The 2012 Citroen C4 Picasso, like the Citroen C3, comes with a wealth of engine options - three petrol and four diesel. The standard VTR trim at $17,055 trim has a 1.4 liter VTi engine that pushes out 95 horsepower. There's also the option of upgrading to a 1.6 liter VTi with 120 horsepower, but reviews have noted the driving feel is not notably improved. A 1.6 liter THP engine rounds off the petrol options. The Diesel picks are a 1.6 liter HDi or a 1.6 liter 16V HDi. The most powerful diesel device is a 2.0 liter 16V HDi with 150 horsepower.
Standard security features include a multi-function high frequency remote control, an automatic electric parking break and central locking with deadlocks. The car received a perfect five stars from the Euro NCAP safety review in 2010. Like The Citroen C3 Picasso, the C4's rubber safety bumpers were singled out as being particularly hard. Safety features common to all trims include front seatbelt load limiters, front seatbelt pre-tensioners, a front passenger frontal airbag, a driver frontal airbag, side head airbags, side body airbags and a side pelvis airbag.
The car comes with an impressive lighting package as standard: fog lights, automatic headlights, electric, heated door mirrors and a boot courtesy light are common to all trims. The Citroen C4 is a high-tech model with a wealth of modern amenities, including rear parking sensors, cruise control, a speed limiter, electric front windows with 'one touch' operation and anti-pinch, sunblind for the rear seats and a heat reflecting windscreen. The interior has a staggering, record breaking 1837 liters of cargo space once all the seats are folded. By comparison, the Peugeot 5008 has a maximum storage space of 1604 liters. Even with the seats upright, the car can fit an impressive 437 liters of space. This mobile Aladdin's cave is the result of three individual and full size folding flat, sliding rear seats and three retractable and foldable rear head restraints. The driver's seat can be height-adjusted to cater to the individual driver. The VTR+ trim at $29,650 features aircraft style tables on the rear of the front seats for messy passengers as well as automatic rain sensitive windscreen wipers. Reviews have questioned whether the paucity of extras in the VTR+ model warrants the extra $1,625. The 'Exclusive' trim has extra safety features including a child surveillance mirror, an automatic electric parking brake, an ABS with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) and an electronic stability program with traction control. These come at a price however, the 'Exclusive' trim goes for a princely $34,120.