Chevrolet Orlando meets the competition

Tom Webster

We were reasonably impressed with the Chevrolet Orlando when we drove the new MPV on its European launch recently, but we couldn't ignore the fact that the golden bow-tie badge-bearing seven-seater was up against some particularly strong competition.

The compact MPV sector was conceived in 1996 with the introduction of the Renault Scenic and has since grown to become one of the mainstays of the family transport market. Now almost all the mainstream manufacturers have a small people carrier that can take seven - we take a look at how the Orlando stacks up against its rivals.

We've taken the closest models in each of the respective ranges to the 128bhp 2.0-litre Orlando, click below to see how they fared.