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These are the best seven-seaters on sale today

These are the best seven-seaters on sale today


Need plenty of space, both for luggage and occupants too? You’ll want a seven-seater then.

Need plenty of space, both for luggage and occupants too? You’ll want a seven-seater then. Fortunately enough there are plenty of options currently on the market, offering a variety of body styles from a variety of brands.

But which are best? That’s what we’ve been investigating - and here are the results.

Land Rover Discovery

This list was always destined to feature Land Rover’s go-anywhere Discovery. As well as seven comfortable seats, it’s packed with off-road tech to make it just as capable at scaling steep inclines as it is making the weekly run to the shops.

Land Rover Discovery driving on a road

Expensive it may be, but the Discovery comes loaded with equipment and is available with a range of engine choices, too.

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Volvo XC90

When the first-generation XC90 was released, it stormed the market thanks to its rock-solid build quality and efficiency. The latest edition continues the legacy, albeit with a whole lot more technology and equipment.

Silver Volvo XC90

It’s also one of the safest cars on the market thanks to a raft of assistance systems. For families, there are few better options than the XC90.

Seat Alhambra

If you’re after the best possible passenger space, then look no further than the Seat Alhambra. It may be a little outdated inside, but the Alhambra makes up for it with a huge amount of interior room. It’s also surprisingly good to drive, and frugal, too.

Side view of a red Seat Alhambra

As the Alhambra has been around for a little while now, you’re likely to find good deals on it at the forecourt - bolstering its appeal.

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Skoda Kodiaq

Skoda hit the nail on the seven-seater head when it released the Kodiaq. Rock-solid build quality and incredible value-for-money meant that this Czech SUV enjoyed immediate popularity and has continued to do so.

Front view of a blue Skoda Kodiaq driving on a road

It’s available with a range of efficient engines too, while a new performance-orientated model - the Kodiaq vRS - means there’s something for those with the need for speed as well.


Audi Q7

Audi’s big Q7 flies the flag for premium manufacturers here, offering that top-notch driving experience you’d expect from a car with four rings on the front. A high-quality interior and silky-smooth petrol and diesel engines seal the deal.

Audi Q7 driving through London at night

There’s the all-conquering SQ7 available too - which puts many ‘normal’ performance cars to shame.

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Tesla Model X

Representing the electric contingent is Tesla’s Model X. Spaceship-like in design, it’s a real looker out on the road but, fortunately for this list, it’s available with seven seats. A realistic 300-mile all-electric range means it’s usable for long-distance drivers, too.

White Tesla Model X driving on a road

Though it may be expensive to buy outright, the Model X justifies its high price tag with minimal running costs and plenty of performance.

Mercedes GLS

The Mercedes GLS takes the fight to the Audi Q7, and having recently been updated, packs more tech and features than ever before. A longer wheelbase than the car it replaces means there’s more space than before, and improved legroom for all occupants.

Mercedes GLS parking in front of mountains

The interior of the car has been vastly overhauled, with a full widescreen infotainment system helping to give the cabin a particularly high-tech feel.

Ford S-Max

Though Ford’s S-Max has been around a little while now, it’s still one of the best-driving seven-seaters around, and offers genuine practicality as well. A range of frugal engines help to keep trips to the pump at a minimum, while solid build quality should mean it holds up to family duties too.

Burgundy Ford S-Max

A range-topping Vignale is now available, though even lower trims get a vast amount of standard equipment.