Are you getting fed up with piling the kids into a small hatchback? The everyday plight of squeezing bags into the boot, and playing tetris to get it all in. It’s a nightmare. What you need is a bigger car. One step up from the hatchback range are the powerful mid-range MPVs. These are people carriers with lots of extra space in the back, and tons of room in the boot. Perfect for those long holiday journeys, or just making the school run! But, which is the very best? Let’s take a look.
Citroen C4 Picasso
Most car buffs will give the Citroen C4 Picasso the crown. Why? It’s simply the best all-rounder. It’s practical, large, but efficient at the fuel pumps. Despite its size, it will fetch 74 mpg, and it’s completely free to tax. Our favourite feature is the enormous panoramic windscreen. You feel like you’re behind the wheel of a spaceship when you step in the cabin. Plus, it helps make sure the kids don’t feel too car sick in the back!
Ford have a phenomenal range of MPVS in its showroom. We’ll look at another further down the list. However, the biggest – and arguably the best – is the Ford Galaxy. It’s bigger than most of the other cars on this list, so it’s perfect for the larger families. There are seven comfortable seats inside, and even the adults will feel at home in the back. As for boot space, it’s like a spare bedroom in there.
If you’re looking for a smaller option, take a look at the Toyota Verso. It bridges the gap between hatchback and MPV, so it’s a fantastic in between vehicle. It’s got much more space in the back than your average hatchback, and a generous boot too. Best of all, it comes with Toyota’s 100,000 mile guarantee, which is better than anything else on the market.
BMW Active Tourer
The BMW is arguably the best-looking car on the list. It’s also the most fun and exciting to drive. However, you will pay for the privilege. It’s the most expensive car here, but it does come with the polish of a BMW badge. It’s not exactly the most practical either, but this is a car that’s for the adults and the children. It feels more grown up than the others, and it’s a whole lot more fun to drive.
Remember we talked about Ford’s extensive range of MPVs. Well, the B-Max is another in that fantastic lineup. It’s smaller than its older brother, the Galaxy. It’s much closer to the Ford Focus or the Fiesta hatchback in terms of size and performance. It somehow squeezes seven seats into its slick-looking design, and there’s still room in the boot to spare. But, it’s the driving experience that brings this car to life. Despite its size, it’s so much fun to drive.
That’s all for now, folks. Which is your favourite on the list?