Practicality is king in the MPV market, which has taken a hit as buyers have turned towards trendier SUVs. There are still plenty of decent offerings to suit most budgets, though, with Citroen fielding a particularly strong line-up. The French manufacturer’s C3 Picasso offers bags of space for not much money and you can easily haggle off thousands of extra pounds in discounts, too.
Citroen also scores with the larger Grand C4 Picasso, which offers seven seats, lots of oddment space and appealing running costs for something so large. A similarly priced and even better option is the VW Touran.
But for out-and-out capacity, we’d recommend you check out the Ford Galaxy, which can offer three rows of seats and decent luggage space at the same time. It’s not that much pricier than the smaller S-Max.