Citroën C4 Cactus

From 20.250 euros
  • Bodywork suv
  • Doors 5
  • Plazas 5
  • Power 100 - 110 hp
  • How to consume it 4,5 - 5,7l/100km
  • Trunk 348 liters
  • Assessment 3,7

El Citroën C4 Cactus is the contribution of the French house to the increasingly competitive B-segment. Although its design and shape look like an SUV, the reality is that the Citroën He considers it a saloon, a name that is common in France, although here it is difficult to classify it as such. Its manufacture is carried out entirely in the Villaverde plant, in Madrid.

The C4 Cactus was originally launched on the market in 2014. It immediately began to reap good sales figures, becoming one of the most popular models in its segment. However, the arrival of new and modern rivals have pushed it down the sales charts, and thus in 2018 Citroën raised a drastic change for the model.

The mid-cycle business restyling was severe. The concept, design, and even said goodbye to the famous and practical Airbumps with which the C4 Cactus was born. Losing much of its particular character, sales have not stopped falling. For this reason, in 2020 the model disappears from the market with the arrival of the new generation of the Citroën C4.

Technical characteristics of the Citroën C4 Cactus

Citroën C4 Cactus

At the structural level the Citroën C4 Cactus is built on the PF1 platform, that is, the same one that gives life to Citroën C3, Citroën Picasso C3 o Citroen C-Elysee. Technically it is recognized by its transversal mechanical position, by its front-wheel drive, and by its reduced size, perfect for the B segment. It also implies an obsolete architecture that cannot access more efficient mechanical solutions.

Due to its measurements, the C4 Cactus stands out with 4,17 meters long, 1,73 meters wide and 1,48 meters high. To these adjusted levels we must add a battle of 2,6 meters. A wheelbase that allows you to homologate a maximum capacity for five passengers. Two of them placed in the front row, and three rear that will not have great luxuries or much space.

The load capacity of the C4 Cactus is variable. With a longitudinally movable second row of seats, we can expand or reduce the cargo volume depending on the needs. The minimum volume is 348 liters, a figure that can grow to 358 if we move the sidewalk as much as possible and finally to 1.170 if we tear it down in a 60:40 ratio.

Mechanical range and gearboxes Citroën C4 Cactus

Citroën C4 Cactus side restyling

The mechanical range of the Citroën C4 Cactus is increasingly trimmed. The change in regulations and the increasingly demanding anti-pollution laws have caused a reduction in engines for the model. The range of possibilities is limited to two units, a diesel and a gasoline. Always associated with six-speed manual gearboxes and a front-wheel drive system.

The diesel unit is presented with the name Blue HDi 100. It features a 1,5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. develop 100 horsepower at 3.500 revolutions and a torque of 250 Nm at 1.750 laps. Its top speed is 190 horsepower with an average consumption approved in the WLTP cycle of 4,5 liters per 100 kilometers traveled.

The gasoline engine is slightly more powerful and comes under the name of PureTech 110 S&S (Start&Stop). It is a turbocharged 1,2-liter three-cylinder block. develop 110 horsepower at 5.750 revolutions and a maximum torque of 205 Nm at 1.750 laps. Its top speed is 196 horses with a combined consumption approved in the WLTP cycle of 5,7 liters per 100 kilometers.

Equipment of the Citroën C4 Cactus

Citroën C4 Cactus

When we go inside the Citroën C4 Cactus we find a interior of practical solutions and minimalist style. Although the qualities are not the best on the market, it abuses hard plastics excessively, it is true that it seeks to provide different and tasteful solutions.

Since we are talking about a 2014 model, the technology has become somewhat outdated despite the 2018 restyling. Two trim levels are available. C Series and Shine Pack. The customization of the C4 Cactus is not excessive, and except for a trimmed color palette in recent times, the packages are closed, both outside and inside.

Despite this, we can find solutions of equipment that will make life on board more comfortable and simple such as the reversing camera, fog lights, multimedia system with seven-inch touch screen, electronically folding mirrors, rain sensors, climate control, USB connections, navigation and connectivity for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. In addition to a discreet team of driving assistants and active safety elements.

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The Citroën C4 Cactus according to Euro NCAP

With the birth of the Citroën C4 Cactus, Euro NCAP put its safety to the test. After the harsh crash tests it was concluded that the C4 Cactus gets four stars for safety, an assessment that is still valid today since the restyling did not involve a change of platform. Especially positive are the scores for adult passenger protection, 82 out of 100, child occupant safety, 79 out of 100, and pedestrian protection, 80 out of 100. Somewhat less positive were the results for driver assistants, 56 out of 100.

The Citroën C4 Cactus of Km 0 and second hand

Since the Citroën C4 Cactus hit the market is one of the brand's best-selling models. Thanks to this, we can find a relatively high number of official dealers where to buy units de Kilometer Zero o semi-new at a good price and with succulent discounts. Of course, all the Km 0 units have the facelift of 2018

Analyzing the used and second-hand markets, we see a wide range of possibilities. As there are so many models for sale, the percentage of depreciation is medium-high. The cheapest units are around 6.000 euros for 2016 models with access mechanics, low mileage, and medium or low finishes. Better equipped units raise the price slightly.

Rivals of the Citroën C4 Cactus

Citroën C4 Cactus

The Citroën C4 Cactus is halfway between two segments. However, when considering the brand as a utility, its most direct rivals are included within the segments B and B-SUV. So we can cite important models such as the Opel Corsa, Renault Clio, Hyundai i20 or Seat Ibiza. To them we can add others with a clear crossover focus, such as the Renault Captur, Nissan Juke, SEAT Arona, Hyundai Kona or Dacia Sandero.

Highlight

  • Frugal PureTech petrol and BlueHDi diesel engines
  • Original and casual design
  • ride comfort

To improve

  • rear habitability
  • Lack of driving assistants last batch
  • Quality of some finishes and materials

Citroën C4 Cactus prices

We ended up reviewing the price range of the C4 Cactus. In such a way we find that the starting price of the Citroën C4 Cactus stands at 20.250 euros for the PureTech 110 with C Series finish. The diesel unit increases the price slightly to 21.100 euros. The most expensive version of all, not counting optional elements, is the C4 Cactus BlueHDi 100 with Shine Pack finish, whose sale price is 22.800 euros. All this without offers or promotions by the brand.

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