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MPVs (7 seaters)
Our guide to the most fuel-efficient MPVs or 7 seater vehicles on sale in the UK today. We list our top three eco-friendly and low emission 7 Seater MPV cars in both diesel and petrol categories.
Diesel MPVs or 7 Seaters
The Grand Scenic is a good-looking MPV which is ideal if you occasionally need to carry 7 people or you have lots of kids. The fuel economy on offer is outstanding, helped by standard stop/start.
The Touran is one of the most compact seven seat MPVs. Its secret to the excellent fuel economy is a 1.6 litre common rail diesel engine which produces 104 bhp at 4,400 rpm and 185 lb.ft of torque between 1,500 and 2,500 rpm.
Ford Grand C-MAX 1.6 TDCi Zetec 57.7 mpg
The Grand C-MAX makes it into our 7-seat category by the skin of its teeth. Whilst it does have 7 seats the middle one in the second row is narrower. However this allows a neat trick, as this seat folds up and is stored inside the right hand seat.
Petrol 7 Seater MPVs
Toyota Prius+ 68.9 mpg
If you want an occasional 7 seat MPV with mega fuel economy and a sensibly sized boot, the Prius+ fits the bill.
Ford Grand C-Max 68.9 mpg
The Ford Grand C-Max, with its 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol engine, matches the economy of the Toyota Prius+ full hybrid.
Volkswagen Touran 1.2 TSI Bluemotion Tech 47.9 mpg
The Touran is a well engineered compact MPV which is even reasonably priced and looks sharper than the old model. the latest model achieves excellent fuel economy thanks to the application of BlueMotion Technology.
Renault Grand Scenic 1.2 TCe 115 Stop and Start 47.1 mpg
The Grand Scenic is a small MPV at just 4.56 metres in length so in common with the rest of the class whilst it does have 7 seats the two in the last row are best kept for occasional use and preferably for kids.