Review: Citroen C4 (2004 – 2010)

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Rating:

Brave styling, decent quality interior and excellent crash test ratings. 1.6 HDi EGS qualifies for £30pa tax. Good compromise between ride and handling

Narrow front footwell awkward for people with big feet. Other drivers you pass can read the speedo.

Citroen C4 (2004 – 2010): At A Glance

Buyers of medium size motors never had it better.

A much more solid new Golf; a dramatic new Astra; a better built, more refined new Focus. And now, stepping smartly from the bottom of the class to the top, the stunning new Citroen C4.

Five different petrol engines, from a hard-worked 90PS 1.4 to a fire-breathing 180PS 2.0 litre. Three diesels from a 92PS 1.6HDI to a 138PS 2.0HDI. Only 5 speeds in the boxes of all but the 6 speed 2.0HDI. And automatics on the way for the 1.6 and 2.0 petrol engines.

The two bodies are completely different, yet the space inside them is virtually identical. The cracking 3-door coupe is £400 less, and a benefit of its low rearward sloping rear window is excellent vision for reverse-parking. They are five seaters with five proper belts, but there's less headroom and comfort for back seat piggy-in-the-middle than there is in the new Focus.

 

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Citroen C4 (2004 – 2010): What's It Like Inside?

Dimensions
Length 4260–4275 mm
Width 1769–1773 mm
Height 1458 mm
Wheelbase 2608 mm

Full specifications

As befits a Citroen, the dashboard is radical. The centre digital speedo is translucent so you can easily check your speed in all lighting conditions. The rev counter sits just above the fixed steering wheel hub and glows completely red when you red-line. Audio controls, cruise control and speed limiter, phone controls and multi-function display controls are grouped around the fixed hub, with the horn at the bottom. It all works wonderfully well.

Child seats that fit a Citroen C4 (2004 – 2010)

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Real MPG average for a Citroen C4 (2004 – 2010)

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Average performance

86%

Real MPG

27–70 mpg

MPGs submitted

328

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What have we been asked about the Citroen C4 (2004 – 2010)?

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What are the cheapest used cars with lane departure warning?

Some friends were recently involved in an accident and are keen to purchase a used car with some sort of lane departure warning system as a result. Can you recommend the cheapest used cars which have this feature or may have had it fitted as an optional extra?
Citroen C4 had this as an option from the start in 2005. Crossing the line set up a vibration: https://www.honestjohn.co.uk/road-tests/citroen/citroen-c4-2005-range-road-test//
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