Is the Citroen C4 Cactus safe?

Please advise if a used Citroen C4 Cactus is a good buy, given its 4-star Euro NCAP rating. I think this is due to the absence of autonomous emergency braking (AEB) when tested in 2014. Should this deter us? I think it gained AEB in a later facelift. Do you know when this happened, so I can look for cars from this date which had AEB?

Asked on 12 April 2024 by Shaun Dillon

Answered by David Ross
The Citroen C4 Cactus is an appealing car with a spacious interior and a quirky feel like Citroens of the past. It was awarded four stars by Euro NCAP when it was tested in 2014, and it did fail to achieve five stars on account of lacking more modern safety features. This was addressed in the facelifted version that was launched in 2018, and you can spot facelifted versions by the larger front grille that runs between the daytime running lights.
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