Used Citroën C3 Aircross for sale
Compact SUVs continue to be ultra-popular, especially in the used market where competition is fierce. It could be said some are just there to make up the numbers, however the Citroën C3 Aircross is definitely not one of those models, and just so happens to be the first compact SUV from Citroën. The French manufacturer has made a sterling effort of their first attempt, with the SUV featuring:
- Striking individual style
- Good driving experience
- Generous kit levels
- Decent practicality
- French flair
- Economical engine choices
Discover in more detail the above factors that make a used Citroën C3 Aircross a fine outside the box choice, when looking at used compact SUVs.
Engines and Driving Experience
Three engines are available with the Citroën C3 Aircross. These come in the form of 1.2-litre petrol engines, with varying levels of power, along with 1.5-litre and 1.6-litre diesel engines.
The 128bhp 1.2-litre petrol offers a decent mix of poke and economy, with the fastest 8.5 second 0-62mph time of all the choices, which is rather good for a little 1.2-litre. It can also return up to 47mpg too.
The diesels offer between 100bhp and 118bhp. They return the best economy with up to 67mpg possible, but can't match the nippiness of the petrol's.
Ride comfort is decent for a tall SUV, and the driving experience is rather sharp and confidence inspiring. If you get a C3 Aircross with the optional 'Grip Control', this improves the ride even further.
Practicality and Running Costs
Compact SUVs offer enhanced practicality, and the C3 Aircross is no exception. There is no beating the C3 Aircross' class-leading practicality, as it features an enormous boot space of 410 litres, or 520 litres with the rear seat bench slid forward. Fold over the rear seats, and you're presented with a huge 1,289 litres of load space.
Rear passengers also receive lots of legroom, and some models can be specified with a front folding passenger seat for even more versatile practicality. With a panoramic sunroof available in some models, it can feel even more spacious in the cabin too.
As for running costs, economy of the petrol and diesel engines is well over 40mpg and thanks to these efficient engines, tax and insurance is also attractive. Finally, servicing is also reasonable, and can be carried out at your local Evans Halshaw Citroën dealer.
Interior, Technology and Safety
French flair and passion for design is obvious in the cabin of the C3 Aircross, with lots of premium feeling material, design cues and style. It's certainly a nice place to spend time, either behind the wheel or as a passenger.
Interior tech is decent too, with a large central touchscreen handling the infotainment, which includes Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Choose the higher-spec models and toys such as dual-zone air-conditioning, keyless entry and sat nav are included. There is even Grip Control and Hill Descent Assist technology on offer to keep you safe too.
Talking of safety, the C3 Aircross features a full five-star Euro NCAP safety rating, thanks to autonomous emergency braking, along with speed limit sign recognition, park assist, lane departure warning and even automatic high beam headlights available in the range too.
Is the Citroën C3 Aircross right for me?
As the very first compact SUV to be created by Citroën, the C3 Aircross is a rather impressive creation.
The Nissan Juke, Vauxhall Mokka and Renault Captur are hugely established in this ultra-competitive compact SUV market. The Juke design is a love or hate affair, whilst the Mokka offers the chunky looks and Renault goes for a sleeker approach.
But if you want a more interesting compact SUV, the C3 Aircross is hugely tempting and offers the best in-class space and practicality. If stand out style is what you are after, it's surely a no-brainer.
Why purchase a used Citroën C3 Aircross through Evans Halshaw?
At Evans Halshaw, we have a wide variety of quality used vehicles for you to choose from. Each car is carefully selected by our expert teams before making its way through the rigorous preparation process, where it is inspected by a qualified technician and then fully valeted throughout.
All of our vehicles are fully HPI checked, giving you peace of mind when making a decision. In addition, we're able to offer same day delivery on a selection of used cars, meaning you never have to wait for the car you want.
If you'd like some advice on picking the right car for you, or you've spotted a vehicle and want more information, please contact your nearest Evans Halshaw retailer, where one of our friendly associates will be more than happy to help.