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Citroën C6 Saloon boot space, practicality and safety

2006 - 2012 (change model)
Practicality rating: 4 out of 54.0

Written by David Ross Published: 6 June 2019 Updated: 6 June 2019

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.

Euro NCAP rating

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Adult Occupant: 5 out of 5
Child Occupant: 4 out of 5
Vulnerable Road User: 4 out of 5

Equipment and options

Each trim level will have different equipment offerings.
Basic equipment (29)
  • 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
  • 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
Standard Equipment
Optional Equipment
Standard Trim Standard Equipment (1)
  • Cloth seat trim
Standard Trim Optional Equipment
  • n/a
Exclusive Standard Equipment (7)
  • CD Multichanger
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
  • Telephone
Exclusive Optional Equipment
  • n/a
Lignage Standard Equipment (3)
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
Lignage Optional Equipment
  • n/a


Length 4908mm
Width 1860mm
Height 1464mm
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