Britain's best value cars - MPVs
Peugeot 5008 1.6 HDi 110 Access
Target Price: £18,604
Resale value £9725
True MPG: 36.9
Three-year cost: £18,252
You can’t get much more family-oriented than a seven-seat MPV – and aggressive pricing means you can pick up a Peugeot 5008 for well under £19k if you go by our Target Price. The big French MPV’s spacious cabin and flexible seating system are matched by solid interior quality.
Don’t think you’re being short-changed by a 1.6-litre diesel engine, either. The entry-level diesel motor has 110bhp and more than enough torque to satisfy most buyers. It doesn’t match its claimed fuel economy figure of 51.3mpg in our True MPG test, but 36.9mpg isn’t horrendous for such a large vehicle. The official CO2 emissions figure of 135g/km puts it in a respectable company car tax band, too.
The baby diesel is a particularly refined engine. When you add that to good sound insulation and a suspension set-up that gets caught out by only the very worst bumps, the 5008 becomes a tempting option for a large family looking for a comfortable cruiser.
Read the full Peugeot 5008 review
Seat Alhambra 2.0 TDI 140 SE DSG
Target Price: £25,847
Resale value £10,825
True MPG: 46.4
Three-year cost: £22,744
The Seat Alhambra has won back-to-back MPV titles in our Car of the Year awards, and it’s easy to see why. It’s a brilliant family car that blends genuine seven-seat practicality with a nicely finished cabin, a comfortable ride and keen prices – and in this DSG spec it features an easy-to-use dual-clutch automatic gearbox. Running costs are low and sliding doors are a big plus when loading the kids.
Read the full Seat Alhambra review