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The Citroen C4 isn’t the best medium car we’ve tested, but discounts of up to £6,926 make it fantastic value for money. These savings mean you can pick up a brand new C4 from under £10,000.
Citroen often offers attractive discounts on its cars, but savings of nearly £7,000 on the Citroen C4 are substantial even for Citroen. Shop around online and you could buy a brand new C4 for way under £10,000. In contrast, you’ll need to stump up more than £12,000 to buy a new Ford Focus after discounts.
These large discounts mean that where you might have been expecting to buy a mid-range model, a top of the range version suddenly drops within budget. With a top spec C4 diesel costing barely more than £14,000, you’ll struggle to find a better equipped car for the money. Value isn’t the C4’s only strong suit, as it offers a smooth ride, practical interior and frugal but punchy engines.
33% discount on Citroen C4 1.6 e-HDi  VTR
A £6,171 discount on our favourite C4, the 1.6 e-HDi  VTR, slashes the price to just £12,739 – less than many superminis. This model has a strong diesel engine, which manages the trick of offering sprightly performance plus CO2 emissions low enough to warrant free car tax. Claimed fuel economy of 74.3mpg mean that visits to the fuel station should be rare too.
With air conditioning, a digital radio, cruise control with a speed limiter setting, rear parking sensors and electrically foldable door mirrors, the C4 is packed with useful kit, and it has a long list of safety equipment, too. Another useful feature is hill start assist, which holds the brakes while you pull off, to make hill starts easier.
Petrol Citroen C4 1.4 VTi VTR for just £9,659
For less than the price of the most basic Ford Fiesta, you could pick up the C4 1.4 VTi VTR thanks to a discount of £4,396. Just under £10,000 buys you a 1.4 petrol model, which returns a claimed fuel economy of 46.3mpg, and can accelerate to 62mph in a reasonable 11.9 seconds.
Even in entry-level VTR trim you get air conditioning, cruise control, hill start assist, electric, heated door mirrors, plus a full raft of airbags. The only things you might miss are electric rear windows and alloy wheels – standard only on VTR+ and Exclusive models.
Save £6,926 on top of the range diesel Citroen C4
Although the C4 2.0 HDi Exclusive would set you back £21,130 if you paid full price, we’ve found it for just £14,204 – a huge 33% saving. This range-topping model has a strong but frugal diesel engine and all the equipment you could need.
Standard kit includes air conditioning, front and rear parking sensors, automatic wipers and headlights, black leather upholstery and 17-inch alloy wheels. The front seats even have a massage function for long journeys. This diesel model returns a reasonable 56.5mpg and acceleration is brisk with the car taking a mere 8.6 seconds to sprint to 62mph.
Hot Car Deals:
- Citroen C4 1.6 e-HDI  VTR+ – £12,739 at Carfile
- Citroen C4 1.4 VTi VTR – £9,659 at Carfile
- Citroen C4 2.0 HDi Exclusive – £14,204 at Carfile
- Citroen C4: read our full lab test review
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- The car brokers and deals featured are not vetted, endorsed or recommended by Which?. Always check the specifics of the deal so you know exactly what you are getting and who is supplying the car. Make sure all aspects of the deal are confirmed in writing before committing to buy.
- Not all brokers deal in UK sourced vehicles, and this may have an impact on standard equipment and warranty levels.
- The term ‘pre-reg’ or ‘pre-registered’ refers to vehicles that are brand new but already registered with the DVLA. This means that you will appear as the second owner on the V5 registration document.
- Beware of unscrupulous brokers who tell you they will have to retain the V5 registration document for a period of time after your purchase of the car. Vehicles sold this way may be cheap, but there are legal implications, including the risk that you the buyer could be committing a criminal offence when you drive the car, so they should be avoided.