Has there ever been a better time to buy a family car? Most score the maximum five stars in the new, tougher Euro NCAP safety ratings, and they’re packed with loads of technology for you and your little ones to enjoy. There’s also a much wider choice – if you’re not keen on a dedicated people carrier, there are rugged-looking SUVs in all shapes and sizes. Flexible seating and clever storage arrangements mean that these cars can cope with whatever you need to take with you.
The cars we sell have filled top 10 lists for both best MPVs and best crossovers, compiled by Auto Express’ objective reviewers. Therefore, you might as well cut the hassle and head for your local Hartwell dealership!
It’s excellent news if you’re looking for an MPV or people carrier. Seven out of the top 10 cars are available at our dealerships – including the best four! Topping the chart is the Citroën C4 SpaceTourer, with its fascinating styling, well thought-out interior, controlled driving experience and economical engines. The e-HDi diesel engine even offers a claimed 74.3mpg – much better than most alternatives. Opt for the seven-seat C4 Grand SpaceTourer if you need the extra space.
The other MPVs you can buy from Hartwell were just pipped to the top spot, so if you don’t see yourself in a SpaceTourer, check out the Renault Grand Scenic, SEAT Alhambra or Ford S-Max. They’re all available with seven seats, tough cabins and strong driving characteristics. The latter two drive better than you will expect for large cars, while the Renault turns up the style with 20-inch alloy wheels fitted as standard.
Further down the list is the Ford C-Max, Ford Tourneo Connect and Citroën Berlingo Multispace. Making the list is still an achievement in a competitive market, and new versions of the Tourneo and Berlingo will be available before the end of 2018.
Our brands also make some of the best SUVs on the market, which is great if you fancy a higher driving position and chunky styling. The super-comfy Citroën C3 Aircross is the highest performer in second place, while the smart SEAT Arona and popular Renault Kadjar are also included in the top 10 list.