10 best cars with sliding doors

10 best cars with sliding doors

Easy accessible cars can be majorly important for some drivers and sliding doors can help massively, we list the top 10 for 2017.

If you're on the look for sheer practicality, MPVs are usually to the go-to choice. Many on the market come with sliding doors now, too, just for increased accessibility. 

We've rounded up 10 of the best cars with sliding doors.

10. Hyundai i800

It’s only available to order and you’re unlikely to get a discount, but the Hyundai i800 is a car that has a massively loyal following among its fans, and with prices starting at £26,095 it’s also exceptional value for a well-equipped vehicle with seating for eight. Sure, it’s based on the iLoad van, but it drives well enough and is amazingly spacious.

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9. Fiat Qubo

The smallest sliding-door car on the market is the Fiat Qubo, and it’s also one of the cheapest, with prices starting at £12,160 on-the-road. It’s a five-seater, and has reasonable load space despite its small dimensions, making it ideal for young families on tight budgets. It’s also quite characterful, with a bright and functional dash and chunky controls.

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8. Mercedes V-Class

The V-Class introduces a touch of luxury to the sliding door market, along with the added convenience of electrically-operated side doors and tailgate. It’s a superb vehicle for large families or also for the executive private hire market — such as business airport transfers. The sliding doors mean you don’t run the risk of fare-paying rear-seat passengers opening them into traffic.

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7. Ford Tourneo Connect

Following a theme here, the Tourneo Connect is yet another van-based MPV, but it also brings with it Ford’s legendary dynamic capabilities – the Connect is one of the best vans on the market to drive, and the Tourneo version is one of the most car-like of the van-based sliding-door MPVs. It’s also one of the best in terms of functionality, with a huge boot and loads of passenger space.

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6. Peugeot Partner Teepee

The van-based Partner Teepee comes with a choice of petrol, diesel or electric powertrains, making it one of the most versatile sliding-door choices in the market. It’s spacious, too, with a useful opening rear window hatch, plus the option of a panoramic roof to give a more airy feel to the interior. It’s also good value, with prices starting at £16,795.

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5. Citroen Berlingo Multispace

The Berlingo Multispace is closely related to the Peugeot Partner, but starts from £1,000 less and has a broader model range. It comes with up to seven seats —all of which are fully removable — along with Citroen’s innovative ‘Modutop’ roof-mounted storage systems. It’s the best sliding-door MPV for families who require lots of space.

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4. Ford B-Max

The B-Max isn’t the most practical car in this list in terms of its dimensions, but it’s certainly one of the cleverest, with an extremely stiff bodyshell that – with both the front and rear sliding doors opened – gives completely unobstructed access to the passenger area, with no intrusive B-pillar. This makes it ideal for young families for fitting and removing car seats, as well as offering far better access for people with limited mobility.

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3. Volkswagen Sharan

The Sharan isn’t cheap, but it is good. Very good, in fact, with acres of interior space, high tech features and a premium quality feel. The range kicks off with a 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engine, which punches way above its weight with 150PS, while large sliding doors and the ability to fold all five of the rear seats flat into the floor give it van-like versatility when needed.

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2. SEAT Alhambra

Essentially the same car as the Volkswagen Sharan, but with prices starting at £25,435, it offers a quality package at a relatively affordable price and wrapped up in a stylish package. Plus, the practicality and engine line-up from its German sibling has been retained.

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1. Ford Grand C-Max

You could say the C-Max is the Grand-daddy of them all. It’s one of the more affordable options on the market, starting at £20,325, and offers a good amount of equipment wrapped up in a stylish package. It’s also packed with safety tech, so you can transport yourself and family in comfort.

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If you're also looking for cars available on the Motability Scheme, you can find the top vehicles here.

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