Need to find a car that seats seven, but the typical MPV leaves you feeling a little cold in the style stakes? The good news is that there’s a wealth of fashionable and talented seven-seat SUVs to choose from too. We take a look at 10 of the best on sale today.
1. Volvo XC90
The Volvo XC90 emphatically shows that the Swedish brand now has the style, quality and innovation to compete with the very best German rivals. The interior in particular is a hit, combining understated class and quality with genuine room for seven adults. Even with all seats in use, there’s 451 litres of boot space, too.
All engines are powerful and efficient but the hybrid variant is arguably the most desirable. Combining a 2.0-litre petrol engine with an electric motor, it not only produces a substantial 406hp, but its ability to cover up to 27 miles on electric power alone means that, in theory, the average commute can be covered without using a single drop of fuel.
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2. Audi Q7
The imposing Audi Q7 manages to tick all of the large SUV boxes. Its enormous dimensions ensure there’s plenty of space inside for seven, the ride and refinement are excellent, and the torquey 3.0-litre diesels mean there’s more than enough grunt to shift a full payload of people and luggage with ease.
The Q7 boasts a unique and practical feature among our top 10 – all six passenger seats are equipped with isofix mounting points, making it the one of the most versatile family cars money can buy. The cabin is beautifully screwed together, too.
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3. Land Rover Discovery Sport
The Discovery Sport is – by typical Land Rover standards – a modestly-sized SUV. However, there’s room for seven inside and rear legroom can be boosted thanks to a sliding centre row. As much as 981 litres of boot space is available in five-seat mode.
On the road, it’s a capable vehicle that never feels big or intimidating to drive. The ride quality is above average, the steering accurate steering and body control taut. This is all the more impressive once the fact that it remains the undisputed class-leader when taken off road, too.
Head over to the Land Rover Discovery Sport deals page to see the latest discounts available.
4. Kia Sorento
The Sorento is proof Kia now produces cars of real quality to back up its reputation for value. The cabin is a pleasant place to while away the miles – not quite equal to the materials quality found in a Volkswagen Tiguan – but soft touch plastics and solid switchgear add a genuine feeling of expense.
Boot space totals 660 litres in five-seat mode, while the rearmost pair of seats can cater for adults without too much grumbling. The 2.2-litre diesel produces 311lb ft of torque, allowing for more than adequate performance. Not bad for a car that costs from less than £29,000.
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5. Range Rover Sport
If you need to transport seven in speed and luxury, there are few better options than a Range Rover Sport. The interior oozes with British style – almost every surface that falls to hand is trimmed in soft leather and, while the view out the front remains as commanding as that of a regular Range Rover, the raised centre console and sporty seats give off a feel of a performance saloon.
Most sports saloons, however, can’t seat seven. Granted, the rearmost pair don’t quite offer the levels of space and comfort of the other five but, when they aren’t in use, the Sport can swallow 784 litres of luggage.
Take a look at the Range Rover Sport deals page to spec up your perfect car and see how much you could save.
6. Hyundai Santa Fe
The Hyundai Santa Fe is an ideal choice for anyone looking for an affordable, comfortable SUV. The ride is soft, the diesel engine is smooth and, in five-seat mode, there’s a useful 585-litre boot. An extra pair of seats – that can just about accommodate adults for shorter trips – are a £1,200 option.
It’s a great ownership prospect, too. Official fuel economy figures stand at 46.3mpg and, in the unlikely event that anything goes wrong, Hyundai’s five-year warranty is one of the most comprehensive available.
Check out the Hyundai Santa Fe deals page to find the latest savings.
7. Land Rover Discovery
The fact the Land Rover Discovery remains one of the best seven-seat SUVs out there after more than a decade is testament to how well Land Rover nailed the formula back in 2004 – few cars on sale can compete with its all-round ability both on and off-road.
The study looking Discovery still rates highly among owners thanks to a comfortable ride, a well-built interior and acres of space inside. At 3,500kg, it’s a match for the strongest tow cars in our top 10, and a 280-litre boot with all seven seats in place is easily accessed via a wide, low boot opening.
Try out the Land Rover Discovery deals page to see how much money you could save on a new car.
8. BMW X5
The BMW X5 is now in its third generation but still remains one of the most accomplished choices in the sector, thanks to its hushed refinement, typically BMW build quality and an excellent engine lineup.
In standard form, the X5 comes equipped with only five seats. A third row is optionally available for £1,410 and, assuming they’re only intended for occasional use, they should be able to cater for children or small adults for shorter journeys.
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9. Mercedes GLS
If space is the number one priority, it’s hard to look beyond the Mercedes GLS – literally! While many here offer sixth and seventh seats that are strictly temporary, the GLS can accommodate seven fully grown adults with ease – yet still offers up a supermini-sized boot with a full compliment of passengers. Need to load large items? No problem – fold away the five rearmost seats, and a van-like 2,300-litre volume presents itself.
Of course, with this much space and luxury come two compromises – size and price. At 5.1 metres long, it’s almost 10cm longer than the already substantial Audi Q7, while prices range from £69,000 to £102,000 – and that’s before options are taken into account…
Take a look at the Mercedes GLS deals page to see how much carwow could help you save.
10. Nissan X-Trail
The Nissan X-Trail is the seven-seat SUV to have if you’re on a budget. The cheapest car in our top ten by more than £4,000, the entry-level seven-seat version is priced from £24,155.
For the money, there’s a choice of two engines, with our pick being the 1.6-litre diesel, that offers plenty of torque and a claimed 57.6mpg average fuel consumption. Ride and refinement are on a par with the Nissan Qashqai crossover, so it’s a very easy car to live with.
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