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Parkers overall rating: 3 out of 5 3.0

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 28 - 64 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.

Citroëns have a reputation for suffering harsh depreciation and the C4 is no better. Insurance groups are reasonable and fuel consumption from the diesels is impressive while Citroen servicing is usually good value, even if the dealers don’t fare well in customer service surveys.

The C4 performs very well on the eco front. With an average of 151g/km CO2 across the model line-up, its emissions are relatively low for a small family hatchback. However, it’s worth noting that the line up has a high number of diesel models, bringing the average down and giving buyers more choices of low-emission versions. Diesels typically produce less CO2 than petrol engines with similar power outputs.

Eco-conscious buyers should consider the 1.6-litre diesel, which is one of the greenest models in the range. The range is impressively frugal, averaging 49mpg.

This hasn’t previously been one of Citroën’s strongest areas and the low rent feel of the interior, poor switchgear and doors that ‘clang’ shut do little to inspire confidence. Since launch there have been a string of problems reported from owners which goes against Citroen’s claims to have improved reliability and quality.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £30 - £330
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Insurance group 9 - 21
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