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Citroën e-C4 verdict

2021 onwards (change model)
Parkers overall rating: 3.1 out of 53.1

Written by Keith Adams Published: 12 February 2022 Updated: 10 October 2023

Should you buy one?

If you want an electric family car that prioritises comfort above all other things, this is the car for you. The e-C4 is a likeable car that certainly stands out in a crowd, but the slightly disappointing range will put some customers off.

But if that range is fine for your needs, then the basic Sense model would be our pick. Although it sits at the bottom of the line-up, it comes with a solid amount of standard equipment and a more competitive price tag.

What we like

The ride comfort is unquestionably the most impressive aspect of the e-C4, with suspension that allows it to glide over lumps and bumps. The overall sense of refinement and quietness is also admirable, but the interior space is an important part of the e-C4’s appeal.

After all, this is Citroen’s answer to electric family hatchbacks such as the Volkswagen ID.3, so a big boot stands the e-C4 in good stead.

What we don’t like

The biggest issue with the e-C4 is its lack of range. We reckon most people will only get around 170 miles on a charge. So it doesn’t have the striking distance of an MG ZS EV and it’s way behind the Volkswagen ID.3.

That said, rivals such as the Peugeot e-2008 and SsangYong Korando e-Motion won’t go quite so far between plugging in. It’s also worth noting that the e-C4’s comfort comes at a cost: it doesn’t handle as sharply as some of its rivals.

Citroen e-C4 (2021) rear view
Citroen e-C4 (2021) rear view