Recommend an automatic MPV to replace our Mazda Premacy?

My wife and I, both in our 70's, are looking to replace our ten-year old Mazda Premacy 2.0-litre petrol automatic with a similar MPV. Its successor, the Mazda 5, would fit the bill perfectly but apparently is no longer offered as an automatic, which we do need. Any suggestions would be gratefully received.

Asked on 6 February 2012 by JM, Harpenden

Answered by Honest John
I ran a Mazda 5 1.6d TS2 for a year and 11,000 miles. It has an exceptional combination of space, supple suspension, comfort, steering and handling, 48mpg economy, and the DPF has been no trouble. So if you can do without auto, go for it. If you can't, a Toyota Verso 1.8i Valvematic Multidrive S or a Ford C-Max or Grand C-Max 2.0TDCI Powershift.
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