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Citroën Spacetourer review

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Citroën Spacetourer
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6 Mar 2018 16:11 | Last updated: 21 Aug 2018 14:28

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Cost & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

All Spacetourers have a price that starts with a three, but you can easily spend a lot more than that if you want a larger high-end model with one of the 2.0 diesel engines.

There’s no doubting that you get an awful lot of motor for your money, but we’d recommend a Feel model with the 148bhp 2.0 diesel unit. This gets you a 7.0in touchscreen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone mirroring (but no sat-nav), a DAB radio, auto lights and wipers, dual-zone climate control and rear parking sensors. You might want to consider adding a third row.

Flair and Business Lounge trims are too expensive to recommend, although Business trim might be worth considering if you need nine seats. Regarding length, XL can be a little unwieldy, so unless you need the extra luggage space, stick to M.

As for running costs, they might be a little higher than you think, given the relatively small diesel engines. Since the Spacetourer is a heavy thing, CO2 emissions range from 137g/km to 155g/km depending on engine – worth bearing in mind if you’re a business user. Fuel economy will also be worse than the likes of the Ford Galaxy or Seat Alhambra, but on a par with similarly sized, van-based MPVs.

The Spacetourer should be commended for a five-star Euro NCAP rating, with higher scores than the Galaxy in all but the pedestrian protection category. A Mercedes-Benz V-Class is better at protecting adults, though. In addition, you’ll need to pay extra for automatic emergency braking.

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Citroën Spacetourer
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Verdict

Massively spacious but interior quality and handling are likely to disappoint someone used to a regular MPV

  • Spacious and flexible interior
  • Largely comfortable ride
  • Seating for up to nine
  • Wallowy handling
  • Below-par interior quality
  • Seats heavy to remove
There are 5 trims available for the Space Tourer MPV. Click to see details.See all versions
Business
This trim is aimed at business users such as private hire companies. It therefore has the option of more seats and it comes with slightly less standard equipment than Feel trim. It has the option o...View trim
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Feel
Aimed at private buyers, you get a 7.0in touchscreen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, a DAB radio, auto lights and wipers, dual-zone climate control and rear parking sensors. It makes the most...View trim
Fuel Diesel
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Rip Curl
We are yet to try out this variant...View trim
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Business Lounge
This plush trim is aimed at chauffer companies, so comes with individual rear chairs with a central armrest. It also has virtually every bell and whistle thrown at it, making it an expensive choice...View trim
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Flair
With luxuries such as leather seats that are heated and with a massage function up front, 17in alloy wheels, park assist, keyless entry and start, electric sliding rear doors and sat-nav, Flair mig...View trim
Fuel Diesel
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