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Citroen C4 SpaceTourer (2013–2019) review - Practicality, comfort and boot space

Practicality is the real strength of the Citroen C4 SpaceTourer – it has a large boot and lots of space inside

The C4 SpaceTourer scores on family-friendly details. Parents will love the three rear Isofix seat mounts in the rear, while the central dials allow kids to watch mum or dad’s speed. Other helpful features include rear picnic tables, a pop-out torch in the boot and the huge front quarter light windows, which provide a great view at junctions. As with the Renault, there are also handy hidden storage solutions in the rear footwells.

There’s a large bin under the centre console, complete with a 12V power supply and USB socket, as well as drawers under the front seats, deep door bins and lots of cup-holders. Unfortunately, as with many Citroen models (and French cars in general), a big fusebox renders the glove compartment almost useless.

Top-spec models get individual climate controls in the rear, built-in roller blinds in the back doors and an extra ‘conversation mirror’ that allows the driver and front passenger to keep an eye on children seated behind them.

The C4 SpaceTourer is a five-seater, but if you need to carry more passengers then there’s always the Grand C4 SpaceTourer, which is essentially a seven-seat version of the same car.

Size

The C4 SpaceTourer is 4,428mm long, 1,826mm wide and 1,625mm tall. That makes it significantly longer than the Ford C-MAX, and about as wide and tall. It’s also longer and wider than the Volkswagen Touran

Leg room, head room & passenger space

Unlike many of its rivals, the Picasso gets a trio of identically sized seats in the back rather than a smaller central seat, so it can accommodate three Isofix child seat mountings. And because there’s no transmission tunnel, you get loads of legroom in the back, so even tall adults will be comfortable. The individual rear seats slide back and forth, too.

Boot

At the rear, the clamshell tailgate lifts out of the way (electrically on top-spec models) to reveal a wide opening and low load lip. Boot space can be extended from 537 to 630 litres by sliding the rear bench forward, while folding the seats down presents a completely flat load area and a vast, 1,851-litre capacity. The boot light also doubles as a neat, handheld rechargeable torch.

The Citroen comfortably outdoes the Ford C-MAX in terms of boot space, as that provides 432 litres, although the Volkswagen Touran offers 695 litres and a huge 1,989 litres with its rear seats folded flat. 

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