This car has been superseded by a newer model, click here to go to the latest Citroën C4 Picasso (13-18) review.

Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5

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

Reliable fuel consumption data for comparison purposes is not available for this model.

Fuel economy

A more stringent standard for fuel economy (WLTP) was introduced from September 2017, and this model was not required to undergo that test. Its fuel economy measured under the previous test system was 31 - 61 mpg. However these figures are less likely to be achievable in real world driving and so should never be compared to another car's mpg which was measured under the newer, more realistic WLTP system.

It’s not the cheapest car of this kind to run, but neither is it the most expensive. Expect to get strong fuel economy, especially from the diesels, however, it can be a little on the expensive side to service. Residual values are in line with others in this class (with a couple of exceptions at the top end of the range which are much better than average), although with monthly offers on new cars, list prices are fluid, which could affect how much it’s worth in years to come.

The C4 Picasso scores well on the eco front. Eco-conscious buyers should consider the 1.6-litre diesel, which is one of the greenest models in the range emitting 155g/km of CO2 and returning 48mpg.

Quality throughout appears to be good, but the C4 hatchback – launched in late 2004 – has been far from perfect with a string of problems reported from owners. As the Picasso version was launched a few years later – in early 2007 – hopefully these have been ironed out.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £30 - £360
See tax rates for all versions
Insurance group 12 - 19
How much is it to insure?