Parkers overall rating: 2 out of 5 2.0

Three-star Euro NCAP rating for the old-shape model, but post-1998 cars have a stronger bodyshell. ABS, passenger and side airbags on all models. Immobiliser standard across the range, alarm on SX upwards.

Reasonable boot space for the class, and it's easy to get to. Very few storage areas and lacks innovation of recent Citroëns.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Citroën Xsara Hatchback (00-04).

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • 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
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cruise control
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Rear electric windows
  • Steel wheels
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment

Desire equipment

Desire standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Audio remote
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
Desire optional equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD
  • Cruise control
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Metallic Paint
  • Steel wheels
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment

Forte equipment

Forte standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Steel wheels
Forte optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Cruise control
  • Rear electric windows
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment

L equipment

L standard equipment
  • Steel wheels
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
L optional equipment
  • Isofix child seat anchor points

LX equipment

LX standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Audio remote
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Steel wheels
LX optional equipment
  • Cruise control
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment

SX equipment

SX standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD Multichanger
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Rear electric windows
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
SX optional equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Isofix child seat anchor points