Comparison - Seat Arona FR 2019 - vs - Citroen C4 2021

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Model: 
Average Price: 
£
21,775
Updated: 
20 Feb 2019
£
27,135
Updated: 
14 Feb 2021
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive
Year: 
2019
2021
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
6-speed Manual
8-speed Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
no
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
10.50gals
13.20gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
White
#E6E6E8
Eclipse Orange
#FD9654
Mystery Blue
#526993
Desire Red
#A80D1D
Urban Silver
#B5B5BC
Midnight Black
#11171D
Nevada White
#F0F1F3
Color: 
Polar white
#E5E7E5
Cumulus grey metallic
#BFC1C6
Obsidian Black metallic
#2A2A2A

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

Pros
Striking exterior design
Lots of standard kit and space
Very low PCP monthly payments
Plenty of personalisation
Good to drive

Cons
Plain interior design
Ride just okay on rough roads
Boot smaller than some rivals
Entry-level 95hp petrol a little underpowered
No Cupra planned (yet)

By: 
parkers.co.uk

The five-door All-New Arona, a front-wheel-drive only SUV, is well placed in this highly popular sector of the car market.It’s available with a choice of six engines, with both the diesel and petrol variants offered in either 95PS or 115 PS form, and the sporty FR 1.5 TSI EVO leaping up to 150 PS.

Pros
Very smart looking inside and out
Good choice of engines
Well equipped and overall good value

Cons
No SatNav on basic model

By: 
drive.co.uk

The Seat Arona is quite possibly the best compact SUV of the moment. Good practicality, economy and solid driving manners are all Arona staples.It lacks the visual creativity of a Hyundai Kona or the customisation of a Citroen C3 Aircross, but its real-world strengths far outweigh having orange door mirrors. It’s a level-headed car for level-headed people.

Pros
Refined 1.0-litre petrol
Ergonomic infotainment system
Good ride

Cons
Humdrum looks
Narrow middle seat
Trim levels that dictate engine choice

By: 
uk.motor1.com

PROS
Unmistakeable looks,
great comfort,
agreeable electric version

CONS
You can't get a quick one.
But it wouldn't work anyway

By: 
topgear.com

The Citroën C4 is very temptingly priced for a coupé SUV, while comfort and refinement also impress. You do pay for its cushiness with roly-poly handling, though, and there are more practical options.

PROS
Comfortable ride
Little wind or road noise
Well priced

CONS
Body lean in bends
Boot is on the small side
No alarm on entry-level model

By: 
whatcar.com

PROS
Ride comfort and general quietness
Eager and efficient engines
Spacious, minimalist interior

CONS
Go elsewhere if you want sportiness
No hybrid models available
Divisive styling won't universally appeal

By: 
parkers.co.uk

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy Info: 
Combined - 47mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
12
12
Cylinders: 
3
Inline
3
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
1.50L
1.20L
Torque: 
147ft-lbs
at 3 500rpm
Horsepower: 
85hp
at 5 500rpm
128hp
at 5 500rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
34.70Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
no
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
Audio and cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Electric Power STEERING
Driver sunvisor with mirror and card holder
Dimming interior rear view mirror
Two cup holders in cabin
Front courtesy light with front reading light
Interior ambient light
Interior footwell light
Electric speed sensitive power steering
Front and rear parking sensors with flankguard
Voice commands

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
162.90in
171.40in
Width: 
70.00in
70.80in
Height: 
61.10in
Front Track: 
59.10in
Rear Track: 
58.50in
Wheel Base: 
101.02in
105.11in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
41.60
Rear Head Room: 
38.90
Front Shoulder Room: 
56.10in
Rear Shoulder room: 
55.20in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
45.00cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1322lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
14.10cu.ft
13.50cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
2672.00lbs
2817.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
no
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
no
yes
More Instruments: 
RPM counter
Instrument lighting with brightness control
Low fuel warning light
Lights on’ reminder
Gearshift indicator
Visible VIN in windscreen
5.5 inch backlit full TFT driver's instrument cluster

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
power steering

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Height-adjustable driver’s seat
Height-adjustable front passenger’s seat
Two front and three rear height-adjustable headrests
FR sport seats
Height-adjustable driver's seat
Electrically heated front seats
Height adjustable front passenger seat
Electrical adjust lumbar support/backrest/height controls driver seat
Lumbar adjust front passenger seat
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Split folding rear seats (60/40)
Ice metal door side panels
Folding center armrest
Rear central folding armrest with cupholders and ski hatch

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Independent type McPherson with coil springs and hydraulic shock absorber.
Rear Suspension: 
Semirigid rear axle with coil springs and hydraulic shock absorber.
Suspension Info: 
double hydraulic stops on front suspension and single on rear suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
no
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Air conditioning
Dust and pollen filter
Driver and passenger sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors
Dual zone automatic air conditioning

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
8” DISPLAY WITH FULL LINK
Apple Car Play™
6 speakers
300W amplifier
Bluetooth telephone and audio streaming
Auxiliary input socket
1 speaker
4 woofers in doors
2 tweeters in pillars and 1 subwoofer
10" high resolution touchscreen
Apple car play and Android auto
Wireless smartphone charging

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
LED licence plate lighting
Chrome window trim
Dark tinted rear windows
Electrically folding door mirrors
Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors
Rain sensing automatic front windscreen wipers
Body colour door handles
Electrically heated, folding and adjustable external rear view mirrors with courtesy lighting
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
17"
17"
Wheels more: 
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Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
205.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R17
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R17

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
ventilated disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
solid disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
ACC with Front Assist
6 Airbags
Hill hold control
Rear Traffic Alert
RAIN & LIGHT SENSORS
Anti-theft roof antenna
Three-point seatbelts on all rear seats
Remote central locking with deadlocks
ISOFIX points in outer rear seats with top tether anchorage points
Two folding remote keys with remote window opening/closing function
Tiredness recognition system
Multi-collision braking system
Active front head restraints
Hill start assist
Post collision safety brake