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Citroën SpaceTourer (2017 to 2022)

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Citroën SpaceTourer (2017 to 2022)

(2017 - 2022)

    Summary


    The nine-seater Citroën SpaceTourer MPV arrived in the UK in late 2016, and is a passenger version of the Citroën Dispatch mid-size delivery van. It was discontinued in 2022 as Citroën shifts to an electric future.

    Developed by parent company Stellantis, the SpaceTourer is essentially identical to the Peugeot Traveller, Vauxhall Vivaro Life, Toyota Proace Verso and Fiat Ulysse.

    First unveiled at the 2016 Geneva motor show, the Citroën SpaceTourer line-up consisted of two diesel powertrains, with both manual and automatic transmission variants available. The electric version called the ë-SpaceTourer was launched in 2020 and has essentially replaced this conventionally powered version.

    Customers could choose between the standard ‘M’ trim, and the longer ‘XL’ trim, but reviewers generally concluded that the interior quality of both options was rather basic. “It feels cheap in places and looks very dull inside”, Carwow concluded, adding that the Citroën SpaceTourer’s back-to-basics cabin was likely to disappoint buyers that were more accustomed to driving traditional people carrier models, like the Citroën C4 SpaceTourer.

    Which? agreed, stating that “As an everyday car, the Citroën SpaceTourer is betrayed by its van-based origins all too clearly in its stuttery ride quality and loud cabin noise.” However, it also pointed out that, “for carrying people and luggage, the SpaceTourer is pretty much perfect.”

    “It will suit people whose family has outgrown a conventional MPV or SUV”, Auto Trader deduced, “but more likely, it’ll be snapped up by airport taxi firms and private hire companies who need to transport lots of people and baggage comfortably, quickly and without fuss.”

    As of October 2022, the Citroën SpaceTourer holds a Used Car Expert Rating of 64%, based on 15 UK reviews in our database.

    SpaceTourer highlights

    • Impressive fuel economy considering its size
    • Seating for up to nine
    • Plenty of cabin space
    • Good levels of standard equipment

    SpaceTourer lowlights

    • Lethargic handling
    • Noisy diesel engines
    • Unimpressive interior quality
    • Heavy rear seats are difficult to remove

    Key specifications


    Body style: Large people carrier
    Engines: diesel
    Price when new: From £34,495 on-road

    Launched: Autumn 2016
    Last updated: Autumn 2020
    Discontinued: Spring 2022


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    Safety rating


    Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

    Overall score: 5 stars
    Date tested: December 2015
    Read the full Euro NCAP review

    Adult protection: 87%
    Child protection: 91%
    Vulnerable road users: 64%
    Safety assist: 78%

    Eco rating


    Independent economy and emissions ratings from Green NCAP

    No eco rating

    The Citroën SpaceTourer was not lab tested by Green NCAP during its production life.

    Reliability rating

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    Reliability data provided exclusively for The Car Expert by MotorEasy

    No reliability rating

    As of September 2023, we don’t have enough reliability data on the Citroën SpaceTourer to generate a reliability rating.

    The Car Expert’s reliability information is provided exclusively to us using extended warranty data from our partner, MotorEasy. As soon as MotorEasy has sufficient data on the SpaceTourer, we’ll publish the score here.

    Awards


    Trophies, prizes and awards that the Citroën SpaceTourer has received

    2017

    • Red Dot Awards – Design Award

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    A versatile people carrier, the nine-seat Citroën SpaceTourer has been praised for its practicality but criticised for its dull interior.Citroën SpaceTourer (2017 to 2022)