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Citroën C3 Aircross

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Citroën C3 Aircross

(2017 - present)

    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.

    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.

    The C3 Aircross has received average to good reviews from the UK motoring media, with an Expert Rating of 66% as of June 2022. This has improved by about 3% since the 2020 facelift.

    When it was first launched, the Citroën C3 Aircross 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.

    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


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    Safety rating


    Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

    Overall score: 5 stars
    Date tested: November 2017
    Read the full Euro NCAP review

    Adult protection: 85%
    Child protection: 82%
    Vulnerable road users: 64%
    Safety assist: 60%

    Eco rating


    No eco rating

    As of June 2022, the Citroën C3 Aircross has not been lab tested by Green NCAP.

    Reliability rating

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    As of June 2022, we don’t have enough reliability data on the Citroën C3 Aircross 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 C3 Aircross, we’ll publish the score here.

    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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    Citroën C3 AircrossThe Citroën C3 Aircross has received average reviews, with praise for its versatility but criticism for a lack of refinement.