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People Movers Under $60k

Kia Carnival
  • The space, the comfort, the versatility; Platinum specification brings loads of standard kit; Excellent 360-degree camera system

  • No digital instrument cluster or automatic wipers until later in the year; Petrol engine will be thirsty around town; Big wheelbase can be a handful in tight scenarios

Volkswagen Multivan
  • It's a unique take on the people mover, with its commercial bones and charming van proportions; Loads of passenger space, front to back; Modern, refined and efficient powertrains

  • For a big van, the boot feels a bit underdone; The ride is less refined than most other people movers; Starts to get quite expensive at the upper end of the range

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
  • Could easily host a party in the second row; Pleasant enough ride comfort; Simple range

  • Zero storage; Fixed third row strips it of van duties; A sheer lack of active safety gear

  • Engine and gearbox are spritely and efficient; Ride laden or unladen is good thanks to the coil spring rear; Value equation is effectively unbeatable

  • Safety rating means some buyers won't even consider the LDV; Some of the switchgear isn't as intuitive as it could be

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