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Citroën C4 Hatchback interior, tech and comfort

2011 - 2018 (change model)
Comfort rating: 3.5 out of 53.5

Written by Chris Ebbs Published: 6 June 2019 Updated: 6 June 2019

This is where this car seems to have seen the biggest improvement.

Gone are the cheap-looking plastics of the previous C4 and in their place more upmarket materials and soft plastics. The ‘novelty’, yet impractical, fixed-hub steering wheel has been given the heave-ho as has the large central digital speed readout.

Happily, the steering wheel still comes packed with function buttons but these are now more accessible as they move with the steering wheel. Fancy that.

The speedometer is in the central display – also featuring the rev counter and fuel gauge – but this now has a more premium feel about it. If you like you can choose a number of different shades of blue or white to backlight the instruments.

There’s quite a bit to say about Citroen C4 comfort levels.

The use of double-layered insulation for the windscreen and thicker glass on other windows means the C4 is a pleasant place to be with only a little noise intrusion.

However, the seats aren’t particularly good for longer journeys, but they offer plenty of side support for cornering.

Massage function on the front seats is offered as an option on top models but don’t expect Audi A8 levels of relaxation, instead a light pressing in the lower back that starts off as something of a treat but can quickly become annoying and uncomfortable.