Normally, we're not fans of dashboard instruments disposed right on top of the center console instead of their usual spot behind the steering wheel. Well, especially since Citroen was one of the first car makers in the modern era to bring back this awful feature, we don't like it on the C4 Coupe either. Other than that, our test car's interior was nice and quite futuristic actually, especially considering the class it's being part of.
Apart from being equipped with the top of the line VTS trim level, our red little Citroen C4 Coupe also had a tonne of extra options, making it almost full of comfortable or maybe just interesting features. The humongous panoramic glass roof is just one of the more impressive ones, while the white(ish) leather wrapping the seats was also a nice touch. Obviously, the most interesting feature in any Citroen C4 interior is the steering wheel, whose center hub is always fixed, no matter how you turn the wheel.
Despite looking a bit cramped from the outside, the interior is quite spacious for a three-door car the size of a Volkswagen Golf. The rear seats are a bit of a pain to be reached but once you're on them, the available space might surprise you. OK, the headroom is probably better suited for shorter passengers, but other than that it's fine. Getting in the front and driving always is almost at least as tricky as getting in the back.
First there are the ginormous and heavy doors which need a bit of attention when parking in tight spaces, and then there's the seatbelt, which is positioned way behind the driver's and the front passenger's seat, giving you quite the workout to grab it each time you're getting in. A word of advice would be to leave it hanging on your seat's side bolster when exiting the car. If you can remember it every time, that is.
Other than those minor complications, our test car's interior was quite a nice place to sit in. The leather upholstery, panoramic glass roof and the sloping roofline create a very gran tourismo-like atmosphere inside. There were enough storage spaces both in the front and in the rear, while the 314 liters (11.1 cubic feet) of storage in the luggage compartment is average.Continue reading