Which MPV do you recommend to replace our Toyota Previa?

Our 2001 Toyota Previa petrol automatic has been an absolute joy and we've driven every one of its 125,000 miles. Sadly it's beginning to get expensive in its old age and it's time for a change, but Toyota didn't replace it with an equivalent (in Europe, at least). We'd like something higher up than normal saloons, automatic, comfortable and utterly reliable, but smaller than this full-size MPV. Most daily journeys are under 20 miles, with occasional European trips with four on board plus luggage. We're tempted by the Hyundai/Kia, RAV4 or similar. We'd prefer something 12-24 months old rather than brand new. What would you recommend for under £20,000?

Asked on 15 June 2013 by QH, West Lavington

Answered by Honest John
The Toyota Verso 1.8i Valvematic Multidrive S. The new one is actually a facelift of the older one tested here: www.honestjohn.co.uk/road-tests/toyota/toyota verso-2009-road-test// This is the new one: www.honestjohn.co.uk/road-tests/toyota/toyota-vers.../
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