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Citroen C1 (2012-15)

Overall Rating

4 stars

CitroŽn's popular C1 has a revised look, enhanced levels of equipment and a more frugal engine delivering excellent mpg and emissions.

  • Economical small car, ideal for first time buyers
  • Low emission model is congestion charge exempt
  • Tight turning circle offers easy manoeuvring
  • Shorter, squatter front end styling
  • Light steering
  • One engine choice
Road Test

At just 3.44m long the C1 remains the most compact model in the CitroŽn range. Inside is fairly spacious with room for four adults and plenty of storage spaces but boot space is small at 139 litres this can be increased to 700 litres at the expense of passenger space by folding down the rear seats. External changes sees a new front end from previous model and a shorter squatter bonnet with rounded headlights and LED daytime running lights At the rear is a glass tailgate and CitroŽn's chevrons and badging. 14" alloy wheels as standard. Available in both 3-door and 5-door. 2012 features include LED daytime running lights, a CD audio system with CitroŽn's integrated Connecting Box (Bluetoothģ system with USB socket). Powered by a three-cylinder petrol engine, the 1.0i 68hp with a manual gearbox has an improved fuel economy of 65.7mpg and emissions of 99g/km, making the C1 congestion charge exempt. Also available with an Electronic Gearbox System complete with steering-mounted paddle controls for enhanced handling and driving pleasure, this EGS version delivers 62.8 mpg and emits 104g/km of CO2. Aimed at nipping around town and for the first time buyer the C1's compact dimensions and 9.63m turning circle makes it easy to manoeuvre in city traffic.

Need To Know

Best Models: 1.0i manual

Replacement: 2014

Citroen C1 (2012-15)
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Quality & Reliability

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3 stars

Running Costs

4 stars

Value for Money

4 stars

Stereo/Sat Nav

3 stars
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