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Best and worst MPVs and people carriers 2017

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

Words ByClaire Evans

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1. Volkswagen Touran

The Volkswagen Touran has the most spacious and practical interior of all mid-sized MPVs. The roomy middle row of seats slides and folds easily and the two rearmost seats offer enough space for adults. It’s also comfortable and good to drive.

The Touran might be more expensive than some rivals, but it’s definitely worth the extra cost. In short, it’s an excellent MPV and very deserving of the What Car? MPV of the Year Award for 2017.

Our pick: 1.6 TDI 110 SE

Read our full review of the Volkswagen Touran

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The MPVs and people carriers to avoid

Fiat Doblo

It's well priced and fun to drive, but the Fiat Doblo has unsinspiring looks, and wind noise is an issue.

Read our full Fiat Doblo review


Ssangyong Turismo

A lack of key safety equipment and poor road manners make this big Ssangyong hard to recommend.

Read our full review of the Ssangyong Turismo

For more information on some of our favourite seven-seat MPVs, watch the group test video below.

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