In association with MotorEasy
Most and least reliable MPVs
MPVs are designed with practicality in mind, but if they're not robust as well they could create some very unhappy families. We reveal the most and least dependable...
MPVs may not be as popular as SUVs these days, but they are still relied on by people with large families to transport their loved ones in comfort. So, as well as having bulletproof interiors with lots of storage solutions, they need to be robust enough to cope with the demands of family life.
That's where the What Car? Reliability Survey can help; we canvassed nearly 25,000 car owners – including MPV drivers – to find out just how dependable their cars had been over the previous 24 months.
The survey is conducted in association with MotorEasy. It asks drivers if their cars have suffered any faults, and if so in which areas. More importantly, we get people to tell us how long any problems kept cars off the road, and how much they had to pay for them to be put right.
The models that suffered the least problems and were cheapest to fix gained the top ratings in the study, while those that languished in workshops for days on end and racked up expensive repair bills were given the lowest scores.
Here's our round-up of the best and worst performers in the MPV league for cars up to five years old.
The 2023 What Car? Reliability Survey is open – tell us about your car here
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Which people carrier is the best buy? There's a wide variety of seven-seaters, as well as smaller MPVs, to choose from. Here we count down the top 10 – and reveal the one to avoid
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