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Citroën C1 (2014 to 2022)

NOTICE: This car is still assessed using our previous Expert Rating Index calculations. We are currently rolling out a completely overhauled Expert Rating Index in early 2024, so this vehicle will be updated shortly.

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Citroën C1 (2014 to 2022)

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    Summary


    The Citroën C1 was a small city-car class hatchback, produced in either three-door or five-door form. It was also available as a cabriolet version called Airscape, which featured a full-length fabric sunroof in a similar vein to the Fiat 500.

    This model was the second generation, which was launched in 2014 and ended production in early 2022. It has not been replaced by a new model.

    The C1 was essentially identical to the Peugeot 108 and Toyota Aygo, with the three models developed together and built at the same factory in the Czech Republic. With Citroën’s parent company Stellantis now also owning Fiat, it is likely that any future Citroën city car will be based on the new, all-electric Fiat 500.

    The Citroën C1 received generally positive reviews from the UK motoring media throughout its seven-year production cycle, although its Used Car Expert Rating of 56% (as of September 2023) falls a long way short of the class-leading Hyundai i10. It was praised for its low running costs and overall driving dynamics, but criticised for a lack of refinement compared to newer rivals.

    Key specifications


    Body style: Small three-door and five-door hatch
    Engines: petrol
    Price: From £12,945 on-road

    Launched: Summer 2014
    Last updated: Spring 2019
    Ended Production: Spring 2022


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    Safety rating


    Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

    Overall score: 4 stars
    Date tested: September 2015
    Date expired: January 2021
    Read the full Euro NCAP review

    Adult protection: 80%
    Child protection: 80%
    Vulnerable road users: 62%
    Safety assist: 56%

    No safety rating

    The Citroën C1 was assessed by Euro NCAP back in 2014 and achieved a four-star rating. However, this rating expired in January 2021 and is no longer valid. This is normal practice, as Euro NCAP reviews its ratings on most cars annually with most ratings expiring after about six or seven years.

    However, if you are comparing a used C1 to vehicles of similar age, whose ratings will have probably also expired, its safety rating score is still useful.

    Eco rating


    Independent economy and emissions ratings from Green NCAP

    No eco rating

    The Citroën C1 was not lab tested by Green NCAP during its production cycle.

    Reliability rating

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    No reliability rating

    As of September 2023, we don’t have enough reliability data on the Citroën C1 to generate a reliability rating.

    The Car Expert’s reliability information is provided exclusive from extended warranty data from our partner, MotorEasy. As soon as MotorEasy has sufficient data on the C1, we’ll publish the score here.

    Awards


    Trophies, prizes and awards that the Citroën C1 received

    2021

    • Company Car Today CCT100 Awards – Best MPV
    • DieselCar & EcoCar Top 50 – Best Utility Vehicle

    2020

    • Autocar Britain’s Best Car Awards – Best Large Car
    • What Car? Awards – Best MPV
    • Parkers New Car Awards – Best Medium Family Car

    2019

    • Auto Express Awards – Best MPV

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    The Citroën C1 has received generally positive media reviews, mainly for its low running costs, but is now dated and off the pace of rivals.Citroën C1 (2014 to 2022)