Citroen C1

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How much does the Citroen C1 cost to run?

The 1.0L petrol is the most economical Citroen C1 to run, taking into account insurance, tax and fuel efficiency. Compared to the competition in the City segment, it’s one of the best you can choose.

The Citroen C1 1.0L petrol is free to tax, as it sits in tax band A.

It does just over 74 MPG on average, which means it will cost £8.00* in petrol every 100 miles driven.

In terms of fuel efficiency, it sits between the Suzuki Celerio 1.0L petrol and the more thirsty Kia Picanto 1.0L petrol.

The lower the insurance group, the cheaper a car should be to insure. This model is rated insurance group 7, which is lower than the Kia Picanto 1.0L petrol, but higher than the Peugeot 108 1.0L petrol. (If insurance cost is important to you then the Fiat Panda has the lowest insurance group.)

Engine options

model1.0L petrol1.2L petrol
mpg61.4 - 74.365.7
emissions88 - 10699
tax£0.00 - £20.00£0.00
insuranceGroup 2 - 8Group 10 - 12

*UK average price of diesel £1.34 as of 01/06/2019.

*UK average price of petrol £1.29 as of 01/06/2019.

Citroen C1: How big is the boot?

The Citroen C1 has a below average boot space (169 litres of luggage with the seats up).

This would allow one pushchair. Alternatively you could load up with one large bag or one cabin bag instead.

Worth knowing, the Smart Fortwo coupe is the best in class, allowing for one pushchair and one large bag with its 307 litres.

Is the Citroen C1 easy to park?

While not the absolute narrowest car (that is the Kia Picanto), this is in the top third for ease of parking in car parks. Given a typical supermarket space, it will fill 68% of the space.

If you park on the street regularly, this is one of the cars to shortlist. At 3452m long it gives you reasonable 1348mm space to move the car in and out of the bay.

Which Citroen C1 has the best performance?

The fastest Citroen C1 from 0-60, is the 1.2L petrol (if you’re a petrol head, it has 116 lbs/ft torque and 82 bhp). It hits 60 mph in 11 seconds.

The closest rival in its class is the Peugeot 108 1.2L petrol, which will beat your Citroen C1 to 60 by 0.1 seconds. That’s a big gap in Formula 1, but not something you would notice in your commute to work.

Engine options

model1.0L petrol1.2L petrol
zeroTo6212.3 - 15.711
torque93 - 96116
bhp68 - 7282