Top five seven-seat fleet cars 08 October 2012 by Gareth Evans Parkers top five seven-seat people carriers Each has monthly tax bills* below £150 All are capable of returning over 50mpg If you’ve a larger family or a lot of friends, you may be on the lookout for a car with seven seats. Running a big car doesn’t have to mean big tax bills, though. Here we’ve picked out our top five people carriers and dissected the monthly costs to show you exactly how much they’ll cost a company car driver per month on the 40% pay scale. Volkswagen Touran S 1.6 TDI BlueMotion Technology Why buy? The Touran is a surprisingly good drive considering how large it is. It has excellent steering and feels balanced through corners, while the range of efficient engines are capable of providing low running costs thanks to clever BlueMotion Technology. Fuel economy: 61.4mpg CO2 emissions: 121g/km Benefit-in-Kind: 18% P11d value: £20,685 Monthly cost*: £124 Renault Grand Scenic Dynamique TomTom dCi 110 stop and start Why buy? The Grand Scenic is a very comfortable and practical people carrier that also boasts a five-star safety reputation and a generous level of equipment. It has a smooth ride and is a great car for very long journeys. Fuel economy: 68.9mpg CO2 emissions: 105g/km Benefit-in-Kind: 15% P11d value: £21,570 Monthly cost*: £108 Mazda5 1.6D TS2 Why buy? The distinctive-looking Mazda5 is excellent to drive and has the benefit of sliding rear doors, meaning a boost in practicality. The 1.6-litre diesel engine in the model we’ve picked pulls well, is refined is seriously efficient. Fuel economy: 54.3mpg CO2 emissions: 138g/km Benefit-in-Kind: 21% P11d value: £20,485 Monthly cost*: £143 Citroen C4 Grand Picasso Edition e-HDI Airdream EGS6 Why buy? The family friendly C4 is exceptionally comfortable and easy to drive. In this guise it benefits from a super-efficient diesel engine which is smooth and refined, while a clever semi-automatic gearbox also improves fuel economy. Fuel economy: 57.6mpg CO2 emissions: 129g/km Benefit-in-Kind: 19% P11d value: £21,595 Monthly cost*: £137 Vauxhall Zafira Tourer 2.0 CDTi ecoFLEX ES Why buy? When launched the Zafira was a top-class MPV which offered a seriously clever seating solution alongside a spacious interior and family friendly features. The latest Zafira Tourer builds upon that precedent with sharper styling and improved build quality. Fuel economy: 55.4mpg CO2 emissions: 119g/km Benefit-in-Kind: 17% P11d value: £23,245 Monthly cost*: £132 *Monthly company car tax bills are worked out on the 40% pay scale and include no optional extras. They’re calculated using the Parkers company car tax calculator. Tweet Related articles on Parkers Company car tax: planning ahead Company car tax changes in 2014/15 Saloon cars that cost less than £75 in BIK Calculating company car tax in 2013/14 What's so special about 130g/km?