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Parkers overall rating: 2.5 out of 5 2.5

A four star Euro NCAP rating for crash safety isn't too bad but newer small hatches have achieved a five-star rating. ABS and side airbags are on most models while strong locks and a good immobiliser take care of security.

With 282 litres the C3's boot is pretty impressive - it's deep and wide, although slightly difficult to access because of a high sill. However, some models make the most of the space with a Moduboard - it's essentially a way of dividing and organising the contents of the boot (and also stops things from rolling around) and it's very useful for the weekly shop.

However fixed seat bases mean the rear chairs can never fold totally flat, hampering practicality. Things are tight in the back for passengers too and you'll find it a challenge to squeeze three adults into the back with both head and shoulder room restricted.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Citroën C3 (02-10).

  • ABS
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • 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
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Sports seats
  • Steel wheels
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

Airdream equipment

Airdream standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Parking sensors
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
Airdream optional equipment
  • Front fog lights
  • Steel wheels

Airplay equipment

Airplay standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Service indicator
  • Steel wheels
Airplay optional equipment
  • Central locking
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Side airbags

Cachet equipment

Cachet standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
Cachet optional equipment
  • Steel wheels

Cool equipment

Cool standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Service indicator
  • Steel wheels
Cool optional equipment
  • Side airbags

Desire equipment

Desire standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Steel wheels
Desire optional equipment
  • Central locking

Exclusive equipment

Exclusive standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
Exclusive optional equipment
  • CD
  • Central locking
  • Cruise control
  • Full size spare wheel

Exclusive Plus equipment

Exclusive Plus standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
Exclusive Plus optional equipment
  • Central locking
  • Cruise control

First equipment

First standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Steel wheels
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
First optional equipment
None available

L equipment

L standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Steel wheels
L optional equipment
  • Central locking

LX equipment

LX standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Steel wheels
LX optional equipment
None available

Rhtyhm Stop & Start equipment

Rhtyhm Stop & Start standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Steel wheels
Rhtyhm Stop & Start optional equipment
None available

Rhythm equipment

Rhythm standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Steel wheels
Rhythm optional equipment
None available

Stop & Start equipment

Stop & Start standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Parking sensors
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Steel wheels
Stop & Start optional equipment
None available

SX equipment

SX standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
SX optional equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD
  • Central locking
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated mirrors
  • Steel wheels

Vibe equipment

Vibe standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Service indicator
  • Steel wheels
Vibe optional equipment
None available

VT equipment

VT standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Service indicator
  • Steel wheels
VT optional equipment
None available

VTP equipment

VTP standard equipment
  • CD
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Leather seat trim
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Side airbags
  • Steel wheels
VTP optional equipment
None available

VTR equipment

VTR standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
VTR optional equipment
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Front fog lights
  • Sports seats
  • Steel wheels
  • Traction control

VTR Stop & Start equipment

VTR Stop & Start standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Steel wheels
VTR Stop & Start optional equipment
None available