The Citroen C-Crosser was introduced in 2007 and lived a pretty short life until 2012 at which point it was replaced by the Citroen C4 Aircross model. If you hadn’t guessed from the name the Citroen C-Crosser is a crossover vehicle, actually it is classed a a compact crossover though I’m not entirely sure what the difference is if I’m honest.
The C Crosser is related to the Mitsubishi Outlander and the Peugeot 4007, though it definitely errs on the side of the Peugeot 4007 in terms of looks, so don’t get any grand ideas about driving the equivalent of a Mitsubishi Outlander. Having said that the Citroen C-Crosser can handle itself off-road, what’s more, it is comfortable in the cabin even when you are off the beaten track, it is also has 7 seats which obviously has its benefits. Despite it being a pretty big and surprisingly rugged car it does relatively well in terms of fuel efficiency too the diesel one we drove did averaged about 40mpg.
It felt powerful and willing, you don’t have to give it loads before the Citroen C-Crosser ready to pull off in a smooth fashion that makes you feel in control. It is perfectly comfortable whilst driving, however if you have got seven people in there it will be pretty cramped in the third row, especially if adults occupy it. Another thing to consider is the more people you have in the car, the less storage space you will have, which is problematic if everyone is bringing luggage along for the drive.
As it is no longer under production you will have to get a second hand Citroen C-Crosser, or if you want something new, you might want to consider the Mitsubishi Outlander, as the Peugeot 4007 has also been disbanded.