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Citroën C3

(2017 - present)

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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 arrived in showrooms in the second half of 2020, which consisted 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 27 reviews as of April 2021, 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.

Key specifications

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

Launched: Winter 2016/17
Last updated: Autumn 2020
Replacement due: TBA

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SAFETY RATING

Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

Overall rating: 4 stars
Date tested: March 2017

88%

ADULT OCCUPANT

83%

CHILD OCCUPANT

59%

VULNERABLE ROAD USERS

58%

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Eco rating

Independent emissions and efficiency ratings from Green NCAP

No eco rating

The Citroën C3 has not yet been lab tested by Green NCAP. This is a new initiative, launched in 2018 as a sister organisation to Euro NCAP. As yet, very few new cars have been tested for environmental impact by Green NCAP, and the testing programme was halted in early 2020 by the coronavirus pandemic. It is due to resume in the second half of the year.

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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