Top Ten 7 Seater Cars

With more than 42 new seven-seat cars on sale, it can be difficult choosing the right one for your family. So to help you with your search, here are the ten best seven-seater cars with some information about each car.

10)       Hyundai Santa Fe isn’t just a great car, it’s also a relatively affordable looker. Its interiors look great and feels like high-quality environment. The sixth and seventh pews can be raised from the boot floor; though they don’t suit adults, a few children can comfortably sit there. The car drives well too at 47mpg.

9)         Citroen Grand C4 Picasso is probably the most stylish seven-seater car today. It has a spacious cabin and a typical Citroen ride quality. The car scores well in frugality where the most efficient models give 74mpg and even higher-power diesels are available.

8)         SEAT Alhambra not only has plenty of cabin room, but also lots of luggage space. Its sliding doors make getting in and out easy. It offers full seating for 7 people with a respectable 50 mpg fuel economy.

7)         Peugeot 5008 is a great family car whose two rear seats are a bit of a squeeze but fit for kids. Its interiors are great with good leg and headroom and a huge boot if the rear seats are stowed. Its recent addition of e-HDi diesel engines offer a top figure economy of 65.7mpg.

6)         Ford S-Max is stylish, fun to drive with lots of space inside. Its rear space isn’t brilliant for adults but okay for kids. The car rides and handles well with its punchy engines. However the S-Max can’t match some rivals on economy as its maximum is 54mpg.

5)         Volkswagen Sharan, like the SEAT Alhambra is a proper seven-seater with enough space for 7 adults and luggage. It’s easy to drive but is low in economy as 50mpg is all you get and a bit more expensive than the SEAT version.

4)         Volkswagen Touran is a small MPV filling the gap between the Sharan and GolfSV. Its rear seat is a bit cramped, but its price is lower than bigger cars. The car however is well built, practical and comfortable with cubby holes throughout the cabin. Its seating is however tricky to fold up and down but its steering wheel gives a great driving experience. Its 61 mpg also helps save fuel money.

3)         Ford Grand C-Max are okay for young families and best avoided if you have older children as its back seats aren’t too spacious. Its good steering, minimal body roll and cosseting ride give a good drive with its wide engine range of a strong mix of petrols and diesels. So families should find a version they like.

2)         Land Rover Range Rover Sport is a bit expensive but is excellent in other respects. It’s half a ton lighter than the older version and very powerful and performs with verve. While the thriftiest diesels manage mid-40s economy, the sixth and seventh seats are best left for kids.

1)         The Land Rover Discovery 4 tops the list and is a great car which is well built, very comfortable to travel in and excellent off-road. Moreover, though getting to them is tricky, adults can use the rearmost seats. The cabin is huge no matter if the seats are up or down and though a bit expensive, many think it should cost a lot more.