Citroen C4 Cactus

Starting price $26,990
Georgie savings $1,619 - $3,321

The range

The following cars match your search:

2018 Citroen C4 Cactus Exclusive

5 Door Wagon
3 Cylinder, 1.2 Litre
Manual
Front Wheel Drive
9.3 L/100km

Starting from $26,990

Save: $1,619 - $2,969

2018 Citroen C4 Cactus OneTone

5 Door Wagon
3 Cylinder, 1.2 Litre
Manual
Front Wheel Drive
9.3 L/100km

Starting from $26,990

Save: $1,619 - $2,969

2017 Citroen C4 Cactus Exclusive

5 Door Wagon
3 Cylinder, 1.2 Litre
Manual
Front Wheel Drive
9.3 L/100km

Starting from $26,990

Save: $1,619 - $2,969

2017 Citroen C4 Cactus OneTone

5 Door Wagon
3 Cylinder, 1.2 Litre
Manual
Front Wheel Drive
9.3 L/100km

Starting from $27,490

Save: $1,649 - $3,024

Review

The Citroen C4 Cactus is an SUV with a difference. Fuel efficient, safety conscious and distinctive looking - the black panelled patented Airbumps on the sides of the car really do look a little like blunt cactus thorns. Even a basic black version of this car stands out from the crowd.
The C4 Cactus was named after the hardy desert plant because it is (a) super fuel efficient and (b) the strange black bumpy black panels running along the front and rear doors protect the car like cactus spikes. You can stop worrying about parking lot knocks and scrapes with this tough, flexible and unique safety feature.

 

The Interior

The interior of this car is also cleverly designed. There are two screens on the dash. One for the normal car vital statistics - speed, fuel level, warning lights - and the second for infotainment - radio, music, navigation. Add in the upward opening glovebox, leather door straps, and aircraft-style handbrake and the C4 Cactus interior has almost as much quirky style as the exterior.

The C4 Cactus scores high on comfort too. The seats are almost armchair-level comfortable. The driver sits high, so there’s good visibility. And the boxy design of the car gives good space for both front and rear seats, particularly in the legroom department. 

Boot space is a respectable 358L,  which fits a comfortable weeks worth of groceries plus gym bag and few pieces of sporting equipment. Plus the rear seats fold forward, so if you need to you can really load the C4 Citroen up. 

 


 

Our verdict

The Citroen C4 Cactus petrol model starts at $26,990. The diesel automatic model begins at $29,990. There’s no petrol automatic model which will be annoying to some buyers. To diesel or not to diesel? That’s a question for each individual buyer.

Whichever you choose, both the models are amazingly fuel efficient. The petrol model uses 4.7L of fuel per 100km and the diesel an ultra-efficient 3.6L of fuel per 100km. There’s some criticism about the jerky nature of the diesel model’s automatic transmission, but the manual is smooth and seamless. 

The C4 Cactus is not a car throw around corners at high speed. The rear suspension will not thank you for it. But steering the car down country roads is a genuine pleasure. It’s a tactile, interactive car to drive. 

If the C4 Cactus came in a petrol automatic model, it would probably have much more of a market presence. But even within those limitation - if you’re looking for a car that is fun and practical and economical and interesting - the Citroen C4 Cactus is well worth checking out.

 

Five specs you need to know (petrol)

  1. Engine: 1.2-litre turbo three-cylinder
  2. Transmission: Five-speed manual
  3. Drive type: Front-wheel drive
  4. ANCAP: Five stars
  5. Official fuel economy: 4.7L/100km
  6. 0-100km/h: 10.22 seconds

 

Five specs you need to know (diesel)

  1. Engine: 1.6-litre turbo-diesel four-cylinder
  2. Transmission: Six-speed automated manual (auto)
  3. Drive type: Front-wheel drive
  4. ANCAP: Five stars 
  5. Official fuel economy: 3.6L/100km
  6. 0-100km/h: 12.78 seconds

 

Pros

  • Super fuel efficient in both models but particularly diesel.
  • Great price for a quality European SUV.
  • Fun, distinctive appearance.
  • Comfortable car to drive.

 

Cons

  • The fun distinctive appearance isn’t for everyone.
  • No automatic option with petrol.
  • Sound system could be improved.

 

 

 

 

 

Review

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