Car Reviews: Citroen C-Crosser 2.2 HDi Exclusive – The AA

15 May 2015 | Author: | Comments Off on Car Reviews: Citroen C-Crosser 2.2 HDi Exclusive – The AA

Any car spotter will immediately see the similarities between Citroen’s and Mitsubishi’s second generation Essentially the cars are identical for cosmetic nose and tail and the badges. Why is this the case?

Simply put, Citroen it needed an SUV and needed it quickly, the collaboration with Mitsubishi.

engineering, as it’s often isn’t always a bad thing. there’s very little DNA in the C-Crosser apart from its attractive nose, but this is likely to be an issue for the Citroen For everyone else, the fact you’ve got a choice of SUVs is a thing.

In essence, the C-Crosser is the SUV couldn’t afford not to produce. it couldn’t justify going it hence the collaboration with The end result is a safe handling, well-equipped and spacious soft

Only, being Mitsubishi it’s well able to more than just a path.

Switchable four-wheel and a decent ground clearance matters, for sure. But the icing on the is the car’s torquey and responsive motor. You’ll find 2.2-litre unit in other and in the C-Crosser it’s the perfect

Factor in seven seats, levels of equipment, a large network and it all starts to make

Our verdict on the Citroen C-Crosser 2.2 HDi

Once a cynical quick now badge engineering is being by manufacturers to reach market otherwise denied to them lack of resources or technical Citroen doesn’t really any modern day SUV know how but Mitsubishi and has a product ideally suited for the set. The C-Crosser sacrifices of Citroen’s familiar design DNA on its way to SUV but the end result is a competent, attractive and product.


If you’re to get an SUV, you better make it a one. Although the fuel can be expensive at the pump, you’ll further per litre than petrol. Luckily the C-Crosser is only, which should sensible annual fuel and tax

Being well equipped even without the sat-nav the C-Crosser represents good for money when up against expensive SUV rivals.

Space and

As an alternative to a people carrier or family estate car, the boasts higher levels of and space. Oddment storage the cabin is good, and the car’s split tailgate allows you to items in and out – not over an load lip. The C-Crosser’s row of seats is also a feature of note. They helpfully lie in the boot floor when not in and take only a moment to

Useful for children, adults struggle with access and the modest amount of legroom.

and display


Car security

Car safety

All the usual features are airbags front and side anti lock brakes and stability systems. As per the SUV tag, you get switchable four-wheel drive, comes into its own in slippery A front-drive mode is available, but the car in the auto mode allows it to power to the appropriate wheels the going gets tough.

even a leaf-strewn wet road the ability to catch you out, the all-wheel drive is a useful

Driver appeal

Citroen C-Crosser

Despite its stance, the C-Crosser behaves well on the road. Predictably, cruising is no bother for the big Citroen. The 2.2-litre diesel option is yet refined at speed, and helps the car a relaxed pace on the motorway.

In the C-Crosser copes well sharp direction changes and surfaced roads, while on routes the car can be hustled along impressive ease.

Family car

First car appeal

Quality and

For many the concept of a Citroen SUV is an alien one. Yet in a bid to take a small slice of the soft-roader Citroen’s decision to rebadge a un-Citroen vehicle is admirably In value for money terms the is attractive, and the Citroen’s new nose is way successful than Peugeot’s with its 4007.

Build the C-Crosser is just like Outlander: good and solid but not


For an SUV with a higher normal ground clearance, the cabin is easy to get in and out of. All the doors wide and the tailgate requires effort to lift despite its size. A nice touch is the split lower lip, opens separately so items can be in or our.

The only negative is the restricted access to the rearmost row of – ideally you need to be a child or very agile.

Stereo and ICE (In car entertainment)

The standard kit will be good enough for people, although there is a flash colour sat-nav and player available as a cost The aftermarket unit boasts a touch sensitive screen and sound quality. Music can be on the player’s hard drive if you want to play CDs.

boot includes drop-down section to aid access

Colours and

On the outside, the C-Crosser looks in dark metallic colours. premium image isn’t followed through on the inside, The largely Mitsubishi interior up to Citroen’s usual higher

It’s all pleasingly dark and but it can’t hide its Far East

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