Full review: http://www.carbuyer.co.uk/reviews/seat/alhambra/mpv/review
In simple terms, the new SEAT Alhambra is a Volkswagen Sharan, with a back to basics interior and unique styling. The SEAT Alhambra offers all the virtues of the more expensive Volkswagen for less money - which is why our judges named it Best Large MPV in our 2011 Car of the Year awards.
Volkswagen Sharan MPV review - CarBuyer
Full review: http://www.carbuyer.co.uk/reviews/volkswagen/sharan/mpv/review
The Sharan is a seven-seat MPV which seems built to last and boasts a large
cabin with flexible seating for carrying large goods or large families.
Unlike a lot of MPVs it boasts car-like handling and feels light on its
feet on windy backroads. The engines are brilliant, offering frugal economy
and punchy performance. The let-down is the high price-tag but some people
will be willing to pay for the quality on offer here.
Toyota Prius+ MPV review - CarBuyer
The Toyota Prius+ is a larger seven-seater MPV version of the popular Prius
hatchback. It uses the same combination of an electric motor and petrol
engine to stunning effect -- it's the only seven-seater model on the market
that emits less than 100g/km of CO2. Don't expect driving thrills from
behind the wheel though, the Prius+ prefers to be driven slowly and
smoothly -- floor the throttle and the whine from the automatic gearbox
soon becomes intrusive. The seven seats are arranged over three rows, and a
huge panoramic glass roof -- fitted as standard -- floods the interior
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Vauxhall Zafira Tourer MPV review - CarBuyer
Think of the Vauxhall Zafira Tourer as a more upmarket and stylish
replacement for the Zafira and a more direct competitor to the Ford S-MAX.
As of its launch at the beginning of 2012 the Tourer will be sold
side-by-side with the Zafira but with prices for the Tourer starting at
£21,000 -- about £6,000 more than the car it effectively replaces. The
engine line-up and chassis have both been updated for a more stable and
involving driving experience with better performance and cheaper running
costs. Our pick would be one of the 2.0-litre diesel engines -- the 163bhp
unit in particular -- as we expect the petrols will be costly to run.
Watch our video review of the standard Vauxhall Zafira here:
Volkswagen Touran MPV review - CarBuyer
The Touran's boxy shape might not make it the most attractive of cars, but
it also makes the VW one of the most practical small MPVs available. The
interior is classy and well built and there's a wide choice of engines,
including an efficient BlueMotion version that's very cheap to run.
The Seat Alhambra vs Ford Galaxy | drive it!
The two MPVs share a common history.The first generation of the
people-carrier in 1995 was ultimately a joint production from Ford, Seat
and Volkswagen. Although the collaboration ended three years later, with
Ford developing the second generation of the Galaxy on its own, the basic
structure of the carmakers' models remained virtually identical until 2006.
The second generation of the Seat Alhambra has been on the market since
2010. Drive it! takes a closer look at the most powerful diesel versions of
the two models. The Alhambra delivers 125 kW of power, the Galaxy delivers
147 kW. For more go http://www.dw.de/dw/0,,9690,00.html
Seat Alhambra vs. VW Sharan
Viel Platz, Komfort und ein sparsamer Dieselmotor an Bord -- der VW Sharan
ist das perfekte Auto für die Großfamilie. Es gibt aber einen baugleichen
Spanier, der günstiger ist: den Seat Alhambra. Kann der Zwillingsbruder
dem Wolfsburger Bestseller gefährlich werden.
compare it! VW Touran vs. Chevrolet Orlando | drive it!
Across Europe, the VW Touran ranks as one of the top five MPVs in its
class. More than a million have been sold around the world. The Touran has
been around since 2003, but underwent a major facelift last year. Now
Chevrolet is hoping its Orlando can grab some of Volkswagen's market share.
The American carmaker launched the Orlando in Europe earlier this year. Its
design is unusual: half minivan, half crossover with flared wheel arches.
And the Chevy's starting price is significantly lower than the Touran's.
But will that be enough to overtake the VW? drive it! puts both MPVs
through their paces.
Ford Grand C-MAX MPV review - CarBuyer
The seven-seater Grand C-MAX could well be the best handling car in this
segment and with its fantastic, practical interior, could even be the best
car in its class. Like the five-seater C-MAX, the Grand offers buyers the
kind of handling you'd expect from a much smaller car. On top of that, the
interior boasts an intuitive layout and build quality is among the best in
class. The diesel engines offer a fantastic blend of performance and
economy, while the EcoBoostturbocharged petrol engines are quiet and
Ford S-MAX MPV review - CarBuyer
Full review: http://www.carbuyer.co.uk/reviews/ford/s_max/mpv/review
There are plenty of boxy, dull to drive people carriers that claim to rival
Ford's seven-seat S-MAX for practicality... But none are as good to look
at, or feel as special from the driver's seat. Despite the generous
dimensions, the S-MAX feels compact and nimble from behind the wheel. And
although the two rearmost seats are for children only, they fold flat
easily and there's a big boot.
Nissan Leaf hatchback review - CarBuyer
Full review: www.carbuyer.co.uk/reviews/nissan/leaf/hatchback/review
Could this be the car of the future? The Nissan Leaf is the first
mainstream production car designed to be powered purely by electricity. It
emits zero CO2 and can be charged at home from a standard socket. The car's
exterior is shaped to cheat wind resistance, hence the elongated tail. The
lithium-ion battery pack is stored in the floor of the car, which means
lots of space inside.
Ford Galaxy MPV review - CarBuyer
Full review: http://www.carbuyer.co.uk/reviews/ford/galaxy/mpv/review
Ford's flagship MPV is built with one thing in mind: luxurious practicality
- and it succeeds. It's massive, offering loads of space in the cabin and
boot. Seven adults will fit comfortably, and both rows of rear seats fold
flat into the floor. It's luxurious and surprisingly responsive to drive,
Toyota iQ hatchback review - CarBuyer
Full review: http://www.carbuyer.co.uk/reviews/toyota/iq/micro-car/review
It's not big but it is quite clever. Toyota's iQ city car is just three
metres long but it can carry two adults and two small children - and is
very well equipped. It's at its best around towns, where its compact size
makes it easy to park.Running costs are low but if you intend to rely on
the iQ as your only car, think carefully about the kind of trips you make.
For example, you do have to choose between passenger space or luggage space
-- you can't have both.