Citroen Xsara 2003 Hatchback

This generation of Citroen Xsara has been produced from January, 2003 to December, 2004. We can provide information about 8 modifications of this generation. The car has been produced only with front wheel drive.

This Citroen is available with three petrol engines with displacement from 1.4 to 2.0 litres and power of from 75 to 137 horsepower un four diesel engines with displacement from 1.4 to 2.0 litres and power of from 68 to 110 horsepower.
The car is available with both manual (7 versions), as well as automatic (1 version) gearbox.

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Citroen Xsara 2003 hatchback average fuel consumption in combined cycle for petrol engine is from 6.7 to 7.7 litres per 100km, whereas for diesel engine - from 4.5 to 6.2 litres per 100km. The most fuel efficient Citroen Xsara 2003 hatchback petrol engine version is Citroen Xsara 1.4i, consuming 6.7 litres per 100km. While the most fuel efficient Citroen Xsara 2003 hatchback diesel - Citroen Xsara 1.4 HDI for 100 kilometers consumes 4.5 liters of diesel.
According to user reviews, Citroen Xsara real-world fuel consumption is on average about approximately for 7 percents higher as the manufacturer's claimed fuel economy (on average +3% for petrol engines and +11% for diesel engines). For a more detailed actual fuel economy of each model, select a specific Citroen Xsara modification.

Citroen Xsara 2003 hatchback CO2 emissions for petrol engine are from 159 to 184 grams per kilometer, whereas for diesel engine - from 120 to 164 grams per kilometer. From Citroen Xsara with petrol engines the lowest CO2 emissions has Citroen Xsara 1.4i which produces an average of 159 grams of CO2 per kilometer. In turn, from the Citroen Xsara diesels least CO2 distributes Citroen Xsara 1.4 HDI - 120 grams per km.

The best acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h - 8.6 seconds has Citroen Xsara 2.0i 16V version, conversely the tardiest one is Citroen Xsara 1.4 HDI reaching this speed only in 16.7 seconds. The maximum top speed is 210 km/h for the 2.0 petrol 137 hp version (Citroen Xsara 2.0i 16V).

Lenght of Citroen Xsara is 419 cm, it is medium size car. For comparison - Citroen Xsara is about 2 cm longer than Ford Focus hatchback, but 2 cm shorter than Volkswagen Golf hatchback. Citroen Xsara gross weight is from 1000 to 1100 kg (depending on modification).

This Citroen is very cheap for its class - it can be purchased (in Latvia) for around 600 €. Users calculated Citroen Xsara 2003 cost of ownership for this generation, got average 1800 € cost per year and 0.21 € cost per one kilometer. Fuel costs were estimated at around 43%, while repair and maintenance costs - around 30% from total. We have an excellent car cost calculator, calculate ownership costs of Citroen Xsara for your situation and driving habits here! Below you will find more detailed information about Citroen Xsara prices and costs.

Citroen Xsara modifications

Modification Engine Power Consumption Gearbox
Citroen Xsara 2003 1.4i

Most fuel efficient petrol version

1.4 Petrol 75 HP 6.7 l/100km Manual (5)
Citroen Xsara 2004 1.4 HDI Jan 2004 — Dec 2004

Most fuel efficient diesel version

1.4 Diesel 68 HP 4.5 l/100km Manual (5)
Citroen Xsara 2003 1.6i 16V 1.6 Petrol 110 HP 6.9 l/100km Manual (5)
Citroen Xsara 2003 1.6i 16V

Only version with automatic transmission

1.6 Petrol 110 HP 7.6 l/100km Automatic (4)
Citroen Xsara 2003 1.9 D Jan 2003 — Jan 2004 1.9 Diesel 71 HP 6.2 l/100km Manual (5)
Citroen Xsara 2003 2.0i 16V

Most dynamic version - 100 km/h in 8.6 seconds

2.0 Petrol 137 HP 7.7 l/100km Manual (5)
Citroen Xsara 2003 2.0 HDI 2.0 Diesel 90 HP 5.4 l/100km Manual (5)
Citroen Xsara 2003 2.0 HDI

Most powerfull diesel version (110 HP)

2.0 Diesel 110 HP 5.2 l/100km Manual (5)
Citroen Xsara service and maintenanceOil change intervals, capacities and specifications, service information for filters, spark plugs, belts etc.

Citroen Xsara prices

Citroen Xsara 2003 - 2004 hatchback price in Latvia is from 300 € to 1200 €.
Comparing to analogical vehicles Citroen Xsara price is very low - Citroen Xsara is approximately for 58 percents cheaper then average hatchbacks of this age (compare hatchbacks 2003 - 2004 prices).

Citroen Xsara 2004 price 300 € 600 € 1000 €
Citroen Xsara 2003 price 300 € 600 € 1200 €

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Citroen Xsara reliability and quality

According to yearly reports of vehicle inspection service Citroen Xsara reliability is above average. In the roadworthiness tests in 2016 defects were detected in an average of 30.1 percent of Citroen Xsara of this generation (on average 13 years old at the time of inspection). The average failure rate for a vehicles of the same age was 31.4%.

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Citroen Xsara 2003 hatchback features (options)

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Adjustable steering wheel
Heated seats
Metallic paint
Climate control
Rain sensor
Cruise control
Rear parking sensors

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Citroen Xsara reviews

Total 9 Citroen Xsara owner reviews

At the moment we dont have reviews about Citroen Xsara manufactured from 2003 to 2004.
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Citroen Xsara 2002 Hatchback Diesel 2.0 litres, Manual gearbox
Purchase year:2009 (age of car 7 years) Owned for:105`000 kilometers (11 years)
Average fuel consumption: 5.3 litres per 100km (40% urban driving)
Total cost of repairs: 650 € (~ 59 € per year)
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