Parkers overall rating: 2.5 out of 5 2.5

It's four-star Euro NCAP rating was good when the Xsara Picasso was launched but the majority of newer rivals have five-star ratings - as does the C4 Picasso. All models get ABS, dual front and side airbags and three-point seatbelts, but security isn't so good - there are no deadlocks or an alarm, but all models do get an immobiliser and remote central locking.

With a roomy interior and excellent headroom the Picasso is ideal for families, even if you have teenagers to ferry around. It's happy with five on board and the three seats in the back will fold and tumble forward to improve boot space. They are also light enough to remove altogether - giving the Citroen a van-like load area. Up front there's a decent amount of cubbyholes and cupholders.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Citroën Xsara Picasso (00-10).

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment

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
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cruise control
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front fog lights
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Steel wheels
  • Traction control

Desire equipment

Desire standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Front fog lights
  • Lumbar support
  • Steel wheels
Desire optional equipment
  • Cruise control
  • Traction control

Exclusive equipment

Exclusive standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Front fog lights
  • Lumbar support
  • Rear electric windows
Exclusive optional equipment
  • Cruise control
  • Electric sunroof
  • Steel wheels
  • Traction control

LX equipment

LX standard equipment
  • Steel wheels
LX optional equipment
  • Lumbar support

SX equipment

SX standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Front fog lights
  • Lumbar support
  • Steel wheels
SX optional equipment
  • Cruise control
  • Traction control

VTX equipment

VTX standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Rear electric windows
VTX optional equipment
  • Parking sensors
  • Traction control