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Red 2021 Citroen C4 LED lights

  • Boot space is on par with hatchback rivals
  • Impressive rear-seat room
  • Usefully sized storage solutions

How much space is there?

We've listed some of the C4's more intriguing storage solutions in the Interior section, but it's worth saying that Citroen has made this a practical and family-friendly hatchback. As well as the usual cubbies and cupholders, there's ample space for large-format smartphones plus sensibly located USB sockets.

Although the C4 has quite a low and sweeping coupe-like roofline, its headroom is ample for six-footers front and rear. Knee- and legroom are also generous in the rear, which is a benefit of the Citroen's long wheelbase (the distance between the front and rear axle lines) as a proportion of its overall length.

Being slightly elevated compared with its more conventional hatchback rivals, getting in and out of the C4 is that little bit easier, something to bear in mind when slotting young ones into car seats or for those with restricted mobility. One related point is that the door sills are relatively high, too - if you like having the driver's seat in its lowest position, you can feel your thighs and buttocks brushing over the metalwork at the bottom of the door opening.

Boot space and storage

Sensible in both size and shape, the C4's 380-litre boot is on par with the likes of the Ford Focus and Volkswagen Golf, with a a usefully roomy cavity under the floor for storing smaller items. 

Its rear seats split in the conventional 60:40 manner, although they don't lie completely flat when folded over, in common with most cars these days. However, when they are folded, 1,280 litres of space is liberated. Many models also feature a 'ski hatch' in the rear centre armrest that allows long, slender items to be accomodated when carrying a maximum of four people.

Red 2021 Citroen C4 boot

Is it easy to park?

Curiously, the C4 isn't as large as it looks suggest, perhaps a visual trick caused by its slightly raised ride height. It's 4,360mm long so you won't have much bother comfortably slotting it into typical supermarket or multistorey parking bays, plus - depending on the version - there's a suite of parking sensors and cameras for further assistance.

All-round visibility is good, with the view out back only slightly restricted by the spoiler that cuts across the rear window. What might pose something of an inconvenience is that there's no rear wiper to help keep the rear screen clear on days when the weather's filthy.

How big is it?

  All Citroen C4 models
Length  4,360mm
Width (without mirrors)  1,800mm
Width (with mirrors)  2,032mm
Height  1,525mm

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Safety

  • Not yet crash-tested by Euro NCAP
  • Two levels of safety systems available
  • All models get extensive driver-assistance tech

As you'd expect for a state-of-the-art family car that is aiming for a five-star Euro NCAP rating, Citroen has ensured that the C4 is well up to the mark. Safety equipment includes automatic emergency braking, blind spot monitors, lane-keeping assistance, adaptive cruise control and a driver fatigue monitoring system.

The two safety packs are Sense and Sense Plus, and the list of features of the Sense are listed below.

Watch: Citroen C4 crash test video

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Citroën C4 Hatchback.

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • 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
  • Alarm
  • Cruise control
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav

Sense equipment

Sense standard equipment
  • Cruise control
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
Sense optional equipment
None available

Sense Plus equipment

Sense Plus standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Cruise control
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
Sense Plus optional equipment
None available

Shine equipment

Shine standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
Shine optional equipment
  • Cruise control

Shine Plus equipment

Shine Plus standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
Shine Plus optional equipment
None available