C3 Hatchback Car Leasing & Contract Hire
The third-generation Citroen C3 is a compact hatchback that is easily recognised by its Airbump door panels. Sharing the same platform as the Peugeot 208 with an emphasis on comfort, the C3 comes in a range of colours, equipment levels and engine choices. The touchscreen infotainment system is a highlight with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay on Feel and Flair models.
For the latest C3 lease prices, view our personal leasing offers below. All vehicles include free mainland GB delivery (exclusions apply) and are supplied by the Citroen UK franchised dealer network.
1.2 PureTech Sense
1.2 PureTech Saint James
1.2 PureTech Shine Plus MY21.75
1.2 PureTech 110 Shine Plus
1.2 PureTech Shine Plus
1.2 PureTech 110 Saint James EAT6
1.2 PureTech 110 Shine Plus EAT6
1.5 BlueHDi Shine Plus
1.2 PureTech You
Complete Care Terms and Conditions
Complete Care is available to drivers aged between 21-70 with no more than 2 “at fault” claims in the last 2 years and no more than 6 points on driving licence. The driver must not have been subject to a driving ban in the last 5 years and must have held a full UK/EU licence for at least one 1 year. Prices are based on the postcode of the customer. 72% of our customers would qualify for the advertised price however a confirmed rate will be sent in writing upon request.
In the event of an incident resulting in damage, loss or theft to the vehicle, the customer will be required to pay an excess known as a Customer Incident Charge (CIC) if they are found to be “at fault”. The CIC varies depending on the number of “at fault” incidents for the vehicle and is an escalating charge as follows:
- First incident is £250
- Second incident £350
- Third and subsequent incidents £750
If a repair is lower than the CIC, then the customer will only be charged for the loss, also known as a Customer Elected Payment (CEP).
Full eligibility criteria, restrictions and policy exclusions are available upon request.
Why Lease The C3 Hatchback?
Citroen C3 Hatchback Review 2021
Rivals to the Citroen C3 include the Skoda Fabia, Volkswagen Polo, Ford Fiesta and Peugeot 208.
Our Citroen C3 review covers:
- Key Features
- Design, Practicality and Boot Space
- Interior and Trims
- Power and Performance
- Leasing vs Buying
Citroen C3 Key Features
- Extrovert exterior style new Citroen illuminated signature LED headlights
- Comfortable and spacious interior with advanced Comfort seats
- 300-litre boot, which expands to 922 litres with rear seats down
- Three engines including two petrol and one diesel
- Three models available, including C-Series, Shine and Shine Plus
Design, Practicality and Boot Space
On the outside, the C3 combines Citroen's design traits with a funky-looking exterior, making this supermini more stylish than the Hyundai i20 or Skoda Fabia. Recent changes include a new front grille and front bumper, along with revised wheel arch extensions.
Citroen has also refreshed the C3's side panels, giving it revamped Airbump rubbing strips. There is also plenty of colour, roof decals and wheel options available.
Thanks to advanced Comfort seats, all the seats feel like you’re sitting on a comfortable sofa, which comes in handy for long journeys. There is a decent amount of head and legroom inside, however, rivals such as the Skoda Fabia and Volkswagen Polo have more rear legroom.
As for luggage space, the Citroen C3 has a boot that can hold up to 300 litres, expanding to 922 litres with rear seats down. This means there is enough room in the back for the weekly shop and some passenger luggage, however, you'll need to pack wisely if you're going to squeeze in overnight bags.
Interior and Trims
The C3’s stylish good looks continue inside. A fully integrated infotainment system takes centre stage and controls the music, radio and key vehicle functions, including the heating and air-conditioning. Citroen also offers a wide range of interior ambiences to create a cabin to suit your taste.
The cabin feels well put together despite its hard plastics. For the price, the Citroen has an excellent modern interior, but those looking for something more upmarket would be best sticking to the Volkswagen Polo.
Three trim levels are available, including the C-Series, Shine and Shine Plus.
The entry-level C Series model comes with cruise control, lane departure warning, automatic air conditioning, dark tinted rear windows and a seven inch touchscreen.
The mid-spec Shine trim adds lane departure warning, Citroën Connect Navigation, rear parking sensors and 16" 'X Cross' Diamond Cut alloy wheels.
The top-of-the-range Shine Plus comes with extras like rear electric windows, a rear vision reversing camera, keyless entry and start and 17" 'Origami' Diamond cut alloy wheels.
Power and Performance
Under the bonnet, Citroen has kept it relatively simple with the C3’s engine line-up. Just two engines are available - one petrol and one diesel - with the petrol offering two power outputs.
All the engines are reasonably efficient, with the more powerful 1.2-litre 110hp petrol engine standing out for its low running costs and zippy performance.
The less-powerful 1.2-litre 83hp petrol engine feels a little lethargic on the motorway but perfectly capable of driving through town, making it the ideal choice for city drivers.
The more expensive 1.5-litre 102hp diesel is only worth considering if you cover lots of miles where its improved fuel economy will pay off.
All three engine variants are fitted with a stop-start system, denoted by the S&S badge.
Out on the road, the C3 is great to drive, and its suspension is capable enough to soak up any lumps and bumps in the road.
As for handling, agility or out-and-out performance, the Ford Fiesta and the Skoda Fabia still stand out in the class. However, if you want a stylish, reasonably priced supermini, the Citroen C3 is a great option.
Leasing vs Buying
Prices for the new Citroen C3 start from £11,995.00 OTR* or to lease from £168.76 per month.
Want to know more about leasing the Citroen C3? As one of the UK's leading providers of car leasing, Nationwide Vehicle Contracts has a vast range of lease deals on the Citroen C3, including the full manufacturer's warranty, breakdown cover, road tax and free mainland GB delivery (exclusions apply).
Plus, with fixed monthly rentals, a low initial outlay and flexible mileage and contract terms, leasing a new Citroen C3 could be cheaper than buying outright with a bank loan or dealer finance.
*'On the road' price is correct at time of publication and includes one year's road fund license, DVLA first registration fee and number plate fee. Prices are subject to change. Always check with your nearest retailer.