Citroen C3 Aircross (2017–)

What's good

5 Star Euro NCAP Rating. 85% adult occupant, 82% child occupant, 64% pedestrian, 60% safety assist.

Plenty of rear legroom and generally a very spacious feel. 

Most interesting small crossover to look at. Lots of personalisation options. 

Low starting prices - undercuts most rivals. 

Characterful, frugal three-cylinder petrol engines. 

What to watch out for

Touch versions are depressingly basic - manual rear windows, steel wheels and a very grey cabin.

Some of its best features aren't standard: sliding rear bench, folding passenger seat, interior colour packs.

The best looking, most practical C3 Aircross is an expensive one.

Softly sprung driving experience is bland, and ride can be unsettled on poorer roads.

Complaints include:

£180 for an accessory armrest/cubby between the front seats.

"No alternative to 17-inch wheels with the Flair model. Road noise at above 50mph is rather obtrusive on 17-inch wheels. Although comfortable, interior trim could be better and less ‘budget apparent’. Poor passenger compartment storage facilities and no pockets on the front seat backs.Certain situations where the ‘stop/start and ‘lane change’ systems can be a pain but with the default, seemingly, set to ON one has to anticipate/remember to turn it off when not wanted which could, in certain situations. constitute a safely issue."

30-11-2017: Report that UK deliveries of Citroen C3 Aircross fitted with reversing cameras are delayed by 6 months until May/June 2018. Citroen offering a £500 discount for customers to stick with their orders.

3-2-2018: Report of customer wanting to order another Citroen C3 Aircross in November 2017, but dealer could not forward the order until 5th January 2008 as Citreon was blocking the order. Consequently the car won't start to be built until mid April for May/June delivery. Citroen had not communicated anything to the owner and no word from Citroen of £500 sweetener to stick with the order.

24-10-2018: Report by dealer to owner of rear brake corroded on a January 2018 Citroen C3 Aircross at 12,000 miles. This is premature and the dealer should be held liable to replace them for not having been "of satisfactory quality".

16-5-2019: Report of 2018 Citroen C3 Aircross 1.2 Puretech bought in January 2019 using 1 litre of oil per 1,000 miles.

24-9-2019: Report of problem with touch-scteen of 2018 Citroen C3 Aircross Ripcurl 1.2 Puretech 110 6-speed with Grip Control. If the demist switch is used on some occasions the temperature control ceases to alter the temperature even after the demister is switched off and the car remained so hot windows had to be opened even in sub zero temperatures last winter. Owner took the car to a dealer weeks after collecting it when the fault first appeared but they couldn’t find anything wrong. They raised a Citroen incident report. Since then Owner has written to Citroen UK but they have not helped. This has been going on since December 2018.

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