Our unique Expert Ratings combine scores from 21 of the top UK motoring websites

Citroën C1

(2014 - present)

The Citroën C1 is a small city-car class hatchback, available in either three-door or five-door form. it also has the option of a full-length fabric sunroof, called Airscape. The current model is the second generation, which was launched in 2014.

The C1 is 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. It has been speculated that, when the current model ends production (expected to be in 2021), it will be replaced by an electric model with no petrol-engined version available.

The Citroën C1 has received generally positive reviews from the UK motoring media, although its overall Expert Rating falls a long way short of the class-leading Hyundai i10. It has been praised for its low running costs and overall driving dynamics, but criticised for a lack of refinement compared to newer rivals.

More Citroën ratings, news, reviews and features

Body style: Small three-door and five-door hatch
Engines: petrol
Price: From £10,520 on-road

Launched: Summer 2014
Last updated: Spring 2019
Replacement due: 2021?


Reviews, road tests and comparisons from across the UK automotive media

The Car Expert


Auto Express


Auto Trader






Car Keys








Honest John






The Telegraph


Top Gear


What Car?





Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

Overall rating: 4 stars
Date tested: September 2015









Eco rating

Independent emissions and efficiency ratings from Green NCAP

The Citroën C1 has not yet been lab tested by Green NCAP. Check back soon.

Similar cars

If you’re looking at the Citroën C1, you might also be interested in these alternatives

Fiat 500 | Fiat Panda | Hyundai i10Kia Picanto | Peugeot 108 | SEAT Mii | Skoda Citigo | Smart Forfour | Suzuki Ignis | Suzuki Jimny | Toyota Aygo | Volkswagen up!

More Citroën ratings, news, reviews and features

More Ratings

The latest cars we've analysed

Mini Electric

The Mini Electric has been praised for the way it drives, but criticised for its poor range compared to similarly-priced electric cars.

SEAT Mii Electric

The SEAT Mii Electric is one of the more affordable options in the electric car market, but its Euro NCAP safety rating is sub-par.

Tesla Model S

The Tesla Model S has been a pioneer for electric cars, single-handedly changing the perception of EVs having poor performance and range.

SsangYong Korando

The SsangYong Korando is a significant improvement over the previous model. It's also the first SsangYong to earn a five-star safety rating.

Skoda Fabia

The Skoda Fabia has received generally good reviews, and is considered both practical and good value for money – if not very exciting.

Land Rover Defender

The Land Rover Defender has an Expert Rating of 92% from 18 reviews, which is one of the highest scores of nearly 200 cars we've analysed.

Related news

We think you may also like these articles