Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5

This is one of the safest cars on the road for occupants and was the first to achieve four stars for pedestrian protection thanks to its pop-up bonnet. Sensors behind the front bumper detect if something or someone has been hit and triggers the bonnet which will pop up by 65mm at the base of the windscreen providing a cushioning effect. The C6 also scores well in other areas with nine airbags as standard and electronic stability programme.

Top models are fitted with Citroën's lane departure warning system which alerts drowsy drivers with vibrating pulses through the seat if you cross the white lines on the road without indicating.

While the interior is impressively roomy, the boot is only adequate. It appears spacious enough, but at 488 litres (470 litres with the Lounge Pack specified) it's small compared to the Mercedes-Benz E-Class or Audi A6, which both offer in excess of 500 litres. Cabin storage space is good, though, with a generous glove compartment, a large cubby in the front armrest and most impressively four enormous door bins with sliding covers.

Be aware though that the rear seats don't fold flat where the Lounge Pack is fitted.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Citroën C6 Saloon (06-12).

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Service indicator
  • 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
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Telephone

Standard Trim equipment

Standard Trim standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
Standard Trim optional equipment
None available

Exclusive equipment

Exclusive standard equipment
  • CD Multichanger
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
  • Telephone
Exclusive optional equipment
None available

Lignage equipment

Lignage standard equipment
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
Lignage optional equipment
None available

Euro NCAP Rating

The Citroën C6 Saloon (06-12) was tested by Euro NCAP in and received the following safety ratings:

  • Adult Occupant - 5 stars
  • Child Occupant - 4 stars
  • Vulnerable road users - 4 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.