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Top 10 best used MPVs

If you want space for all the family then maybe you need an MPV. Here’s our guide to the 10 best used MPVs.

MPVs are great family cars, giving you a combination of passenger space, boot space and versatility that other types of car can’t match. MPV does stand for Multi-Purpose Vehicle, after all. You can learn more about what MPV means here.

Whether you need five seats, seven seats or even nine, there’s an MPV to suit you and your family. Each one gives you lots of space for all your kit,as well as the versatility to fold or remove seats depending on your needs. They may not be as fashionable as SUVs but MPVs are the ultimate family cars, giving you  a lot of practicality for your money. Here are our 10 favourite used MPVs.

1. Mercedes-Benz V-Class

The Mercedes V-Class is one of the biggest MPVs available. It has seven or eight seats in three rows and a vast amount of space. Rows two and three can be repositioned facing each other, to create a lounge-like atmosphere. Back seat access is easy through huge sliding doors, while Long and Extra Long versions have even more space. The XL's boot is among the biggest of any car on sale. Take out the back seats and this car can double as a van – indeed, the V-Class is essentially a much more luxurious version of the Mercedes Vito van. 

It doesn’t feel like a van to drive, though. It’s quiet, comfortable and luxurious. It’s great to travel in even for long journeys and it’s easy to drive, despite its size. If you need the maximum amount of space and want your passengers to travel in luxury, look no further.

2. Ford Galaxy

The Galaxy is Ford’s biggest MPV. It has seven seats in three roomy rows. The three seats in row two are wide enough for a child seat on each and adults fit comfortably in row three. The Galaxy has conventional back doors that open wide, giving easy access. The boot is adequate with all seven seats in place and huge if you fold the back seats out of the way.

Like many Fords, the Galaxy is more enjoyable to drive than most other cars of its type. It’s relaxing on motorways, easy around town and quite enjoyable on a country road. Petrol-powered models are available but the powerful, efficient diesels suit it better. The seats are very comfortable, while the big windows let in lots of light and give everyone a great view out.

Read our Ford Galaxy review

3. Ford S-MAX

The Ford S-MAX is a sleeker, sportier version of the Galaxy. It’s lower and slightly shorter in length yet still very practical, with seven seats in three rows. It’s perfect for outings with friends or family, with three middle-row seats that are very comfortable for adults and a pair of third-row seats that you can fold up or down as needed. In five-seat mode the boot is much bigger than you’ll find in an estate car of similar size.

While a smooth ride keeps your passengers happy the S-Max is also very enjoyable to drive, with the kind of responsive feel that you’d normally associate with a hatchback rather than an MPV. Petrol engines are available, but the S-Max is best suited to the powerful, efficient diesels. Some models have four-wheel drive, which gives extra reassurance on slippery roads and helps with towing.
Read our Ford S-MAX review

4. Volkswagen Sharan

The Sharan is Volkswagen’s biggest MPV. A rival to the Ford Galaxy, it’s available with six or seven seats in three rows. Big windows fill the interior with light and adults can sit comfortably in all three rows. Getting in and out of the back seats is easy through the large sliding doors. There’s enough space for a few bags of shopping with all seven seats in place and enough for a week’s holiday luggage or a pair of large dogs with the back row folded out of the way.

The Sharan is quiet and relaxing to drive. It’s at its best on motorways, but thanks to large windows that give you a good view it’s also easy to drive around town. Diesels suit the Sharan better than petrol engines, giving you strong performance and good fuel economy.

5. Volkswagen Touran

The Touran is Volkswagen’s mid-size MPV – it’s larger than the five-seat Golf SV yet smaller than the Sharan. The Touran has seven seats in three rows. Three adults can comfortably sit side-by-side in row two and row three is ideal for children. Fold row three out of the way – it disappears into the floor – and there’s a lot of boot space. Row two also folds down and can be removed to create even more space.

The Touran’s relatively compact size means it’s easier to manoeuvre around town than bigger MPVs like the VW Sharan. It’s quiet and comfortable on motorways, too. The 1.4- or 1.5-litre petrol engines and the 2.0-litre diesel are the best of the wide choice of engines available. Look for a Touran with a glass sunroof and your interior will have a nice, bright ambience.

Read our Volkswagen Touran review

6. Toyota Prius+

Toyota Prius+ is one of very few hybrid MPVs available, so it costs very little to run due to its excellent fuel economy and low road tax. It has seven seats and is about the same size as the VW Touran. Its sleek shape means the roof is lower than that of other MPVs, but average-size adults will be comfortable in row three because the seats in row two can slide forwards to create more legroom. 

There’s a storage compartment under the boot floor that increases your potential luggage space even with all seven seats in place. The Prius+ has an automatic gearbox as standard, which helps to make it effortless to drive. Toyota has been making hybrid cars longer than most brands and the Prius+ should prove, like most Toyotas, to be very reliable.

7. Mercedes-Benz B-Class

The Mercedes B-Class is one of the smaller MPVs on the market but it’s still a spacious and practical family car. It has five seats in two rows. Four adults fit comfortably; the middle back seat is more suitable for children. All three of the back seats fold down individually, giving useful flexibility to increase the amount of boot space. 

The mid-range B200 diesel gives the best balance of performance and economy. There are plug-in hybrid and even electric versions if you want a more eco-friendly MPV. The B-Class is a compact size so it’s a great choice if you want extra practicality over a hatchback but want a car that will fit into smaller parking spaces. A new version of the B-Class was launched in 2019 with new styling and more advanced technology.

8. Peugeot Rifter

The Peugeot Rifter is another van-based MPV like the Mercedes V-Class. It’s smaller than the V-Class but its wide, tall body makes it incredibly spacious inside. It’s available with five seats in two rows, or seven seats in three rows. 

You can fit three child seats in row two and adults will be comfortable in row three. Back seat access is easy through large sliding doors and the boot is enormous, even with all the seats in place. The seven-seat version, badged ‘XL’, has a longer body, giving even more space. There are 28 interior storage compartments, too, including some in the roof.

The Rifter is easy and pleasant to drive. Petrol and diesel engines are available. Big windows let in lots of light and give a great view out. The Citroen Berlingo and Vauxhall Combo are essentially the same car with different styling details.

9. BMW 2 Series Active Tourer/Gran Tourer

There are two versions of the BMW 2 Series Tourer. The Active Tourer is the same size as the Mercedes B-Class, with five seats in two rows. The Gran Tourer has seven seats in three rows and a taller, longer body that's about the same size as a Volkswagen Touran. Both models have big boots and seat four adults comfortably. The middle seat of row two and row three in the Gran Tourer are ideal for children. 

The 218d diesel and 218i petrol give you good acceleration and decent fuel economy. There’s a low-emissions plug-in hybrid version of the Active Tourer, too. The most powerful models have four-wheel drive, which gives extra reassurance on slippery roads. It’s good for towing, too. Every 2 Series Tourer is enjoyable to drive, feeling more agile and responsive than most other MPVs.
Read our BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer review

Read our BMW 2 Series Active Tourer review

BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer

10. Renault Scenic/Grand Scenic

The latest Renault Scenic and Grand Scenic (on sale new between 2016 and 2020) are among the most stylish MPVs ever, with large wheels and a futuristic look inside and out. 

They’re also very practical. The regular Scenic has five seats in two rows while the longer Grand Scenic has seven seats in three rows. Both have a good-size boot and you only have to press a button in the boot to drop the back seats into the floor for even more space.

The Scenic and Grand Scenic are good to drive, especially those versions with the more powerful petrol or diesel engines. The large touchscreen on the dashboard is easy to use, while the comparatively high seating position and large windows give you and your passengers a great view out.

Renault Scenic

There are lots of high-quality MPVs for sale at Cazoo. Use our search function to find one you love, buy it online and then have it delivered to your door or choose to collect it from your nearest Cazoo Customer Centre.

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