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Citroën C3 Aircross

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Summary


The Citroën C3 Aircross is a small SUV/crossover that shares its platform and many components with sister models, the Peugeot 2008 and Vauxhall Crossland. It was revealed in early 2017 and went on sale at the end of that year.

The C3 Aircross has received average to good reviews from the UK motoring media, with an Expert Rating of 63% as of August 2021. When it was first launched, it was good enough to rank towards the top of the small SUV/crossover class, but newer models like the Ford Puma and Volkswagen T-Cross have raised the bar for this market segment, and the C3 Aircross has fallen back into the midfield.

The Citroën C3 Aircross has received praise from reviewers for its versatility and individual styling that distinguishes it from many of its rivals, but has been criticised for a lack of refinement and relatively poor standard specification.

An updated C3 Aircross arrived in the UK in Summer 2020. It is a facelift of the current car, rather than an all-new model. We will continue to update this page as new reviews of this model are published, but it’s unlikely to have a significant impact on the C3 Aircross’ Expert Rating.

Key specifications


Body style: Small SUV/crossover
Engines: petrol, diesel
Price: From £17,320 on-road

Launched: Autumn 2017
Last updated: Spring 2020
Replacement due: TBA


Media reviews


Reviews, road test and comparisons from across the UK automotive media. Click any of the boxes to view.

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Safety rating


Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

Overall rating: 5 stars
Date tested: November 2017

85%

ADULT OCCUPANT

82%

CHILD OCCUPANT

64%

VULNERABLE ROAD USERS

60%

SAFETY ASSIST

Eco rating


No eco rating

The Citroën C3 Aircross has not 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 inevitably the testing programme was halted in early 2020 by the coronavirus pandemic.

Awards


Trophies, prizes and awards that the Citroën C3 Aircross has received

2020

  • Company Car Today CCT100 Awards – Best Compact Crossover

2019

  • Auto Express Awards – Small SUV of the Year
  • Business Motoring Awards – Best Small SUV
  • Company Car Today CCT100 Awards – Best Compact Crossover

2018

  • UK Car of the Year Awards – Best Small Crossover
  • Company Car Today CCT100 Awards – Best Compact Crossover

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