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Quirky Gets Serious With The Citroen C4 Cactus

You’re in the market for a new car and you’re an open-minded sort. You’re looking for an SUV, that’s fun, responsive and maybe just a little different. Step forward the Citroen C4 Cactus.

If you thought that Citroen just did quirky cars, you’d be half right because of course they do but the Cactus is a quirky big car and deserves to be taken seriously.


Still very much a Citroen in design, the Cactus has the distinct curves and lines of its smaller family members and the branding front and back remains prominent.

It’s a solid-looking SUV and its’ styling is neither over the top or too flimsy looking, making it an attractive looking vehicle overall.


The most important aspect for most of us is how the car handles. With the Cactus you have a range of petrol and diesel options to choose from and as you might expect you’ll get greater acceleration from the petrol options, though the diesel does a decent job trying to keep up.

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One of the stranger sensations about driving the Cactus is the suspension. It’s just very responsive, so much so that you might feel like you’re on a bouncy castle at times. This isn’t necessarily unpleasant, but it does take a little getting used to and might not suit those used to a firmer ride.

Generally, the steering is light and responsive, but some might find they have a much smoother ride with the automatic gearbox option over the manual. The braking is sharp and responsive, perhaps a little too much but better that than the opposite issue.

Under the hood

Depending on what your personal preferences are there a few options when buying a Cactus from new. You might opt for the great all-rounder 1.2 turbo petrol Puretech 110 specification or the slightly more powerful 130.  If you’re looking for a diesel then you’ll just have the 1.6 version to play with.

One of the best things about the Cactus is the price. At around the £18,000 mark, it’s relatively low cost compared to others of its type. It is safe and very affordable to run, thanks to its smart engines. It’s comfortable, once you get used it, and the engine options are impressive.

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There are plenty of add-ons that you can ask to be included and that will, invariably, bump up the price but a good all-rounder overall. If you’re looking for a fun SUV, this is a great option. It’s never going to rival, say, a Range Rover for its ruggedness and performance but in terms of price you’re looking at a great deal.

Talk to a dealership, such as today and take your Citroen C4 Cactus out for a spin. Enjoy the fun and freedom of this quirky French number and stay open minded about your options. It might not seem the obvious first choice in SUVs but it’s hard to deny that it delivers what matters most and is well worth your considerati.


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