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The Citroën C1 is a dynamic hatchback city car that first hit the roads in 2005. Born from the innovative B-Zero project, a successful collaboration between PSA Peugeot Citroën and Toyota, the C1 has evolved through two generations.

Citroën C1 updates and facelifts

This supermini is equipped with a powerful engine, delivering an exhilarating driving experience. Despite its compact design, the Citroën C1 maximises space for both driver and passengers. The C1 also offers an excellent combination of affordability and efficiency, making it an economical choice for every urban adventure. Its comparatively low price and running costs make it the ideal companion for navigating city streets.

The Citroën C1 earned its crown as the most reliable new car of 2014 in the Which? Car Survey boasting an impressive 99.3% reliability rating over three years from a survey of 49,000 car owners and 58,055 cars.

The Citroën C1 received its first facelift in 2009. Its revamped front bumper and grille brought the C1 in line with Citroën's family look. Seat fabrics were fortified to ensure lasting comfort. Ventilation control graphics also underwent a makeover, offering improved readability. As a finishing touch, the facelift introduced sleek new wheel trims.

Citroën revealed another facelift for the C1 in March 2012, introducing impressive updates. The refreshed C1 saw a reimagined bumper, bonnet, steering wheel and CD player, elevating the car’s style and functionality. It also came with LED daytime running lights and an eye-catching new ‘Botticelli Blue’ paint option.

The Citroën C1 stands as an alternative to its sister cars, the Peugeot 108 and Toyota Aygo, which were all developed simultaneously with shared components.

The Citroën C1 comes with either a 1.0-litre or 1.2-litre petrol engine. You can choose between three or five-door body styles and opt for a manual or automated manual gearbox. Browse our extensive range of used Citroen C1 models today and enjoy premium quality with an affordable price tag.

Practicality and style of the car

The Citroën C1 has a roomy front cabin that offers generous headroom and legroom for a city-car. Conveniently situated cupholders and spacious storage bins within the doors also add convenience to your journey.

The boot holds up to 196 litres of luggage with the rear seats in place. Users can fold the rear seats down for larger cargo to get an impressive 780 litres of available space. By comparison, the Toyota Aygo offers 168 litres of boot space, making the Citroën C1 a roomier choice among its rivals.

This model also offers the ease of precise and effortless steering, with the small turning circle allowing you to manoeuvre effortlessly into the tightest parking spaces. Not only is the Citroën C1 a compact and fun-filled car but it is also suited for family adventures. You’ll find installed ISOFIX car seat mounts in the rear, a well-proportioned glovebox, cup holders and practical storage in the centre console.

With a maximum towing capacity of 712kg, you’ll have the freedom to tow various lightweight loads, from small utility trailers to jet skis, small boats or lightweight caravans.

Pre-2017 models enjoy road tax exemption, while post-April 2017 registrations incur a low flat rate charge of £150 per year in road tax. Insurance groups for the Citroën C1 fall between 3 and 7, making this model a more affordable choice than others in its class.

How a used Citroën C1 drives

Most used C1 trims come equipped with a three-cylinder 1.0-litre petrol engine, offering impressive fuel economy of up to 68.9mpg. Its CO2 emissions range from 108–117g/km, varying with the trim level and wheel size when paired with a five-speed manual gearbox.

The C1's low emissions position it within the lower end of the Benefit-in-Kind bandings, making it an attractive choice for company car drivers. If your used Citroën C1 comes with the EGS automatic gearbox, it manages up to 67.3mpg and 104g/km. With 67bhp, this model reaches 0-62mph in 12.3 seconds. By comparison, the Toyota Aygo’s five-speed manual model provides a maximum fuel economy of 56.4mpg, accompanied by CO2 emissions starting from 114g/km, making the Citroën C1 more environmentally – and purse-friendly.

Some used Citroën C1 models come equipped with a 1.2-litre PureTech petrol engine producing 82bhp, which offers quicker acceleration to 62mph and a smoother performance on the motorway. The 1.2-litre petrol engine was discontinued in the C1 range starting in early 2019.

Engines and official MPG

Please refer to the table below for a comprehensive list of engines and their official mpg figures.

2005 - 2014

Engine Official NEDC MPG
1.0i 61.4–65.7 mpg
1.0i EGS 62.8   mpg
1.4 HDi 68.9 mpg

2014 - 2022

Engine Official NEDC MPG Official WLTP MPG
1.0 VTi 52.2–74.3 mpg 52.2–58.9 mpg
1.0 VTi ETG 67.3 mpg -
1.2 65.7 mpg -

Features you can expect in a Citroën C1

Interior and technology

The Citroën C1's soft suspension setup is a bonus if you’re navigating city traffic as it efficiently absorbs bumps and uneven surfaces. The convenience of the height-adjustable steering wheel means drivers of all sizes can comfortably take the wheel. The C1 also has remote central locking, electric windows and a two-speaker MP3 stereo.

The centre console is vertical, housing the media and heating controls. Higher-spec trims feature an impressive 7-inch touchscreen system designed to mirror the screen of Android smartphones and a stylish climate control layout.


The Citroën C1 is equipped with many safety features as standard, helping to ensure peace of mind on every journey. This includes six airbags, a Chassis Stability System that enhances the car's stability and control, electronic brake assistance and tyre pressure monitoring.

It also comes with cruise control, a lane departure warning system and speed limit recognition. With this suite of safety equipment, the Citroën C1 ensures a secure driving experience, making it an excellent choice for safety-conscious drivers.

The Citroën C1 was awarded an adult occupant protection score of 80% and a child occupant score of 80% in the Euro NCAP collision test, amounting to four stars overall.

Trims available on the Citroën C1

Citroën C1 Touch

Elevate your driving experience with Citroën C1's entry-level Touch trim’s features. The trim has ABS featuring electronic brakeforce distribution and emergency braking assistance. Airbags for the driver, front passenger, front lateral and curtain, along with LED daytime running lights, ensure the safety of everyone inside. Enjoy added ease with remote central locking and deadlocks, variable power-assisted steering and front electric windows. Stay entertained with the MP3 audio system, featuring two speakers and a USB socket for your convenience.

Citroën C1 Feel

With the Citroën C1 Feel trim, you'll find all the delightful features of the Touch and an array of exciting additions. 15-inch ‘Comet’ wheel covers and a range of striking body colours add a distinct sense of style and personality to the C1. You can enjoy music and seamless connectivity with the DAB digital radio featuring four speakers, Bluetooth hands-free, USB socket and steering-mounted controls. This trim also has an intuitive 7-inch infotainment touchscreen. Additionally, the speed limiter ensures a controlled drive, enhancing safety on the road. Air conditioning helps to keep you cool on hot days.

Citroën C1 Flair

The Flair trim, Citroën's flagship offering, elevates your driving experience with all the above features plus an array of exclusive additions. 15-inch ‘Planet’ alloy wheels and dark-tinted rear windows add a touch of luxury. Electrically heated adjustable door mirrors guarantee clear visibility in all weather conditions. The chrome lower-window strip adds a sense of sophistication to the car's design, especially alongside a leather steering wheel and gear knob.

Citroën C1 Furio Special Edition

Exclusive features define the Furio Special Edition trim’s distinctive style, like the Furio side graphic. Sunrise red door mirrors and centre wheel caps create a noticeable contrast against the vehicle's elegant lines, leaving a lasting impression wherever you go. The rear diffuser with a centre-style exhaust outlet boosts the C1's sporty appeal, while the grey ‘Wave’ interior cloth offers a cosy and inviting ambience.

Whether you’re looking to finance a Citroën C1 or purchase one, we have a wide range of second-hand Citroën C1 cars available to buy online safely with Click & Collect and home delivery options available.

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Frequently asked questions

Q. How much does a used Citroën C1 cost?

A. We have 32 used Citroën C1 cars in stock ranging from £3998 to £11,498.

Q. How many MPG does the Citroën C1 get?

A. The Citroën C1 MPG varies from 63 mpg to 69 mpg.

Q. How much is car tax for a used Citroën C1?

A. The Citroën C1 car tax ranges from free to £190 per year for the models in stock.

Q. What is the average mileage on a used Citroën C1?

A. The average mileage on a used Citroën C1 in stock is 27404 miles.

Q. Which transmission options are available with the Citroën C1?

A. Currently in stock, the Citroën C1 is available in Automatic, Manual.

Q. What different fuel types are available for the Citroën C1?

A. Of the Citroën C1 used cars in stock, they are available in the following fuel types: Petrol.

Q. What are the most popular engine sizes in the Citroën C1?

A. The most popular engine sizes in the Citroën C1 we have in stock are 1.0 litre, 1.2 litres.

Q. What are the most popular colours in the Citroën C1 range?

A. The Citroën C1 is available in various colours. The most popular we have in stock are White, Black, Grey

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Deposit £249
Term (Months) 48
Cash Price £6498
Credit Amount £6249
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* MPG figures are obtained in laboratory testing and intended for comparisons between vehicles. Please be aware they’re not intended to represent real world efficiency.