Top 10: Van-based MPVs

They might not win any beauty contests, but van-based MPVs have plenty to offer family car buyers who prioritise practicality and value over style. What’s more, with acres of storage space and up to nine seats, these family car heavyweights will cope with everything from the school run to a week away on the continent.

Practical, comfortable and efficient, these are the very best van-based MPVs you can buy right now.

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Volkswagen Caddy Life 

The Volkswagen Caddy Life isn't as plush or as refined as its compact van-based MPV rivals, but remains a great all-rounder with rewarding handling an official 60.1mpg from its diesel range. 

Available with five or seven seats, the Caddy Life will carry a full complement of adults and luggage, while its low-thrills interior and tough plastics will cope with everything family life can throw at it.

Read our full review of the Volkswagen Caddy Life

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