The summer holidays are almost over and it's back to school for the kids. So, whether you're celebrating finally getting a bit of peace and quiet or sad to see the little ones head off, take a look at our list of the best MPVs and people carriers for 2017 - built to make the perfect mum or dad's taxi!

Citroen Grand C4 Picasso

People carriers might not be the sexiest cars around, but this Citroen does carry itself with style. The latest model features a new modern looking front bumper and redesigned headlights. On the inside it's all about space and comfort with one of the roomiest cabins in the class, there's also a 12 inch dashboard touchscreen as standard and smart interior throughout. This car isn't as nimble to drive as some of the others on this list but it more than makes up for that in other areas, if you'd like to know more about our Citroen Grand C4 Picasso lease deals and why we think it's the one of the best MPVs for 2017 click below.

Citroen Grand C4 lease deals


Ford S-Max

It should come as no surprise, the best MPV to drive on the list comes from Ford, with a low centre of gravity this vehicle handles more like a car than its competitors. Bear in mind efficiency isn't as good as it could be though, so if you want to save money at the pump it's best to choose one of the diesel engines. On the inside you'll find the intuitive SYNC 3 infotainment system, which is now standard on all vehicles in the range, as well as reasonably roomy seating, although the back row is a little tight. Find out about Ford S-Max leasing with a click below.

Ford S-Max lease deals


Volkswagen Sharan

For those who love their Golf or Polo but need something bigger look no further, Volkswagen's MPV has very similar design traits to its smaller stable mates. The Sharan excels when it comes to comfort, with bags of space and practicality, there's plenty of room for seven adults and luggage too. You also get loads of standard kit, including a 6.5 inch infotainment touchscreen, and the choice between one petrol and two diesel engines. If you'd like to find out more about our best VW Sharan lease deals and why we think it's one of the best people carriers for 2017 click the link below.

Volkswagen Sharan lease deals


SEAT Alhambra

Squint and you might struggle to see the difference between this SEAT and its Volkswagen cousin the Sharan, that's no bad thing though of course as they're both very capable vehicles. Just as with the VW, you can expect loads of kit as standard, including a 6.5 inch touchscreen with Bluetooth connectivity. The interior is also impressively spacious and wide sliding side doors make getting in and out nice and easy. If you think SEAT Alhambra car leasing could be for you click the link below.

SEAT Alhambra lease deals


Vauxhall Zafira

We all crave the quiet life every now and again, and the Vauxhall Zafira offers one of the best soundproofed cabins in its class, although be careful what you wish for, that might just mean you can hear your passengers squabbling that little bit better. There are plenty of other reasons to recommend this Vauxhall though, including a stylishly smart interior and a generous amount of standard equipment. We think this is one of the best MPVs for 2017, to speak to one of our account managers about our Vauxhall Zafira lease deals drop us a line now!

Vauxhall Zafira lease deals



Renault Grand Scenic

With impressive fuel economy and a stylish design inside and out the seven seater Scenic looks set to rival the best in class. The ride isn't as smooth as some on this list but it handles well and is good fun on the road. On the inside there are loads of toys to keep you entertained like DAB and Bluetooth connectivity as standard and the interior is also one of the smartest in the class. For more information about our latest Renault Grand Scenic lease deals click the link below.

Renault Grand Scenic lease deals