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Citroën Grand C4 Spacetourer review

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30 Aug 2016 08:52 | Last updated: 19 Sep 2018 08:21

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Interior layout

The interior layout, fit and finish

Citroën Grand C4 Spacetourer MPV driving position

There are no major issues with the driving position, and there’s plenty of seat and steering wheel adjustment (electrically powered on top-spec Flair models) to help you get comfortable. That said, the seat could do with more lumbar support. All but the entry-level version have an adjustable armrest (there’s another for the front passenger seat).

Some minor functions are tricky to get the hang of, because many are controlled through the dash-mounted 7.0in touchscreen. 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.

Citroën Grand C4 Spacetourer MPV visibility

The Grand C4 Spacetourer has just about the best visibility of any MPV. The windscreen stretches up and over the driver’s and passenger’s heads, the split front pillars don’t obscure your forward view too badly and there’s a broad expanse of glass all round.

All models get rear parking sensors, just to make reversing that bit easier, while Feel and Flair add front parking sensors. In addition, if you step up to range-topping Flair, you’ll get a reversing camera.

Citroën Grand C4 Spacetourer interior

Citroën Grand C4 Spacetourer MPV infotainment

The standard 7.0in, dash-mounted touchscreen features smart graphics and large, easy-to-hit icons. There are also touch-sensitive panels around the edges of the screen for shortcuts. The trouble is, the buttons aren’t clearly labelled, so you have to study them carefully to make sure you’re pressing the right one.

The menu system on the touchscreen itself is also 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.

Bluetooth and a USB socket come as standard on all version and there are 12V sockets liberally strewn around the interior. A DAB radio is standard on all trims, but if you go for Feel or Flair you’ll also get sat-nav and an impressive 12.0in, full-colour, panoramic central display that sits above the touchscreen.

Citroën Grand C4 Spacetourer MPV build quality

The Grand C4 Spacetourer has a smart-looking interior with an appealing blend of materials and textures. The dashboard is dense and soft to the touch, while most of the buttons and knobs operate with a positive and well-damped action.

True, there’s the odd flimsy-feeling switch, but you’ll have to search hard to find any sharp edges or cheap-feeling plastics – even in the rear. Overall, the Grand C4 Spacetourer is classier inside than a Ford S-Max, if not quite as premium-feeling as a Volkswagen Touran.

 

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There are 3 trims available for the Grand C4 Spacetourer MPV. Click to see details.See all versions
Touch Edition
Has all the basics, including 16in alloy wheels, air conditioning, rear parking sensors and electric windows all round. You also get a 7.0in touchscreen, through which most of the car’s functions a...View trim
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Feel
Everything Touch Edition has, plus a huge 12.0in driver display, sat-nav and front parking sensors. We reckon it's the best compromise between equipment and value for money...View trim
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Flair
This range-topping trim is dripping with standard kit including a reversing camera, keyless entry and start, blindspot monitoring and a panoramic sunroof...View trim
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