The VW Touran is roomy, practical, very well built and good to drive. It's a bit more expensive than the Citroën C4 Grand Spacetourer, but worth the extra – especially when you factor in the huge discounts that are available. The 1.5 TSI petrol is our top pick and we'd recommend SE or SE Family trim to keep the price down.get the best price
Trim: SE Family
Gets you a panoramic sunroof, blinds on the rear windows, remotely activated rear-door child locks and a voice amplification function for the driver – it uses the microphone in the front to project the driver’s voice through the rear speakers, so the driver doesn’t have to shout to be heard by people in the rearmost seats. It’s a good trim level if you want lots of kit but we think the cheaper SE will suffice for most.
Engine: 2.0 TDI
This 148bhp 2.0-litre diesel is a good choice if you plan to do load of miles, due to its superior efficiency over the 1.5 TSI petrol. However, it's considerably pricier to buy.