So if you need a seven-seater car, but you don’t want something that looks like a box with four wheels and some windows, what do you do? Some (most probably Citroen themselves) would suggest the answer is in the spacious but funky Citroen Grand C4 Picasso.
It certainly ticks plenty of family-friendly boxes. It can be a five-seater with a boot big enough for the mountains of gear babies need or, thanks to some pop-out seats hidden beneath the boot floor, a seven-seater people mover. Unlike some rivals, you can even get adults to fit in the back without having to threaten them with your child’s cello playing.
All models are well equipped and there’s a range of options available that make transporting your family a little bit more tolerable. If you need more space, then larger MPVs like the Ford Galaxy and Seat Alhambra are worth a look.
We’d also recommend looking at the slightly pricier VW Touran if you don’t need something quite as vast. We’ve even added some handy links so you don’t have to search for them.
Read on over the next few pages to find out which is the best version for you.