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Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0


Stylish appearance, incredibly spacious cabin, can carry seven, easy to drive


Thirsty petrol engines, seats don't fold flat


The Espace is one of the most spacious people carriers around and makes an ideal car for larger families. The looks disguise its size well - it's more than 4.5 metres long - while inside it's roomy and versatile. It does most of the things you'd expect a people carrier to do, like have seats that fold and remove, lots of clever storage bins and the ability to carry seven people.

But newer alternatives are even better and the fact that the rear seats in the Espace don't fold flat into the floor means overall practicality is somewhat limited. Changes for 2006 included a potent new 2.0-litre diesel plus interior upgrades.

What owners say about this car

Lots of room inside, row 3 seats OK for adults, when seats out, you got a van. Read owner review

The versatility. As well as a 7-seater I have also found it very useful as a van for my business. Read owner review

It's big and comfortable, more comfortable than the previous model and marginally better fuel... Read owner review

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