If you’re mum to a large family, or regularly transport other people’s children to and fro, then you’ll most likely be looking to invest in a seven seat car. Seven seaters are the ultimate family car for buyers looking for maximum space for people and luggage too.
With child seats becoming compulsory for children between the ages of 0-12 years old, it means that many cars which might have originally housed three kids in the back are now unable to do so. In fact, even some of the largest estate cars struggle to provide enough width for three. The increase in the number of seven seater cars has thankfully combated this problem, and manufacturers are now making a number of stylish MPVs and 4×4 cars which offer this facility.
Many seven seat cars contain their sixth and seventh seats in the boot, meaning you can also make full use of the load space when you’re not carrying a full car of passengers. Follow the Trusted Dealers guide below which reveals our top five favourite seven seater cars and why we like them so much.
The Ford S Max is one of the most popular seven seat MPVs on the road and it’s not difficult to see why. It’s a stylish, good-looking and affordable seven seat car which is fun to drive and offers a spacious interior to house seven passengers with confidence. What’s more, it offers a selection of highly efficient engines meaning your running costs will be kept at an all time low too.
Step inside the latest SEAT Alhambra and you will instantly be impressed with its incredibly spacious cabin which is not only stylish but highly practical too. To drive, the Alhambra is refined and provides a smooth ride for occupants. One of the advantages of the Seat Alhambra is that its prices are lower than its almost-identical VW Sharan whilst remaining just as practical and good to drive.
Renault Grand Scenic
The Renault Grand Scenic is another seven seater MPV which offers great value for money. It’s also one of the safest MPV cars on the road scoring a 5 out of 5 star rating with Euro NCAP. It’s a great car to drive which compensates for some of the smaller issues which might put buyers off such as hard to fold down rear seats. All in all though, it’s a good buy for the money and a reliable car too.
Land Rover Discovery 4
The Land Rover Discovery is not only a great seven seater car, it also comes top in the 4×4 sector for being one of the most attractive buys with an outstanding interior and plenty to offer even the most discerning of drivers. It is a well built, stylish car which offers a luxury standard of travel for its occupants, and plenty of space, not to mention it’s off road-capability which is second to none.
The Kia Carens was not only built to replace its five-seater model but also the larger Kia Sedona MPV. As a result, the dimensions of the new Kia Carens are much smaller than the Sedona whilst neatly packing in space for seven. The boot space is tight if all the seats are in place but with the rear seats folded you’ll get as much as 492 litres of space. The interior of the Carens sports a high quality feel and it comes with plenty of kit included in its price, not to mention its industry-leading seven-year warranty.