Toyota Verso MPV

£17,770 - £23,995

The Toyota Verso MPV is a people carrier that offers seven seats and is a rival to models such as the Renault Grand Scenic, Ford C-MAX, and Mazda 5 MPV. Its drab looks are unlikely to set the world alight but they do make the car spacious and practical, though the Citroen C4 Grand Picasso is just as practical, and much more attractive.

The underwhelming looks transfer to the driving experience and you’re unlikely to ever savour taking the Toyota Verso for a spin down country roads. That's an area in which the Ford C-MAX really excels for this class of car. The Toyota is available with a 1.6 and 1.8-litre petrol engine, and a 1.6-litre diesel.

The car's back row of seats may only be suitable for children, but the Verso does have strong second-hand values and an excellent reputation for reliability.