Welcome to Cars Reviewed: Finding the Best MPV
When we were looking to buy a family car to travel with three children, I made a point of looking at every car in the Small MPV class - basically, the only cars specifically built for this purpose - in order to find the best for me.
I didn't drive every type of car - there was no need to, as some failed on basic issues (such as getting 3 kiddie seats in the back) - but I did read and research everyone of them, and sat in each make at least once.
Sometimes the choice seemed hard - different cars had different selling points - but I only found one car that could tick all of the boxes.
1st: The winner - the Volkswagen Touran
The only car that ticked all boxes - spacious, room for three children's safety seats, probably the safest of all of these, plus 2 extra lift-up seats in the back to make it a 7-seater. Awesome.
I couldn't really fault this car for any reason, other than it was commented elsewhere as looking a bit plain and boring. Big deal - when I'm driving my kids around, safety is my priority - if I want to look good I'll buy a Porsche and drive that just by myself. :)
Additionally, the Volkswagen Touran comes feature-packed, with everything you really need before extras, plus very few, if any, consumer complaints. Good finishing all round.
Read the full review: Volkswagen Touran review
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