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4 out of 5 4.0
Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0
Renault Espace (03-12) - rated 4 out of 5
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At a glance

New price £18,970 - £34,200
Used price £285 - £3,485
Fuel economy
Not tested to latest standards
View pre-2017 economy specs
Road tax cost £235 - £555
Insurance group 17 - 33 How much is it to insure?

PROS

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

CONS

Thirsty petrol engines, seats don't fold flat

Renault Espace rivals

Written by Simon Harris on

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.

Renault Espace rivals