What's the used Citroën Grand C4 Spacetourer MPV like?
If you're looking for the best used MPV, you can end the search right here because the Grand C4 Spacetourer is the 2021 MPV of the year because of its exceptional value for money, low running costs, and highly flexible seven seat interior.
Grand C4 Spacetourers come with a sole 128bhp 1.2 Puretech petrol engine option as well as three diesels: a 99bhp or 118bhp 1.6 BlueHDi, a 128bhp 1.5 BlueHDi, or a 158bhp 2.0 BlueHDi. The 1.2 petrol, and 1.5 and 1.6 diesels can be had with a six-speed manual, with an eight-speed automatic available with the 1.2 petrol and 1.5 diesel. The 2.0 diesel is auto only.
Entry-level Touch offers air-con, electric windows and a 7.0in touchscreen. However, next-step-up Feel offers a huge 12in driver display, sat-nav and rear parking sensors. Top-spec Flair has an electric tailgate, a reversing camera, along with extra safety tech such as automatic emergency braking and blind spot monitoring. The range was updated in late 2020 to Live, Sense and Shine, and are essentially renames of what went before, except the entry-level Live model gained rear parking sensors and the 12in driver display and mid-range Sense has a reversing camera and safety pack.
On the road, it rides and handles well for a car of this size and is reasonably refined. The light steering makes easy work of parking and low-speed manoeuvres. However, it’s also rather numb, so doesn’t inspire confidence on faster roads. The supple suspension deals with big bumps pretty well, however, so you won’t wince every time you encounter a speed bump. Unfortunately, patchy, eroded surfaces unsettle the car a little too easily, especially at low speeds, meaning a trip through town isn’t as comfortable as it might be.
Visibility is excellent in the Spacetourer due to thin roof pillars and big windows. The driving position is good with plenty of adjustment, although it could do with more lumbar support. There are tonnes of storage areas, which is just as well because the glovebox is tiny.
A flat rear floor and three individual middle-row seats mean that the Spacetourer is perfect for both multiple children's car seats and broad-shouldered adults. True, the third-row is pokey, but you can slide the middle chairs forward to share leg room. With the third-row in place, a Ford Galaxy has greater luggage capacity, but when folded, you have a large, flat load area with a low entrance height that is especially good for dogs.
Like the previous Grand C4 Picasso, the Grand C4 Spacetourer has a five-star EuroNCAP safety rating and every model has six airbags, an electronic stability program and automatic emergency braking. You will have to upgrade to a Flair version to get additional safety tech such as blind spot monitoring and lane-keeping assistance, or find a Feel model with the optional Convenience Pack that has these features.
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