The interior layout, fit and finish
Driving position and dashboard
There’s plenty of seat and steering wheel adjustment to help you get comfy in the Citroën Grand C4 SpaceTourer. Lumbar support is an optional extra, but when you add it you get a massaging function as well. That's a luxurious rarity in the MPV class.
The dashboard layout is slightly odd, though. There’s no driver display directly in front of the steering wheel, instead you need to look at a big digital screen which is recessed into the top of the dashboard showing things like your speed and sat-nav directions. Below this, the 7.0in touchscreen infotainment system can make life difficult because even adjusting the temperature means switching to a specific air-con menu and jabbing at the display with your finger. That’s not easy to do while you’re driving.
Sat nav and infotainment
The standard 7.0in, dash-mounted touchscreen is difficult to operate on the move because it has so few physical buttons. On top of that, the array of menus and sub menus can be quite confusing, and there’s often a long pause between pressing the display and the system responding.
You can use the steering-wheel controls to perform certain functions, but the sheer number of buttons and knobs adds yet another layer of confusion.
DAB radio, Bluetooth and a USB socket come as standard on all versions and there are 12v sockets strewn around the interior.