Citroen C4 Grand Picasso MPV (2007-2013): owner reviews

"If it’s stylish and spacious family transport you're looking for, the seven-seat Citroen C4 Grand Picasso is just the ticket."

Carbuyer Rating

3.6 out of 5

Owners Rating

3.1 out of 5

Reviews

Owner Reviews

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  • 3 out of 5
  • 2 out of 5
  • 1 out of 5
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Common Problems

  • Engine (4 cases)
  • Electrics (1 case)
  • Other (2 cases)
  • Electrics, Suspension (1 case)

Review 1 of 24

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2011

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

42
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Semi Auto

Year

2011

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

48
Tell us what you think about your car?
So no problems whatosever
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2012

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

55
Tell us what you think about your car?
ONLY HAD CAR 3 MONTHS
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2010

Avg annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

50
Tell us what you think about your car?
It has not let me down
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.6 HDI 110 VTS+

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

49
Tell us what you think about your car?
This is the 10th Citroen I've owned and probably the best overall (my all time favourite was my 1994 Xantia TD). I realise that Citroen owners often report electrical gremlins but I genuinely haven't had that experience with any of mine - maybe I'm just lucky. Fuel economy is excellent - even with occasional trips towing our caravan it's averaged over 49 mpg. Load space is fantastic and the variable seating
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

1 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.6Hdi 16V Vtr Plus 5door Egs Diesel Estate

Year

2010

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

50
Tell us what you think about your car?
I bought a used 2010 C4 grand Picasso 1.6Hdi diesel with 25,000 miles on the clock from the main Citroen dealership in my area. At 3,600 miles on the clock it cut out dead while I was overtaking which left me with nowhere to go and very close to a head on collision 4 days after its annual service. The AA took me to a local garage who replaced the fuel filter and re-set the fault codes at a cost of £120. At the main dealership I was told the fuel filter cannot be checked on a service because it is a sealed unit, but the service sheet was ticked off as been done. I have now lost all confidence driving the vehicle and my wife will not drive it.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Semi Auto

Year

2010

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

41
Tell us what you think about your car?
Only problem has been front side lights and headlights blowing both sides at once on two occasions. Otherwise 100% reliable.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Semi Auto

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

52
Tell us what you think about your car?
Mostly fine - one issue after service where an oil filter wasn't fitted correctly leading to low oil pressure resulting in AA & dealer assistance
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Semi Auto

Year

2011

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

30
Tell us what you think about your car?
so far so good, don't want to tempt fate but there's been no problems at all since receiving this car.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2012

Avg annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

40
Tell us what you think about your car?
all ok so far
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Diesel

Year

2011

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

48
Tell us what you think about your car?
Gearbox stuck in nuetral twice! Fixed under warranty on second attempt.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

1 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.6tdi

Year

2008

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

50
Tell us what you think about your car?
Space OK for small family but limited legroom for larger children in rear 2 seats. General drive OK but nothing special. Initial reliability experience was OK with no obvious problems but then engine started to play up. Turbo had to be replaced last year (2014) after complete failure on the motorway - causing rapid deceleration. Once fixed, we found further problems started to occur (injector seals etc) only to then have the turbo fail again after 3 months. Apparently this is a known problem. Will not be buying a Citroen again.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Semi Auto

Year

2010

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

47
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Diesel

Year

2010

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

55
Tell us what you think about your car?
it's been very good
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Semi Auto

Year

2010

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

46
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

grand picasso VTR+, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2007

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
Roomy comfiest 7seater i have ever neen in.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

3 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2008

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

27
Tell us what you think about your car?
Only one minor repair under warranty. Just passed second MOT with ease. This vehicle did have under 4k miles when purchased a year ago.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2012

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

60
Tell us what you think about your car?
Always starts!
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.6 HDI VTR+ Manual

Year

2007

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

50
Tell us what you think about your car?
I owned the car for 8 years and done 100K miles. In one word its been brilliant. Never left us stranded. Never failed MOT. There were couple of bits to fix but nothing major, in general normal servicing is the only cost. Its very well designed lots of storage space, comfortable on short and long distances, very economical. Average 50MPG but managed to get 54 on a longer journeys. My version is the 1.6 HDI manual. The manual is not as popular as the semi automatic but is HUGELY more reliable. No clutch issues no gearbox issues.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

1 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Exclusive

Year

2008

Avg annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Worst car I've owned in my 40 years of driving. The computer has stopped the car 7 times in the last 14 months. Citroen claim they have never heard of a similar problem. The car is totally unreliable and I can't trust going anywhere without the car stopping and having to have the computer reset.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

2 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.6 HDi VTR

Year

2007

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

40
Tell us what you think about your car?
Bought this car in 2009 with 15,000 miles on the clock. Now at 110,000. First fail was the suspension. Front shocks replaced around 30,000 under warranty. Rear second row seat broke, again replaced under warranty. Next to go was the air dozer, then the boot lock, rear discs at 37,000, front discs at 70,000. Other bits that have failed but haven't been replaced include drivers seat cushion, dash storage compartment, rear passenger window motor, wash wipe motor. Window electrics very poor. Clutch replaced at 100,000. Apart from all that it's driven well including a 5 year spell in France and engine hasn't missed a beat. Good internal space for family and good mileage return for the size of car.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Semi Auto

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

47
Tell us what you think about your car?
It has broken down once on holiday but was fixed quickly by a local dealer
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2008

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

50
Tell us what you think about your car?
its never failed even in the bad winter we had
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

3 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

43
Tell us what you think about your car?
Owned it 6 months with 1 major fault but fixed under warranty
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

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