The best used MPVs on sale in the UK | AA Cars

MPVs may have fallen out of fashion over the last few years, but they’re still a practical solution for families. Crossovers and SUVs are more popular these days, so you’ll be able to find a surplus of quality pre-owned MPVs on offer.

With lots of storage space, plenty of seating room and a quality view of the road ahead, these large models are perfect for families – and here are some of the best currently available second-hand.

Citroen C4 Picasso

The French firm is renowned for making practical and comfortable family cars, and the C4 Picasso – or more recent version the C4 SpaceTourer – fits that bill perfectly. Introduced in 2006, the curvy model is a smart choice in the MPV market, as its high safety rating and efficient engines make it a great overall package.

For that you get a car that has space for 5 as well as lots of storage room. If you need extra room, the C4 Grand Picasso/Grand SpaceTourer offers 2 extra seats in the rear.

Search used Citroen C4 Picasso from £1,490

Peugeot 5008

Before being transformed into an SUV in 2017, the Peugeot 5008 was a capable MPV for the masses. With 5- and 7-seat versions available, the 5008 came with a series of fuel-efficient engines that allowed for smooth progress on journeys.

It comes with an impressive equipment list and gives a pleasant experience while on the move. 

Search used Peugeot 5008 from £2,595

Ford B-Max

The short-lived Ford B-Max was based on the same platform as the best-selling Fiesta and was a competent mini MPV. The rear sliding doors allowed for easy access to the back seats, and it was supplied with the fuel-sipping EcoBoost petrol engine alongside other frugal diesel and petrol units.

It’s now been replaced by SUV-style models, but it’s practical layout and handy features make it a cheap and useful alternative in the pre-owned market. 

Search used Ford B-Max from £3,990.

BMW 2 Series Active Tourer

As BMW’s small MPV option, the Active Tourer has plenty in its favour. It comes with a choice of engines, including a plug-in hybrid, and is perfect for families who want their car to have a more premium finish.

With features including BMW’s iDrive infotainment setup, stylish bodykits, a smooth driving setup and spacious interior, the Active Tourer is a quality option on the pre-owned market. 

Search used BMW 2 Series Active Tourer from £10,900

Seat Alhambra

Introduced in 1996, the first Alhambra came with the same base design as the Volkswagen Sharan and Ford Galaxy, with space for up to 7 people. The newest version is again based on the Volkswagen and comes with plenty of room.

Fitted with a range of smooth engines, especially the diesels, the Alhambra is built to take people on long journeys in comfort. 

Search used Seat Alhambra from £950

Vauxhall Zafira Tourer

Brought in as the replacement for the old Zafira, the 2011 Zafira Tourer was the last MPV from Vauxhall before it was replaced by SUVs. It’s a well-sized model that provided families with lots of space and useful features, including a Wi-Fi hotspot, LED headlights and driver assists.

Zafira Tourer models are fitted with a series of frugal engines to help keep you going. And there’s plenty of passenger space in the comfortable interior.  

Search used Vauxhall Zafira Tourer from £4,500

Fiat 500L

Fiat has tried to transfer the cutesy looks of the 500 supermini onto larger MPV and crossover models, and the 500L is the large MPV option. Offering a lot of space for its size, the 500L is available in both 5- and 7-seat layouts – with each version coming well-equipped.

Introduced in 2013, the 500L comes with a range of petrol and diesel units that are all relatively small in capacity but offer enough performance for getting your family around. After a 2018 update, original options have come down in price.

Search used Fiat 500L from £3,290

Renault Scenic

The Scenic started life as a smaller version of the original MPV – the Espace – and was the only compact MPV available in the UK when it was introduced in 1996. Since then, the UK has had 4 generations of the Scenic, with 7-seat Grand Scenic options also offered.

It comes with lots of space, plenty of equipment and a comfortable driving setup to accommodate families easily. Renault also provides a range of efficient engines across the models. 

Search used Renault Scenic from £500.

Ford S-Max

Inspired by the larger Galaxy and smaller C-Max, the Ford S-Max was introduced as a sporty alternative with sleeker styling – which was quite outgoing for an MPV. Fitted with seating for 7, the S-Max is a practical and comfortable model that in many respects is near the top of the segment.

Following on from the first generation’s debut in 2006, the S-Max was fully refreshed in 2015 – providing a range of efficient diesel engines alongside sportier petrol options and plenty of quality equipment. 

Search used Ford S-Max from £1,484

Volkswagen Touran

The smaller of Volkswagen’s two MPVs, the Touran is both a reliable and comfortable MPV. Since its introduction in 20013, the Touran’s come with a range of petrol and diesel options that allow for smooth progression and good fuel economy.

With plenty of equipment fitted as standard, the Touran is a quality package that offers considerable passenger space as well as plenty of storage – with seating for either 5 or 7. 

Search used Volkswagen Touran from £1,290.


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