Citroen C4 Shine 2022 Radio Review

We drive the Citroën C4 on a road test review

Citroën C4  –  In amongst the run of SUVs and Utes lately I had the opportunity to jump back into a Citroën C4.

2022 Citroen C4 parked in town

Let me say that the immediate reaction after driving up the freeway is – what a fun little car this is.

More a crossover hatchback than a SUV the C4 Citroën a stylish, well-appointed and well-priced alternative to the more expensive European brands.

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The little 1.2L engine gives off a raspy exhaust note, is quite zippy around town and more than capable of comfortable open road cruising. There is also a three mode drive select function.

It comes with an 8 speed sports AT and is very economical at around 6.5L/100K on our week long test.

Complementing the engine is a smooth hydraulic suspension that simply glides along on the freeway and around town it does its best to soak up road bumps and more.

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With a premium interior, quilted heated leather seats, with massage function, innovative electronic transmission lever and excellent HUD. The driver feels cocooned at all times.

Priced from only $37,990 the Citroen C4 pushes design boundaries against some of the bland offerings available from MB and BMW.

If you are looking for something just a little different to compliment your personality then perhaps the Citroën C4 is for you

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What is good?

What is not so good?

  • Value for money
  • Stunning design
  • Comfortable interior

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Model   

Citroën C4 Shine

Model Price From $37,990 MLP*
Engine 1.2L 3 Cyl Turbo Petrol
Drivetrain FWD 8 speed Sports AT
Power 114kW at 5,500rpm
Torque 240 Nm @ 1,750rpm
Safety 4 Star ANCAP
CO2 Emissions 138 g/km
Economy ADR 6.1 L/100km  – 6.5L/100km over our test
Servicing 12Mth/15,000km Capped Price 5 years $2,485
Warranty 5yr/ Unlimited km with 5 Yr. conditional roadside assist

*MLP Includes GST and LCT but excluding statutory charges, dealer costs and dealer delivery. See your dealer for RDAP. Does not include price of options. Some features mentioned in the article are options. RDAP means Recommended Drive Away Price (without options but including all other charges)

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Overall Rating    

90/100

Behind the Wheel 9
Comfort 9
Equipment 9
Performance 8
Ride and Handling 9
Practicality 9
Fit for Purpose 9
Styling/Appeal 10
Technology / connectivity 8
Value for Money 10

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Some more Citroën C4 Shine Thoughts

We have reviewed the C4 Shine a few times and the links are above but here are some more recent thoughts.

  • C4 looks really good, its perhaps one of the most attractive smaller crossover style vehicles on the market,
  • With a raspy exhaust note its really fun to drive,
  • People will look at you when you drive it,
  • This is an ideal vehicle for a young couple that want a bit of flair,
  • Compared to the bland offering from the likes of Mercedes Benz and BMW its a knockout design,
  • The front seats are perhaps the most comfortable in class,
  • There is plenty of handy storage inside with twin trays but sadly no charging tray,
  • A large glove box is handy as is the slide out multi media tray for tablets etc.
  • Apple car play is by USC connection only, no wireless.
  • For the price you get a lot of features,
  • Headlights are excellent, auto high beam has spot on calibration and they give a long and wide beam,

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  • Surprisingly there is plenty of room in the rear seats and the boot is spacious and practical,
  • The drivers instruments are good but the Peugeot 2008GT would be better.
  • Steering feel is light but speed centric which means that the faster you go the more responsive it is,

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Some comparison Pricing MLP*

  • Citroen C4 Shine $37,990
  • BMW X2 sDrive18i M Sport X $52,600
  • Lexus UX UX200 Sport Luxury $55,250
  •  Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class GLA200 $60,688
  • Audi Q2 35 TFSI Auto $45,200
  • MINI Hatch Cooper S Classic $46,950
  • Peugeot 2008 GT $38,990
  • Volvo XC40 T4 $48,490
  • 9.0/10
    Overall Rating - 9.0/10
9.0/10

Summary

In amongst the run of SUVs and Utes lately I had the opportunity to jump back into a Citroën C4.

Let me say that the immediate reaction after driving up the freeway is – what a fun little car this is.

Priced from only $37,990 the Citroen C4 pushes design boundaries against some of the bland offerings available from MB and BMW.

If you are looking for something just a little different to compliment your personality then perhaps the Citroën C4 is for you

About Rob Fraser 1903 Articles
Rob Fraser – General dogsbody & Director Rob is the founder of the business. He constantly mutters something about way too many red wines one evening being to blame. Often known for taking the 4WD in the driveway over the sports car, he has travelled pretty much everywhere in Australia and when he is bored goes for a drive. He first learned to drive on the farm in a left hand drive WW11 Jeep when he was 11, and was hooked on 4WDriving way back then. In addition to 4WD he is an avid motoring enthusiast and has maintained a strong interest in the industry ever since his teens. He has owned way too many cars in his time as well. Having previously lived at the top of corporate life he retired in 2000 and hasn’t put a suit and tie on since. Cars are his passion so why not have a business doing what you love he figures. He has towed either a caravan or camper trailer to most parts of Australia, has run guided tours for camper trailers’ and instructed drivers in off road towing.