Citroen C3 Aircross

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How much does the Citroen C3 Aircross cost to run?

The 1.2L petrol is the most economical Citroen C3 Aircross to run, taking into account insurance, tax and fuel efficiency.

The Citroen C3 Aircross 1.2L petrol costs £20.00 a year to tax, as it sits in tax band B.

It does just under 59 MPG on average, which means it will cost £10.00* in petrol every 100 miles driven.

In terms of fuel efficiency, it sits between the Citroen C4 Cactus 1.6L diesel and the more thirsty Renault Captur 1.2L petrol.

The lower the insurance group, the cheaper a car should be to insure. This model is rated insurance group 13, which is lower than the Nissan Qashqai 1.2L petrol, but higher than the Renault Captur 1.2L petrol.

Engine options

model1.2L petrol
mpg50.4 - 58.9
emissions109 - 126
tax£125.00 - £20.00
insuranceGroup 4 - 16

*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 C3 Aircross: How big is the boot?

The Citroen C3 Aircross has a below average boot space (410 litres of luggage with the seats up).

This would allow one pushchair and 2 large bags. Alternatively you could load up with 3 large bags or 3 cabin bags instead.

Worth knowing, the Renault Kadjar hatchback is the best in class, allowing for one pushchair and 4 large bags with its 647 litres.

Is the Citroen C3 Aircross easy to park?

While not the absolute narrowest car (that is the Citroen C4 Cactus), this is in the top third for ease of parking in car parks. Given a typical supermarket space, it will fill three quarters of the space.

If you park on the street regularly, this is one of the cars to shortlist. At 4154m long it gives you reasonable 646mm space to move the car in and out of the bay.

Which Citroen C3 Aircross has the best performance?

The fastest Citroen C3 Aircross from 0-60, is the 1.2L petrol (if you’re a petrol head, it has 205 lbs/ft torque and 110 bhp). It hits 60 mph in 10 seconds.

The closest rival in its class is the BMW X1 2.0L diesel, which will beat your Citroen C3 Aircross 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

model1.2L petrol
zeroTo6210 - 15.9
torque118 - 230
bhp82 - 130

What size caravan or trailer, can the Citroen C3 Aircross tow?

If you are towing you want good torque to pull away easily despite the extra weight, and the car needs to be at least 15% heavier than the caravan to keep you stable at speed.

The model that can tow the biggest caravan or heaviest trailer is the Citroen C3 Aircross 1.2L petrol which has 230 lbs/ft torque. It should be able to tow a braked caravan or trailer that weighs up to 840kg comfortably.

You must check your car handbook – maximum towing weights vary considerably with different engine and gearbox combinations.