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Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

Citroen C1 safety was originally given a four star rating by Euro NCAP, although this was reassessed to three stars in 2012.

Although the passenger compartment remained stable in frontal impact crash tests, there is some risk of the driver’s chest striking the steering wheel.

The C1 scored 68% for adult occupant protection and a creditable 73% for child occupant protection.

Side impact head and thorax airbags became standard on all variants from July 2013. Previously the basic VT model lacked side airbags, ISOFIX child seat anchor points, rear head rests and remote central locking fitted to the VTR and VTR+ models. Only the VTR+ had side airbags fitted.

ISOFIX anchorages became standard equipment in July 2013, as did electronic stability control and a passenger seatbelt reminder.

The C1 is a very small car, so don't expect to carry a chest of drawers in it, but the boot is okay for a few shopping bags. If you need to carry bigger items, the 50-50 split and fold rear seat that are standard on VTR and VTR+ models provides additional load space when tipped forward. The five-door is the obvious choice if you regularly use the rear seats or have children - getting in and out of the back of the three-door model is a struggle.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Citroën C1 (05-14).

  • ABS
  • CD
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Full size spare wheel
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • 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
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Metallic Paint
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • Steel wheels
  • Traction control

Airplay equipment

Airplay standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Steel wheels
Airplay optional equipment
None available

Airplay+ equipment

Airplay+ standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Steel wheels
Airplay+ optional equipment
None available

Code equipment

Code standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Metallic Paint
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
Code optional equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Steel wheels

Connexion equipment

Connexion standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Metallic Paint
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
Connexion optional equipment
  • Steel wheels
  • Traction control

Cool equipment

Cool standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Steel wheels
Cool optional equipment
None available

Edition equipment

Edition standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • Traction control
Edition optional equipment
None available

Platinum equipment

Platinum standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • Traction control
Platinum optional equipment
None available

Rhythm equipment

Rhythm standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • Steel wheels
Rhythm optional equipment
None available

Splash equipment

Splash standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Steel wheels
Splash optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Folding rear seats
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Side airbags
  • Traction control

Vibe equipment

Vibe standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Steel wheels
Vibe optional equipment
None available

VT equipment

VT standard equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Steel wheels
VT optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Folding rear seats
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Side airbags
  • Traction control

VTP equipment

VTP standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
VTP optional equipment
None available

VTR equipment

VTR standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Steel wheels
VTR optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Folding rear seats
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Side airbags
  • Traction control

VTR+ equipment

VTR+ standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • Traction control
VTR+ optional equipment
None available

Euro NCAP Rating

The Citroën C1 (05-14) was tested by Euro NCAP in and received the following safety ratings:

  • Adult Occupant - 3 stars
  • Child Occupant - 3 stars
  • Vulnerable road users - 2 stars

Euro NCAP provides motoring consumers with a realistic and independent assessment of the safety performance of some of the most popular cars sold in Europe. The safety ratings are determined from a series of vehicle tests, designed and carried out by Euro NCAP. These tests represent, in a simplified way, important real life accident scenarios that could result in injured or killed car occupants or other road users.