Citroen e-C4 Review

Price: £30,895 to £32,495 (after grant)

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  • Battery size: 50kWh
  • Electric cost/month: £35
  • E-Rating™: A+

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  • Range: 217 miles WLTP
  • Battery warranty: 8 years/100,000 miles

Tom Says

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8/10

“The e-C4 is another really useful, practical pure electric car that feels a little bit expensive when you compare it to its traditionally powered stablemates. But that doesn’t stop it being really very good at what it does. It’s a lovely place to spend time.”

Ginny Says

8/10

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“I like the fact that Citroen has managed to build a sensible five-door hatch but give it a really stylish feel inside and out. The range is good and the driving experience is wonderfully relaxed. This would make a fine family car.”

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This is not supposed to be a performance car as Citroen recognises that most customers won’t be worried too much about 0-62mph times or top speed. Most people will leave the car in the laid-back 'Normal' mode and be content.

  • 0-62mph:9.0 seconds
  • Top speed:93mph

​Performance

Like most electric cars, the e-C4 is supremely simple to operate. Just pick from park, reverse or drive on the neat selector on the centre console and you’re off. In terms of power output, Citroen quotes 134bhp and 194lb of torque and that’s adequate for doing the usual stuff. 

It’ll get to 62mph in under ten seconds, which is brisk enough for most people doing most things, likewise, while the 93mph top speed is easily bettered by some rivals we live in a country with a 70mph limit. On the road it feels perkier and faster from a standstill than a petrol or diesel because of the way the electric motor makes torque from no rpm - it just surges forwards. You’ll not find it wanting then, unless, and this is unlikely, you’re trading down from something like a Tesla.  

Rather than try to make the e-C4 exciting, Citroen has taken the interesting step of concentrating on comfort instead. The suspension set up has been tuned towards comfort, using what it calls ‘progressive hydraulic cushions’ that stay firm in the corners, and floppy on the bumps. 

It works well enough, but anyone expecting the dramatically cosseting ride old Citroens used to provide will be disappointed. We were expecting a bit more to be honest, but it certainly has more comfort than some rivals.

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