We like the C-Crosser for all sorts of reasons, some predictable, some not. The Citroen is easily the best-looking member of the triumvirate that also includes the Mitsubishi Outlander and Peugeot 4007. It is surprisingly well resolved, dynamically speaking. It's really enjoyable to drive, with good steering and impressive torque. It’s big, comfortable and quite refined.

True, the rearmost seats are not the simplest to operate, and some of the cabin materials could be better. Neither is the C-Crosser cheap in Exclusive trim. There's a cost issue, too: a Toyota RAV4 diesel, Chevrolet Captiva, and even a Land Rover Freelander are all cheaper. Nevertheless, this is a competent compact SUV from Citroen, produced with with a little help from a friend.

Pricey for a Citroën but looks good and drives well on road.

 

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