SUV comparison: Four of a kind seven-seat vehicles
Four of the top-selling seven-seat family SUVs, compared.
Growing families have a lot more choice these days when it comes to buying a vehicle with more than five seats. Thankfully, there are a lot more options than there were in the 1980s and ’90s when you had the choice of a generic people-mover-style van with zero personality, or another box on wheels.
Anyone in the market for a seven-seater – or in some cases an eight-seater – vehicle can now pick from a number of SUV models of varying sizes and capabilities, including serious off-roaders. Some SUVs offer a third row suitable for daily use that will comfortably sit kids of varying ages. Others have a third row that’s better suited for occasional use.
And then there are the traditional people movers. But even they are a bit sexier than they used to be. We’ve pulled together four very different, but very capable, seven-seat offerings in the market.
Don’t forget: If you’re in the market for a seven-seat people-mover or SUV, be sure to take your family along for the test drive. The best way to know if any vehicle is going to truly suit your needs is by getting your kids’ opinion on the second and third seating rows. Also check that any seven-seater you look at has curtain airbags that run all the way down to the third row. This ensures better occupant protection for all three rows of seating.
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