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Parkers overall rating: 4.7 out of 5 4.7
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Equipment

4 out of 5 4.0
  • Entry-level models a little spartan
  • Models to appeal to all budgets and tastes
  • Plenty of Simply Clever extras to add

The Citigo’s model range mimics that of many other Skodas with S, SE and SE L, but there are also Colour Edition and Monte Carlo models for a bit more individuality.

Standard Skoda Citigo hatchback equipment

As usual, the Citigo range kicks off with very basic S:

  • Remote central locking
  • Two Isofix points
  • Tyre pressure monitor
  • USB port and Aux-in
  • Electric front windows

Move up to SE for a more comprehensive selection of:

  • 14-inch alloy wheels
  • Body coloured door handles and mirrors
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Upgraded radio with colour display and Bluetooth connectivity
  • Smartphone holder on top of dash
  • Air conditioning
  • Heaight adjustment for driver’s seat
  • Folding rear seats

The Colour Edition is based on SE, but adds:

  • 15-inch alloy wheels in black or white
  • Metallic paint included
  • Privacy glass
  • Front fog lights

Or there’s the Monte Carlo, also based on SE, which adds:

  • 15-inch black alloy wheels
  • Lowered suspension
  • Chequered flag design along the side sills, plus there are front and rear spoilers, a rear diffuser and gloss black radiator grille and door mirrors
  • Darkened rear lights and privacy glass
  • Black and red interior upholstery
  • Gloss black dashboard trim
  • Leather steering wheel and gearlever
  • Chrome interior trim
  • Fog lights

At the top of the range is SE L, coming with:

  • 15-inch alloy wheels
  • Parking sensors
  • Front fog lights
  • Electrically heated and adjustable door mirrors
  • Heated front seats
  • Leather multi-function steering wheel
  • Chrome interior trim

Optional Skoda Citigo hatchback extras

There aren’t a huge number of optional extras available for the Citigo, but this helps to keep prices low. You can, however, add a few things to make it stand out, such as black or white alloy wheels, a coloured roof and door mirrors and different colours for the dashboard and interior.

You can also specify autonomous emergency braking with automatic lights wipers (called City Safe), cruise control, a trip computer and fog lights with cornering function. A DAB radio is optional on all models, while climate control can be added to SE trim and above at extra cost.

Some options are bundled into packs, too:

Safety Pack – includes City Safe and passenger airbag deactivation

Convenience Pack – cruise control, trip computer and rear parking sensors

Winter Pack – heated front seats, electrically adjustable heated door mirrors and fog lights

Summer Pack – panoramic sunroof and privacy glass

Leather Pack – adds multi-function leather steering wheel

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Skoda Citigo.

  • ABS
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Central locking
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Remote locking
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Steel wheels
  • Traction control

Black Edition equipment

Black Edition standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Remote locking
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Traction control
Black Edition optional equipment
  • Steel wheels

Colour Edition equipment

Colour Edition standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Metallic Paint
  • Remote locking
  • Service indicator
  • Traction control
Colour Edition optional equipment
  • CD
  • Steel wheels

Elegance equipment

Elegance standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Remote locking
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Traction control
Elegance optional equipment
None available

Monte Carlo equipment

Monte Carlo standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Remote locking
  • Service indicator
  • Traction control
Monte Carlo optional equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Sat Nav

S equipment

S standard equipment
  • CD
  • Steel wheels
S optional equipment
  • Central locking
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Service indicator
  • Traction control

SE equipment

SE standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Remote locking
  • Service indicator
  • Traction control
SE optional equipment
  • CD
  • Steel wheels

SE L equipment

SE L standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Parking sensors
  • Remote locking
  • Service indicator
  • Traction control
SE L optional equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Sat Nav

Sport equipment

Sport standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Remote locking
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Traction control
Sport optional equipment
None available

Safety

4.5 out of 5 4.5
  • Strong safety rating for the Citigo
  • Five stars awarded by Euro NCAP
  • AEB can be added at extra cost

A maximum five-star rating on the Euro NCAP test for crash safety means the Citigo is an extremely safe place to be.

There are four airbags as standard with the driver and front passenger getting head/thorax airbags.

You also get the option of clever systems such as City Safe autonomous emergency braking, which is a laser-based braking assistance system that operates at urban speeds (below 19mph).

If it senses there’s a danger of collision it will effectively brake for you to try to avoid any collision, or at least reduce the severity of the impact.

Isofix points are situated on both rear seats, meaning child seats can be anchored securely.

Interior & boot space

4.3 out of 5 4.3
  • Surprising amount of space
  • Boot one of the biggest in its class
  • Makes a very practical city car

Although there’s only one cup holder up front in the Citigo, there are some very clever touches which give it a uniquely useful interior. For instance, there’s a hook on the glovebox release to hang a bag, keeping the footwells clear.

There’s a smartphone holder that fits in the cup-holder too, so you have somewhere to put your phone. You also get a parking ticket clip on the windscreen and a clip on the dash so you can keep a photo of a family member, pet or other significant being in the car.

You can also add more features – Skoda calls them ‘Simply Clever’ – such as a small waste bin for the door pockets, an umbrella located under the passenger seat and a glasses holder in the glovebox. Skoda says there 16 of these features used in the Citigo, some more appealing than others.

Skoda’s engineers have also gone a bit mad with the netting in an effort to stop your shopping flying about in the car, so it’s easy to keep things penned in if required.

The Citigo boasts 251 litres of load space in the boot of the three-door models, extending to 951 litres if you fold the rear seats down (959 litres in the five-door). Access to the boot can prove troublesome since the boot lip is relatively high and you have to drop things down into it, however an adjustable boot floor means you can have it level with the loading lip with a hidden area underneath.

Three-door models get a clever folding system for the front seats to make rear access a little easier than some of the car’s competitors, while five-door models feature a folding front passenger seat.

There probably isn’t a parking space the Citigo won’t fit into. It’s less than 4m long and, thanks to plenty of window area and small pillars, it’s also a doddle to park. While they are available at extra cost, you’re unlikely to need parking sensors on a car as small as this – parking is made even easier thanks to the light steering and flat sides.

How does the boot space compare?

Check the table below to see how the Skoda Citigo compares to other similar cars in terms of available boot space.

Model Boot space
Skoda Citigo 251 litres
Volkswagen Up 250 litres
Ford Ka (09-16) 224 litres
Fiat 500 Hatchback 185 litres

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