The Best 7-Seater Cars

Discover All You Need To Know

Family transport comes in all shapes and sizes, but a seven-seat car is an ideal choice for anybody who has a family that’s bigger than average. It means you can have family days out where everybody can come along, while the very best seven-seaters aren’t just able to carry passengers, they have useful storage and plenty of handy features to make the most of the space they have to offer.

If you need a car with seven seats, an MPV may seem like the only choice. But plenty of SUVs are also worth considering, especially if you won’t be carrying seven people on a daily basis.

Before deciding which model is best for you, it’s important to decide whether you’ll need a large boot on occasions when all seven seats are in use; whether you’d prefer the raised driving position of an SUV or something more car-like; and whether you want something that’s not only practical but also fun to drive.

Renault Grand Scenic from £23,445

The 7-Seat Renault Grand Scenic

The Renault Grand Scenic is a seven-seat compact MPV that injects some desirability into the super-sensible small MPV class. How do you make such an practical class sexy? Renault seems to think that some of the design flair and muscularity that have helped make SUVs so popular will do the trick.

The looks may be a bit out there, but there’s a familiar range of engines under the steeply sloped bonnet. These range from a 1.2-litre petrol engine with two power outputs, to 1.5 and 1.6-litre diesels. If you want to lessen your impact on mother earth or just save a few quid on company car tax, a hybrid version is also on the horizon.

Kia Sorento from £28,850

The 7-Seat Kia Sorento

If you’re on a budget and need a big SUV, the Kia Sorento is a great option. The latest Kia Sorento really stands up to the competition.

A good-looking car thanks to Kia’s ‘Tiger Nose’ grille, it’s blessed with plenty of space, packed with standard equipment, and has probably the best interior to ever grace a Kia.

Comfort and refinement are the Kia’s strong points – it’s certainly no sports SUV, but the suspension does a great job of absorbing lumps and bumps in the road. It makes for a great motorway cruiser, too. It’s very quiet at speed, and Kia has worked hard to reduce noise all round – though there’s still some wind noise from the large side mirrors.