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Best 7 seaters of 2022

If you’re in the market for a great 7 seater car then there are a number of fantastic vehicles out there to pick from. Some are luxurious, others sporty, while the best can pack in the extended family and all their luggage.

Because even if you don't regularly drive with six passengers, having a third row of seats is a great feature in a car. How many of us, after all, have at one point had to take two cars when heading out on a trip with friends or extended family because there simply aren't enough seats and seatbelts to spare? These moments may not come up every day but, when they do, having a 7 seater car is a real boon.

Even if the third row of seats in a 7 seater car are a little tight, they're a fantastic resource, and 7 seaters can come in really handy for parents, who can take their kids' friends home from school or on outings, earning brownie points from everyone involved.

And for parents with more than one child, having a third row in the back of a car can be a great way of resolving bickering sessions between offspring, or can give older kids a break from their younger siblings, or vice-versa.

Our carwow experts have selected the very best seven-seater cars on the market today.

Audi Q7

1. Audi Q7

Battery range up to 34 miles
carwow price from
£702* / month (£57,768)
Skoda Kodiaq

2. Skoda Kodiaq

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£350* / month (£31,550)
Tesla Model X

3. Tesla Model X

Battery range up to 351 miles
Volvo XC90

4. Volvo XC90

Battery range up to 28 miles
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£635* / month (£54,213)
Land Rover Discovery

5. Land Rover Discovery

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£721* / month (£55,552)
Mercedes GLB

6. Mercedes GLB

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£464* / month (£39,190)
Kia Sorento

7. Kia Sorento

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£440* / month (£50,498)

8. BMW X7

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£1,163* / month (£80,842)
Peugeot 5008

9. Peugeot 5008

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£425* / month (£31,031)
Dacia Jogger

10. Dacia Jogger

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£142* / month (£16,170)

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7-seater FAQs

The Dacia Jogger is currently the cheapest 7-seater on the market. Prices start at £14,995, although you will want to spend a bit more for a few modern essentials like an 8-inch infotainment system and keyless entry. That pushes you up to the mid-range Comfort trim which costs £16,595.

The Vauxhall Combo Life MPV starts at £20,185 and has tons of space, although it’s a bit basic inside. Volkswagen’s Touran MPV in base SE trim is next up, at £30,470. It offers a lot more tech, space and performance than the Vauxhall and Dacia, but you do pay a fair premium for this. The SEAT Tarraco is one of the cheapest large 7-seater SUVs at £30,785.

For the most passenger space in all 3 rows, the largest SUVs like the Land Rover Discovery, BMW X7 and Audi Q7 are the most spacious.

All modern 7-seater vehicles need to pass some stringent crash and safety tests before reaching the market. Even 3rd row passengers have seatbelts, and most luxury 7-seaters also offer airbags for every occupant.

It is commonly accepted that a larger, heavier vehicle will be better off than a smaller, lighter one in the event of an accident.

Additional seats on their own may not necessarily affect the insurance premium, however they will be considered together with the main rating factors such as the vehicle size, type, performance and its intended use.

Vehicle reliability is as much to do with maintenance and servicing (as well as a bit of luck) as it is with anything else, but the Kia Sorento and Skoda Kodiaq have a decent reputation for dependability.

To have 7 seats a car naturally has to be relatively large, but the Mercedes GLB isn't vast, and the Dacia Jogger's estate (rather than SUV) design makes it seem less bulky than some models.

A diesel Skoda Kodiaq should return strong economy, while the Kia Sorento plug-in hybrid will also save you money at the pumps as long as you regularly charge it up.

This really depends on whether you're looking at when all seven seats are in place, when only five are up, or when all five rear chairs are folded down. The Volvo XC90 has between 316 and 1,856 litres depending on how many seats you have in place, which is pretty decent.

Yes, although most are plug-in hybrids rather than self-charging hybrids. The Volvo XC90 and Kia Sorento can both be had as PHEVs, while the Toyota Highlander is a 78 seater self-charging hybrid.

Yep the Tesla Model X set out above. The smaller Tesla Model Y is also available as a 7 seater in America, but in the UK only the 5 seater Model Y is available at the moment.