The Seven Seaters
Looking for a seven seater car can be stressful, especially when a bulky MPV looks like your only option. But surprisingly many SUV models also offer seven seats without losing any style.
When choosing a seven seat vehicle you need to consider a few things, will you be using all seven seats on a daily basis, or do you want something raised or more ‘car’ like to drive? If all seven seats will be used then you will want to look at boot space, if you want something raised then you may be interested in SUV models instead of MPV.
So just how many seven seater cars are there available in Europe for you to choose from?
There are in fact approximately 63 different models of 7 seater vehicles available ranging from the BMW X5 to the Vauxhall Opel Zafira Tourer. A list can be found below.
- Audi Q7
- BMW 2 Series Grand Tourer, X5
- Chevrolet Captiva and Chevrolet Orlando
- Chrysler Grand Voyager
- Citroën Belingo Multispace, C4 Grand Picasso, C-Crosser, Dispatch Combi and C8
- Dacia Logan MCV
- Fiat Doblo, Scudo Combi, 500L MPW, Grand C-Max, Galaxy, S-Max and Freemont
- Ford Galaxy, S-Max and Grand C-Max, Grand Tourneo Connect
- Hyundai i800 and Santa Fe
- Kia Carens and Sorento
- Lancia Grand Voyager
- Land Rover Defender and Discovery
- Mazda 5
- Mercedes E-class, GL, G-Class, R-Class, Viano,
- Mitsubishi Outlander and Shogun
- Nissan NV200 Combi, Pathfinder and Qashqai +2
- Peugeot 4007, 5008, Expert Tepee, Partner Tepee, 308 SW and 807
- Renault Espace and Grand Scenic
- Range Rover Sport
- Seat Alhambra
- Ssangyong Turismo
- Tesla Model S
- Toyota Land Cruiser V8, Prius Plus and Verso
- Vauxhall / Opel Zafira Tourer
- Volkswagen Touran, Sharan, Caravelle, Shuttle and Caddy Maxi Life
- Volvo XC90
But with all these seven seaters to choice from what one do you go for? Our top three would have to be the Audi Q7, Land Rover Discovery Sport and the Volkswagen Touran.
Clearly the sportiest looking of the three is the Land Rover Discovery Sport. The back two seats may be more designed for children but the interior is unbeatable for a seven seater, boasting a classy feeling inside and a relaxing drive. For a Land Rover it also isn’t overly priced in the upmarket SUV range.
If you are looking for a four-wheel drive 7 seater then look no further than the Audi Q7. If the car is full I would advise staying away from muddy fields but otherwise a family trip in the countryside this car would be perfect. It is an exceptionally practical car, showing off a huge boot and spacious interior without slacking on the quality.
For overall quality you may be interested in the Volkswagen Touran. This seven seater actually offers enough space at the back for two adults to comfortably sit, when those seats are not in use they can just be folded down under the boot floor providing a massive boot space. The high quality interior and comfort of the car makes it one of the top contenders for MPVs. Despite its size the 1.6L diesel design has an impressive 51.5mpg on motorways