fbpx

Winner, UK's best automotive website 2022

Expert Rating

Citroën SpaceTourer (2017 – 2022)

Our unique Expert Rating Index combines scores from 30 of the top UK motoring websites to give you a definitive rating on every new car

Expert Rating

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.

Developed by parent company Stellantis, the SpaceTourer is essentially identical to the Peugeot Traveller, Vauxhall Vivaro Life and Toyota Proace Verso, as well as the new Fiat Ulysse which will be arriving in 2022.

First unveiled at the 2016 Geneva motor show, the Citroën SpaceTourer line-up consists of two diesel powertrains, with both manual and automatic transmission variants available. An all-electric version called the e-SpaceTourer was unveiled in 2020 – we are building a separate page for this version, so check back again soon.

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

Which? agrees, 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 points 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 deduces, “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 December 2021, the Citroën SpaceTourer holds an Expert Rating of 61%, based on 15 UK reviews in our database.

In January 2022, Citroën announced that the diesel SpaceTourer will be discontinued and only the e-SpaceTourer will be offered once current stock and existing orders have been exhausted.

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: From £34,495 on-road

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


Media reviews


Reviews, road test and comparisons from across the UK automotive media. Click any of the boxes to view.

Auto Express

+

Auto Trader

+

Business Car

+

Car Keys

+

Carbuyer

+

Carwow

+

Eurekar

+

Heycar

+

Honest John

+

Motors.co.uk

+

The Sun

+

The Telegraph

+

What Car?

+

Which?

+

Safety rating


Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

Overall rating: 5 stars
Date tested: December 2015

87%

ADULT OCCUPANT

91%

CHILD OCCUPANT

64%

VULNERABLE ROAD USERS

78%

SAFETY ASSIST

Eco rating


Independent economy and emissions ratings from Green NCAP

No eco rating

The Citroën SpaceTourer has not been lab tested by Green NCAP. This is a new initiative, launched in 2018 as a sister organisation to Euro NCAP.

Awards


Trophies, prizes and awards that the Citroën SpaceTourer has received

2017

  • Red Dot Awards – Design Award

Similar cars


If you’re looking at the Citroën SpaceTourer, you might also be interested in these alternatives

BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer | Citroën Grand C4 SpaceTourer | Fiat Ulysse | Ford Galaxy | Ford Tourneo Custom | Mercedes-Benz V-Class | Peugeot Traveller | Renault Trafic Passenger | Toyota Proace Verso | Vauxhall Vivaro Life | Volkswagen Multivan | Volkswagen Sharan

Buy a Citroën SpaceTourer


If you’re looking for a used SpaceTourer, The Car Expert’s partners can help you find the right car or a competitive finance deal

Motors 600x300

Search less, live more. We make finding the right car simple. Find out more

heycar 600x300

We only have the best used cars for sale from selected dealers. Find out more

We Finance Any Car 400x200

We Finance Any Car provides an alternative to dealer finance. Find out more

The UK’s automotive search engine. All the cars in one place. Find out more


Mercedes-Benz V-Class

Mercedes-Benz V-Class

Mercedes-Benz EQV

Mercedes-Benz EQV

Peugeot Rifter (2018 to 2022)

Peugeot Rifter (2018 to 2022)

Tesla Model X

Tesla Model X

Dacia Jogger

Dacia Jogger

Volkswagen Multivan

Volkswagen Multivan

- Advertisement -

Best car rankings

Want to see how this car ranks against its rivals?

The Car Expert has the ultimate ranking of the best and worst new cars on sale, based on scores from 25 of the top UK motoring websites

Best car rankings

Want to see how this car ranks against its rivals?

The Car Expert has the ultimate ranking of the best and worst new cars on sale, based on scores from 25 of the top UK motoring websites

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