In simple terms, the SEAT Alhambra is a VW Sharan with a back to basics interior and unique styling. It offers all the virtues of the more expensive VW for less money. That means you get an incredibly practical seven- seat MPV with a good range of engines and impressive on-road dynamics. It's still not the cheapest MPV on the market – some older rivals, such as the Vauxhall Zafira, cost less. But none of these cars can match the Alhambra's comfort, practicality or fuel economy - and that's why we named it Best MPV in our 2013 Car of the Year awards.