1. Ford S-Max
Need an MPV but still want to enjoy driving it? The Ford S-Max is the answer. It’s remarkably good fun to drive, with involving, responsive steering, well-controlled body lean and plenty of grip. But it also manages to be comfortable, with soft, supple suspension and supportive seats. And what’s more, all five of the rear seats fold down flat when you don’t need them, leaving a huge and flexible load space. Throw in its remarkable value and it’s hard to imagine a better MPV for the price.
We found: 2007 2.0 TDCi Zetec, 80,000 miles, full service history, £4995
And the MPVs to avoid…
Quite apart from its ungainly looks, the Rodius also lacks crucial safety equipment and is deeply unpleasant to drive.
It might look like a cheap alternative to the Citroën C3 Picasso, but the Materia is uncomfortable and plodding to drive and has a dismal interior.
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