What we are looking for

  • Space, and lots of it. That’s what’s at the top of every MPV buyer’s wishlist, to enable their many passengers to stretch out and relax on long journeys and still have room for their buggies, gym bags, musical instruments and whatever else they bring along.
  • Seven seats are a must, as is easy access to them.
  • The very best cars in the class offer a lot else as well, such as cutting-edge safety features and functional interiors with practical storage compartments and clever seating tricks.
  • And while MPVs needn’t have performance and handling that will make you want to head to a race track, they shouldn’t make you dread the school run, either.