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DoneDeal of the week: Two seven-seat MPVs with loads of features

These practical seven-seaters are spacious, pleasant to drive and perfect for large families.

SEVEN SEAT FAMILY wagons are very popular at the moment and we’ve got to top picks jam packed with features.

First up, this 2016 Citroen C4 Grand Picasso (€37,424)

Source: Bolands Citroen

The Citroen C4 Grand Picasso is the big, seven-seat brother of the 2014 Irish Car of the Year winner, the C4 Picasso and is based on the same extended Efficient Modular Platform (EMP2) as the Peugeot 308 SW.

This car comes with a five-year warranty.

Source: Bolands Citroen

It is finished in ‘Artic Steel’ metallic paint and has body-coloured bumpers, door handles and mirrors and dark tinted rear windows.

It also has Halogen headlamps, front fog lights and cornering light function and LED daytime running lights and comes with 18-inch ‘Python’ alloy wheels.

Source: Bolands Citroen

The cabin features a stitched high-quality leather steering wheel with satin chrome inserts and four control zones. It has a slate grey leather with Black “Ondulice” cloth trim and a 12-inch panoramic HD central display. The boot can hold 165 litres with the rear seats up and a reasonable 537 litres with the rear seats folded.

For your convenience, there is air-con and automatic lights and wipers, Bluetooth, centre armrest, dual zone climate control, electric power folding door mirrors and an RDS radio/MP3 player with four speakers, AUX socket, DAB digital radio and USB socket.

Safety features include cruise control, rear parking sensors, perimetric and volumetric alarm, as well as multiple airbags, ISOFIX anchor points and many more driver’s aids.

Source: Bolands Citroen

It is powered by a 1.6-litre e-HDi engine with a six-speed automatic transmission driving power to the front wheels. It produces 115hp and goes from 0 to 100km/h in 10.2 seconds and onto a top speed of 117km/h. The official combined fuel economy figure is 4.4 litres/100km.

It falls into tax band A4, which means it is €200 a year to tax. The car has 0km on the clock and a price tag of €37,424.

Next, this 2016 Kia Carens (€22,950)

Kia Carens is smart looking and takes styling cues from the Kia cee’d hatchback with which it shares a chassis.

Source: Gowan Motors

This particular five-door mini MPV is finished in Bright Silver metallic paint and comes with 16-inch Nexen alloy wheels. It has body-coloured bumpers and rear spoiler and chrome handles, tailgate and belt line as well as rear window and tailgate privacy glass.

Inside, the seats are finished in black cloth anti-pollution upholstery and the boot can hold 492 litres with the rear seats up and 1,650 litres with the rear seats folded.

Source: Gowan Motors

For your convenience the car comes with electric front windows, air-con and steering wheel mounted audio controls. There is also voice activated Bluetooth and a radio, CD, MP3, RDS and a six-speaker system with AUX and USB connections.

Source: Gowan Motors

Safety features include Auto Cruise Control, Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) and Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) as well as multiple airbags, ISOFIX points, Keyless Entry Remote Control (TACHAM) and a rear-view camera.

Source: Gowan Motors

It is powered by a 1.7-litre VGT diesel engine with a six-speed manual transmission driving power to the front wheels. It produces 115hp and goes from 0 to 100km/h in 13.0 seconds and onto a top speed of 181km/h. The official combined fuel economy figure is 4.5 litres/100km.

It falls into tax band B1, which means it is €270 a year to tax. The car has 22,129km on the clock and a price tag of €22,950 .

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