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Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5

The C4 Picasso was awarded a maximum five-star Euro NCAP crash test score. All cars have seven airbags (dual front, side, curtain and driver’s knee), ABS with electronic brake force distribution and an electronic stability programme, four Isofix child seat anchor points (an exceptionally high amount) and hill start assist. Plus there is a ‘lane departure warning system’ on top models, which is activated when the driver strays over white lines and an interior mirror for keeping an eye on the kids in the back.

Security-wise, every car gets remote central locking with deadlocks and an immobiliser.

The boot is a very good size even with the rear seats in place - and with 500 litres there's enough space for a small buggy. The rear seats themselves cleverly fold flat and create an even load space, despite the rather fiddly pull straps and clunky mechanism. The rest of the cabin is designed to make life on board as easy as possible. The boot light can double as a torch and pulls out, which is ideal for finding stray items from your shopping.

Then there’s a coolbox built into the dash (with the exception of LX), which is great in the summer, while the door bins sense when you’re putting your hand in and illuminate. The only disappointment is the lack of a central storage bin - instead the C4 Picasso makes do with a rather shallow and not very useful unit. But there is plenty of other storage including two large cubbies on the dash top (the CD changer is also cleverly situated here) and a decent glovebox.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Citroën C4 Picasso (07-13).

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

Connexion equipment

Connexion standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
  • Traction control
Connexion optional equipment
None available

Edition equipment

Edition standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Traction control
Edition optional equipment
None available

Exclusive equipment

Exclusive standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front fog lights
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
Exclusive optional equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Traction control

Exclusive Nav equipment

Exclusive Nav standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front fog lights
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
  • Traction control
Exclusive Nav optional equipment
None available

Lounge equipment

Lounge standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Traction control
Lounge optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Folding rear seats
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Partial leather seat trim

LX equipment

LX standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Folding rear seats
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Steel wheels
  • Traction control
LX optional equipment
  • Alloy wheels

Platinum equipment

Platinum standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Traction control
Platinum optional equipment
None available

SX equipment

SX standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Folding rear seats
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Steel wheels
  • Traction control
SX optional equipment
  • Alloy wheels

VTR equipment

VTR standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Folding rear seats
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Steel wheels
  • Traction control
VTR optional equipment
None available

VTR Plus equipment

VTR Plus standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Rear electric windows
  • Traction control
VTR Plus optional equipment
None available

VTR+ equipment

VTR+ standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Traction control
VTR+ optional equipment
None available

Euro NCAP Rating

The Citroën C4 Picasso (07-13) was tested by Euro NCAP in and received the following safety ratings:

  • Adult Occupant - 5 stars
  • Child Occupant - 3 stars
  • Vulnerable road users - 2 stars

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.