Don’t worry, we’re not going to start this review with a dodgy Star Trek reference (although we were admittedly very tempted). Instead, we’ll concentrate on what the Citroën Spacetourer does very well: carry lots of people.
Where most MPVs and big SUVs can carry a maximum of seven, the Spacetourer can swallow up to nine. There’s a simple reason for this; if you look beyond the fancy alloy wheels and leather seats of the pictured test vehicle, it’s really a van underneath.
That puts the Spacetourer up against the Ford Tourneo, Volkswagen Caravelle and Mercedes-Benz V-Class, but at a much lower starting price. Like those rivals, there’s a range of diesel engines and the choice of a manual or automatic gearbox. It could also be worth considering if you’ve outgrown a Ford Galaxy or Seat Alhambra.