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Best used MPVs of 2024

Sometimes an SUV or estate car just won’t cut the mustard as family transport - particularly if you have a fair few kids (and all of their stuff)  to cart about from place to place. Enter the humble MPV or, as its more commonly known, people carrier - a vehicle that, as its name suggests, has been designed to, well, carry people. These uber-practical cars were extremely popular back in the day, but following the rise of the SUV they’ve fallen out of fashion somewhat. Today, that means you can snap up excellent deals on used people carriers, so if you’re in the market for properly practical family transport, here are some of the best used MPVs you can buy through carwow.

SEAT Alhambra

1. SEAT Alhambra

8/10
SEAT Alhambra review
Citroen Grand C4 SpaceTourer

2. Citroen Grand C4 SpaceTourer

7/10
Citroen Grand C4 SpaceTourer review
Volkswagen Sharan

3. Volkswagen Sharan

7/10
Volkswagen Sharan review
Renault Grand Scenic

4. Renault Grand Scenic

7/10
Renault Grand Scenic review
Ford Galaxy

5. Ford Galaxy

7/10
Ford Galaxy review
Volkswagen Touran

6. Volkswagen Touran

7/10
Volkswagen Touran review
Ford S-Max

7. Ford S-Max

7/10
Ford S-Max review
Citroen Berlingo

8. Citroen Berlingo

6/10
Citroen Berlingo review
BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer

9. BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer

7/10
BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer review
Peugeot Rifter

10. Peugeot Rifter

6/10
Peugeot Rifter review

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Although all of the cars on this list are capable of carrying seven people, some are more spacious than others. If you foresee yourself regularly having a carload of adults to cart about, check that the one you want to buy can actually fit them all in comfortably. Of course, you should also check to make sure any of the used MPVs you’re considering have a full service history, and are in good running order.

Any used MPV that has exceptionally high mileage might have been used as a taxi vehicle, so its interior could’ve been subjected to greater wear and tear. If you’re comfortable with this though, there’s no reason you shouldn’t consider one. In terms of reliability, some manufacturers are better than others. You can see what cars rank highly for reliability in our rundown of the most (and least) reliable second-hand cars.

A lot of manufacturers are moving away from producing new MPVs these days owing to the huge popularity of SUVs, so if you want a really good deal on a practical family car the used market will be a good bet. Chances are you’ll also be able to snag a car with plenty of desirable equipment for a good price if you look to the used market, too.