI engine is. The tall gearing of the six speed gearbox takes a bit of getting used to. I went for diesel engine this time for a first, since it met Euro 6 specifications. The car is very comfortable especially on long journeys, but that is what Citroen are good at. It has a solid feel to it and is a pleasure to drive.
Reliability
To early to say.
Performance

5 out of 5

Excellent acceleration, runs quietly at 1750 revs at 70mph in sixth gear. A very good motorway car.
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Running costs have been encouraging so far.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.6 BlueHDi Feel

Year of registration

2016

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

58
Review
2 months in so cannot comment on reliability. Owned a Peugeot and an older DS4 recently sharing much of the same mechanics which were both faultless. New BlueHDI engines are better even than the old HDI ones. Mine is the baby 100hp but it's more than powerful enough and the 5 speed box is well judged. It's pretty smooth even if it does have a long throw. Clutch and pedals all weighted well, brakes are very responsive. Easily the smoothest and quietest car of its type I've driven. Handles reasonably but does get a bit flummoxed by rapid country lanes. Excellent infotainment system once you get used to it and cruise control is one of the nicer systems I've used. Some minor irritations are the dodgy conversion from left to right hand drive (fuse box not moved and handbrake further to the left). Massive boot, rear space adequate but could be better. Fuel economy easily the best I've had. Doe 55mpg in town and nudging 65mpg on a long run at national speed limit. All this and bought for about £12k with all the discounts.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2011 C4 1.6 diesel hatch VTR+ automatic

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

2 - 3 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

54
Review
60,000 miles in 33 months. Overall it is pretty good. I have managed 80mpg at 55mph, but the realistic mpgis 15 on the motorway and 45 in town. Some annoying features such as when using the stop-start you get hot air in air con mode and cold air in heat mode when stopped at lights etc for more than 20 secs. Sometime it is reluctant to start and needs the gear lever jiggling. Had two recalls for electronics and pulley belts. Plastic bonnet replaced and repainted due to blister bubbles. It has a large boot at the expense of a slightly cramped interior. Electric handbrake is a clever idea and good for storage due to the space saved. Care is needed between 1st and 2nd gear changes as hesitating can give the gearbox and identity crisis. The engine and brakes have power to spare and the car rides very well. It's still on the original brake discs but the front pads and two sets of tyres are the only replacements.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

57

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Bought Car

Used
Review
Just a good reliable car
Running Cost

4 out of 5

My son says it is thirsty but he drives too fast - driven by me it is not expensive to drive

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol

Year of registration

2005

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

37
Review
Much better than surveys and reviews suggest
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Replacing brakes (discs, pads quite expensive) Replacement aircon pipe Ł175

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

vtr+, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.6 diesel auto

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

2 - 3 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

70
Review
Best car I have ever owned, economical, quick. Don't listen to the so called "experts" gearbox changes fine.
Reliability

5 out of 5

Never had any problems.
Performance
Quick
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Excellent

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Semi Auto

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

58
Review
Everything ok so far
Running Cost

5 out of 5

fuel consumption 50 to 65 - reasonable servicing costs & average insurance cost & no road tax

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Semi Auto

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

40

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

58
Review
Nothing to stop the car but warning messages on dash, like battery charge fault. When no fault.

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Semi Auto

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

42
Review
Semi-auto gearbox is trash, wont always engage gears and changes for no reason at the wrong time. glove box catch broken- dealer states you can only keep gloves in it even though its chilled. sliding drawer drivers side wont open as spring has fallen off. drawer under passenger seat wont open. Radio turns on when unlocking car. seat belt lights work sometimes either saying that the seat belts are not done up when they are or that there is nobody in the seat when there is, dealer says it is because children dont weigh enough.
Running Cost

3 out of 5

just average, goes through tyres very quickly.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

51
Review
So far it has not let me down

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

VTR+ HDI, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New
Review
I like it because it's quirky - the newest model has the quirks taaken out, probably would'nt buy it because of this !!

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

VTR+, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Diesel, Paddleshift gears

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
First citroen i have owned and very pleased, boot is large [easily carried all holiday gear for 4 people, quiet engine and fairly economical-54mpg] easy to drive as it is semi-auto with paddle shifts, good visibilty alround and in snowy/icy conditions i turn off esp for better grip. Overall an excellent car

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