Euro NCAP

See the safety results of the Citroën C3 by Euro NCAP

Results
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CleanAir Created with Sketch.
4.8 10 Clean Air Index
EnergyEfficiency Created with Sketch.
5.7 10 Energy Efficiency Index
5.0 10 Greenhouse Gas Index
Laboratory TestsNMHCNOXNH3COPN
4.010Cold test
6.010Warm test
3.110Cold Ambient test
5.210Highway
Road test
2.510On-Road Drive
4.48On-Road Heavy Load
2.05On-Road Light Load
2.35On-Road Short Trip
2.02Congestion
Robustness
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  • n.a.
  • good
  • adequate
  • marginal
  • weak
  • poor

Comments

In most tests, the C3 1.2 PureTech controls pollutant emissions reasonably well: in the cold and warm tests, results are not excessive and the car scores well. However, the cold ambient temperature test exposes some flaws in the exhaust after-treatment and, here, particulate number (PN) and emissions of non-Methane hydrocarbons (NMHC) are high

Laboratory TestsEnergy
6.410Cold test
6.610Warm test
5.910Cold Ambient test
3.910Highway
ConsumptionDriving range
Average 6.5l100 km 730km
Worst-case 7.7l100 km 664km
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  • n.a.
  • good
  • adequate
  • marginal
  • weak
  • poor

Comments

Energy efficiency is what might be expected of a car in this category. Efficiency drops in the high-load highway test and it is here that the worst-case consumption of 7.7 l/100 km is recorded but, overall, the car scores well and has an index of 5.7 in this part of the assessment.

Greenhouse GasesCO2N2OCH4
3.77Cold test
3.97Warm test
3.67Cold Ambient test
3.07Highway
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  • n.a.
  • good
  • adequate
  • marginal
  • weak
  • poor

Comments

The C3 1.2 PureTech performs well in this part of the assessment. Emissions of N2O and of Methane (CH4) are low in all of the lab tests and CO2 is not excessive. In the cold test, measured CO2 was very close to the published value of 135 g/km.

Our verdict

The third-generation Citroën C3, first shown in 2016 and released in 2017, is tested here in petrol form, with the 1.2 litre PureTech engine producing a modest 61 kW and 118 Nm. The car is equipped with limited exhaust after-treatment - only a three-way catalyst - but manages to turn in a creditable performance nevertheless. Its control of pollutant emissions is, on the whole, quite good. A gasoline particulate filter would help to reduce particulate emissions and, when stretched, such as in the cold ambient temperature test, this is an area that suffers. But the car shows balanced performance across the three areas of assessment, with similar index values in each one, and emerges with a three-star Green NCAP rating.

Specifications

  • Publication Date 02 2021
  • Tested Car VF7SXHMRVKT63XXXX
  • Emissions Class Euro 6d
  • Tyres 205/55R16 91V
  • Mass 1,041 kg
  • Engine Size 1,199 cc
  • Engine Power/Torque 61 kW/118 Nm
  • Published CO2 135 g/km