Citroen C4 and e-C4 (2021-present): dimensions and boot space

All the dimensions including width, length, height and boot size figures for the Citroen C4 and the electric e-C4

Sam Naylor
Feb 18, 2022

The Citroen C4 is a family car that’s available in various forms including as a petrol or diesel car with manual or automatic gearboxes plus the e-C4, which is an electric model. The C4 is halfway between being a normal family hatchback and an SUV, which means it might be tough to get a grip on exactly how big it is.

We’re here to help, with all the dimensions that you need to know to work out if the car is for you. Some key models to compare it to are the Volkswagen Golf, which is a more traditional family hatchback shape, as well as the Skoda Karoq and Peugeot 3008, which are SUVs. All are close to the price of a C4, although if you want the electric e-C4 model then the VW ID.3 and Peugeot e-2008 are your main alternatives.

We’ve covered everything else you need to know about the C4 and e-C4 in our buyers' guides linked below, but the key things to consider about the car are that it’s a comfortable, relaxing model to drive and it’s quite strong value, thanks to a decent amount of standard equipment.

It’s not much fun to drive but it’s a good option for those wanting a family car that’s affordable and practical. Read on to find out more about the Citroen C4 and e-C4 models’ dimensions, boot space and weight.

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Citroen C4 and e-C4 dimensions

The Citroen C4 is around 4.4m long, 1.8m wide and 1.5m tall, which means it’s a typical size for a family car. The Volkswagen Golf, a rival that’s considered a more traditional option in terms of styling and size, is shorter, lower and very slightly narrower at 4.3m long, 1.5m tall and 1.8m wide - it’s only a matter of millimetres, though.

Larger SUV rivals include the Skoda Karoq and Peugeot 3008, which are both quite a bit taller than the C4 and e-C4, though they’re not a lot longer or wider overall, so they should be just as easy to park as the Citroen.

There’s a good amount of space inside the C4 and e-C4 (they’re virtually identical inside despite small differences in their external dimensions as seen in our table below). You can fit kids in just fine and even adults won’t be too cramped in the rear seats. The cabin feels roomy and there’s lots of space in the front seats.

DimensionsLengthWidthHeight
Citroen C44,360mm1,800mm1,525mm
Citroen e-C44,355mm1,800mm1,520mm

Citroen C4 and e-C4 boot space

Citroen C4 boot view

The Citroen C4 and e-C4 have the same amount of boot space, which is 380 litres with the rear seats in place and 1,250 litres with the rear bench folded down. When you fold down the seats the floor is nice and flat, which helps with loading and unloading long items, but the loading lip is quite high up off the ground, so it’s not ideal for heavy objects.

The amount of space is pretty average for this kind of car, but we’d still class the C4 as a practical model. The VW Golf has 380 litres with the seats up and 1,270 litres with them down, which shows how close these two models are in terms of interior space.

The Skoda Karoq and Peugeot 3008 are far more roomy, though. There are up to 588 litres available in the Skoda and 520 litres in the Peugeot with the seats up, and even more additional room with the seats down, so if you need lots of boot space then one of those SUV options will be better.

Boot spaceSeats upSeats down
Citroen C4380 litres1,250 litres
Citroen e-C4380 litres1,250 litres

 

Citroen C4 towing capacity

The Citroen C4 isn’t ideal for towing. The only engines in the conventional range are three-cylinder petrols or small diesels, so the maximum you can tow in those models is 1,200kg. In the lowest-powered petrol C4 you can only tow 1,000kg. These are quite low figures - even considering that this isn't the largest car.

The Citroen e-C4 hasn’t even been rated for towing, so this is even less suited to pulling a trailer. There are much better options out there for towing, and we’d recommend looking for a model with a larger, more powerful 2.0-litre diesel engine, such as the Skoda Karoq. Not only will this offer much more power, but it offers a substantial amount of muscle from low engine speeds - which is exactly what you want for stress-free towing.

Citroen C4 and e-C4 weight

Citroen C4 rear view

A car’s official kerbweight figure includes all the fluids in the engine, a tank of fuel and (sometimes) an extra 75kg that’s representative of an average driver. This means it shows us how heavy the car is in everyday usage, which is important because weight affects everything from running costs to comfort, handling and the amount of tyre and brake wear you get. The heavier a car is, the more it normally costs to fuel and the greater the cost of maintenance parts like tyres and brakes, as these have to handle greater forces.

The Citroen C4 is actually a surprisingly light car overall. Lower-spec models only weigh just over 1,200kg, which makes it among the lightest cars of its type and it’s more than 100kg lighter than a similar Skoda Karoq. That means it should be cheaper to run, although it depends on the engine and gearbox combination you choose.

The Citroen e-C4 is the heaviest model at 1,561kg, but this is normal for an electric car because large battery packs are particularly heavy. The e-C4 is actually rather light for an electric car, too, and this is why it’s able to get over 200 miles from a relatively small 50kW battery.

WeightKerbweight
Citroen C41,209kg - 1,324kg
Citroen e-C41,561kg

 

 

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