Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5

The C3 Picasso was one of the first models to undergo Euro NCAPs more stringent crash tests in 2009. The new overall rating covers not only adult occupant safety but includes child and pedestrian safety along with a rear impact whiplash test - all in one score. It achieved four stars out of five which is respectable for a small car but disappointingly ESP stability control is only standard on the range-topping 1.6-litre HDi 110 Exclusive model.

It's an option on other Exclusive and VTR+ versions and not even available on the VT. On the plus side all models come with dual front airbags and curtain airbags - optional on the VTR model – as well as side airbags also available on the VTR+ and Exclusive versions.

The amount of space on offer in the C3 Picasso is impressive with boot space that can store a load of 385 litres with all five seats in place. Usefully the rear seats can slide forward to create a bigger boot space of 500 litres - that's more than a Honda Civic - but this does limit the amount of legroom for passengers in the back. It's clever too with an adjustable boot floor and magnetic flaps on the back seats to create a fully flat surface between the back seats and boot space.

On the Exclusive model, the front passenger seat can also be folded to create even more room - ideal for transporting longer items. The low boot lip means it's easy to lift bigger and heavier objects in and out.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Citroën C3 Picasso (09-17).

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Service indicator
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach 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
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Side airbags
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steel wheels
  • Traction control

Airdream equipment

Airdream standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Side airbags
  • Space saver spare wheel
Airdream optional equipment
None available

Blackcherry equipment

Blackcherry standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Roof rails
  • Side airbags
  • Space saver spare wheel
Blackcherry optional equipment
  • Traction control

Code equipment

Code standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Roof rails
  • Side airbags
Code optional equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Traction control

Connexion equipment

Connexion standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Sat Nav
  • Side airbags
  • Space saver spare wheel
Connexion optional equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Traction control

Edition equipment

Edition standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Roof rails
  • Side airbags
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Traction control
Edition optional equipment
None available

Exclusive equipment

Exclusive standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Roof rails
  • Side airbags
Exclusive optional equipment
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Traction control

HDi equipment

HDi standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Side airbags
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Traction control
HDi optional equipment
  • Cloth seat trim

Platinum equipment

Platinum standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Roof rails
  • Side airbags
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Traction control
Platinum optional equipment
None available

Selection equipment

Selection standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front fog lights
  • Roof rails
  • Side airbags
  • Traction control
Selection optional equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Space saver spare wheel

VT equipment

VT standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Steel wheels
VT optional equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Traction control

VTR+ equipment

VTR+ standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Side airbags
VTR+ optional equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Traction control

Euro NCAP Rating – 4 stars

The Citroën C3 Picasso (09-17) was tested by Euro NCAP in 2009 and was awarded a 4 star overall rating. This overall rating is calculated from the following individual ratings:

4 star rating
Test 2009
Individual safety ratings
Adult Occupant: 81%
Child Occupant: 76%
Vulnerable Road Users: 43%
Safety Assist: 40%

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.