Multi-purpose vehicles (MPVs) are very popular around the world due to the fact that they can serve different purposes and are so valuable for families. Their size, adaptability and practicality are the main attributes of these vehicles and there are many fantastic models on the market, but sadly many of these come with a hefty price-tag. So, what are the best budget MPVs available in 2017?
In terms of value for money, you are getting a great deal with the Seat Alhambra. What it lacks in exterior style it more than makes up for with an upmarket and roomy interior, as well as an enjoyable and easy driving experience. One of the main selling points is that it has sliding rear doors, making it easy to get little ones in and out. It also features good running costs for a vehicle this size.
Citroen C3 Picasso
The C3 Picasso is a compact MPV, but it is also a flexible 5 seater that will suit many motorists. It also features an enormous boot and sliding rear seat, plus it is very easy to drive with superb visibility. Not only this, but the C3 is cheap to run and is affordable to buy when you visit reputable dealerships, including Robins & Day.
The Touran may not be a head turner or have a luxury interior, but it is a great choice for those on a budget who require plenty of interior space. You can comfortably fit 7, plus the second row of seats can be moved around or removed completely, whilst the third row can fold into the floor. Additionally, the Touran provides an enjoyable driving experience and has a strong range of engines to choose from.
The S-Max from Ford ticks all of the boxes that you typically require from an MPV, plus it also adds a great driving experience and healthy dose of style into the mix. You can fit 7 people if required so it is a great choice for larger families, plus the standard trim comes with plenty of impressive equipment to improve the experience.
The Vauxhall Meriva is a compact MPV which makes it great for nipping around the town, but it also has a surpassingly luxurious and spacious interior. This is helped by the fact that the Flex5 seats can be arranged in many different ways, making it easy to create space no matter how many passengers you have. It also has plenty of equipment with every trim level, including Bluetooth, air conditioning and cruise control.