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Best small 7-seater cars of 2024

If you’ve got a growing family, you’ll be needing lots of seats but won’t have the budget for constant minibus hire. So, a small 7-seater car could be just the ticket — plenty of room for everyone, but without the big running costs. Which ones are the best?

Skoda Kodiaq

1. Skoda Kodiaq

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Dacia Jogger
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2. Dacia Jogger

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Mercedes-Benz GLB

3. Mercedes GLB

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Volkswagen Tiguan AllSpace

4. Volkswagen Tiguan AllSpace

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SEAT Tarraco

5. SEAT Tarraco

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Volkswagen Touran

6. Volkswagen Touran

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Land Rover Discovery Sport

7. Land Rover Discovery Sport

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Peugeot 5008

8. Peugeot 5008

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Citroen Berlingo

9. Citroen Berlingo

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Vauxhall Combo Life

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There’s an easy winner here — it’s the Dacia Jogger, which has prices starting from a mere £16,645 with seven seats as standard. You even get air conditioning, cruise control, and rear parking sensors on the basic Essential model. You don’t get a five-star NCAP safety rating, though.

It’s the SEAT Tarraco, which scored a massive 97% for adult occupant protection in its Euro NCAP crash test, when it was tested in 2019. It also got 84% for child occupant protection. Somehow, the Tarraco scored better than the mechanically-identical Volkswagen Tiguan (96% and 84%), and Skoda Kodiaq (92% and 77%). It’s worth noting, though, that the Mercedes GLB scores a little better for child occupant protection — 88%.

The Peugeot 5008 takes the prize here — fold the third row of seats flat, and you get 780 litres of boot volume up to the luggage cover. Take the seats out altogether, and you’ve got 1,060 litres to play with. Fold down the middle-row seats and it expands to a van-like 2,150 litres. If you want the car with the biggest boot when all seven seats are occupied, then it’s the Skoda Kodiaq, which gives you 270 litres of seven-up boot space.