Mercedes-Benz V-Class 2019 front tracking

Used Mercedes-Benz V-Class 2014-present review

Alternatives

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What alternatives should I consider to a used Mercedes V-Class estate?

The Seat Alhambra and Volkswagen Sharan are closely related to one another and equally excellent alternatives to the V-Class. Like the Mercedes, they have plenty of space for seven passengers and sliding rear doors.

The Ford Galaxy is much cheaper than the V-Class, but it isn’t quite as practical for really large families. It is far nicer to drive, though.

Also take a look at the Citroën Spacetourer. It's huge inside and you can get a 2018 example for less than £20,000, making it exceptional value.

If you want something almost as posh as the V-Class and equally imposing, try the Volkswagen Caravelle. There are plenty of potent diesel engines available, along with either a slick six-speed manual or swift six-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox.

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Verdict

The Mercedes-Benz V-Class has a luxurious and really spacious interior, but traditional MPVs are better to drive and cost considerably less to buy.

  • Spacious
  • Luxuriously appointed interior
  • Well equipped
  • More expensive than rivals
  • Uncouth refinement
  • Poor drive