Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

Independent body Euro NCAP has awarded the Picasso a five-star overall rating for safety. It scored 86% for adult occupant protection and 88% for child occupant protection in crash testing.

Citroen C4 Picasso safety levels can be bolstered further by plenty of optional safety systems, including a lane departure warning system, which vibrates the driver’s seatbelt should the car cross a white line without indicating. A good idea in theory, but it’s a system you’ll quickly turn off as it is enormously sensitive. Touch a white line with the merest edge of a tyre and the seatbelt jostles uncomfortably.

More useful is the blind spot monitoring system, which illuminates LEDs within the door mirrors if there is another vehicle hovering out of sight over the Picasso’s shoulder.

‘Intelligent Beam Lights’, which dip the full beam automatically at night to avoid dazzling traffic ahead, is also available as is radar-guided active cruise control which automatically applies the brakes to maintain a safe distance from the car in front.

At the end of the day, this is what a people carrier is all about and Citroen C4 Picasso practicality levels don’t disappoint. The doors open to a wide 65-degree angle to aid access and the three individual rear seats can be tilted forwards or folded flat completely. The front passenger seat can be folded flat too to help with carrying longer items.

There are three ISOFIX child seat fittings on the second row of seats and a small-scale extra mirror is integrated into the main rear view mirror to help parents keep an eye on kids in the back.

Boot space has been increased by 40 litres over the previous model (to a total of 537 litres) and the height of the boot floor can be adjusted to help with carrying taller items. Top Exclusive+ models feature an electric tailgate as standard.

There’s no shortage of interior storage pockets and cubby holes. They’re scattered throughout the cabin, with compartments in the floor for rear passengers, reasonably commodious door bins front and rear and a couple of drinks can holders ahead of the gearlever.

In the centre of the dashboard below the touchpad there’s a hinged storage compartment a little like an extra glovebox, which houses USB and aux-in ports along with an iPhone connection for the higher-trim level versions.

Automatic cars also get an extra removable cubby box between the two front seats.

The 2013-on C4 Picasso is built on an all-new platform with a longer wheelbase than before, making for 2cm extra rear leg-room. Despite the roofline having been dropped by 4cm, the generous rear headroom is unchanged from before.

An ever-so-slightly shorter overall length and shorter front overhang makes parking easier too.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Citroën C4 Picasso (13-18).

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Front electric windows
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Traction control

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
  • Alarm
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment

Exclusive equipment

Exclusive standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
Exclusive optional equipment
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment

Exclusive+ equipment

Exclusive+ standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
Exclusive+ optional equipment
  • Cruise control
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment

Feel equipment

Feel standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
Feel optional equipment
None available

Flair equipment

Flair standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
Flair optional equipment
  • Heated seats

Selection equipment

Selection standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Parking sensors
Selection optional equipment
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment

Touch Edition equipment

Touch Edition standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Parking sensors
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
Touch Edition optional equipment
None available

VTR equipment

VTR standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Folding rear seats
VTR optional equipment
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment

VTR+ equipment

VTR+ standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Parking sensors
VTR+ optional equipment
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment

Euro NCAP Rating – 5 stars

The Citroën C4 Picasso (13-18) was tested by Euro NCAP in 2013 and was awarded a 5 star overall rating. This overall rating is calculated from the following individual ratings:

5 star rating
Test 2013
Individual safety ratings
Adult Occupant: 86%
Child Occupant: 88%
Vulnerable Road Users: 68%
Safety Assist: 81%

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.