Two decades ago, the thought of buying an MPV was a depressing one for car lovers.
Most models were bland and boxy-looking, with space and practicality being the main priorities. And in terms of performance and handling, these boxes on wheels were as about as exciting to drive as they were to look at.
These three compact MPVs, however, not only boast snazzy styling, but pretty decent performance, too.
The newest contender in our market is the Toyota Prius+. Replacing the popular Wish model, the Prius+ offers a versatile cabin (it’s the only seven-seater here) and an efficient petrol-electric drivetrain.
With standard 20-inch wheels and a relatively masculine design, the Renault Scenic tries to look more like an SUV than an MPV. It will aim to sway buyers with its well-equipped and lounge-like interior.
The oldest model in this shootout is the Volkswagen Golf SV. But thanks to a recent facelift, the Golf SV doesn’t look a day older than when it first arrived a few years ago. And although passenger space is similar to the previous model’s, there are new amenities to help it stay current.
Which of these MPVs will prove the most tempting to potential buyers with a $120,000 budget? Continue reading and find out.