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People Movers Under $60k

Kia Carnival
  • Styling looks premium and nothing like a minibus of old; Cabin storage, layout and comfort are the best in the business; Petrol engine is genuinely fuel-efficient if you're not always in traffic

  • We'd love the same standard safety inclusions as the top of the range model; Can be a little thirsty in heavy traffic exclusively; If you're stepping up from a small SUV, you will need to get used to the size

Volkswagen Multivan
  • Improved ride thanks to beefed-up suspension; Surprisingly sprightly performance; Sharp styling inside and out; Space aplenty; Flexible seating options

  • Misses out on key safety tech; No sat-nav (or DAB); Noisy inside the cabin at highway speeds; The occasional coarse downshift from DSG

Honda Odyssey
  • Business class second-row seats; Refined at a cruise; Sharply priced

  • Engine needs more grunt; Seven-seat set-up is plush, but not the most practical option; Ride remains an issue

Hyundai iMax
  • Extra equipment; vast cabin; diesel engine; decent handling for a van; ownership costs

  • Four airbags; diesel's price premium; tough but austere cabin

  • Smooth diesel drivetrain; Good gearbox logic; Far more drivable in daily running than the manual; Ultra affordable pricing; Still with one-tonne-plus payload

  • Cabin plastics smell; Cabin ergonomics somewhat questionable; ANCAP crash score remains an unknown; No side airbag protection

People Movers Over $60k

Mercedes-Benz V-Class
  • Well-presented interior with loads of comfort and practicality; Those collapsible groceries baskets are epic; Refined driveline and great, non-van-like steering

  • It's expensive; Options aren't cheap either; Ride can feel firm at times; Lacking Mercedes's latest infotainment

Toyota Granvia
  • Premium interior appearance; Business-class second-row seating; Ideally suited to business use

  • Short on first-row comforts; Tight leg room between rows; Eight-seater lacks luggage space; Less family-friendly than before