Parkers overall rating: 3.2 out of 5 3.2

Miles per pound (mpp) Miles per pound (mpp)

Petrol engines 5.9 - 7.8 mpp
Diesel engines 8.0 - 9.9 mpp
Low figures relate to the least economical version; high to the most economical. Based on WLTP combined fuel economy for versions of this car made since September 2017 only, and typical current fuel or electricity costs.

Fuel economy

Petrol engines 39.1 - 51.5 mpg
Diesel engines 54.1 - 67.2 mpg
  • No hybrids, but petrol and diesel engines are fairly frugal
  • Cheap servicing and reasonable insurance
  • Plenty of dealers dotted around

How much is it going to cost to run?

There is no thirsty C3 Aircross if the official figures are to be believed, with only small turbocharged engines available. The Puretech 110 is the most frugal petrol although the BlueHDi diesel drinks even less fuel.

MPG and CO2

Petrol

  • 1.2 Puretech 110: 41.6-51.5mpg 134-154g/km
  • 1.2 Puretech 130 automatic: 40.2-47.3mpg 140-158g/km

Diesel

  • 1.5 BlueHDi 110: 56.2-67.2mpg 123-132g/km

None of the engines get hybrid tech to help lower economy and improve emissions, although they can of course switch off automatically when you’re stationary. On a relatively short test route, we were disappointed with the automatic’s economy, its low to mid thirties figure proving nowhere near as efficient as the manual’s 40mpg or so.

If economy is vital, you still can’t beat the diesel for miles per gallon. The only rub is that it’s a lot more to buy in the first place, so you’ll have to do an awful lot of miles to recoup the difference. The Adblue tank capacity is 17 litres and all models have a 45 litre fuel tank if you’re curious.

Servicing and maintenance

Citroen offers a servicing package that you pay for up front for up to three years or 35,000 miles. This is available for the first year from when the car is registered.

Reliability

There have been six recalls on the Citroen C3 Aircross since 2017, although these relate to the pre-facelift model. As the oily bits are largely unchanged, you’d hope that everything would be sorted by now.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £155
Insurance group 6 - 20
How much is it to insure?