Citroen Grand C4 Picasso

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How much does the Citroen Grand C4 Picasso cost to run?

The 1.6L diesel is the most economical Citroen Grand C4 Picasso to run, taking into account insurance, tax and fuel efficiency. Compared to the competition in the Large MPV segment, it’s one of the best you can choose.

The Citroen Grand C4 Picasso 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 Large MPV segment at the time of writing. Good job, Citroen.

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

This is the best fuel economy in class, and better than the next three cars: Peugeot 5008, Ford Galaxy, SEAT Alhambra

The lower the insurance group, the cheaper a car should be to insure. This model is rated insurance group 17, which is lower than the Ford Galaxy 1.6L diesel, but higher than the Peugeot 5008 1.5L diesel. (If insurance cost is important to you then the Peugeot 5008 has the lowest insurance group.)

Engine options

model1.2L petrol1.5L diesel1.6L diesel1.6L petrol2.0L diesel
mpg54.3 - 56.568.9 - 70.670.6 - 74.348.758.9 - 65.7
emissions115 - 119105 - 106100 - 106134111 - 127
tax£30.00£20.00£0.00 - £20.00£145.00£125.00 - £30.00
insuranceGroup 19 - 22Group 21 - 22Group 17 - 21Group 22Group 26 - 29

*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 Grand C4 Picasso: How big is the boot?

The Citroen Grand C4 Picasso has a below average boot space (165 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 Peugeot 5008 SUV is the best in class, allowing for one pushchair and 7 large bags with its 952 litres.

Is the Citroen Grand C4 Picasso easy to park?

Given a typical supermarket space, the Grand C4 Picasso is easy to park. (If you want the detail it will fill just three quarters of the bay). This is as narrow as cars in the Large MPV 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 4602m long it gives you reasonable 198mm space to move the car in and out of the bay.

Which Citroen Grand C4 Picasso has the best performance?

The fastest Citroen Grand C4 Picasso from 0-60, is the 2.0L diesel (if you’re a petrol head, it has 400 lbs/ft torque and 163 bhp). It hits 60 mph in 9.2 seconds.

The closest rival in its class is the Ford Galaxy 2.2L diesel, which will beat your Citroen Grand C4 Picasso 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 diesel1.6L petrol2.0L diesel
zeroTo6210.810 - 10.911.5 - 13.1109.2 - 10.1
torque230300254 - 300240370 - 400
bhp131131100 - 120165150 - 163

What size caravan or trailer, can the Citroen Grand C4 Picasso 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 Grand C4 Picasso 2.0L diesel which has 370 lbs/ft torque. It should be able to tow a braked caravan or trailer that weighs up to 1700kg comfortably.

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