- 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.
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
P11d value: £20,685
Monthly cost*: £124
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
P11d value: £21,570
Monthly cost*: £108
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
P11d value: £20,485
Monthly cost*: £143
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
P11d value: £21,595
Monthly cost*: £137
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
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.