What alternatives should I consider to a used Kia Carens MPV?
Ford Grand C-Max comes with sliding rear doors that make getting in and out of tight parking spaces quite easy. There are loads of them about, too, along with plenty of Ford dealers to look after them.
Then there’s the Volkswagen Touran, which has a nicely finished interior and is one of the best cars in the class for interior flexibility because the seats fold, slide and tilt easily. It also doesn’t feel like a soggy MPV to drive; in fact, it feels very much like a Golf – only bigger.
The Renault Grand Scenic has a fine range of efficient engines to choose from and you get a tablet-shaped central screen on the dashboard that should keep the children happy.