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Citroën C3

(2017 - present)

The Citroën C3 is a small supermini-class five-door hatchback. The current model was launched in the summer of 2016 before going on sale in the UK in early 2017. A mid-life update is due to arrive in showrooms before the end of 2019, which will consist of revised specifications and updated engines.

The C3 has received mixed reviews from the UK motoring media, with scores ranging from poor to above average. Its overall Expert Rating, based on 17 reviews as of September 2019, places it in the midfield of the supermini category but well behind the scores of the class leaders.

The Citroën C3 has received particular praise for its distinctive design and many personalistion options, but has been criticised for poor driving dynamics and limited practicality compared to more conventional rivals.

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Body style: Small five-door hatch
Engines: petrol, diesel
Price: From £15,675 on-road

Launched: Winter 2016/17
Last updated: Spring 2019
Replacement due: TBA

  • Citroën C3 (2017) interior and dashboard | The Car Expert
  • Citroën C3 (2017) - front view | The Car Expert
  • Citroën C3 (2017) - rear view | The Car Expert

MEDIA REVIEWS

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

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The Car Expert

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Auto Express

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Car

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Carbuyer

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Evo

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Green Car Guide

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Honest John

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Parkers

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The Sun

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The Telegraph

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Top Gear

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What Car?

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Which?

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SAFETY RATING

Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

Overall rating: 4 stars
Date tested: March 2017

Citroën C3 17

88%

ADULT OCCUPANT

Citroën C3 18

83%

CHILD OCCUPANT

Citroën C3 19

59%

VULNERABLE ROAD USERS

Citroën C3 20

58%

SAFETY ASSIST

Eco rating

Independent emissions and efficiency ratings from Green NCAP

The Citroën C3 has not yet been lab tested by Green NCAP. Check back soon.

Awards

Trophies, prizes and awards that the Citroën C3 has received

2018

  • FirstCar Awards – Driving Instructor Car of the Year

2017

  • Fleet News Awards – Best Small Car
  • Contract Hire and Leasing.com Awards – Supermini of the Year

2016

  • BBC Top Gear Magazine Awards – Best Urbanite

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