I have four children. Can you suggest a large, good value family car?

I have four children, three of which are teenagers. We currently have a BMW 2 Series Grand Tourer - which has been excellent. However, we are now at the stage of needing a bigger car/van. Having looked around there is so much choice: Ford Tourneo Custom, Peugeot Traveller and its variants, and of course the Volkswagen Transporter. I'm looking for the best value for money and economy. Which vehicle is best for such things, plus road tax, monthly payments and resale value? Should I buy new or secondhand? Thanks.

Asked on 6 July 2020 by Alan fisher

Answered by Dan Powell
Cars registered after 1 April 2017 are taxed against a flat VED rate of £150 per year. This means you can get a decent sized seven-seater with low running costs, as long as you avoid models that were priced above £40,000 when new (which attracts an additional £325): www.honestjohn.co.uk/cheap-road-tax/

My recommendations would be the Kia Sorento or the Skoda Kodiaq. Both get three rows of seats that will accommodate your four children. They are also good to drive and finished to a high standard inside.
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