Even seriously tall drivers will have no issues with head or leg room, while the bright and airy interior gives the impression there’s even more space than there actually is.
The wide door pockets are easily big enough for large bottles of water, and you’ll find a couple more stowage areas on the centre console – one between the front seats and another beneath the touchscreen. Both of these have lids, so are great for keeping valuables out of sight. However, it’s a pity the glovebox isn’t bigger, and what space there is inside is a rather awkward shape.
The front doors open wide and because the seats are high, it’s easy for large people, or those with limited mobility, to enter or leave the vehicle easily.
Citroën Grand C4 Picasso rear space
There are three individual seats in the second row, each of which is surrounded by enough leg, head and shoulder room to allow a six-footer to get comfortable. The flat floor is another bonus, because it means the person sitting in the middle doesn’t have to straddle a tunnel.
If you want to fit adults in the third row, those in the middle row will have to slide their seats forward, at which point everyone will feel a little cramped. However, as long as it's kids sitting in the back of the car, there’s enough space in the Picasso for seven people, although a VW Touran is better at accommodating them.
It’s a pity there isn’t a bit more stowage space in the rear cabin, however. The door bins are tiny, and you won’t fit much in the nets on the backs of the front seats. However, Flair models come with handy cubbies in the floor, along with foldable picnic tables on the front seat backs.
Citroën Grand C4 Picasso seating flexibility
The three second-row seats recline, and slide back and forth independently of one another. Pull a separate tag, and they also clamshell and slide forwards, giving surprisingly good access to the third row.
Both the second and third rows of seats can also be folded flat. Pulling the rearmost seats back up again is easy to do with a single hand – you simply tug a cord. However, the second and third row seats in a VW Touran are even lighter and easier to moved into your desired position.
The front passenger seat can also be folded flat by pulling on a lever, which means you can carry seriously long items. Planks of timber, or even a reasonable-sized ladder, will fit.
Citroën Grand C4 Picasso boot space
With all seven seats in use, there’s still enough space for a couple of small bags in the boot, although not a lot else. If you want to carry seven people and all their baggage, you’ll need an altogether larger MPV, such as a Ford Galaxy.
However, with the two rearmost seats stowed away in the floor, you get a huge boot that’s long enough to take most pushchairs lengthways. The load bay is also flat, with no annoying steps or ridges to impede loading and unloading, although a VW Touran's boot is even larger. If you need even more room, dropping the Picasso's middle row of seats creates a massive load bay that’ll hold nearly 2200 litres – more than enough kit space for an active holiday for two, or junk room for the annual trip to the tip.
The boot opening is also low enough to make loading heavy items relatively easy, plus there’s no boot lip, so you can slide your luggage straight in and out. Top-spec versions also have a powered tailgate, while all models have lashing points, a rear parcel shelf and a handy, retractable load cover.