Citroen C3 vs rivals - specifications

 Ford Fiesta Zetec 1.6 TDCiRenault Clio Dynamique 1.5 dCiSEAT Ibiza Sport 1.6 TDI CR VW Polo SE 1.6 TDICitroen C3 Exc. 1.6 HDi
On-the-road price/total as tested"£15,195/£16,020""£14,285/£15,610""£12,985/£13,629""£13,205/£13,205""£15,200/£17,011"
"Residual value (after 3yrs/30,000)""£5,568/37.3%""£5,457/38.2%""£6,298/48.5%""£6,946/52.6%"N/A
Annual tax liability std/higher rate£395/£790£371/£743£338/£675£343/£687£395/£790
Annual fuel cost (12k/20k miles)"£1,210/£2,016""£1,134/£1,891""£1,370/£2,283""£1,358/£2,263""£1,389/£2,315"
Ins. grp./quote/road tax band/cost12/£363/B/£3512/£386/C/£3514/£368/C/£13510/£348/C/£35N/A/N/A/B/£35
Cost of 1st/2nd/3rd service£109/£169/£199£203/£318/£203£126/£160/£126£250 (for 3yrs)£175/£175/£260
Peak power "88/4,000 bhp/rpm""85/3,750 bhp/rpm""104/4,400 bhp/rpm""74/4,000 bhp/rpm""88/4,000 bhp/rpm"
Peak torque "212/1,750 Nm/rpm""200/1,900 Nm/rpm"250/1500 Nm/rpm"195/1,500 Nm/rpm""215/1,750 Nm/rpm"
Transmission 5-spd man/fwd5-spd man/fwd5-spd man/fwd5-spd man/fwd5-spd man/fwd
Fuel tank capacity/spare wheel40 litres/foam55 litres/foam45 litres/full size45 litres/full size48 litres/sp. saver
Boot capacity (seats up/down) 295/979 litres"288/1,028 litres"292/847 litres280/952 litres"300/1,000 litres"
Turning circle/drag coefficient10.2 metres/0.33Cd11.3 metres/N/A10.5 metres/N/A10.6 metres/N/A10.2 metres/0.30Cd
Basic warranty (miles)/recovery3yrs (60k)/1yr3yrs (60k)/2yrs 3yrs (60k)/2yrs 3yrs (60k)/1yr3yrs (60k)/1yr
Service intervals/UK dealers"12,500 miles/781 ""12,000 miles/330""10,000 miles/128"Variable miles/223"12,500 miles/210 "
Driver Power manufacturer/dealer pos.21st/27th34th/30th22nd/23rd16th/21st28th/20th
Euro NCAP: Adult/child/ped./points5/4/3/92N/A5/4/3/9190/86/41/5***83/74/33/4***
0-60/30-70mph12.0/12.9 secs12.4/13.3 secs10.6/11.7 secs14.3 secs/N/A12.1/12.5 secs
30-50mph in 3rd/4th 5.2/6.8 secs5.3/7.7 secs4.8/9.0 secs6.2/9.7 secs5.4/8.5 secs
50-70mph in 5th 11.2 secs10.2 secs10.5 secs13.9 secs10.2 secs
Top speed/rpm at 70mph "109mph/2,500rpm""108mph/2,500rpm""116mph/2,000rpm""106mph/2,000rpm""112mph/2,400rpm"
Braking 70-0/60-0/30-0mph 47.7/34.5/8.7m48.0/35.4/10.3m48.5/35.6/9.0m54.8/37.9/9.0m49.3/35.7/9.2m
Noise levels outside/idle/30/70mph68/46/62/69dB66/44/60/65dB71/45/65/70dB71/46/61/69dB67/46/57/65dB
Auto Express economy/range49.6mpg/436 miles52.9mpg/640 miles43.8mpg/434 miles44.2mpg/438 miles43.2mpg/456 miles
Govt urban/extra-urban/combined 54.3/78.5/67.2mpg54.3/72.4/65.7mpg52.3/78.5/65.7mpg54.3/76.3/65.7mpg53.3/76.3/65.7mpg
Actual/claimed CO2/tax bracket153/110g/km/13%143/115g/km/13%173/112g/km/13%171/112g/km/13%175/110g/km/13%
Airbags/Isofix/parking sensorsFive/yes/£200Four/yes/£300Four/yes/£245**Four/yes/£360^^Six/yes/£245
Air-con/leather/heated seatsYes/no/noYes/no/noYes/£800/noYes/no/noYes/TBC/TBC
Met paint/auto box/stab/cruise ctrl£425/no/£300/no£395/n/£300/£250£370/n/£274/£147£385/n/y/£360^^£342/n/£294/y
Sat-nav/aux-in/Bluetooth connection£350/yes/£200£450/yes/£275^DF0/yes/£245£795/yes/DFO£930/yes/TBC
Xenons/rake and reach steering adjNo/yesNo/£300*£636/yesNo/yesTBC/yes


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