Needs to be serviced every six months or 6000 miles - annoying and expensive. Most rivals like Galaxy need servicing every 9-10,000 miles. Parts are expensive, but insurance groups are average. Turbo-diesel offers good fuel economy.
Estimated fuel cost per year
|Fuel type||Pence per litre||Estimated cost per year *|
|Unleaded||128p||£2,078 - £2,078 *|
|Diesel||131p||£1,527 - £1,527 *|
* The estimated fuel cost figure is based on an annual mileage of 10,000 miles and is a guide to how much this model will cost in fuel each year. It's calculated using the model's average MPG (calculated from both town centre and motorway driving) and the average fuel price from around the country. Actual fuel costs will vary based on driving style and road conditions.
Ongoing running costs
|Servicing period||Six months/6000 miles. Mechanical 3 years, bodywork 6 years|
|Warranty||Mechanical three years, bodywork six years.|
|Road tax (12 months)||
£265 - £325
See tax rates for all versions
How much is it to insure?
Vehicle excise duty (VED) varies according to the CO2 emissions and the fuel type of the vehicle. For cars registered before 01 March 2001 it is based on engine size. For cars registered on or after 01 March 2001 the VED or road tax is based on the car's CO2 emissions.
MPV scores fairly badly on the eco front. With an average of 214 g/km CO2 across the range, its emissions are a touch high for a people carrier. However, it's worth noting that the line up has a high number of diesel models, bringing the average down and giving buyers more choices of low-emission versions. Diesels typically produce less CO2 than petrol engines with similar power outputs.
The range is not very frugal, averaging 34 mpg.
Highest and lowest CO2 emissions
|Engine||CO2 emissions||Road tax (12 months)|
|2.0 Diesel||188 g/km (Min)||£300|
|2.0 Petrol||242 g/km (Max)||£265 - £325|
The body, engine, gearbox and electrics should cause you little worry, and the interior is built to quite high standard - so there should be few rattles or squeaks. Plastics won't resist everyday scratches.
Car checklist problem points
|Body||No faults reported by owners.|
|Engine / gearbox||No faults reported by owners.|
|Other||No faults reported by owners.|