£28,550 - £32,980 Price range
5 - 9 Seats
51 - 55 MPG
The Citroen SpaceTourer is the perfect MPV if you have been blessed by the gods of fertility, work as a taxi driver or a need to carry more luggage than the average driver. Using van underpinnings, the SpaceTourer is aimed at models such as the cheaper Hyundai i800 and more expensive Mercedes V-Class.
You can choose from three models (ranging from 4.6 to 5.3m in length) and have the option to specify between five and nine seats, depending on their needs.
Inside, you get tech such as a seven-inch touchscreen tablet with sat-nav and smartphone screen mirroring. The design is also pleasing to the eye, but the materials are durable rather than particularly luxurious. Top-spec models come with leather upholstery, but they’re rather expensive.
Those who do buy a SpaceTourer will find it is just as easy to drive as car-based rivals such as the Ford Galaxy, and it has van-like maneuverability that makes it surprisingly adept in town. A big drawback, though, is the noisy cabin at motorway speeds that hints that this ‘car’ isn’t much more than a van with seats.
Five engine choices are available from launch with power ranging from 94 to 178hp and fuel consumption figures between 48 and 55mpg, while CO2 emissions vary from 133 to 151g/km depending on the engine. Surprisingly, the mid-range BlueHDi 115 has the cheapest running costs.
Standard equipment includes cruise control and parking sensors, while a rear-view camera with a 180-degree view, radar-guided cruise control plus Citroen’s latest sat-nav with 3D maps and live traffic updates, are notable options.