Model: Mercedes V Class 8p Auto.
Passengers: 8 seater.
Age limit: 27.
Extras: - Automatic - Air conditioning - Radio - Airbag - Power steering - Central locking.
The Mercedes-Benz V Class Automatic is a vast people carrier that offers masses of space mixed with high-end saloon car luxury. Mercedes has added up to eight seats depending on configuration, and a much more premium interior that borrows lots of tech and design elements from the range.
Although if you maximise the configuration for passenger space, it will impact on luggage room; sliding the bench all the way back the 610-litre quoted luggage capacity drops to a very small space.
Boot space can be increased using the sliding rear seats, and that means legroom can be improved as well if you're carrying more passengers than luggage. However, with a raised rear bench there is still enough room under the rear seats to stow suitcases.
The latest V-Class model is full of active safety tech: it scored the full five stars in the Euro NCAP safety ratings as a result, improving on its predecessor's four-star score.