They are just 600 euros the difference in the final price between the Citroën C4 Cactus with the three-cylinder gasoline engine PureTech 1.2 Diesel 110 hp front tetracilíndrico 1.6 BlueHDI 99. So. Which to choose? Mathematics show much more attractive to Diesel, a champion for consumption, with an average of 4.1 l / 100 km obtained in the usual tours of our Technical Center, which It leads to monetize its acquisition in just over 20,000 km. And yes, the economy weighs, and much, other numbers give advantage to gasoline, which not only it relies on them to raise a more compelling proposition.
A tricilíndrico with much room for the Citroën C4 Catcus
Thus, with the engine 1.2 PureTech is much more dynamic, with higher performance both acceleration, endorsing 2.2 s in the 0-100 km / h, as in recovery, where invests less than 3.1 s to achieve the 120 km / h from 80 in 5th. But it is also an engine love for your reply, very energetic from very low speed to just over 5,000 rpm; which gives you a much wider range of use. As well protrudes refinement, without annoying vibrations typical of the architecture of these engines. And in this aspect it is one of the best three-cylinder of the moment. Yes, it is true that transmits vibrations to the steering light but smaller than his brother.
In rumorosidad the difference is not large, except at idle, as the Cactus Citroën C4 BlueHDI already highlighted in this section and the most critical point is consumption. Expenditure of 6,1 l / 100 km highway It is reasonable, but falls far short of the 4.0 Diesel.
By behavior, he Cactus Citroën C4 excels in ride comfort, with a very flexible cushioning that does not invite a quick or sporty driving. Yet in these situations shows a noble and predictable reactions, with a pleasant feeling of poise on expressways. On its front end 41 kg are discharged less than the Citroën C4 Cactus BlueHDI, with a tune so focused on comfort are not at all decisive.
Good equipment for the Citroën C4 Cactus
He equipment which looks our test unit is the Shine, very hearty and with few options to choose from. Yes, 250 euros worth opting for the Shine Edition, which adds: reversing camera and a panoramic roof.
Inside shows certain shortcomings, as lack of depth adjustment of the steering wheel, absence of handholds or compass rear windows, but the feeling of quality materials is well resolved. Their seats are comfortable and generous roominess.
Despite its name Citroen C4 Cactus, its platform It is developed from Citroen C3, a utility belonging to the B segment, so that behavior is much closer than it offers a compact utility. However, it complies with good pleasure to use and more than sufficient level of performance with an engine showing a lively response with reasonable consumption. The interior denotes quality, but there are some details, such as lighting and driving the rear windows that deteriorates.
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