Citroen C3 Leasing
Top 3 Features
Funky styling stands out.
Spacious and practical interior ideal for small families.
Incredibly comfortable ride.
Why Lease A Citroen C3?
What’s The Cabin Like?
How Does It Drive?
The airy feel of the cabin isn’t just a feeling. It’s a genuinely spacious thing, with a big boot – though the rear is more kid-friendly than adult-friendly. There are plenty of cubbies for snacks, drinks and trinket storage too, although the gear lever can block the cupholders when cruising along.
It proves a worthy halfway house between a conventional supermini and a small crossover, retaining the former’s compact feel and manoeuvrability while taking on the sturdy stance and comfort of the latter.
Sadly long gone are the days that small city cars are free to tax. You’ll have to go all electric for that, which isn’t an option with the C3. Buying into this size of car is, for the most part, going to land you a £155 road tax bill every year.
Thankfully, though, the C3’s a fuel-efficient car, delivering between 39- and 70mpg on average depending on which engine you get. Citroens are very reasonable on service costs, too.
The Citroen C3 Vs Competitors
Depending on what you want out of this sort of car, yes and no. If you want something that’s comfortable, it’s a winner. If you want something that’s fun to drive, it’s near the bottom of the pile. The C3 will be a great car to some but frustrating for others.
It’s certainly got the more rounded, inflated SUV look to it but it’s not an SUV. The C3 Aircross, on the other hand, leans harder into the crossover segment but doesn’t share much with this compact hatchback.
The Citroen C3 can be leased with an automatic gearbox, but only if you choose the PureTech 110 petrol engine – our pick of the bunch.
Citroen tends to end up somewhere in the middle of reliability surveys, which suggests it’s about average for the market. However, most parts are shared between Peugeot and some Vauxhall models, so repair costs are often good value. There’s a 3-year/60,000-mile warranty to offer some reassurance, though.
It has the luxurious ride quality you might expect from a premium car, with light and delicate controls, but it’s definitely not a luxury car. There’s no way the likes of Lexus, Genesis or Bentley would allow the materials Citroen has used, but you get 90% of the comfort for 40% of the price!
Nearly. The company is named after André-Gustave Citroen, a Parisian engineer born in 1878. After producing armament during World War I, he founded the Citroen car company. The surname is Dutch, with a French diaeresis embellishment, and does translate to ‘lemon’, in honour of his greengrocer grandfather.
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