For The Doblo's sliding side doors and deep boot make it a good family car, and all versions have stability control.
Against Cheaper models don't have much kit. The rear tailgate is heavy and rear legroom isn't as generous as you might think.
The Doblo is reasonable to drive and practical up to a point, but there are a few compromises. A more mainstream MPV might be a better bet.
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You don't need to spend a long time looking at the Doblo to work out its origins. It's also sold – minus some windows and seats – as a van.
As you'd expect, the boxy body and sliding side doors make it a practical family car. That said, rear-seat legroom isn't as generous as you might think, and if you fold down the rear seats, the boot is flat but not very long. The rearmost two seats in seven-seat versions are for occasional use only.
Entry-level Active versions are a little sparse on kit – you get a CD player and electric front windows, but that’s about it. We’d recommend upgrading to Mylife trim, which adds air-conditioning. As for engines, we’d recommend the 1.6 diesel. It’s the cleanest and most frugal option, and still reasonably affordable to buy.
Pound for pound, this is the version we’d recommend you buy. The engine gives the best balance of abilities, and this trim makes it affordable to buy.