posted 6 years ago

Used Citroen C-Crosser Baffles Consumers

The used Citroen C-Crosser is baffling consumers to the point when their brains resemble a plate of squashed mashed potato

The used Citroen C-Crosser is baffling consumers to the point when their brains resemble a plate of squashed mashed potato. The confusion arises because this quirky four-wheel-drive appears to have more identities than a secret agent.

Let me explain. The 'French' Citroen C-Crosser is actually designed and built in Japan by Mitsubishi, who then market the vehicle themselves as the Outlander. Peugeot then add spice to the mystery by renaming the C-Crosser – I mean the Outlander - the Peugeot 4007. Consumers therefore have a choice of three virtually identical machines..

Citroen's version of this sports-utility vehicle was introduced in 2007, and comes with a choice of two flexible engines. The 2.4-litre petrol unit produces an impressive 170bhp, but the less powerful 2.2-litre diesel is far more popular. This model produces 156bhp, reaches 62mph in 11 seconds, and returns a combined average of 40mpg. That is 10mpg more than the petrol and it feels almost as fast.

Handling wise the Citroen C-Crosser will satisfy most driver's expectations. The firm suspension keeps body roll in check and provides a comfortable ride while you ponder the merits of the alternative versions. This versatile set-up complements the excellent traction and the reassuringly responsive steering. Just don't be tempted to take the C-Crosser off-road - this particular 4x4 is far more suited to tarmac.

Motoring.co.uk's database reveals the used Citroen C-Crosser is available from roughly £11,500.