CITROEN C4 CACTUS

Citroen C4 Cactus

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How much does the Citroen C4 Cactus cost to run?

The 1.6L diesel is the most economical Citroen C4 Cactus to run, taking into account insurance, tax and fuel efficiency. Compared to the competition in the Crossover segment, it will make the smallest dent in your wallet.

The Citroen C4 Cactus 1.6L diesel is free to tax, as it sits in tax band A. In fact this is the lowest CO2 output of any model in the Crossover segment at the time of writing. Good job, Citroen.

It does just over 83 MPG on average, which means it will cost £7.00* in diesel every 100 miles driven.

This is the best fuel economy in class, and better than the next three cars: Renault Captur, Nissan Qashqai, Dacia Sandero Stepway

The lower the insurance group, the cheaper a car should be to insure. This model is rated insurance group 18, which is lower than the Kia Soul 1.6L diesel, but higher than the Nissan Qashqai 1.5L diesel.

Engine options

model1.2L petrol1.5L diesel1.6L diesel
mpg55.4 - 65.770.678.5 - 83.1
emissions98 - 11897 - 10287 - 95
tax£0.00 - £30.00£0.00 - £20.00£0.00
insuranceGroup 7 - 20Group 16 - 21Group 16 - 20

*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 C4 Cactus: How big is the boot?

The Citroen C4 Cactus has a below average boot space (358 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 C4 Cactus easy to park?

Given a typical supermarket space, the C4 Cactus is easy to park. (If you want the detail it will fill just just under three quarters of the bay). This is as narrow as cars in the Crossover class get, and gives you the maximum door opening space.

If you park on the street regularly, this is one of the cars to shortlist. At 4158m long it gives you reasonable 642mm space to move the car in and out of the bay.

Which Citroen C4 Cactus has the best performance?

The fastest Citroen C4 Cactus from 0-60, is the 1.2L petrol (if you’re a petrol head, it has 230 lbs/ft torque and 130 bhp). It hits 60 mph in 8.7 seconds.

The closest rival in its class is the BMW X1 2.0L diesel, which will beat your Citroen C4 Cactus 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 petrol1.5L diesel1.6L diesel
zeroTo628.7 - 158.7 - 1010.6 - 11.4
torque118 - 230250 - 300230 - 254
bhp75 - 130100 - 12092 - 100

What size caravan or trailer, can the Citroen C4 Cactus 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 C4 Cactus 1.5L diesel which has 300 lbs/ft torque. It should be able to tow a braked caravan or trailer that weighs up to 950kg comfortably.

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