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Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5
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PROS

  • Easy to drive
  • Good visibility
  • Practical storage space
  • Quiet at high speeds
  • Frugal engines

CONS

  • Sluggish petrol engines
  • Bouncy ride
  • Cheap feeling interior

Verdict

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.

What owners say about this car

Boot access, rear seats folding flat, great visibility and ergonomics, good trip computer. Read owner review

Plenty of (leg) room for a fifth passenger. Nice high and wide-opening doors even though they need... Read owner review

Easy to get into and good high driving position. Also, good all round vision, very necessary when... Read owner review

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