The driving position is upright and commanding but it would be improved with reach as well as rake steering adjustment. The novel dash design frees acres of storage space but the centrally mounted instruments aren't that clear and the remote stereo operation is fiddly. Visibility is average.
Renault Espace MPV space & practicality
Renault has always maintained that MPVs should be only a little bigger or heavier than family saloons. As a result the Espace is versatile but not that roomy in the middle and rear rows, and has only modest boot space with seven aboard. The Grand Espace overcomes this - for a hefty price premium.
Renault Espace MPV equipment
Air conditioning is standard on all Espaces along with front and side airbags, power steering, electric mirrors and lift-out seats. All are essentials in a big, glassy MPV. Desirable items that aren't available include side curtain airbags, steering wheel reach adjustment and a height-adjustable driver's seat.