Keeping quite a lot in common with other, “softer” Citroens, the C4 Coupe benefits from a very comfortable ride. As we mentioned earlier, at low and medium speeds the softness of the suspension can become quite a bit frustrating, since every harder-than-average braking maneuver can result in the whole car diving forward and downward like cattle after being lassoed by a pickup driver by the name of Lou Cheeka.
On the plus side, even if equipped with 17-inch alloys engulfed in Michelin rubber with low tire walls, the car maintains its composure even on rougher roads or over speed-bumps. Only larger-than-usual potholes are truly felt in by your kidneys.
To complement the somewhat soft suspension settings, the seats are among the softest we've encountered. The side bolster support was average, but the softness was very, almost TOO Citroen like. The closest thing to resemble that would be a comfortable and cuddly leather couch made for rich hippies or Rastafarians.
As for the other comfort-inducing amenities present on our test car, we might as well add the dual-zone climate control and the three-stage heated seats which, naturally, we didn't get to actually test since technically it's still summer. Another comfortable feature resided in the panoramic glass sunroof, which delivers quite a nice atmosphere inside the cabin and almost makes you think you're driving a very quiet convertible. For the audiophiles out there, our car was also equipped with a pretty capable hi fi sound system from JBL.
To make a long story short, the Citroen C4 Coupe is one of the most comfortable compact hatchbacks we've ever driven, giving an impression of a much larger cars in this aspect. Until we have a go at its C5 and/or C6 big brothers equipped with pneumatic suspension, we can honestly say this is the most comfortable Citroen we rode in the past few years.Continue reading