Used Citroën C3 Picasso for sale
Sold between 2009 and 2017, the Citroën C3 Picasso MPV went against the usual MPV rulebook, and instead added in typical Citroën style and quirkiness.
MPV textbook practicality was still adhered too though, along with a frugal engine selection. The Citroën C3 Picasso also offered:
- Low running costs
- Good visibility
- Funky interior and exterior style
- Quiet comfort at speed
To discover the Citroën C3 Picasso in further detail, including more focus on the points mentioned above, read on below to see if the Citroën C3 Picasso is right for you.
Engines and Driving Experience
A trio of petrol engines are available, which include a 1.2-litre, 1.4-litre and 1.6-litre, all with different power levels. The pick of the bunch is the 1.2-litre, as it offers the most power (110bhp) along with decent economy, with over 50mpg possible.
Diesel engines are also available, and come in a 1.6-litre size, with varying levels of power. The 90bhp version is the most efficient, offering up to 68mpg.
Driving characteristics of this funky MPV include its light steering, ensuring city driving is taken care of rather easily. The Citroën C3 Picasso also offers fine comfort, with Citroën focusing on cutting cabin and engine noise for a more pleasant driving experience.
Practicality and Running Costs
As a versatile multi-purpose vehicle, the Citroën C3 Picasso offers an ultra-practical trio of load sizes with its clever boot design. With all the seats in place, the boot allows for 385 litres of space, increasing to 500 litres if you slide the rear seats forward. Lower the rear seats altogether and you are presented with a hefty 1,506 litres of van-like load space.
With both petrol and diesel engines returning decent economy, the Citroën C3 Picasso isn't going to be a constant drain on the wallet either. It's also part of relatively low insurance groupings, with road tax costing between £20 and £205, depending on what model you opt for. Parts and servicing are also reasonable, and can be taken care of at your local Evans Halshaw Citroën dealership.
Interior, Technology and Safety
After first being introduced in 2009, the interior of the Citroën C3 Picasso isn't up to the premium standard we see in the latest models - but it does still offer the quirky, futuristic look Citroën is now widely renown for.
The conventional instrument cluster is mounted centrally on top of the dashboard, with three separate screens. These comprise of a digital, non-colour speedo, along with a display for the radio and vehicle's warning lights. Models with sat nav get another screen, that sits just in front of the standard trio.
Technology and safety features that can be found within the range include keyless entry, rear parking sensors, cruise control and Bluetooth. Electronic Stability Control is also standard for enhanced safety too.
Is the Citroën C3 Picasso right for me?
If you're in the market for a versatile MPV, that goes above and beyond in the quirkiness department, then the Citroën C3 Picasso may well be worth a look.
It may not be as modern as some other practical family cars that you can find within the competitive used market, but used prices remain properly tempting.
The van-like loadspace comes in handy, and is larger than many MPV and SUVs of this size, and the Citroën C3 Picasso is a lot more refined than a similarly priced van. The only real competition is used compact SUVs, however they do tend to be a bit pricey in comparison.
Why purchase a used Citroën C3 Picasso 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.