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The Grand C4 Picasso’s steering appears related only by chance to the front wheels. There’s very little damping control on undulating roads and nothing whatever to appeal to the enthusiast driver.

On the road, the car feels quite a bit bigger and heavier its C4 namesake.

Self-levelling suspension is only standard on the Exclusive trim level

But the Grand C4 Picasso rides beautifully most of the time, which most buyers may regard as a more than fair trade for the lack of a dynamic driving experience. After all, comfort and not outright poise is likely to be the main priority of a potential owner.

Beware, though, although it soaks up bumps very well, if you combine soft suspension with a full load and a country road, levels of roll, pitch and heave can become sufficiently uncomfortable to make you slow further.

Self-levelling suspension may be part of the answer. Combined with the long wheelbase it gives the car a very relaxed gait, and the same unimpeachable straight-line stability as bigger Citroëns.

Bear in mind, however, that said suspension is only standard on the most expensive Exclusive trim level.

The brakes of Grand C4 Picasso are beyond serious criticism.

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