What alternatives should I consider to a used Citroën C4 Spacetourer MPV?
The Ford C-Max would be the one to go for if you want a range of punchy engines and you value the driving experience above all else. Like the Spacetourer, the C-Max is a strict five-seater only, but each seat folds individually for greater practicality and there's enough space for adults in the back.
Another five-seater MPV is the Volkswagen Golf SV. Much like the Golf upon which it is based, you get a similarly comfortable ride, tidy handling and excellent range of engines as its smaller sibling. You can't, however, fold the seats individually, putting the SV at a disadvantage to the Spacetourer.