Auto-News has published again another list of money and CO2-saving cars in Germany. Now it's time for the people-carriers. They have to seat at least seven, although the two seats at the back are usually only suitable for children. The list includes a selection of compact Station Wagons, compact (and not so compact) MPVs, and three vehicles which are usually delivery vans but they have windows around and more seats.

You would think that all these vehicles are diesel, but the truth is that you can find two natural gas powered vehicles. Their consumption figures is then converted to gasoline equivalent. You will also find a couple of cases of badge engineering.

As said, the SWs and some of the MPVs only have 2 extra seats for children, but at least half of the models can decently seat 7 adults.

Some of our readers asked for US availability. None of this cars, except the last one on the list (Mitsubishi Outlander, pictured here) is available in the US, and not with the diesel engine.

Continue reading for the full list.

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[Source: Auto-News]
Fuel consumption
Seats Type l/100 km MPG Engine size HP 0 to 60 mph (s) Price (EUR) Fuel
Mitsubishi Outlander 2.0 DI-D Intense RPF 7 SUV 6.9 34.30 2.0 l 140 10.8 32 490 Diesel
Lancia Phedra 2.0 jtd 16v 8 MPV 6.9 34.30 2.0 l 120 12.9 30 900 Diesel
Fiat Ulysse 2.0 JTD 8 MPV 6.9 34.30 2.0 l 120 12.9 28 890 Diesel
Toyota Corolla Verso 2.2 D-4D Luna 7 MPV 6.6 35.86 2.2 l 136 10.2 24 600 Diesel
Mitsubishi Grandis 2.0 DI-D Invite 7 MPV 6.6 35.86 2.0 l 136 10.8 27 690 Diesel
VW Sharan 1.9 TDI Trendline 7 MPV 6.5 36.41 1.9 l 115 13.7 30 225 Diesel
Seat Alhambra 1.9 TDI Vigo 7 MPV 6.4 36.98 1.9 l 115 13.7 27 090 Diesel
Ford S-MAX 2.0 TDCi RPF Ambiente 7 MPV 6.4 36.98 2.0 l 130 10.9 27 925 Diesel
Mazda 5 2.0 CD 81 kW Comfort RPF 7 MPV 6.3 37.56 2.0 l 110 12.9 22 800 Diesel
Ford Galaxy 1.8 TDCi Ambiente 7 MPV 6.3 37.56 1.8 l 100 14.3 27 285 Diesel
KIA Carens 2.0 CRDi EX RPF 7 MPV 6.1 38.79 2.0 l 140 11.0 23 855 Diesel
Ford Tourneo Connect Kombi 1.8 TDCi LX lang 8 Van 6.0 39.44 1.8 l 110 N/A 21 890 Diesel
VW Caddy Life EcoFuel 7 Van 5.9 40.11 2.0 l 109 13.8 21 176 CNG
Renault Grand Scénic 2.0 dCi FAP Privilège 7 MPV 5.9 40.11 2.0 l 159 9.7 29 700 Diesel
VW Touran EcoFuel Conceptline 7 MPV 5.8 40.80 2.0 l 109 13.5 24 175 CNG
Citroën Grand C4 Picasso HDi 110 FAP Style 7 MPV 5.7 41.52 1.6 l 109 15.1 25 300 Diesel
Fiat Doblò Kombi 1.3 JTD Multijet 16V Family 7 Van 5.5 43.03 1.3 l 85 N/A 17 120 Diesel
Dacia Logan Kombi 1.5 dCi Ambiance 7 SW 5.3 44.65 1.5 l 68 17.7 11 450 Diesel
Peugeot 307 SW HDi FAP 110 Tendance 7 SW 5.1 46.40 1.6 l 109 12.0 22 550 Diesel
Opel Zafira 1.6 CNG 7 MPV 5 47.33 1.6 l 94 17.0 23 640 CNG

And finally, a picture of the winner:


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