Citroen C3 vs Toyota Fortuner

Should you buy Citroen C3 or Toyota Fortuner? Find out which car is best for you - compare the two models on the basis of their Price, Size, Space, Boot Space, Service cost, Mileage, Features, Colours and other specs. Citroen C3 price starts at Rs 6.16 Lakh ex-showroom for Puretech 82 Live (Petrol) and Toyota Fortuner price starts Rs 33.43 Lakh ex-showroom for 4X2 (Petrol). C3 has 1199 cc (Petrol top model) engine, while Fortuner has 2755 cc (Diesel top model) engine. As far as mileage is concerned, the C3 has a mileage of 19.3 kmpl (Petrol top model)> and the Fortuner has a mileage of 10 kmpl (Petrol top model).

C3 Vs Fortuner

Key HighlightsCitroen C3Toyota Fortuner
On Road PriceRs.10,04,228*Rs.40,51,488*
Fuel TypePetrolPetrol
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Citroen C3 vs Toyota Fortuner Comparison

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        Citroen C3
        Citroen C3
        Rs8.96 Lakh*
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            Toyota Fortuner
            Toyota Fortuner
            Rs35.02 Lakh*
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          Basic Information
          On-Road Price in New Delhi
          Finance Available (EMI)
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          C3 Insurance
          User Rating
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          Service Cost (Avg. of 5 years)
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          Engine & Transmission
          Engine Type
          Engine type in car refers to the type of engine that powers the vehicle. There are many different types of car engines, but the most common are petrol (gasoline) and diesel engines
          1.2L PureTech Turbo
          2.7L Petrol Engine
          Displacement (cc)
          The displacement of an engine is the total volume of all of the cylinders in the engine. Measured in cubic centimetres (cc)
          No. of Cylinders
          ICE engines have one or more cylinders. More cylinders typically mean more smoothness and more power, but it also means more moving parts and less fuel efficiency.
          Max Power (bhp@rpm)
          Power dictates the performance of an engine. It's measured in horsepower (bhp) or metric horsepower (PS). More is better.
          Max Torque (nm@rpm)
          The load-carrying ability of an engine, measured in Newton-metres (Nm) or pound-foot (lb-ft). More is better.
          Valves Per Cylinder
          Valves let air and fuel into the cylinders of a combustion engine. More valves typically make more power and are more efficient.
          Valve Configuration
          Valve configuration refers to the number and arrangement of intake and exhaust valves in each engine cylinder.
          Fuel Supply System
          Responsible for delivering fuel from the fuel tank into your internal combustion engine (ICE). More sophisticated systems give you better mileage.
          Direct Injection
          Turbo Charger
          A device that forces more air into an internal combustion engine. More air can burn more fuel and make more power. Turbochargers utilise exhaust gas energy to make more power.
          Transmission Type
          Gear Box
          6-Speed with Sequential Shift
          Mild HybridNoNo
          Drive Type
          Fuel & Performance
          Fuel Type
          Mileage ARAI (kmpl)
          Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)
          Emission Norm Compliance
          BS VI 2.0
          BS VI 2.0
          Top Speed (kmph)
          Suspension, Steering & Brakes
          Front Suspension
          MacPherson Strut with Coil Spring
          Double Wishbone
          Rear Suspension
          Rear Twist Beam with Coil Spring
          4-Link With Coil Spring
          Steering Type
          Steering Column
          Tilt & Telescopic
          Turning Radius (Metres)
          Front Brake Type
          Ventilated Disc
          Rear Brake Type
          Ventilated Disc
          Top Speed (Kmph)
          Tyre Size
          195/65 R15
          265/65 R17
          Tyre Type
          Dimensions & Capacity
          Length (mm)
          The distance from a car's front tip to the farthest point in the back.
          Width (mm)
          The width of a car is the horizontal distance between the two outermost points of the car, typically measured at the widest point of the car, such as the wheel wells or the rearview mirrors
          Height (mm)
          The height of a car is the vertical distance between the ground and the highest point of the car. It can decide how much space a car has along with it's body type and is also critical in determining it's ability to fit in smaller garages or parking spaces
          Wheel Base (mm)
          Distance from the centre of the front wheel to the centre of the rear wheel. A longer wheelbase is better for stability and also allows more passenger space on the inside.
          Kerb Weight (kg)
          It is the weight of just a car, including fluids such as engine oil, coolant and brake fluid, combined with a fuel tank that is filled to 90 percent capacity.
          Grossweight (kg)
          The gross weight of a car is the maximum weight that a car can carry which includes the weight of the car itself, the weight of the passengers, and the weight of any cargo that is being carried. Overloading a car is unsafe as it effects handling and could also damage components like the suspension.
          Seating Capacity
          Boot Space (Litres)
          No. of Doors
          Comfort & Convenience
          Power Steering
          Mechanism that reduces the effort needed to operate the steering wheel. Offered in various types, including hydraulic and electric.
          Power Windows FrontYesYes
          Power Windows RearYesYes
          Power BootNoYes
          Power folding 3rd Row SeatNoNo
          Automatic Climate ControlNo
          2 Zone
          Air Quality Control
          Air filters, also known as air purifiers, purify the air of the cabin by absorbing any harmful or contaminated particles.
          Remote Climate Control (A/C)
          A connected car technology feature that allows you to remotely switch on/adjust your car's HVAC system from your smartphone.
          Remote Trunk Opener
          Some cars have buttons on the key to unlock only the trunk/boot of the car without unlocking any of the doors.
          Remote Fuel Lid OpenerNoNo
          Remote Engine Start/Stop
          Allows you to start//stop the car remotely, via the key fob or the carmaker's mobile app, without entering the car.
          Low Fuel Warning LightYesYes
          Accessory Power Outlet
          12V power socket to power your appliances, like phones or tyre inflators.
          Trunk Light
          Lighting for the boot area. It usually turns on automatically when the boot is opened.
          Remote Horn & Light ControlNoNo
          Vanity Mirror
          A mirror, usually located behind the passenger sun shade, used to check one's appearance. More expensive cars will have these on the driver's side and some cars even have this feature for rear seat passengers too.
          Rear Reading LampNoYes
          Rear Seat HeadrestYesYes
          Adjustable Headrest
          Unlike fixed headrests, these can be moved up or down to offer the ideal resting position for the occupant's head.
          Rear Seat Centre Arm Rest
          A foldable armrest for the rear passengers, usually in the middle, which also comprises cup holders or other small storage spaces. When not in use, it can be folded back into the seat, so that an additional occupant can be seated.
          Height Adjustable Front Seat Belts
          A type of seat belt on which the height can be adjusted, to help improve comfort.
          Cup Holders Front
          Storage spaces that are specifically designed to hold cups or beverage cans. Sometimes these can be cooled and heated too.
          Cup Holders RearNoYes
          Rear AC Vents
          Dedicated AC vents for the rear passengers, usually located between the front seats. Helps cool the rear compartment, while offering passengers the option to control the flow. Some rear AC vents allow for fan speed control.
          Heated Seats FrontNoNo
          Heated Seats RearNoNo
          Seat Lumbar SupportNoYes
          Active Noise CancellationNoNo
          Multifunction Steering Wheel
          A steering wheel that has many buttons to control various functions of the infotainment system and key car functions like cruise control. This allows the driver to manage these functions without taking their hands off the steering wheel.
          Cruise ControlNoYes
          Parking Sensors
          Sensors on the vehicle's exterior that use either ultrasonic or electromagnetic waves bouncing off objects to alert the driver of obstacles while parking.
          Front & Rear
          Navigation SystemNoYes
          Find My Car Location
          A connected car technology feature to help you locate your car via your smartphone
          Real-Time Vehicle Tracking
          A connected car technology feature that tracks your car in real time, showing you its exact location.
          Foldable Rear Seat
          Rear seats that can be folded down to create additional storage space.
          Bench Folding
          60:40 Split
          Smart Access Card Entry
          Allows you to lock/unlock the car by simply carrying the smart key with you, without using the buttons on a key.
          Smart Key BandNoNo
          Engine Start Stop ButtonNoYes
          Glove Box Cooling
          A function in the glove box that allows you to keep food items and beverages cool for long durations.
          Bottle Holder
          Front & Rear Door
          Front & Rear Door
          Voice CommandNoYes
          Steering Wheel Gearshift PaddlesNoYes
          USB Charger
          Front & Rear
          Steering Mounted TripmeterNoNo
          Central Console Armrest
          An added convenince feature to rest one's hand on, while also offering features like cupholders or a small storage space.
          Tailgate Ajar
          A warning to indicate that the vehicle's boot or tailgate isnt properly closed.
          Hands-Free Tailgate
          A tailgate that, in most cases, can be opened automatically by swiping your foot under the rear bumper.
          Gear Shift Indicator
          A display that shows the current gear the car is in. More advanced versions also suggest the most prefered gear for better efficiency.
          Rear CurtainNoNo
          Luggage Hook And NetNoNo
          Battery SaverNoNo
          Lane Change IndicatorNoNo
          Additional Features
          Front Windscreen Wipers - Intermittent,Bag Support Hooks in Boot (3 ),Parcel Shelf,Driver And Front Passenger Seat Back Pocket,Co-Driver Side Sun Visor with Vanity Mirror,Smartphone Storage - Rear Console,Smartphone Charger Wire Guide on Instrument Panel
          Massage Seats
          A feature seen in higher-end cars designed to offer a massage to the occupant. Usually activated via the car's central infotainment screen.
          Memory Function SeatsNoNo
          One Touch Operating Power Window
          Unlike standard power windows, this one allows you to roll up/down the window fully with a single press of the button.
          Driver's Window
          Autonomous ParkingNo
          Drive Modes
          Air ConditionerYesYes
          Adjustable SteeringYesYes
          KeyLess EntryYesYes
          Ventilated SeatsNoYes
          Height Adjustable Driver SeatYesYes
          Electric Adjustable SeatsNo
          Automatic HeadlampsNoNo
          Follow Me Home HeadlampsNoNo
          A tachometer shows how fast the engine is running, measured in revolutions per minute (RPM). In a manual car, it helps the driver know when to shift gears.
          Electronic Multi Tripmeter
          Measures the distance a vehicle has travelled for a particular trip. A multi-tripmeter can keep track of multiple distances. For example kilometres since the last fuel up and kilometres travelled since the last service. The different tripmeters can be reset by the user as and when needed.
          Leather SeatsNoYes
          Fabric UpholsteryYesNo
          Leather Steering WheelNoNo
          Leather Wrap Gear Shift SelectorNoNo
          Glove Compartment
          It refers to a storage compartment built into the dashboard of a vehicle on the passenger's side. It is used to store vehicle documents, and first aid kit among others.
          Digital Clock
          Refers to a display that shows the current time in a digital (numerical) format.
          Outside Temperature DisplayNoNo
          Cigarette LighterNoNo
          Digital Odometer
          A meter that keeps track of the total kilometres a vehicle has travelled. This cannot be reset by an owner and serves as a record for tracking service intervals and waranty validity, and also is important when selling the vehicle.
          Driving Experience Control EcoNoYes
          Folding Table In The Rear
          Refers to a fold-out table tray attached either to the back of the front seats or in the central section of the rear seats.
          Dual Tone Dashboard
          When the dashboard has two colours of trim it's called a dual tone dashboard.
          Additional Features
          Interior Environment - Single Tone Black,Rubic/Hexalight Seat Upholstry - Fabric (Bolster/Insert),AC Knobs - Satin Chrome Accents,Parking brake Lever Tip - Satin Chrome,Instrument Panel - Deco (Anodized Grey / Anodized Orange,AC Vents (Side) - Glossy Black Outer Ring,Insider Door Handles - Satin Chrome,Satin Chrome Accents - IP, AC Vents Inner Part, Gear lever surround, Steering wheel,Digital Cluster,Distance to Empty,Average Fuel Consumption,Front Roof Lamp
          Cabin Wrapped in Soft Upholstery, Metallic Accents and Woodgrain-Patterned Ornamentation, Heat Rejection Glass, Large TFT Multi-Information Display, New Optitron Cool-Blue Combimeter with Chrome Accents and Illumination Control
          Photo Comparison
          Available ColorsPlatinum GreySteel Grey With Cosmo BlueSteel Gray With Platinum GreyPlatinum Gray With Poler WhitePolar White With Platinum GreyPolar White With Cosmo BluePolar WhiteSteel GreySteel Gray With Poler WhiteCosmo Blue With Polar White+6 MoreC3 ColorsPhantom BrownPlatinum White PearlSparkling Black Crystal ShineAvant Garde BronzeAttitude BlackSilver MetallicSuper White+2 MoreFortuner Colors
          Body Type
          Adjustable HeadlightsYesYes
          Fog Lights Front
          Front fog lights are lights placed near the lower half of a car's front bumper. They are designed to improve visibility in bad weather conditions such as fog or heavy rains.
          Fog Lights Rear
          Rear fog lights are lights placed near the lower half of a car's rear bumper. Unlike front fog lights, rear fog lights are designed to ensure cars driving behind you can see you better in bad weather conditions such as fog or heavy rains.
          Power Adjustable Exterior Rear View Mirror
          Power-adjustable exterior rear view mirror is a type of outside rear view mirror that can be adjusted electrically by the driver using a switch or buttons.
          Manually Adjustable Ext Rear View Mirror
          Manually adjustable exterior rear view mirrors refer to stick-like controls inside the car that are used to adjust the angle of the exterior rear view mirrors.
          Electric Folding Rear View Mirror
          A vehicle's rear-view mirrors that can open and close at the touch of a button.
          Headlamp Washers
          Water jets that clean the headlights. Beneficial when driving in the rain, or in muddy conditions.
          Rain Sensing Wiper
          It refers to a water/moisture sensor that automatically starts the wiper when it rains or water is splashed onto the car's windshield. It is a feature that aids both convenience and safety.
          Rear Window Wiper
          It is a single wiper used to clear the rear windshield of dust and water. It can be used by itself or with a washer that sprays water.
          Rear Window Washer
          It is the sprayer/water dispenser located near the rear windshield that works with the rear wiper to clean the glass.
          Rear Window Defogger
          Rear window defoggers use heat to increase the temperature of the rear windshield to clear any fogging up of the glass caused by weather conditions.
          Wheel CoversYesNo
          Alloy Wheels
          Lightweight wheels made of metals such as aluminium. Available in multiple designs, they enhance the look of a vehicle.
          Power Antenna
          Tinted Glass
          Tinted glass refers to a coating or film applied to a car's glass area that either reflects heat from entering the cabin or improves privacy for those inside the car by reducing visibility from outside, or both.
          Rear Spoiler
          Increases downforce on the rear end of the vehicle. In most cars, however, they're used simply for looks.
          Removable Or Convertible Top
          A roof made of a lightweight material or canvas/fabric that can be removed to make the vehicle an open top.
          Roof CarrierNoNo
          Sun Roof
          A glass panel on the roof of a vehicle, either just over the front seats or extending further backward towards the rear.
          Moon RoofNoNo
          Side Stepper
          Side steppers are a convenience feature, usually offered in vehicles with high floors, to make it easier to step into or out of the car. They are either pemanently fixed near the side of the vehicle or deploy electrically. The latter is usually only with luxury cars.
          Outside Rear View Mirror Turn Indicators
          An additional turn indicator located on the outside mirror of a vehicle that warns both oncoming and following traffic.
          Integrated AntennaYesYes
          Chrome Grille
          A shiny silver finish on the grille of a vehicle.
          Chrome Garnish
          Chrome garnish is a chrome strip or panel applied to certain parts of the car to make them look brighter or flashier.
          Dual Tone Body Colour
          Cars with dual-tone body colours have two paint colours applied, usually where one colour is used heavily while the other is a contrast applied only to parts like the roof and outside mirrors.
          Smoke HeadlampsNoNo
          Projector Headlamps
          Projector headlights are high-performance headlights that use a special lens to focus the headlight beam better, improving visibility.
          Halogen HeadlampsYesNo
          Cornering Headlamps
          Cornering headlamps either refer to headlights that turn slightly with your steering input or a secondary light within the headlight cluster that switches on when your steering is turned. Like cornering fog lamps, this feature improves visibility while turning.
          Cornering Foglamps
          Cars with this feature will automatically switch on their fog lamps when the steering is turned, to improve visibility at the front corners of the car.
          Roof Rail
          Roof rails are parts attached to a car's roof that can either enhance a car's styling or be used to carry luggage carriers. Not all roof rails are designed to take loads and if they are, they have strict weight limits.
          LED Headlights,DRL's (Day Time Running Lights),LED Tail lamps,LED Fog Lights
          Trunk Opener
          Heated Wing Mirror
          Heated wing mirrors can also be called mirror defoggers. As the name says, using heat, the outside rear view mirrors can be cleared from fogging up during cold/rainy weather, improving rearward visibility and safety.
          LED DRLs
          LED daytime running lights (DRL) are not to be confused with headlights. The intended purpose is to help other road users see your vehicle better while adding to the car's style.
          LED Headlights
          Refers to the use of LED lighting in the main headlamp. LEDs provide a bright white beam, making night driving safer.
          LED Taillights
          Refers to the use of LED lighting in the taillamps.
          LED Fog Lamps
          Refers to the use of LED lighting in the fog lamp. A fog lamp is placed low on the bumper to help illuminate the road and surrounding area, enhancing safety in foggy/rainy conditions.
          Additional Features
          Chrome Front Panel: Brand Emblems - Chevron,Front Grill - Matte Black,Body Coloured Front & Rear Bumpers,Side Turn Indicators on Fender,Body Side Sill Panel,'TESSERA',Sash Tape - A/B Pillar,Body Coloured Outside Door Handles,High Gloss Black Outside Door Mirrors,Wheel Arch Cladding,Skid Plate - Front,Signature LED Day Time Running Lights,Roof Rails - Glossy Black,Option Dual Tone Roof
          Dusk Sensing LED Headlamps with LED Line-Guide, New Design Split LED Rear Combination Lamps, New Design Front DRL with Integrated Turn Indicators, New Design Front Bumper with Skid Plate, Bold New Trapezoid Shaped Grille with Chrome Highlights, Illuminated Entry System - Puddle Lamps Under Outside Mirror, Chrome Plated Door Handles and Window Beltline, Machine Finish Alloy Wheels, Fully Automatic Power Back Door with Height Adjust Memory and Jam Protection, Aero-Stabilising Fins on ORVM Base and Rear Combination Lamps
          Automatic Driving Lights
          Car headlamps that automatically turn on in low light conditions and switch off in bright conditions.
          Tyre Size
          195/65 R15
          265/65 R17
          Tyre Type
          Anti Lock Braking System
          A safety system that prevents a car's wheels from locking up during hard braking to maintain steering control.
          Brake AssistYesYes
          Central LockingYesYes
          Child Safety Locks
          Safety locks located on the car's rear doors that, when engaged, allows the doors to be opened only from the outside. The idea is to stop the door from opening unintentionally.
          Anti Theft Alarm
          An alarm system that sounds when anyone tries to access the car forcibly or break into it.
          No. of Airbags
          Driver Airbag
          An inflatable air bag located within the steering wheel that automatically deploys during a collision, to protect the driver from physical injury
          Passenger AirbagYesYes
          Side Airbag FrontNoYes
          Side Airbag RearNoNo
          Day Night Rear View Mirror
          A rearview mirror that can be adjusted to reduce glare from headlights behind the vehicle at night.
          Xenon HeadlampsNoNo
          Seat Belt Warning
          A warning buzzer that reminds passengers to buckle their seat belts.
          Door Ajar Warning
          A function that alerts the driver when any of the doors are open or not properly closed.
          Traction ControlNoYes
          Tyre Pressure Monitor
          This feature monitors the pressure inside each tyre, alerting the driver when one or more tyre loses pressure.
          Engine Immobilizer
          A security feature that prevents unauthorized access to the car's engine.
          Electronic Stability ControlYesNo
          Advance Safety Features
          Front & Rear Stabilizer, Auto-Limited Slip Differential, Anti Theft Alarm with Ultrasonic Sensor and Glass Break Sensor, Impact Absorbing Structure with Pedestrian Protection Support, Emergency Brake Signal, Front Seats: WIL Concept Seats [Whiplash Injury Lessening], Tough Frame with Exceptional Torsional and Bending Rigidity, A-TRC [Active Traction Control], Approach/Departure Angle: 0.51 rad/0.44 rad, Curtain airbag, Connected Car Technology Realtime Vehicle Tracking, Walk to Car and Many More
          Rear Camera
          A camera at the rear of the car to help with parking safely.
          Anti Theft DeviceNoYes
          Anti Pinch Power Windows
          Windows that stop closing if they sense an obstruction (usually the hands of occupants), preventing injuries.
          Speed AlertYesYes
          Speed Sensing Auto Door LockYesYes
          Knee Airbags
          Airbags positioned at knee level to provide additional protection during a front collision.
          Isofix Child Seat Mounts
          A secure attachment system to fix child seats directly on the chassis of the car.
          Heads Up Display
          An additional display for the driver placed above the main display or even projected on the windshield, containing speed and trip details, so that the driver's vision stays on the road.
          Pretensioners And Force Limiter Seatbelts
          These mechanisms tighten up the seatbelts, or reduces their force till a certain threshold, so as to hold the occupants in place during sudden acceleration or braking.
          Sos Emergency AssistanceNoYes
          Blind Spot Monitor
          A function of ADAS that uses radar to alert the driver if there are vehicles behind them that aren't fully visible in their mirror.
          Lane Watch Camera
          A camera system (usually on the left mirror) that shows the driver the blind spot when changing lanes.
          Geo Fence AlertNoYes
          Hill Descent ControlNoNo
          Hill Assist
          A feature that helps prevent a car from rolling backward on a hill.
          Impact Sensing Auto Door UnlockNoYes
          360 View CameraNoNo
          Global NCAP Safety Rating
          4 Star
          Entertainment & Communication
          Cd PlayerNoNo
          Cd ChangerNoNo
          Dvd PlayerNoNo
          Audio System Remote ControlNoYes
          Mirror LinkYesNo
          Speakers FrontYesYes
          Speakers RearYesYes
          Integrated 2DIN AudioYesYes
          Wireless Phone ChargingNoNo
          USB And Auxiliary InputNoYes
          Bluetooth ConnectivityYesYes
          Wifi ConnectivityNoNo
          Touch ScreenYesYes
          Touch Screen size (Inch)
          Android Auto, Apple CarPlay
          Android Auto, Apple CarPlay
          Android AutoYesYes
          Apple Car PlayYesYes
          Internal StorageNoNo
          No. of Speakers
          Rear Entertainment SystemNoNo
          Additional Features
          Citroën Connect Touchscreen (26cm) Onboard Voice Assistant
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          Pros and Cons

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          • Cons

            Citroen C3

            • Quirky styling grabs eyeballs. Lots to customise too.
            • Roomy cabin spacious enough for four 6-footers.
            • Air-conditioning is super strong. Chills you in no time!
            • Comfortable ride quality over a variety of roads. Confident at highway speeds too.

            Toyota Fortuner

            • More powerful diesel engine
            • 2021 facelift looks sportier than before
            • Legender looks different and more stylish than the regular Fortuner
            • Added features aid convenience in the cabin
            • Electronic Differential Lock will aid off-road ability

            Citroen C3

            • No automatic options on offer.
            • No CNG variants available.
            • Lots of missing features. From basics like powered mirrors to essentials like rear wiper/defogger.

            Toyota Fortuner

            • Still does not get a sunroof
            • Fortuner has become costlier by up to Rs 3 lakh
            • Legender does not get the 11-speaker music system

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          Which car is cheaper between Citroen C3 and Toyota Fortuner?

          Citroen C3 price starts at Rs 6.16 Lakh & Toyota Fortuner price starts at Rs 33.43 Lakh in New Delhi. Citroen C3 is cheaper between these two cars.

          Which car has good mileage Citroen C3 and Toyota Fortuner?

          The mileage of C3 is 19.3 kmpl in New Delhi & The mileage of Fortuner is 10 kmpl in New Delhi. Citroen C3 gives better mileage than Toyota Fortuner.
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