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Is Citroen's high-riding supermini good to live with as well as look at? We found out over six months

Why we ran it: To see if this quirkiest of compact crossovers has more to offer than its head-turning styling

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Life with a Citroen C3 Aircross: Month 6

After six months, will we remember our eye-catching crossover only for its looks? - 22nd March 2019

There might not have been a sonic screwdriver in the glovebox but, from the moment it arrived on our long-term fleet, the C3 Aircross did a convincing impression of Doctor Who’s preferred method of transport.

Citroën’s SUV-inspired compact crossover doesn’t look particularly expansive but, over the course of nine months, it swallowed every suitcase, bag of shopping and box of junk I threw its way. The combination of false floor in the boot and sliding rear bench, though rarely called upon, easily puts the C3 among the most practical cars in its class. I don’t have car seats, pushchairs and nappy bags to accommodate but, for those who do, the C3’s deceptively expansive cabin could prove persuasive when signing that PCP agreement.

So too could a comfortable ride, on which (given the context of the class) the Aircross largely delivered. Citroën’s freshly rediscovered love for pillowy soft suspension doesn’t quite filter down from its more premium models fully intact, but although London’s pockmarked roads still made their presence felt on my commute, it wasn’t enough to draw complaints from passengers.

It was more relaxed at speed, which helped for longer journeys: even with the kind of upright driving position crossover customers seem to love, my back didn’t suffer on a trip to the south of France. A back-to-back drive with the C4 Cactus helped prove the increased ride height and slightly firmer set-up delivers a more refined experience in stop-start traffic, too.

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It was from behind the wheel that the Aircross failed to impress, though not because of its engine. PSA’s 1.2-litre turbocharged three-pot is punchy enough, and in its highest 128bhp state of tune had no issues getting the C3 up to speed, but a vague gearshift and spongy brake pedal meant a leisurely pace was usually the preferred approach for anything other than motorway driving. The car proved reasonably frugal, too, managing just under 40mpg for the bulk of our time with it – though there are rivals that perform better if economy is a priority.

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Given this is a car that outwardly looks fun and willing to entertain, however, the driving experience largely isn’t much of either. The steering is altogether too numb, with little feedback from the front tyres, so there was never any sense that pushing on would deliver much in the way of engagement. I wasn’t expecting the Aircross to be the last word in dynamism – few crossovers are – but it sits a long way behind class leaders like the Seat Arona.

Then again, given the C3’s distinctive styling, merely good enough to drive may be all that many customers will be looking for. It had the kind of kerb presence that appealed to friends and family in a way none of its rivals could match, which I put down in part to the Mini-esque two-tone paint scheme and purposeful-looking roof rails.

The crowded compact crossover market is rife with copycat designs and raised hatchbacks, so Citroën should be commended for doing something different – even if it meant ditching the distinctive air bumps seen on the Citroen C3 hatchback. The rear skidplate and chunky front bumper suggest it wouldn’t be entirely out of place off road, even without the optional grip control system to dynamically adjust the traction control, but the few dirt tracks I did venture down gave me little desire to find rougher terrain.

One aspect of Aircross design seemed to come at the cost of rear visibility. While they look good from the outside, the decals covering the rear quarter panel windows obscure your vision when parking. Our top-spec Flair model only had audible reversing sensors, too – a rear-view camera may have helped for those tighter spaces. It’s at odds with front visibility, which is excellent thanks to the raised driving position.

The C3 was distinctive in certain areas inside the cabin, with more chunky shapes and design elements, but it felt as though practicality had taken a back seat on a few of them. Take the square cupholders: they are terrible. They’re about an inch deep and it doesn’t take much in the way of vigorous driving for cups to work themselves free. At least two drivers ended up with very hot drinks all over their legs while behind the wheel.

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The simple dashboard proved a mixed bag of useful and irritating, with a sensibly placed cruise control stalk easy to access without overloading the steering wheel with buttons but climate controls relegated to a menu in the 7.0in touchscreen. Given that Citroën’s built-in navigation was rather basic, and both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay come as standard, you’d have to dig through several screens just to change the temperature and return to the map.

I may not have instantly warmed to the car in the way Citroën’s customers have (it rapidly became the brand’s second-best seller after its introduction) but, nine months after first arriving, the Aircross remains one of the better-value cars in its class – and certainly one of the more unique. In transforming the MPV-influenced C3 Picasso into more of a pseudo-SUV, Citroën has evolved a formula that will appeal to many.

Little about C3 ownership could truly be considered exciting, even with design and practicality on its side, but then again, the same could apply to any compact crossover.

As a comfortable ride with an ability to hold a surprising amount of stuff, the Aircross largely delivered.

Second Opinion

I’m not a fan of touchscreens in cars in general – poking around at a screen at 70mph is a terrible idea – and the climate controls being hidden in the system seems like an unnecessary faff, yet those minor annoyances weren’t enough to put me off the Aircross. It’s fairly cheap and cheerful, and the funky styling is a welcome change from the ever-growing number of copycat crossovers that feel all too similar to their hatchback originators.

Luc Lacey

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Love it:

Standout styling Few other compact crossovers have similar kerb appeal, especially in fetching two-tone colours.

Well-pitched powertrain Citroën’s most powerful 1.2 petrol delivers the right amount of grunt for the class, even with a full cabin.

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Lots of load space Sliding rear bench provides leg room or extra boot space. False boot floor adds even more room.

Loathe it:

Plain interior Compared with the bold exterior looks, the Aircross cabin feels a little too restrained and unexciting.

On-screen controls Not having direct access to the climate controls makes changing temperature a pain while on the go.

Final mileage: 7961

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Life with a Citroen C3 Aircross: Month 5

Don’t forget why you’d pick the Aircross in the first place - 20th March 2019

Swapping into a different car with a heated steering wheel this week made my morning commutes more bearable, but I missed the Citroën’s ability to shrug off just about any load thrown in the back, courtesy of the folding rear bench – mountain bike included. Unless I have to suddenly shift a wardrobe, I can’t see myself needing anything bigger.

Mileage: 5810

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Life with a Citroen C3 Aircross: Month 4

Becoming a familiar sight - 30th February 2018

Funny how you start spotting others driving ‘your’ car when you previously wouldn’t have given them a second thought. A few months in and more Aircross C3s are catching my eye. Most have a contrasting white roof option, like our car. I saw one with a matching body and roof over the weekend and it just didn’t have the same kind of impact.

Mileage: 5661

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Expandable Aircross proves its worth as a practical family car on the festive run - 23rd January 2018

Since arriving on the fleet, the Aircross has rarely been called on to shift loads larger than the weekly supermarket shop, or a couple of suitcases for a long weekend.

A week-long Christmas break spent visiting relatives across various parts of the country was a great opportunity for it to demonstrate just how practical it could be, with a full contingent of bags, presents, passengers and other miscellaneous holiday knick-knacks to carry.

The first leg, with only driver and one passenger to accommodate, went as smoothly as you might expect. There was no need to lift the false floor or adjust the sliding rear bench seat to make extra room in the boot. It comfortably swallowed two suitcases, two bags of presents and a terrifying number of pine needles from when I’d collected the Christmas tree a week before (the 60/40 split rear seats ensuring the only tree trouble we had was actually fitting it through the front door).

Have I driven more exciting things home for Christmas? Absolutely. Did the Citroën disappoint in 2018? Not at all. Having incurred the wrath of certain family members the previous two years for my choice of car, the Aircross went down surprisingly well. (In 2016, an Audi S5 was too low, apparently, and tricky to get in and out of. A year later, an Audi R8 was loud enough to wake the dead, and two seats meant I couldn’t be the designated driver, y’see.) The slightly elevated ride made it “much easier to clamber into” than my parents’ BMW 1 Series, and the styling was variously described as “funky”, “exciting” and “cool”. So largely a success, then.

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I racked up around 700 miles over the holiday, which mainly consisted of motorway driving. I quickly discovered the C3 isn’t a car that will have you searching out the more exciting routes, and is quite happy to stick to the motorways. This saw the Aircross deliver economy figures in the low 40s (according to my maths). The trip computer is still erring on the optimistic side, but has largely settled down from the first few thousand miles, where the figures were a bit more sporadic.

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It was only the final stage of the journey, returning to London with two friends fresh off a plane after a week of winter sun, that we reached the limit of the C3’s storage. Two extra full-size suitcases in the boot meant several bags had to be relocated to one of the rear seats, even with the false floor removed and rear bench extended.

Unless you really don’t like your friends or family, you can’t fully extend the rear bench and still use it for rear passengers. Fitting a few child seats back there? Grand, extend all you like. But anyone with legs is going to suffer, so a compromise on luggage capacity was in order. Still, no one had to be buried, Tetris-style, under a heap of bags and coats, and I had no complaints about space all the way back to London, which I count as a win for the Citroën.

I also need to give a special thank you to Autocar reader Craig Thorley, who got in touch over the festive break to offer a solution to my complaint in a previous report about the C3’s touch-sensitive infotainment controls. He noted that a three-finger tap would activate an on-screen menu, presenting large icons for navigation, radio and heating controls. These are far easier to hit than the tiny icons at either side of the screen, and so less distracting to use while driving.

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It’s a shame this handy function only works when you’re in the main Citroën UI, though, as I spend most of my time behind the wheel with Android Auto handling navigation and multimedia – meaning I still have to use the small buttons to adjust the heating. Still, it’s a useful feature for Citroën owners who are sticking with the built-in nav system.

Love it:

CAPABLE ENGINE Even when loaded up with passengers and luggage, the 128bhp Aircross had a decent amount of shove. A lesser engine might have struggled.

Loathe it:

TRICKY TEMPERATURES I’m still searching for the sweet spot between too hot and not warm enough for winter driving – and the on-screen climate controls don’t make it easy.

Mileage: 5615

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Not entirely accurate - 9th January 2018

The trip computer’s estimated ‘remaining miles’ figure proved rather optimistic this week, refusing to budge after the fuel gauge went from three quarters to half a tank of remaining. Confusingly, the trip’s average economy calculations seem a lot more accurate, at least according to my maths. I’d prefer consistency across both.

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Mileage: 4754

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Life with a Citroen C3 Aircross: Month 3

Aircross deals with sibling rivalry and has its first taste of cold-weather commuting - 27th December 2018

Three months after it first arrived, the C3 Aircross has changed my morning routine – although not exactly for the better.

I already set my weekday alarm for an ungodly hour in order to beat London’s inevitable congestion, but now that the cold weather has well and truly rolled in, I’m having to factor in another 15 minutes to get the Citroën’s frosty cabin up to a manageable temperature. Even with the heating cranked to full, I sit shivering for a lot longer than I’d like.

It doesn’t help that the infotainment touchscreen is the only way to adjust the heating once you have thawed out. A shortcut at the side of the screen takes you straight to the air-con controls but won’t recognise your pokes and prods if you’re wearing gloves. Because it’s a touch-sensitive panel that sits flush to the screen, I’m also finding it next to impossible to hit on the first attempt without taking my eyes off the road. At least the heated front and rear windscreens get actual buttons.

Temperature irks aside, this month has also provided a chance to see how the Aircross stacks up to its bigger brother, the C4 Cactus – specifically the long-term test example of our sibling magazine What Car?.

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The larger hatchback puts an even bigger emphasis on comfort than the C3 and this is immediately noticeable when you sink into its double-stuff cushioned seats. I’ve driven some long stints in the Aircross with no adverse effects, but the Cactus makes it feel like you’re sitting in an armchair.

I’m less convinced by the Cactus’s ‘hydraulic cushion’ suspension, which does a fair job of smoothing out speed bumps and potholes but at the expense of handling. The Cactus leans through corners and pitches noticeably in stop-start traffic. The Aircross is by no means stiff, but I’ll take it over the Cactus and its unsettled ride.

I prefer the larger car’s driving position, though. In the Aircross, you sit in the kind of upright, almost elevated driving position that crossover buyers seem to love, whereas the Cactus lets you relax more and be lower to the ground. It might ride higher, but the view of the road ahead isn’t that much better in the C3 – and it can still be tricky to gauge exactly where the Aircross’s front end, well, ends.

Parking the Aircross is more of a chore than it needs to be, on account of the visibility-limiting obscured rear-quarter glass and fairly tiny rear windscreen. Our car has rear parking sensors, whereas What Car? sub-editor Kris Culmer had gone for a reversing camera on the Cactus. It’s fairly low-res but does make backing into tighter spaces just that bit easier. Front parking sensors, a rear reversing camera and a self-parking feature are all options on the C3, but we didn’t go for them. I wish we had.

Kris’s Cactus is a mid-range Feel-spec car, whereas our Aircross is top-end Flair, which makes for an interesting mix of different and similar equipment in the two cabins. The C4’s all-digital instrument cluster is smart but lacks a rev counter. The Aircross has both analogue dials and a digital screen, which makes room for a lot more information. A shelf to store your smartphone in the Cactus is a lot more useful than the Aircross’s chunky cupholders, which are about as secure as a deckchair on the Titanic.

The Aircross does deliver on the practicality front, mind. Fitting a week’s worth of supermarket shopping into the back of the Cactus proved to be a tighter squeeze than I was expecting. A false floor and flat loading lip makes doing the same in the Aircross a breeze.

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A back-to-back drive hasn’t quite made me a compact crossover convert yet, but the swap has made me appreciate why they’re rapidly becoming the small family load-luggers of choice.

Love it:

DOUBLE-DECKER BOOT False floor makes for easy loading of bulky items while leaving a place to hide occasionally accessed but still useful stuff.

Loathe it:

RESTRICTED REAR VIEW Relatively small rear windscreen and obscured rear-quarter glass make tight manoeuvres more of a chore than they should be.

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Mileage: 3973

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Cabin doesn’t quite match the outside appeal - 28 November 2018

You certainly couldn’t call the Aircross’s exterior styling boring. Still, I can’t help thinking Citroën could have made the interior a bit more distinctive. In standard trim, things are a little on the dull side, with nothing but grey and black plastic. Speccing one with the optional Urban Red or Metropolitan Grey colour packs should add some much-needed character.

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Mileage: 3672

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Life with a Citroen C3 Aircross: Month 2

Adapting to the C3’s cruise control - 7th November 2018

Our Aircross doesn’t have adaptive cruise control – and not just because we opted for a standard spec. It’s not even an option and was sorely missed on my first long-distance drives. Still, toggling it on and off manually as you approach slower traffic ahead is no great hardship, and Citroën’s control stalk layout is at least sensible – if not quite as convenient as on-wheel buttons.

Mileage: 3111

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Navigation not working out well - 24th October 2018

I’ve officially given up on the built-in sat-nav, which insists on playing a variety of pings, bongs and chimes at seemingly random intervals. They are there to alert you to speed cameras, accidents and so on, but when 10 play at once, it’s impossible to work out what they mean. I’m using Android Auto for now, but I’ll also be testing Apple CarPlay to see which gets the job full-time.

Mileage: 2383

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Long-distance cross-country driving isn’t a problem in this comfortable crossover - 10th October 2018

In my few short weeks of Aircross ownership, I hadn’t really had much chance to spend any extended journey time behind the wheel. This week presented the perfect opportunity: a friend’s wedding in the south of France, where the funky Citroën should feel right at home.

Our route took us from London at 3am, bleary-eyed, down to Bordeaux via the Eurotunnel and 600 miles of French motorway network. Unexciting (and expensive) perhaps, but purpose-built for this kind of long-distance motoring.

My passenger declared our start time “brutally early” and proceeded to sleep soundly until we’d passed Paris, waking only to acknowledge the customs official at the tunnel, and to begrudgingly wind the window down and pay for our road tolls. At no point were there complaints about the seats, however, which reinforces my view that the Aircross is a rather comfortable crossover.

The driving position is more upright than I’d like, but you can’t argue with the view of the road it provides. It’s largely the reason I survived the perilously sharp kerbs on the Eurotunnel carriages without nicking any of the alloy wheels.

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The Aircross seemed to cope well with almost every road surface, delivering a smooth ride that kept most of the weekend’s passengers happy. Only a rutted dirt track truly made itself felt inside the cabin, but seeing how our car doesn’t even have the optional Grip Control pack installed, the Aircross put in a decent performance outside of its natural road environment.

Wind noise was the main concern, the upright shape and large wing mirrors creating plenty of turbulence that drones into the cabin at motorway speeds. Until you drown it out with the infotainment system, anyway.

Having brimmed the tank the night before we set off, we stopped for fuel twice along the route, with the second pit stop providing enough for a weekend of exploring the French countryside and a decent first leg of the return journey home.

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The trip computer reported a respectable 41.4mpg, which is better than the low 30s I’d been averaging on a cross-London commute, but some calculations revealed my true average was closer to 38mpg. The 1.2-litre turbo was clearly happiest between 50mph and 60mph, with French motorway speeds draining the tank significantly quicker than I experience in the UK.

It was only the final hour of the outward journey, where motorway gave way to winding forest roads devoid of any locals, that I could push the Aircross a little harder. It’s by no means a driver’s car, with lots of body roll, overly light steering and a gearshift that’s disappointingly vague, but the engine can still entertain in small doses. The turbo is quick to spool and delivers a healthy punch of power when called upon, even if the engine note isn’t the most sonically pleasing.

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Once we’d arrived, the Aircross was called into action to ferry wedding guests between châteaux – but with just a weekend holdall, picnic basket and suit bag in the boot, I hadn’t needed to move the rear bench seats. That meant sufficient leg room for rear passengers. It’s not expansive back there, but four adults can travel in the car without feeling cramped.

After the wedding was over, I’d planned a leisurely return journey to the UK. However, Citroën’s sat-nav isn’t the clearest system and I failed to notice it had aimed us directly through the centre of Paris. At rush hour. That meant an extra hour of stop-start traffic and a tighter dash for the train than I’d planned.

I resisted switching to Android Auto because, apart from that mishap, the C3’s mapping worked without any major misdirections, earning it a stay of execution for at least the next few journeys.

Love it:

REFINED RIDE Only truly dreadful roads unsettle the car, so the hours on country roads were largely as comfortable as the many more motorway miles.

Loathe it:

HEFTY HANDBRAKE Chunky plastic handbrake lever is just a little too far back from the centre console for a quick release and needs a bit of force to pull on.

Mileage: 2119

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Can’t trust the cupholders - 26th September 2018

Drinks can wobble dramatically in the Aircross’s square cupholders but I hadn’t encountered any spills before handing the keys to video editor Mitch McCabe for a week. In hindsight, I should have given him a heads-up. I’m now on the hunt for a drinks bottle that’ll sit snugly, and an air freshener to disguise the aroma of mocaccino wafting from the centre console.

Mileage: 1154

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Life with a Citroen C3 Aircross: Month 1

Welcoming the C3 Aircross to the fleet - 12th September 2018

There’s really no escaping the charm of the compact crossover, is there?

Take the humble hatchback, jack it up like it’s on stilts and apply some off-road-inspired design cues. Job done. The great British public has gone mad for SUV-themed superminis, and so manufacturers are sure to keep them coming to satisfy our thirst.

It’s an increasingly crowded corner of the market, so it pays to stand out, which is something the Citroën C3 Aircross has no trouble doing. The Aircross replaces the MPV-inspired C3 Picasso in Citroën’s line-up with the SUV styling du jour, resulting in a crossover that oozes quirky French charm inside and out. It gets Citroën’s trademark focus on comfort, albeit in distilled form, and practicality that’s on par with the best in the class.

This might not be the most dynamic, most luxurious or most affordable car of its kind, but we reckon it’s probably the most interesting. And seeing how it’s already the company’s second-best-selling vehicle behind the C3 hatchback, after a little under ten months on sale, it would seem customers agree.

We called the design “instantly likeable” when we road tested the C3 Aircross, even if we determined it “wasn’t quite a match for the Seat Arona on performance or handling sophistication”. To find out if that matters for day-in, day-out driving, and to discover whether there’s more to like about the Aircross than its standout styling, we’ll be running one for the next six months.

Our long-term test car is powered by the PSA Group’s near-ubiquitous 1.2-litre turbocharged three-pot petrol. It’s an engine that can be found in everything from a crossover like this C3 Aircross all the way up to Peugeot’s Peugeot 5008 SUV, and is seen here in its most potent form. Power and torque outputs of 128bhp and 170lb ft should be well-suited to a compact crossover, while the six-speed manual gearbox will hopefully be a better match for the short-geared, rev-happy motor than the five-speed ’box fitted to our road test car.

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Combined fuel economy is quoted at 54.3mpg (NEDC), and while that figure would put it firmly among its peers, we’re expecting inner-city life and all the slow-speed driving that entails to make achieving such a target something of a struggle.

More than half of UK buyers opt for the top-spec Flair trim, so we’ve done the same. It builds on mid-spec Feel variants by adding 17in alloy wheels, along with keyless entry and start, a sliding rear bench for a temporary boost to boot space, climate control, rear parking sensors and a reversing camera. It also upgrades the 7.0in infotainment touchscreen with Citroën Connect Navigation, although with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay both included as standard, Citroën’s offering will need to impress if it is to replace the Waze app as our sat-nav system of choice.

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We avoided loading our car with options, choosing only the blue paint and contrasting white roof (£520). The silver colour pack, a no-cost option, then added a further splash of colour to the wing mirrors, headlight surrounds and roof rails.

You can buy a C3 Aircross with Grip Control, a £400 option that uses electronics to adjust the traction control in place of four-wheel drive for all-terrain driving, but seeing how few customers feel the need for it, we decided we could live without as well.

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With no child seats to fit (in the immediate future, at any rate), we also declined to add the Family Pack (£490) and its fold-flat front passenger seat. We’ll have to wait and see if we’ll regret not ticking the box for the £650 Techno HiFi pack, which adds wireless smartphone charging, a 3.5in colour instrument panel, uprated speaker system and colour heads-up display. As is, the instrument panel makes do with monochrome.

This brought the total cost to £20,105, which is on par with a Seat Arona 1.0 TSI 115 in FR trim – in our view, still the best all-round compact crossover available today. The thing is, while the Seat may offer a better drive, it has a tenth of the Citroën’s personality. That certainly translates into the cabin. Our test car’s mica grey interior is the most subdued colour option available, but the old-school dials and quirky shapes still make a good first impression.

Initial thoughts? The thrummy three-pot has a pleasant amount of shove around town, the high driving position gives a decent view of the road ahead, and there’s no shortage of space in the cabin. With the back seats in place there’s plenty of boot storage, but once the bench is folded flat there’s more room here than you’d find in a Volkswagen Golf. That should come in handy for a few of the road trips we have planned for the car.

It’s not all good news, though. The seats don’t have the high-density foam padding of those in the C4 Cactus (in which they’re part of Citroën’s advanced comfort ethos). It might be an issue on longer journeys. Having the climate controls relegated to the touchscreen, instead of on dedicated buttons, makes changing temperatures on the move a bit fiddly, and the square gearknob is overly chunky and awkward to grip too.

Our time with the Aircross so far has mostly been spent in London’s stop-start traffic, where fuel economy has hovered in the mid-30mpg region. Our car won’t be resigned to the city life for long, though: it already has a spot on the Eurotunnel booked for later in the year to see how it performs as a long-distance tourer.

Second Opinion

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Driving the C3 Aircross straight after a C4 Cactus, I was disappointed to note the smaller car is more crashy around town. It smooths out at speed, but the Cactus’s hydraulic bump stops are sorely missed here. Another bugbear was the speed camera warning ‘bong’ interrupting the radio, taking a bit of the shine off an otherwise likeable car.

Lawrence Allan

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Citroen C3 Aircross Flair 130 Puretech specifications

Prices: List price new £19,585 List price now £20,435 Price as tested £20,105 Dealer value now £15,178 Private value now £13,930 Trade value now £12,515 (part exchange)

Options:Breathing Blue paint £520, silver colour pack £0

Fuel consumption and range: Claimed economy 41.4-44.7mpg Fuel tank 45 litres Test average 39.8mpg Test best 55.7mpg Test worst 21.8mpg Real-world range 394 miles

Tech highlights: 0-62mph 10.4sec Top speed 124mph Engine 1,199cc, three-cylinder, turbocharged petrol Max power 128bhp at 5500rpm Max torque 170lb ft at 1750rpm Transmission 6-speed manual Boot capacity 410-1289 litres Wheels 17in, alloy Tyres 215/50 R17 Kerb weight 1159kg

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Service and running costs: Contract hire rate £285.15 CO2 119g/km Service costs none Other costs none Fuel costs £1045.54 Running costs inc fuel £1045.54 Cost per mile 14 pence Depreciation £6550 Cost per mile inc dep’n £1.08 Faults none

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xxxx 29 January 2019

34 mpg

I thought that, Audi A3 COD 51mpg recorded over 41,000 miles and 140hp in a bigger car

Ski Kid 29 January 2019

terrible real economy 34mpg

official 54mpg real world 34mpg for a 1.2 petrol is truly rubbish .I get 30mpg in an RR Sport last of heavy model, the new one is a good 34 to 36 according to two of my  friends saying up to 10 mpg better than old model

abkq 29 January 2019

A couple of photos show what

A couple of photos show what a superior and sophisticated design the Cactus parked next to this Aircross is.

The Aircross reminds me of the Fiat 500X, both cars share certain toy-like crudeness which is probably intended to look cute.

But French chic should rise far above being cute. Its a hard-to-define quality that the DS tries to deliver but so far without much success.