The 1.2-litre petrol engine in the Grand Scenic starts a brief fashion among our top 10 seven seaters for over-downsized engines that need to be worked hard to keep these heavy cars going – especially when loaded up with full seats. 

The Grand Scenic is a slightly left-field choice in this company – the hit-and-miss looks are really a matter of taste. So let us check out some of the cheaper options in our top 10 list.