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2009 (59) Citroen C-crosser2.2 HDi Exclusive 5dr

Ayr Fiat / Abarth

Call now on 01292 518758*

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Cruise controlRear parking sensor
Trip computerVariable PAS

Entertainment

Radio/CD + MP3Steering column with mounted audio controls

Exterior Features

Adjustable tailgate openingAutomatic headlights
Automatic rain sensing wipersBody colour bumpers
Chrome exhaust finishChrome inserts to bumpers and side mouldings
Chrome side stepsChrome window surround
Elec heated + adjust door mirrorsElectric front/rear windows with one touch/anti pinch
Exterior chrome and aluminium insertsFront foglights with chrome rings
Rear privacy glassSilver roof rails
Xenon headlights including headlight washers 

Interior Features

1 Air conditioned and 1 lockable glovebox2 rear cupholders
3 x 12V power sockets3rd row folding/removable bench seat
4 way electrically adjustable drivers seatAdjustable front armrest
Auto 60/40 split fold 2nd row seatsAutomatic air conditioning
Dashboard storage with coverDriver seat height adjust
Driver/passenger sunvisors and vanity mirrorsDulce leather upholstery
Folding rear centre armrestFront centre armrest/storage
Front courtesy lightsHeated front seats
Height adjustable front head restraintsHeight adjustable steering wheel
Isofix on 2nd row rear seatsLeather steering wheel and gear knob
Pollen filterRoof mounted sunglasses holder
Row 2 reading lightsRow 3 reading lights
Three front cup holdersTwin storage pockets on front seat backs
Underfloor foldaway two-seater bench in row 3 

Safety

ABS/EBDDriver and passenger airbags
ESP + traction controlFront and rear curtain airbags
Front passenger's airbag cut off deviceFront seatbelt pretensioners with force limiters
Inertia reel 3 point seatbelts on all seatsLateral airbags

Security

Anti theft alarmAuto door+tailgate locking (when car in motion)
Auto re-lock after 30 secs (when using plip key)Electronic transponder immobiliser
Remote central locking + deadlocks 

Technical

Diesel particulate filter 

Trim

Interior chrome and aluminium insertsInterior chrome enhancement

Wheels

18" Sycamore alloy wheelsSpace saver spare wheel
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions

CO0.221CO2 (g/km)185
HC+NOx0.231Noise Level dB(A)74.9
NOx0.201Particles0.001
Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 4 

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC2179Cylinder LayoutIN-LINE
Cylinders4Cylinders - Bore (mm)85
Cylinders - Stroke (mm)96Engine CodeDW12MTED4
Fuel DeliveryCOMMON RAILGears6 SPEED
Number of Valves16TransmissionMANUAL

Fuel Consumption

EC Combined (mpg)40.4EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)48.7EC Urban (mpg)30.7

General

Badge Engine CC2.2Badge Power156
Coin DescriptionHDiCoin SeriesExclusive
Insurance Group 115Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0737A
Insurance Group 2AManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3EURO NCAP Front and Side Impact test - Star Rating.9
EURO NCAP Pedestrian test - Star Rating.9Service Interval Mileage12500
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3
Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months120Timing Belt Interval Mileage125000
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)9.9Engine Power - BHP156
Engine Power - KW115Engine Power - RPM4000
Engine Torque - LBS.FT280Engine Torque - MKG39
Engine Torque - NM380Engine Torque - RPM2000
Top Speed124 

Tyres

Alloys?TrueSpace Saver?True
Tyre Size Front225/55 R18Tyre Size Rear225/55 R18
Tyre Size SpareSPACE SAVERWheel StyleSYCOMORE
Wheel Type18" ALLOY 

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1670Height (including roof rails)1715
Length4645Wheelbase2670
Width1805 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)60Gross Vehicle Weight2410
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1686Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)184
Max. Loading Weight660Max. Towing Weight - Braked2000
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked750Minimum Kerbweight1750
No. of Seats7Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb10.6
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Citroen C-Crosser

By Andy Enright

Introduction

For all their history of developing cars that can drive across ploughed fields while wearing a hat, the French haven't actually achieved too much when it comes to building 4x4s. Those with long memories will remember the Citroen Mehari while in more recent years there have been cars like the Renault Scenic RX4 and Kangoo Trekka. When it came to capitalising on the phenomenal growth of lifestyle 4x4s, however, it's fair to say that the French had comprehensively missed the bateau. The Citroen C-Crosser is one example of France belatedly making good. Here's how to track down a decent used example.

History

Citroen's SUV blind spot came to an end in 2007 when the company teamed up with Mitsubishi and sister company Peugeot. Mitsubishi's Outlander was restyled and badged as the Peugeot 4007 and the Citroen C-Crosser. Sharing the costs of a joint venture made a lot of sense. PSA Peugeot Citroen got a cut price entry into the lucrative SUV market and Mitsubishi got access to some of the best diesel engine technology around. Although building a 4x4 with no real heritage to fall back on might have seemed something of a gamble for Citroen, the way that the company dipped its toe into the water was really very smart. And indeed the C-Crosser turned out to be a really good vehicle, although slow sales suggested that the British public didn't really twig. It was probably the best looking of the triumvirate and as a used proposition you're looking at bargain Citroen pricing with renowned Mitsubishi reliability. A 2.4-litre petrol model was introduced in summer 2008 although sales were predictably slow. Citroen also debuted a C-Crosser commercial vehicle at the 2008 London Motor Show. At the end of 2009, Citroen introduced the DCS robotised manual gearbox for the diesel car, and also improved the interior finish. Bluetooth connectivity was now standard specification on Exclusive versions, allowing for compatible mobile phones to be connected to the integrated hands-free kit. Automatic windscreen wipers were specified as standard across the range and all versions benefited from an updated dashboard design with chrome inserts around the dials and vents, plus an improved finish on the door panels.

What You Get

There's only so much that Citroen could do with a piece of engineering with firmly established 'hard points' and the rear three quarter view looks decidedly Japanese, the tapered C-pillars and bold wheelarches betraying the car's Oriental origins. Likewise, the interior has a distinctly Eastern feel to it as well. There's none of the trademark Citroen lateral thinking, the fascia being rather conventional. Two cowled dials house the major instruments and the centre console is sparse and rather plasticky it has to be said. Despite this, there isn't too much you can finger as being wrong with the ergonomics. The ventilation controls are easy to fathom and the multifunction controls on the steering wheel are a nice touch. Citroen's penchant for functionality and innovation is clearly visible in the C-Crosser, with its flexible 5+2 seating configuration. For ease of use when exiting the third row seats, or when reconfiguring the boot lay-out, the second row seats can be electronically folded forwards using the buttons located internally next to the rear wheel arches. The two occasional use seats in the rear can be simply folded away under the floor, while the second row of seating also slides and reclines for greater comfort. The C-Crosser also offers plenty of stowage space throughout, with over 20 individual storage compartments. All five rear seats can be folded away easily to provide a flat floor and vast load space of up to 1,686-litres, while the boot capacity is up to 510-litres when the second row of seats are in use. To help loading items into the huge boot space, there's a split two-piece tailgate. Folded down, the lower section drops the sill by 64mm allowing heavy goods to be easily loaded, while doubling as a handy bench, capable of supporting up to 200kg.

What to Look For

You won't find too many mega mileage C-Crossers, as they're often used as second cars. As with any all-wheel drive vehicle, listen for whining gearboxes and differentials; look for leaky power steering, engines, gearboxes and driveshaft joints, off road abuse, tailgate and underbody corrosion and theft or accident damage. Make sure it hasn't been used to tow a mobile home the length of the country. Some of the interior plastics can feel a little scratchy. They're fundamentally tough but can lose their cosmetic appeal fairly quickly. The DCS robotised manual is quite a tough unit but even in its prime it feels jerky if you don't lift the throttle to ease it through gearchanges, so if you're used to an automatic box, you might well find it rather crude.

Replacement Parts

(approx based on a 2011 C-Crosser VTR+ 2.2 HDI) A replacement exhaust (front to the catalyst) will set you back roughly £315, while a new clutch will be around £215. A replacement alternator should be around £175 and a starter motor about the same. A new wing mirror is in the region of £165, while a headlamp is a hefty £250.

On the Road

It's indicative of quite what a 'toe in the water' approach this is when you consider that the C-Crosser was launched with only one available engine. It is a very good one, but Citroen usually comes to market with a barrage of petrol and diesel powerplants in all manner of trims hoping that there will be something for everyone. The C-Crosser is different. The sole unit offered was a 2.2-litre diesel that's good for 156bhp and 280lb/ft on torque and is even capable of running on a 30 per cent mixture of diesel biofuel without resort to modification. The engine has been modified from that found in the C5 saloon range to offer additional lugging power but much of the basic architecture is the same - which is no bad thing. Mated to a six-speed manual gearbox, the engine will satisfy most customers and is shared with the Peugeot 4007. To ensure an optimum blend of comfort, road holding and off-road capability, drivers have a choice of three transmission settings that can be changed depending on road conditions and driving style. Drivers can switch between two-wheel drive, electronically controlled four-wheel drive and a lock setting for low-grip conditions, all of which can be selected using a control mounted on the central console. The 2.4-litre petrol model's main draw is its automatic gearbox (unavailable in the diesel C-Crosser), but the downside is the 30.4 mpg combined economy and 222g/km CO2 emissions. On-paper performance isn't too bad, with the engine's 168bhp delivering a claimed 10.4 second 0-62mph time.

Overall

Whether or not you take to the Citroen C-Crosser will depend largely on how committed you are to the Citroen marque. The thing is with this car that brand loyalty may well be inversely significant. Dyed in the wool Citrophiles may well see this car as a sell-out, something that despite its undoubted inherent qualities rather sullies the tradition of the company. Not having any particular interest in that debate, we rather like the idea of the C-Crosser. Pragmatists will take it for what it is - a well-styled, decently built modern compact 4x4 that's offered at competitive price. As a used buy there's much to commend it, something you wouldn't normally say of a big Citroen. It's hard to go too far wrong with this one.

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Ayr Fiat / Abarth

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