Citroen‘s C4 Cactus is one of the funkiest looking and coolest cars you can spend your money on right now, but before you go waving cash (or finance agreements) at the French motoring giant, you’ll need to know if it fits into your lifestyle. We’ve been combing the brochure to bring you all the vital statistics in a single place.
Although the name might suggest the Cactus is based on the Citroen C4, in fact it uses the same platform as the C3, DS3 and Peugeot 208, albeit a little lengthened between the wheels. This means that it’s a lot shorter than you might expect – it easily fits into the same footprint as the C4, being 17cm shorter and 6cm narrower – but it’s also surprisingly much lower than the C4 despite having an elevated ride height. Indeed it’s one of the smallest family cars you can buy.
Overall length – 4,157mm
Overall width (excluding wing mirrors) – 1,729mm
Overall width (including wing mirrors) – 1,946mm
Overall height – 1,540mm
Wheelbase – 2,595mm
Citroen is, at the moment, staying mum on the exact interior dimensions of the Cactus, but there is ample head and legroom for even the very tall in the front – the passenger side airbag has been mounted in the roof to free up the dash area and allow a little extra stretch room. It’s not so spacious in the back, struggling more for legroom than headroom but if you’ve specified the panoramic sunroof option there’s a bit less space up top too.
There’s plenty of space for your stuff though, because the Cactus only loses out marginally to the C4 by the odd litre of space either with the seats up or down. However, be aware that the Cactus does without a split-fold rear seat, so if you’re taking loads of stuff or need to carry something lengthy you’ll need to do without back seat passengers. The boot lip is also quite high up from the boot floor.
It’s also rated for towing – just over half a ton – with the petrol engines rated a little lower than the diesels.
Boot space (seats up) – 358 litres
Boot space (seats down) – 1,170 litres
Towing capacity – 520-570kg
Turning circle and fuel tank capacity
The petrol and 92hp e-HDI (that basically means a diesel engine with stop/start technology) models of C4 Cactus get 50 litre fuel tanks, while the remaining diesels have a smaller 45 litre version. This gives a range of over a thousand miles for the e-HDI choice and around 670 miles for the petrols.
Despite the looks, the turning circle is no worse than a family hatchback, requiring a 10.9 metre gap to about-face between the kerbs – just over twice its own length.
Turning circle – 10.9m
Fuel tank – 45-50 litres
Depending on your trim selection, the Cactus is around a quarter of a tonne lighter than its C4 equivalent and isn’t noticeably heavier than the little C3 and DS3 models. You can cram around 550kg of stuff inside it too, though don’t expect adding 50% more weight to the car to have a good effect on performance or economy!
Kerb weight – 965-1,070kg
Gross vehicle weight – 1,500-1,605kg
Find out more
If you want to read more about the C4 Cactus and its options then check out our full Citroen C4 Cactus review section, which includes photos, videos, stats, and a full buying guide.