It’s obvious to most why family buyers choose MPV’s. Though when there is more than one person involved, sometimes buying a new car leads to confusing minefields of different preferences and ideals. Practical and spacious they often need to cope with everything from the school run, supermarket trips and even holidays. The handing and styling of people carriers have rapidly changed over recent years while versatility and improved seating systems. As such I have decided to put together a list of the MPV’s I would recommend people to buy.
The original C-MAX has now been replaces with two models, this C-MAX has five seats and a larger seven-seater called the Used Ford Grand C-MAX. Both as which are based on the same platform as the new Focus which means impressive handling and top levels of refinement. The latest model is fun, stylish and much better than the original and it’s a match for its contenders such as the Renault Scenic. The C-MAX is also fast but efficient EcoBoost petrol turbo and is practical and well built. In my opinion some of its rivals are more versatile but overall this car doesn’t put a foot wrong, you can’t go to far wrong with a good Henry Ford product.
It wouldn’t be right to have an MPV list and not include a Citroen as they aren’t short of a people carrier or two. The Second Hand Citroen C3 Picasso is the smallest in the range but it’s also one of the best with impressive practicality. It may have a boxy shape but it creates space inside the car and still looks distinctive. The C3 Picasso has a raised driving position and gives plenty of room for passengers in the back. The C3 Picasso offers a comfortable ride for family it does however offer lack storage space compared to some of its rivals.
The Mazda 5 is the next car to make my list. It may look a bit outdated but it offers a hugely practical cabin that has seven seats and a very flexible row of middle seats that can be configured in several different ways to suit your needs. The rear doors have an advantage over some rivals with its sliding rear doors making getting in and out easier. The Mazda 5 has lots of luggage space and is a comfortable ride and perfect for the conventional family. The only things letting this car down is the middle seat is quite space and the dashboard is quite confusing.
Finally the Used Volkswagen Touran makes my list. The Touran rivals the like of the Vauxhall Zafira. This is one of Volkswagens most versatile small MPVs on the market in the UK. The Touran offers high quality interior which is well constructed and comfortable and very quiet especially on motorway drives. The car comes with a range of different engines that make use of VW’s BlueMotion technology which improve fuel economy and CO2 emissions in all models. The VW badge means that the Touran is a desirable buy and has strong resale value on the used car market. This car does however come with a higher pricetag then some of the others to make my list and the smaller engine models aren’t as powerful as you may want.