Citroën Grand C4 SpaceTourer review

Category: MPV

Section: Driving

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  • Citroën Grand C4 Spacetourer interior
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  • Citroën Grand C4 Spacetourer front seats
  • Citroën Grand C4 Spacetourer rear seats
  • Citroën Grand C4 Spacetourer front
  • Citroën Grand C4 Spacetourer rear
  • Citroën Grand C4 Spacetourer interior
  • Citroën Grand C4 Spacetourer
  • Citroën Grand C4 Spacetourer infotainment
  • Citroën Grand C4 Spacetourer side
  • Citroën Grand C4 Spacetourer
  • Citroën Grand C4 Spacetourer front seats
  • Citroën Grand C4 Spacetourer rear seats
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In this section:
  • Engine, 0-60mph and gearbox
  • Suspension and ride comfort
  • Handling
  • Noise and vibration

Performance & drive

What it’s like to drive, and how quiet it is

Engine, 0-60mph and gearbox

The Citroën Grand C4 SpaceTourer's 129bhp 1.5-litre diesel engine (badged BlueHDi 130) is easily up to the job of hauling around seven people and a boot full of luggage.

The only other option is a 128bhp 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine (badged PureTech 130). You might think that a small petrol engine like that would struggle in a big MPV but it's a surprisingly flexible performer that's actually quicker than the diesel.

The rival Ford S-Max and Touran are more enjoyable to steer along winding B-roads.

Noise and vibration

The BlueHDi 130 diesel engine is fairly smooth and quiet for a diesel, but the PureTech 130 petrol is quieter.

The manual gearbox has a notchy, imprecise shift, while the eight-speed automatic gearbox swaps cogs smoothly but is quite slow to respond when you ask for a sudden getaway. In fact, it can feel downright ponderous in some situations.

Overall refinement is otherwise good, though. Wind and road noise are well suppressed, making the Grand C4 SpaceTourer a relatively relaxing motorway cruiser in the MPV class.

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