The most reliable minivans

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Mazda5

Mazda5

18 to 20

The Mazda5 has remained outside calls to review other models with the aim of reprogramming engine management module to eliminate certain risks Diesel engine acceleration. The Mazda5 hardly suffer any recurring defect. A group of little numerous versions of gasoline benefited under warranty, the replacement of the silencer, prematurely deteriorated.

Quality

3 out of 5 stars

The Mazda5 offers a good level of perceived quality. The enrases, accurate, prevent vibration. Certain black and hard plastics are ubiquitous, but the presentation is nice.

Our opinion

With the decline of Toyota and Honda, subject to large calls to review, Mazda becomes one of the most trusted brands. The Mazda5 takes advantage of it: its reliability has never been put into question.

Renault Scénic

Renault Scénic

reliability

17.5 on 20

While the Current Scénic remains one of the most reliable models produced by Renault, is not infallible. During the last quarter of 2012, a few hundred petrol models TCe 115 hp were called to the workshop to address the possible loss of braking assistance due to a software fault injection unit. However, improving the overall reliability it has been accompanied by a decrease in the lifetime of some parts wear (Tires, brake pads and discs, clutch).

Quality

4 out of 5 stars

The dashboard Scénic wears simple lines on top of a coating of soft materials. Quality tissue storm doors, trims and mats is worthy to higher categories. The underparts are hard plastics. A watch, leather steering wheels damaged, must be replaced after sales.

Our opinion

The Scénic shows, without which today, Renault dominates its quality control processes. The success its commercial minivan is well deserved. But at the same time, competition is progressing.

Toyota Verso

Toyota Verso

17 of 20

Produced in Turkey, the Toyota Verso is not based on the Auris platform but Avensis and Verso, and take your excellent mechanical organ bank Toyota. The reliability electronics and mechanics is remarkable. Small problems, however, have appeared malfunctions, yes, unusual, such as power windows, due to a defect of original programming. Also, in some units they have been rectified brake discs in the post-sales service.

Quality

3 out of 5 stars

In 2012, the sunroof sealing Toyota Verso had to be proven in several thousand units. But the quality is there. In the cabin, In the absence of soft materials, the materials are properly adjusted.

Our opinion

With an almost perfect reliability and a high level of perceived quality, Verso do justice to the image of Toyota, and presents as a credible market minivans the best alternative.

5008

5008

16.5 to 20

He 5008 continues its climb to the top of the category. No recurring mechanical defect that comes to tarnish his career. Nevertheless, reprogramming is necessary of the engine control unit. Nothing serious, this update occurs only to optimize the performance of various indicators. In some diesel versions, the friction return ducts fuel on the fuel filter can cause leakage. In addition, Peugeot was forced to call for review to 20,000 units in water entering the rear windows, which can lead to two problems: first, damage to the window motor; on the other, causing an electrical short circuit overheating. After solution of filtration, the window motor must be protected.

Quality

5 out of 5 stars

Five stars. It is the only vehicle minivan that deserves full marks for quality of finish: rich materials, very precise adjustments and solidly anchored elements. Manufacturing quality is great, although certain models had to return to the shop to benefit from improving fixations of the side skirts of the windshield.

Our opinion

Come after rivals (October 2009), 5008 engineers had time to refine it. Dependable, with a limited number of defects of youth, quality of finish is the best in the segment.

Opel Meriva

Opel Meriva

16.5 to 20

Produced in Zaragoza, and recently renovated, Opel Meriva confirms the excellent level of reliability, in which the Insignia would do well to draw inspiration ... At most we point out cases of overconsumption of oil in certain gasoline engines 1.4. More frequently, in 1.7 CDTI with urban use, cases of jamming of clogging of filter particles are known. Its regeneration system must be reprogrammed.

Quality

3 out of 5 stars

Opel seems to mask their savings with an attractive presentation materials. The dashboard block rubs parts, particularly on the central console but not limited to having game.

Our opinion

The Meriva shows that when given the means, Opel knows how to produce reliable models. It is a pity that the finish has some gaps, because its ingenious door opening deserve much attention.

Ford C-Max

Ford C-Max

16 out of 20

The current C-Max begins his career much quieter than its predecessor. The motors and gearboxes are extracted from the organ bank Ford extensively tested in other models of the group. The first models sold suffer some electronic problems; above all, the batteries are discharged prematurely.

Quality

4 out of 5 stars

Inside, the quality It is on the agenda, with soft grain material on the dashboard, among others. 2500 Grand C-Max were called to reset the seats of the second row.

Our opinion

The second generation called C-Max 'plain' launched a platform that has served for the new Focus. He has not had the problems of the previous generation. Build quality It is also increasing.

Renault Modus

Renault Modus

16 out of 20

Launched in 2004, he Renault Modus, one of the deans of the range, has always been reliable. However, some sliding seats had to be adjusted after sales. Also, some corrective actions relating to minor defects, affecting the steering column, pedal or suspensions. But, in general, the owners are very satisfied.

Quality

2 out of 5 stars

The weight of years ... the Renault Modus dashboard always adopts nice touch basic materials in sight, but. The basic versions, fabrics and carpets also notice savings.

Our opinion

Produced in Valladolid, Modus in 2004 marked the beginning of a new era for Renault, the Master quality. The result is excellent here, sets the benchmark in reliability.

Volkswagen Touran

VW Touran

15.5 to 20

In 2012, some models equipped with the 1.2 TSI were called to fix to resolve various failures. But now him Touran offers good reliability. However, some cylinder heads engine 2.0 TDI 140 not sealed should be rectified. In very few units equipped with the 1.6 FSI they have been detected cases of accidental fault warning light on the dashboard without being easily off.

Quality

4 out of 5 stars

Although the presentation is a little old, the Volkswagen Touran enjoys quite well chosen and well ordered materials. But the center console, with hard plastic, is not as well "treated" as the scorecard.

Our opinion

Launched in 2002 and updated twice-in 2007 and in 2010, aged Touran sets a good reliability. And you can take pride in offering tristón indeed finished, but undeniable quality.

Opel Zafira Tourer

Opel Zafira

15.5 to 20

1.9 CDTI known only few cases of plugging the particle filter, which varies relative to the preceding generation. So, the overall reliability of Tourer is good despite some electronic bugs, with malfunctions of elements affecting the comfort above all. In 2012, some specimens returned to the workshop in order to benefit from an update management software attendance dipped headlights.

3 out of 5 stars

Some accommodation airbag have had to be modified, and certain coatings are not very careful. But outside, paintings and adjustments of body parts give good impression.

Our opinion

The Zafira Tourer benefits from progress than the previous generation had begun to realize in the domain of reliability. Instead, quality finishing, shrinking against the best.

Citroën C3 Picasso

Citroën C3 Picasso

15 to 20

In 2012, a large number of e-HDi models showed 1.6 injection pressure problems, You need a computer reprogramming in the workshop. Also, certain individuals have benefited from the replacing a harness. They also were detected failures starts on diesel 1.6 HDi 90 hp. A number of copies must also return to the shop for a repositioning of the fuel ducts, to replace the brake cables. On very specific occasions they have been replaced under warranty some driver airbag modules. They also have been modified by parking brake systems.

Quality 3 of 5 stars

Outwardly, the various body elements are tight, and paints applied correctly. The interior of the C3 Picasso flying rewarding materials, where adjustments of mechanical and electronic components are accurate.

Our opinion

Seductive and well conceived, Citroën's compact MPV also reveals very well built and has a very good level of reliability.

Ford S-Max

Ford S-Max

15 to 20

The S-Max has been several updates to correct minor defects. The early wear of some glow plugs often due to dysfunction of the additional heater. Furthermore, the water inlet may damage the power steering pumps. Many batteries are discharged prematurely. Finally, some flyers suffer premature engine wear.

4 out of 5 stars

The presentation of the Ford S-Max is sporty, with metal inserts in the instrument panel and massive coatings with dense foam. Not perfect, the settings do not deserve criticism.

Our opinion

Made in Genk, Belgium, the new S-Max starts production in Valencia in 2015, it shows a good level of reliability, although not yet perfect. Conversely, that stands out very good manufacturing quality.

Renault Espace

Renault Espace

14.5 on 20

After many disappointments, especially at the beginning of his life, the Renault Espace get an acceptable level of reliability. However, chronic fragility of some 1.9 dCi turbo turbo 2.2 dCi problems, which sometimes has problems with rods, especially in cases of severe use unite. Also engine malfunction sensor.

Quality

3 out of 5 stars

The body elements are tight and benefit from paints applied with care. Inside, the level of perceived quality is good, but the vibrations of some diesels are unacceptable.

Our opinion

Produced in Sandouville, France, have to wait until the Paris Motor Show this year for Renault show us his replacement. In compensation, It offers quality at a good level with reliability and very solid.

Seat Altea

Seat Altea

14.5 on 20

Launched in 2004, the Seat Altea is the oldest of the range of the Spanish brand. Throughout these years there have been several incidents. Thus, some Diesel TDI still have problems in the malfunction of electronic management; reprogramming still needed in sales, although some defective control units must be changed, which is a high bill. Some software DSG dual clutch boxes must be reprogrammed again.

Quality

3 out of 5 stars

Seat Altea assemblies are very good and dashboard adopts a hard and shiny fluted material but. A recent white paper recommends the replacement, if necessary, the rear axle bushings.

Our opinion

With the Altea, SEAT thought entice more customers. But his arguments, over the years, are limited against stiff competition. Although it is a good product, electronics reliability is not completely dominated.

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