Best people carriers and MPVs
If family practicality is your priority then an MPV or people carrier should be top of your list. Multi-purpose vehicles (or MPVs) have always offered plenty of space for people and their kit but, while the original people carriers were often based on vans – with poor handling and noisy cabins – many of the latest models are based on cars, meaning they have plenty of space, but are fun to drive and quiet on the move.
Running costs are at the forefront of most people's minds and many MPVs can offer decent mpg figures and qualify for low-cost road tax. MPVs benefit from excellent flexibility allowing you to choose between various seating positions, and varying amounts of boot space, while catering for loose items and electronic items thanks to a plethora of cubbyholes and USB charging points.
Keep reading for our guide to the best MPVs on the market today.