Citroën C3 Picasso (09 on) - Review

Review by Chris Ebbs on
Last Updated: 01 Jun 2011
3.5
The C3 Picasso sets out to create something that offers practicality on the inside with an individual image and funky styling on the outside. The styling certainly sets it apart from anything else this size while its clever use of space and excellent visibility give it an edge over alternatives like the Nissan Note and Vauxhall Meriva.

Citroën C3 Picasso (09 on)
  • Easy to drive
  • Good visibility
  • Practical storage space
  • Quiet at high speeds
  • Frugal engines
  • Sluggish petrol engines
  • Bouncy ride
  • Cheap feeling interior

New price range:

£13,080 - £18,050

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Used price range:

£3,957 - £11,194

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

3.5 out of 5

The C3 Picasso sets out to create something that offers practicality on the inside with an individual image and funky styling on the outside. The styling certainly sets it apart from anything else this size while its clever use of space and excellent visibility give it an edge over alternatives like the Nissan Note and Vauxhall Meriva. Drive wise it is rather dull and some engines are sluggish, but what it lacks in power and excitement it makes up for in its functional use of space and size. Plenty of rear passenger space and a large boot make it ideal as a family car.

Facelift in 2013

In 2013 a facelift was announced. There's a tweak to the HDi 110 engine meaning more power with the same fuel economy and emissions, while some kit was added to some of the trims and there are a few more optional extras too.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

3.5 out of 5

Performance

3.5 out of 5

Handling

3.5 out of 5

Comfort

4 out of 5

Practicality

4.5 out of 5

Behind the wheel

3.5 out of 5

Safety

3 out of 5

Reliability

3.5 out of 5

Running costs

4 out of 5

Green credentials

3 out of 5

Buying new

4 out of 5

Buying used

3 out of 5

Selling

3 out of 5

Equipment

3.5 out of 5

What owners say...

 Narrower doors being a 5 door. I imagine the tailgate in the near future,for loading the expected grandchild's equipment.  

4 out of 5

Mari' Brown ,   21 May 2014    ... read more

 Fuel economy, fits my needs precisely, easy to keep clean, space.  

5 out of 5

Peter Corrin ,   31 Mar 2014    ... read more

 The ease of access, the doors open wide enough the highth of the sill is good and the seat highth is right for me as I have trouble getting into lower cars, the boot is big enough to take my...  

4 out of 5

Colin Ford ,   31 Mar 2014    ... read more

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