The best 7-seater cars on sale in the UK | AA Cars

For people who need plenty of seating in their vehicle alongside lots of practicality, there are currently plenty of appealing 7-seat cars on the market.

Although many of the top options have shifted from being multi-purpose vehicles (MPV) into sport utility vehicles (SUV) due to ever-evolving customer tastes, there is still a lack of cars available that can accommodate 7 and also be great load-hauling vehicles when needed.

Here are 10 vehicles that fit that brief perfectly…

Land Rover Discovery

Now in its fifth generation, the Land Rover Discovery offers generous seating for 7. Even when all the chairs are in use, there’s still a decent amount of storage space behind the third row – 258 litres, in fact.

The second and third row can be remotely folded up or down from either the vehicle’s smartphone app or via buttons in the boot, you can have up to 2,406 litres to play with.

It also comes with a high-end finish and lots of excellent tech, including the excellent Terrain Response 2 system that allows it to go pretty much anywhere. Prices for the Discovery start from £47,745.

Skoda Kodiaq

Arguably one of the best value-for-money vehicles around, the Skoda Kodiaq is a capable 7-seat SUV that starts from just £26,775.

As with every other model from VW Group’s Czech manufacturer, the Kodiaq comes with a few nifty features that make life a little easier, such as the umbrella in the door, door edge protectors and lots of storage bins – even base-spec SE models come handsomely equipped for the price.

Skoda offers it with 4×4 on certain engines, as well as a vRS performance variant for those wanting a bit more oomph from their SUV.

BMW X7

If you’re after a premium option in the 7-seat segment, the BMW X7 is a new contender that comes with capable driving dynamics and a high-end finish.

With all 7 seats in use, there’sstill 212 litres of boot space to use, and all feature plush leather upholstery. As with many recent BMWs, the X7 is a tech fest; large infotainment and dial displays come with an intelligent personal assistant and a series of BMW driver services to keep you moving. 

All of those great features do cost a lot though – prices start from £72,195.

Tesla Model X

For those wanting to fit 7 in the car but create as little impact on the environment as possible, there’s only 1 sensible option at the moment – the Model X.

The all-electric vehicle has a large enough battery pack for 325 miles of range, a high safety rating, fast recharging capabilities and the potential for fully autonomous driving in the future – making the Tesla one of the most advanced cars around.

It’s also available with the P100d powertrain that can get the Model X from 0-60mph in just 2.7 seconds, making it the fastest production SUV. The quality is reflected in the price tag, with the 7-seat Model X costing from £77,650.

Mercedes GLS

Mercedes is well-known for producing quality vehicles and the GLS is the firm’s flagship SUV that goes up against the likes of the BMW X7 and Tesla Model X – both in terms of price and finish.

Starting from £73,995, the entry GLS comes with an extensive range of kit, such as air suspension, large information screens and plenty of comfort features for a serene experience. 

Interior space is on a par with its closest competitors, and the Mercedes also provides a series of equipment packs that enhances the GLS’s top level finish.

Ford S-Max

The S-Max has been around for a while now, but with Ford’s excellent build quality and affordability coming into play, this car is a superb option in the 7-seat segment.

Although it employs an MPV shape rather than the trendy SUV styling, the S-Max still features all the attributes a family would need from a 7-seater.

Following a recent update, the Ford is offered with a series of driver assists and an improved finish, while the 285-litre load space can be extended to 2,020 litres when all the seats are folded flat.

Volvo XC90

The Swedes at Volvo have also been focused on providing quality vehicles that are some of the safest on the road.

But with the XC90, Volvo introduced a new style ethos that has run through the rest of the line-up – making itself and the other vehicles very desirable. 

The XC90 is an excellent 7-seat option that offers a relaxed driving experience alongside a quality finish. The high quality finish is up there with the very best on the market, with prices starting from £52,235.

Volkswagen Touran

Widely regarded as the best MPV on the market, Volkswagen’s Touran is an affordable model that comes with all the storage space and features any family would be happy with.

The series of efficient engines make it even more appealing, while the world-renowned Volkswagen build quality means this car will stand the test of time.

The Touran is also sensibly priced, with models available from £26,450 – with passengers able to sit in comfort wherever they are seated.

Peugeot 5008

Alongside the 2008 and 3008, the 5008 offers a stylish package from the Peugeot SUV line-up.

As the larger of the 3, the 5008 can accommodate 7 with ease and as the French firm has really upped its game in recent years, the interior finish is also very good.

With the driver able to enjoy Peugeot’s i-Cockpit setup that is used for a sportier driving feel, the 5008 also features a series of driver assists to help you out on the road. Prices for the Peugeot start from £27,230.

Citroen Berlingo

The PSA Group offers 3 similar models in this format across its Citroen, Peugeot and Vauxhall brands – but we chose the Berlingo for its additional style appeal.

Coming with up to 7 seats in its XL body style, the Berlingo’s 775-litre storage space is massive even with all the seats in place. And they’re folded flat, the Berlingo transforms into a vert practical van, with 3,000 litres of storage on offer.

The Berlingo comes with an extensive amount of tech, even from the entry level option. Prices for the MPV start from £21,350 for the 7-seat XL.

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