Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5

The visibility in the C3 Picasso is excellent thanks to a high seating position. It’s helped further by the large rear windscreen while the wraparound windscreen means that the view of the road is very good. This also makes the interior feel light. The only real problem comes from the interior plastics. The VT and VTR+ models feel cheap with their scratchy plastics, but surprisingly it is the top of the range Exclusive model interiors that let the C3 Picasso down most.

With a random mixture of materials from shiny black for the air conditioning panel to the cheap-looking plastic stereo panel mixed with leather, chrome and silver non-slip trim, it’s a confused look.

There is plenty of room for the driver and front passenger with good legroom and a tall cabin that offers plenty of headroom – the front seats are also supportive and offer good comfort for longer journeys. The rear offers plenty of room for small children but things get a little tighter for taller adults if the front seats are fully back. On the plus side, Citroen has put extra effort in to reducing engine noise and it has paid off with the C3 Picasso being quiet even at high speeds.