Comparison Test: Citroën C3 Petrol challenges Toyota Yari's hybrid


Farewell, the lap and the peaceful pace of his elders, Born in late 2016, the Citroen C3 Generation III breaks with the past: lowered roof of 5 cm (1.47 m), taut line, wingspan (4.00 m long). More "airbumps" on the flanks and roof separated the shadow, so as not to go unnoticed. The Toyota Yaris is also not introverted, because his catch is pierced with a huge black grid and a color between the body, posts and roof. It has also developed excellently over the years, to the point where the replacement was not mentioned: in 2018, after seven years of existence, still neck and neck with the brand new Volkswagen Polo for the title of the first multi-purpose city foreign brand in France , But strange is the Yaris really, since he was produced in Valenciennes (59), while the C3 comes from Slovakia?

A spectacular front like the Toyota Yaris or more sober like the Citroën C3? That's a matter of taste.


The Yaris, alone in his world

An EV snap mode keeps the Yaris 100h in 100% electric mode for two kilometers. Convenient not to wake neighbors in the morning when starting ...
A design effect sometimes contains a detail: black airbumps, with the exception of one referring to the color of the body of the C3.
An EV catch mode keeps the Yaris 100h in electric mode for 2km. Convenient not to wake neighbors in the morning ...
An EV catch mode keeps the Yaris 100h in electric mode for 2km. Convenient not to wake neighbors in the morning …

The strength of the Yaris is the distinct advantage: It is the only one of its kind that offers a hybrid solution, which weighed 67% of its turnover last year. Toyota had seen it clearly with the Prius hybrid in 1996 and far. Imagine the number of points scored today in France with the drop in diesel in the lower end of the market, a Renault Clio, a Peugeot 208, a Citroen C3 or a Volkswagen Polo hybrid petrol! Especially with a punishment that gets harder each year, which now hits the versatile city cars with petrol engine. The C3 has kept a HDi range of 100 hp to its bow, but for the presentation: 19% of sales in 2018. A performance that is almost equal draws a small three-cylinder 1.2-turbo gasoline engine over the 4- Yaris 100h cylinder 1.5-cylinder petrol engine with variator gearbox. And for the fight, to be the same, the range of a 6-speed automatic transmission … of Japanese origin (Aisin).

The Yaris raises its roof (1.51 m) higher than the C3 (1.47 m) and decorates it with a shark antenna. The taillights are less elegant and less modern than the C3.
The Yaris raises its roof (1.51 m) higher than the C3 (1.47 m) and decorates it with a shark antenna. The taillights are less elegant and less modern than the C3.

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