Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5
  • A city car with compact external dimensions
  • Decent room up front for driver and passenger
  • Less good news in the rear, with a small boot

Given its size, it’s no surprise that Citroen C1 practicality isn’t its strongest selling point – that said, it will (relatively) comfortably sit four adults and even some bags.

Taller adults may struggle to sit behind those of a similar height though, as the seat backs are relatively thick. And it’s made all the more apparent by the optional Airscape trim, the fabric roof and its mechanism robbing rear passengers of headroom by some margin.

If you enjoy the wind-in the hair feeling then the rear seats are for children only. Legroom isn’t perfect back there either, and passengers in a Volkswagen Up enjoy far more space in the back.

Boot space and storage

This is a car best suited to couples rather than families – with plenty of room in the front, with excellent headroom and legroom, coupled with cupholders and roomy storage bins in the doors.

With the rear seats in place, the boot can hold 196 litres of luggage, and if you don’t need to carry passengers then folding the rear seats liberates a total of 780 litres of space. The glass tailgate reveals a relatively wide opening too, though the boot’s depth does mean it can be tricky to lift heavy items in and out.

Is it easy to park?

Yes. It’s compact and slots easily into any UK-sized parking space with room to spare. Better than that, the steering is light and accurate, and the turning circle is small, making positioning in the tightest bay an absolute cinch.

It’s not perfect, though. Visibility could be better, with bulky A-pillars obscuring your view at angled junctions and roundabouts. It’s a similar story at the rear, with your over-the-shoulder view obscured by the large gap between the tailgate glass and the rear passenger window. But the good news is that a rear parking camera is fitted on the mid-range models and up.

Safety

  • Four-star Euro NCAP rating from 2014
  • Six airbags and two Isofix mounts
  • Optional lane-departure warning system

Tested in 2014, the C1 achieved a four-star rating from Euro NCAP. With that in mind, it will lag behind the latest small cars on the market. This is evidenced by the Renault Zoe, also tested in 2014, which recently recently re-tested after seven years on sale, and scored zero stars in the important safety test.

However, there are six airbags fitted to all C1s as standard, comprising a front, side and head system, while the front seatbelts come with pyrotechnic pretensioners to tighten the belt at the moment of impact. And of course the Citroen C1 has tyre pressure monitoring fitted as standard, as well as the usual compliment of stability control and ABS. In the rear you’ll find a pair of Isofix child seat mounting points, too.

From the options list, you can add Active City Brake (autonomous emergency braking), which also comes with lane-departure warning and traffic sign recognition in the same package.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Citroën C1 (14-22).

  • ABS
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Front electric windows
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • 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
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steel wheels
  • Traction control

ELLE equipment

ELLE standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Traction control
ELLE optional equipment
  • CD

Feel equipment

Feel standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Audio remote
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Folding rear seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • PAS
  • Steel wheels
  • Traction control
Feel optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • CD
  • Space saver spare wheel

Feel Edition equipment

Feel Edition standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Audio remote
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Folding rear seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • PAS
  • Traction control
Feel Edition optional equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steel wheels

Feel Edition Lagoon equipment

Feel Edition Lagoon standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Folding rear seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • PAS
  • Traction control
Feel Edition Lagoon optional equipment
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steel wheels

Feel Edition Sunrise equipment

Feel Edition Sunrise standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Folding rear seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • PAS
  • Traction control
Feel Edition Sunrise optional equipment
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steel wheels

Flair equipment

Flair standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Traction control
Flair optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • CD
  • Space saver spare wheel

Flair Edition equipment

Flair Edition standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Traction control
Flair Edition optional equipment
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Leather seat trim
  • Space saver spare wheel

Furio equipment

Furio standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Folding rear seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • PAS
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Traction control
Furio optional equipment
  • CD
  • Steel wheels

JCC+ equipment

JCC+ standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Parking sensors
JCC+ optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • CD
  • PAS
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Traction control

Live equipment

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

Origins equipment

Origins standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Parking sensors
  • Space saver spare wheel
Origins optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • CD
  • PAS
  • Traction control

Sense equipment

Sense standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Audio remote
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Folding rear seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Steel wheels
Sense optional equipment
None available

Shine equipment

Shine standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Parking sensors
Shine optional equipment
None available

Touch equipment

Touch standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • PAS
  • Steel wheels
  • Traction control
Touch optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • CD

Urban Ride equipment

Urban Ride standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Parking sensors
Urban Ride optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • CD
  • PAS
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steel wheels
  • Traction control

Euro NCAP Rating – 4 stars

The Citroën C1 (14-22) was tested by Euro NCAP in 2014 and was awarded a 4 star overall rating. This overall rating is calculated from the following individual ratings:

4 star rating
Test 2014
Individual safety ratings
Adult Occupant: 80%
Child Occupant: 80%
Vulnerable Road Users: 62%
Safety Assist: 56%

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.