What's the best automatic MPV for transporting dogs/bikes?

What's the best current or nearly-new small, automatic, petrol MPV with a flat load bed that would be easy to load bikes or a dog?

Asked on 10 November 2020 by Philip Ewens

Answered by Andrew Brady
We'd recommend a Volkswagen Touran or a BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer (or the smaller Active Tourer if you don't need quite so much space). Both are very versatile people carriers offered with strong petrol engines and automatic gearboxes.
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