Our favourite mid-priced MPV is once again the Peugeot 5008. It's the fourth year on the trot we've gone for the Peugeot over the similar Citroen Grand C4 Picasso.
We prefer the 5008's classier and more stylish cabin, and the way it drives. The suspension is a little on the firm side, but that gives the 5008 better body control. The steering is better than the Citroen's, too.
The 5008 is one of the best seven-seaters. All three middle-row seats are full-size, and they slide and recline; they can also be folded away quickly and easily (together with the two rearmost seats) to leave a long, flat load area.
The 1.6-litre diesel engine is more than strong enough to haul around the 5008, and it averages more than 50mpg in Government tests. The icing on the cake is the car's five-star Euro NCAP crash test rating; curtain airbags run the full length of the cabin and stability control is fitted as standard. Active-trimmed cars also get electric windows, cruise control and rear parking sensors.