Reliability in an MPV is as desirable as space, practicality and sensible running costs. See which cars make it on to our list of the most reliable MPVs in the table below.
The Chevrolet Tacuma has a pretty high average repair bill when it does break down at 485. Only the Toyota Corolla Verso will cost more on average to fix. However, the Tacuma's fail rate is only 5%, so owners don't have to fork out too often on garage bills, making the Tacuma our most reliable MPV.
The Mitsubishi Space Star is our second most reliable MPV, but if you are after something a little more modern the Ford C-Max has proved dependable, too.
Top 10 most reliable MPVs (by Reliability Index rating)
1 Chevrolet Tacuma ('05-'09) 28
2 Mitsubishi Space Star ('98-'06) 32
3 Ford C-Max ('07-) 38
4 Toyota Corolla Verso ('01-'04) 43
5 Renault Scenic ('03-'09) 45
6 Citroen Xsara Picasso ('00-'10) 56
7 Toyota Corolla Verso ('04-'05) 60
8 Citroen Berlingo Multispace ('02-'08) 66
9 Nissan Almera Tino ('00-'05) 68
10 Vauxhall Meriva ('03-) 72
Mercedes R-Class ('06-) 403