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Rivals

Citroën Berlingo MPV

4 out of 5 4.0

Although the Multispace name has been dropped for the third-generation Citroen Berlingo, loyal fans of the spacious MPV will doubtless be thrilled to learn that this time around it’s even roomier, more flexible, comfier and packed with an array of technology that’s rare in this segment. That’s all well and good, but is it an appealing enough... read more

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

Volkswagen Caddy Maxi Life

3.9 out of 5 3.9

Let’s be plain about this – the VW Caddy Maxi Life is a seven-seater people carrier based on a van. Of course, we’re talking about a Volkswagen van here, so this doesn’t mean you automatically get handed a hair shirt and/or a pasty upon acquisition of the keys. However, you shouldn’t be looking at one of these with the expectation of challenging... read more

PROS

  • Very spacious for seven and luggage
  • Frugal engines with plenty of torque
  • Standard kit covers all the basics
  • Good build quality – for a van

CONS

  • Bouncy ride
  • Limited choice of trim and engine
  • Not cheap

Ford Tourneo Connect

4.5 out of 5 4.5

You’d be forgiven for not realising that the new Ford Tourneo Connect is actually the firm’s second model to wear that badge. Even Ford itself barely acknowledges the original version launched back in 2002, describing it more as a ‘van with seats’ than a car. Ford may be late to this particular people carrier party but with the latest Tourneo... read more

PROS

  • Cavernous five-seater interior
  • Sliding rear doors aid access
  • Diesels prove cheap to run
  • Surprisingly good to drive

CONS

  • Automatic version very thirsty
  • Style trim spartanly-specced
  • Tailgate requires a lot of space
  • Van origins impossible to hide

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