As far as practical cars go, the humble MPV is right up there. Though the surge in popularity for the crossover has had a negative effect on MPV sales, for many people they’re still a great choice and fit a whole host of requirements.
Certainly, there are still plenty of options on sale today - so let’s take a look at what’s on offer.
BMW 2 Series Active Tourer
One of the newest cars on this list, the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer has just been given a new lease of life with a whole new look and plenty of tech. It’s also gained plug-in hybrid engines, which boost this car’s efficiency ratings.
Plus, its interior is packed with tech, and it’s the first BMW to come without the firm’s trademark rotary infotainment controller - instead relying upon a combination of touchscreen and voice-activated controls.
The Ford’ S-Max has often been the choice for those people who want the space of an MPV, but don’t want to foresake an interesting driving experience in the process. In fact, it remains one of the best cars to drive in its class, owing to great body control and well-judged steering.
It’s also spacious and roomy, while its upright bodystyle means there’s plenty of headroom for all occupants.Enquire on a new Ford S-Max
Taking a slightly more comfort-focused approach is the Ford Galaxy. Perhaps not quite as involving to drive as its S-Max stablemate, the Galaxy is a refined and relaxed cruiser that is capable of eating up the miles without issue.
All passengers get plenty of space, too, while the boot is also a very good size.Enquire on a new Ford Galaxy
The Rifter is one of a new range of models from Peugeot, bringing the style and flair that many people expect from the French firm but in a practical yet compact bodystyle. It’s got loads of space, but its relatively constrained exterior dimensions means it’s no bother to park, either.
Plus, Peugeot has recently introduced a fully electric powertrain option for the Rifter, giving buyers the opportunity to drive down the cost of getting about.Enquire on a new Peugeot
Volkswagen’s Touran has been quietly soldiering on in the MPV segment, bringing the solid build quality people want from a car of this type alongside a hard-wearing cabin which is up to the testing conditions of daily family life.
Though a little older compared to others on this list, the Touran remains a great option while an efficient range of engines helps boost its appeal further.Enquire on a new Volkswagen Touran