MPV / People Carrier car reviews

If you need to fit lots of people in your car, have a lot of luggage to transport, and like a high driving position, then a people carrier is the car for you. 

People carriers, also known as MPVs, are ideal if you need a lot of space, and have up to six passengers. Luckily, if you’re looking for a new people carrier to buy, we have loads of MPV reviews. 

Our expert advice will help you choose the right people carrier for you and your family. 

Read our people carrier reviews, including full performance figures, running costs, practicality, safety and handling statistics and options data. Browse photo galleries and research into potential problems using thousands of owners’ reviews.

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MPV / People Carrier car reviews

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  • Volkswagen Caddy California (2021 onwards) Review

    VW’s third California campervan model is its smallest and cheapest yet

    Parkers rating: 4 out of 5 4.0
    New price: £29,915 - £36,838

    PROS

    • By far the most affordable California campervan
    • Five proper seats mean it’s family friendly
    • Smaller size makes it nimble and versatile

    CONS

    • Only sleeps two inside (there’s a tent add-on if required)
    • Kitchenette is basic and outdoors, no lounge space
    • Latest VW infotainment systems are annoying
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  • Vauxhall Vivaro-e Life MPV (2020 onwards) Review

    Electric people carrier’s appeal limited by battery size

    Parkers rating:not rated yet
    New price: £34,635 - £49,825

    PROS

    • Refined, easy to drive despite its size
    • More comfortable than diesel versions
    • Overall ease of use impresses

    CONS

    • 50kWh battery size isn’t sufficient
    • Interior fittings underwhelm
    • Greater passenger flexibility needed
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  • Mercedes-Benz EQV MPV (2020 onwards) Review

    This electric van-based MPV is expensive but has a decent range and luxurious interior

    Parkers rating: 3.9 out of 5 3.9
    New price: £71,645 - £78,215

    PROS

    • Huge inside
    • Easy to drive and comfortable
    • Claimed 213-mile range, 204hp electric motor

    CONS

    • Sluggish performance
    • Expensive to buy
    • Real-world range nearer 150 miles
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  • Mercedes-Benz B-Class MPV (2019 onwards) Review

    Practical version of the popular A-Class hatchback

    Parkers rating: 3.8 out of 5 3.8
    New price: £28,050 - £38,970

    PROS

    • Eye-catching and tech-heavy interior
    • Comfortable drive on most models
    • Wide range of petrol and diesel engines
    • Reasonable practicality

    CONS

    • Infotainment controls are fiddly
    • Some interior plastics disappointing
    • Boot isn’t as big as you’d expect
    • Firm ride
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  • Citroën Berlingo MPV (2018 onwards) Review

    Masses of space in this flexible van-derived car

    Parkers rating: 4 out of 5 4.0
    New price: £22,135 - £29,300

    PROS

    • Even more practical than before
    • Comfortable, relaxed to drive
    • Efficient range of engines
    • Decent build quality

    CONS

    • Good value, but not a bargain
    • No disguising it’s a van with windows
    • Front-end styling not to all tastes
    • Electric range may not meet all needs
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  • Peugeot Rifter MPV (2018 onwards) Review

    Practical MPV is a sensible and refreshing SUV alternative

    Parkers rating: 4 out of 5 4.0
    New price: £23,620 - £31,520

    PROS

    • Versatile interior set-up
    • Seven-seat version available from 2019
    • Vast interior
    • Very comfortable

    CONS

    • Manual gearboxes are weak
    • Limited petrol engine range
    • Some cheap interior plastics
    • Not as interesting as Citroen equivalent
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  • Vauxhall Combo Life (2018 onwards) Review

    Every realistic requirement for a family car in one box - literally

    Parkers rating: 3.6 out of 5 3.6
    New price: £23,505 - £29,610

    PROS

    • Impressive safety equipment
    • Spacious and comfortable
    • Room for three child seats

    CONS

    • A little uninspiring to look at
    • Even high-end models quite basic
    • In-house rivals have braver design
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  • Mercedes-Benz V-Class Marco Polo (2017 - 2019) Review

    Mercedes has upped the ante with its glampervan

    Parkers rating: 4.3 out of 5 4.3
    New price: £49,900 - £59,240

    PROS

    • Glitziest luxury camper van yet
    • Beautifully crafted camping gear
    • Undaunting to drive day-to-day
    • Double bed very comfortable

    CONS

    • Up to five seats but only four beds
    • Much pricier than VW California
    • Sliding door on wrong side for RHD
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  • Vauxhall Viva Rocks (2017 - 2019) Review

    Little reason to buy one over a regular Viva

    Parkers rating: 3.6 out of 5 3.6
    Used price: £6,437 - £10,448

    PROS

    • Funky styling
    • Surprisingly good to drive
    • Comparatively spacious cabin
    • Cheap to run

    CONS

    • Small boot
    • Just one engine on offer
    • Lack of advanced safety kit
    • Poor value compared with regular Viva
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  • Peugeot 3008 SUV (2016 onwards) Review

    Family SUV maxes out on style, practicality and economy

    Parkers rating: 4 out of 5 4.0
    New price: £27,555 - £46,710

    PROS

    • Sharp and striking exterior styling
    • Slick, distinctive interior design
    • Punchy 1.2-litre petrol, 1.5-litre diesel and hybrid engines

    CONS

    • Touchscreen controls are annoying
    • Interior storage poor
    • Hybrids are expensive
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