Citroen C4 Grand Picasso
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- Comfortable ride
- Innovative interior
- Good safety features
- Not great to drive
- 3rd row won’t fit adults comfortably
- Poor residuals
The Citroen Grand Picasso is a 7 seat MPV which the critics are generally very fond of. They praise the clever family friendly design and the spacious, airy interior. The diesel engines get particularly good reviews, and shouldn’t be too expensive to fuel.
The Grand Picasso is very good at being an MPV! When all seven seats are up there’s still a bit of room in the boot for some luggage. The seats themselves are very flexible with middle row seats getting sliding and reclining adjustments optimising comfort. Folding down the seats is a simple process and they even have fold out panels giving the Picasso a totally flat load bay. Quality is good too with soft touch plastics all round. Third row seats only have enough space for children however.
Getting comfortable behind the wheel is easy for everyone thanks to a wide range of adjustment in the driver’s seat. There’s a great view out of the windscreen especially if you go for the optional Zenith windscreen which basically provides a larger glass area above your head making it easier to see out of. Handling is very MPV like though with quite a bit of body roll through the corners but on motorways it’s very comfortable.
There are plenty to choose from including two 1.6L petrol engines with 122bhp or 157bhp, a standard 1.6L diesel, a more economical 1.6L diesel and a 2.0L diesel.
The lower powered petrol gets a 5 speed manual gearbox while the rest get a choice between a 6 speed manual or a 6-speed EGS automatic. Reviewers say avoid the automatic gearbox if you can since its changes are slow and the best of the bunch is the standard 1.6L diesel which provides good performance and economy.
Value for money
Standard equipment is very generous with all cars getting six airbags as well as anti-skid control and an electric parking brake. If you choose an automatic model you also get a little fridge in the centre of the dashboard where the manual gearstick would have been. The big Citroen also is good value for money compared to rivals because it costs less to buy and is well equipped.
What the Picasso misses out on is rear sliding doors, meaning getting into the back or installing a child seat is not as easy as rivals such as the Kia Sedona or Chrysler Grand Voyager. Citroens also don’t hold their value as well as some competitors come resale time, but it is cheaper to buy in the first place.
Experts generally agree that the C4 Grand Picasso is a good value MPV that can easily seat 5 people plus two children in comfort and is great value compared to rivals. It’s also more pleasing to the eye compared to more boxy MPVs.
- Price range:
- £18,460 - £25,330
- 40 - 57
- Date released:
- Replacement due:
- Within a couple of years
- Model history:
- In late 2010 the C4 Grand Picasso got updated, with some subtle styling changes, more equipment as standard and slightly revised engines.
- Engine to go for:
- Lots of critics reckon the 1.6 HDi 110 is the highlight of the range
- Other variants:
- If you don’t need to carry 7 people around then perhaps you might prefer the 5 seater version, the C4 Picasso.
- Engine naming:
- HDi engines are diesel, VTi are petrol
|1.6 HDI 110||2||7.5|
|2.0 HDi 150||1||-|
|2.0 HDi 138 - No longer made||3||8.0|
Citroen C4 Grand Picasso User Reviews
i have c4 vtr auto & there is a saying you pay for what you get not well built auto gear changing too jerky not smooth and very bad in the the snow we had in 2012 other wise cheap & maybe not cheerful german or japanese car next good luck with it if you are buying one second hand.
- By wei, who owns this car
Drives smoothly. I have the clutchless manual EGS 2L Hdi Exlusive and it drives like a dream.
- By mildenhall, who owns this car