Citroën Spacetourer review

Category: Van-based MPV

Section: Performance & drive

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Performance & drive

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

The Citroën SpaceTourer is available with a choice of three diesel engines (we've reviewed the electric ë-SpaceTourer separately here).

Kicking off the range is the 118bhp 1.5-litre diesel that comes attached to a six-speed manual gearbox. It’s a fair option to keep the price low, but you’ll have to accept its leisurely acceleration time of 12.0sec to get from 0-62mph. That only gets worse if you're carrying loads of people, of course.

If you’re ambling along, the SpaceTourer is a comfortable companion for the most part. Smooth but undulating roads are soaked up with a gentle waft that suits the relaxed nature of the driving experience. The calm is shattered when you run over broken road surfaces or expansion joints, with the SpaceTourer bobbling around noticeably.

When you reach a corner, there’s no mistaking that this is a van underneath. The steering is quite slow, and there’s an awful lot of body roll if you corner with even moderate enthusiasm. Grip levels are lower than in a regular MPV, with the front end always gently washing wide if you’re going too quickly.

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