Need a seven-seater with good fuel economy

I am launching a private hire taxi firm and want to buy a seven-seater. I am in the budget between £30,000 - £35,000 and will be doing an annual mileage greater then 25,000 miles. I am looking for a car that gives outstanding mpg, is reliable and spacious - which seven seater would you recommend?

Asked on 24 April 2016 by Hasib

Answered by Honest John
For outstanding mpg and reliability: a Toyota Prius Plus. But not spacious. The latest VWs have vastly improved, low NOx 2.0 litre diesel engines, so a Sharan or Alhambra 2.0TDI would do the job if you don't mind 'Adding Blue'. Touran not bigger than a Prius Plus. Or, more practical altogether, a VW Caddy Maxi Life 2.0TDI.
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