Today, car manufacturers provide an increasingly diverse range of models to meet the specific needs of modern lifestyles, offering greater practicality often with a family-friendly focus. One such niche that has grown in popularity in recent years is the family MPV car. These mini MPVs (multipurpose vehicles) are based on smaller supermini offerings, but with taller roofs and elongated bodies for increased practicality. They’re touted as the ultimate transport for those needing space for the kids. In addition, they tend to have good fuel economy and the city nippiness of a Ford Fiesta or Renault Clio. However, are they worth the extra pounds? Well, we’re going to find out and put some of the best family MPV cars to the test.
In the first in a series of ‘Will it Fit?’ videos, we trial a trio of the best mini MPVs on the market in a number of real-world scenarios. From a trip to the tip, a dash to the supermarket with the little one in tow, to a full-blown weekend at the grandparents, we assess the load and passenger space of each vehicle to see how they fare.
The multipurpose vehicles we’ve selected to put under our test microscope are the innovative Ford B-Max, which increases practicality with its clever, pillar-less rear doors, the Skoda Roomster with its multi-adjustable interior, and the Kia Venga, which provides a strong ownership proposition with its seven-year warranty. So, if you’re tempted by the extra practicality that these cars claim to provide, watch the video below and keep reading to see whether they really meet your requirements.