Best and worst MPVs and people carriers 2018

Which people carrier is the best buy? There's a variety of great seven-seaters, as well as smaller MPVs to choose from. Here are our favourite MPVs and the ones to steer clear of...

1. Best and worst MPVs and people carriers 2018
The best MPVs and people carriers
BMW 2 Series Active Tourer
BMW 2 Series Active Tourer
Kia Carens
Kia Carens interior
Citroen C4 Spacetourer
Citroen C4 Spacetourer interior
Volkswagen Sharan
Volkswagen Sharan interior
Seat Alhambra
Seat Alhambra interior
Vauxhall Zafira Tourer
Vauxhall Zafira Tourer interior
Ford S-Max
Ford S-Max interior
Citroen Grand C4 Spacetourer
Citroen Grand C4 Spacetourer interior
Ford Galaxy
Ford Galaxy interior
Volkswagen Touran
Volkswagen Touran interior
Fiat Doblo
Ssangyong Turismo
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There was a time when all a good MPV needed to do was to provide space for all the family and their luggage, and have a big enough fuel tank to cope with long motorway journeys.

Things are a little different now, though. Outright space is still important, but how that space is packaged is even more critical. A new people carrier should offer a versatile interior that can adapt to a raft of scenarios. If it seats seven, the rear pair of seats should be able to fold flat into the floor, and the seats should be able to be moved and folded independently of each other.

Our favourite MPVs also provide a comfortable, relaxing environment, plus plenty of safety kit to protect passengers from harm. We expect them to have a generous standard specification, combined with running costs that won’t break the bank, too.

Read on for our pick of the very best people carriers and MPVs, as well as the ones to avoid.

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