Now in its 3rd generation, Citroen's C4 has charismatic crossover-inspired styling that helps it to stand out from rivals such as the Volkswagen Golf, Ford Focus and Vauxhall Astra.
What’s more, the Citroen C4 is well equipped and offers more choice than ever, with petrol, diesel and electric versions available. So if you’re looking for a good value, 5-door hatchback to lease that majors on style and comfort, then the Citroen C4 could be just the car you’re after.
If you want a hatchback with attitude, the Citroen C4 might be the one for you. The C4 sits a bit higher off the ground than your average hatchback. Styling features borrowed from crossovers and SUVs – like the plastic cladding around the wheel arches – give it a purposeful stance.
The C4 is keenly priced, with even the entry model offering a good level of equipment including LED lights, alloy wheels and dual-zone climate control. It’s also one of the most comfortable cars of its kind to drive. Whether it’s the school run, trips into town or long-distance motorway driving, the C4 is a pleasant companion. Read our in-depth Citroen C4 review to see what our car experts thought.
How Does Leasing A Citroen C4 Work?
When you lease a Citroen, it means you’ll drive home a brand-new car and make a fixed monthly payment. These fixed monthly payments will be paid for the length of your lease contract. While lease deals will often last between 2 to 5 years, you can choose a leasing contract length to suit your needs.
You can also set your expected annual mileage and choose how much you’d like to pay upfront. Car maintenance and servicing expenses are available as an optional extra that can also be included in your lease deal. Once your lease deal ends, all you have to do is return the car.
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C4 Is Petrol, Diesel Or Electric
The Citroen C4 offers a spacious cabin for a hatchback of this size. The attractive coupe-like sloping roofline hasn’t impacted headroom in the back, so 2 adults will be able to sit comfortably.
The Citroen C4 has a 380-litre boot, which is similar to rivals like the Volkswagen Golf and Ford Focus. There’s also a height-adjustable boot floor, which can be placed in the bottom of the boot or used to create a flat loading sill. The rear seats split and fold down reasonably flat to increase the ability to carry loads to more than 1250 litres. Even better, the zero-emission e-C4 has the same amount of interior and boot space as petrol and diesel versions of the C4.
There are no less than 16 different storage compartments throughout the cabin, including a quirky ‘drawer’ on the front passenger side of the dash. There’s even a tablet tray that slides out from above the glovebox.
The e-C4 will cost a bit more to buy than the petrol and diesel models, but it will be the cheapest to run. It will take about 6 hours to charge the electric C4 at home from a 7.4kW wallbox. Rapid charging at up to 100kW is possible, which will charge the battery to 80% battery power in about 30 minutes.
If you’re not quite ready to go electric, then the diesel C4 offers the best economy of up to 69mpg, making it a good choice if you do a lot of motorway miles.
The petrol engines are quieter and still offer decent fuel economy. For example, the midrange 1.2-litre petrol with 130hp offers up to 54.8mpg with a manual gearbox.
The regular body style for the Citroen C4 is a 5-door, 5-seat hatchback. It is available with petrol or diesel engines, and all models are front-wheel drive.
The electric version of the C4 is known as the e-C4 and it has the same 5-door, 5-seat hatchback body style as petrol and diesel versions of the C4. The only difference is that it has blue exterior detailing, instead of grey on the internal combustion-powered models.
The C4 is available in 7 stylish colours, with various interior choices and extra colour packs for those who like to customise. Check out our Citroen C4 colour guide for details.
All models of the Citroen C4 come as standard with automatic air conditioning, a 10-inch touchscreen, rear parking sensors, LED headlights and 18-inch alloy wheels.
Overall the C4 has an excellent choice of engines and a comfortable drive that makes it a great family car. It's attractively priced, while even entry models come well equipped, making it a viable choice no matter the competition.
While the old model did not perform brilliantly in reliability surveys, Citroen as a company has improved its performance in this department since then and it also offers an impressive 5-year warranty. There's every sign that living with a C4 should therefore be a relatively pain-free experience.
The Citroen C4 has a 380-litre boot that can expand to 1250 litres when the rear seats are folded down.
The Citroen C4 and E-C4 are available in 4 trim levels – Sense, Sense Plus, C-Series Edition and Shine Plus.
Yes, all models come with rear parking sensors. Sense Plus and above add a rear-view camera too.
Petrol C4s can return up to 54.8mpg, while the diesel C4 offers up to 69mpg, which is very competitive for a car of this size.
If you really like to get creative when choosing your next car, the Citroen C4 is ideal. There are 31 different combinations possible between body colours, colour packs, alloy wheel designs and interior colour schemes.
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The cabin of the C4 has been designed with comfort in mind. It feels spacious up front with a straightforward dashboard design and controls that are simple to use. Soft touch panels in the doors and the dashboard make it inviting, as do the comfortable seats. It’s all kept modern with a digital 5.5-inch display for the driver and generous 10-inch touchscreen, with seamless connectivity to smartphones through Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Physical dials to adjust the air conditioning and ventilation are a welcome addition to this latest C4, too.
Comfort was Citroen’s key priority when developing the new C4. The suspension has what Citroen calls Progressive Hydraulic Cushions and it works. The Citroen C4 is easily one of the most comfortable cars in its class. It covers the tarmac with a more cushioned feel than rivals, taking the hard edge that you might feel – over lumps, bumps and other imperfections in the road surface – completely out of the equation. The steering is also very light, so the C4 is agile around town and simple to park.
Out on the open road, the C4 settles down well to a cruise. Lane Keep Assist comes as standard for more peace of mind during motorway driving.
The Citroen C4 is available with a choice of 2 internal combustion engines in 5 specifications, including a trio of 1.2-litre petrol options – with 100-, 130- or 155hp – and a 1.5-litre diesel with either 110- or 130hp. Diesels offer the best economy, but the petrol units are lively and quieter. There is also a choice of 6-speed manual or 8-speed automatic gearbox, depending on which model you go for.
The e-C4 could be a perfect option if you're looking to lease an electric car. This model comes with a 50kWh battery, giving it a range of up to 217 miles from a single charge, and it is propelled by a punchy 100kW (136hp) motor.