Best and worst 7-seat cars 2021

Whether you're looking for a part-time seven-seater or a car to carry that many people on a regular basis, check out which ones to go for – and which to avoid...

Volvo XC90 T8

7. Volvo XC90

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The original Volvo XC90 was on sale for more than a decade and, even at the end of its life, it was still a very practical seven-seater. The good news is that the latest version is just as capable and a hell of a lot classier. Indeed, interior quality rivals the premium German manufacturers and, if you pick the right engine and trim combination, you’ll be getting one of the best luxury SUVs on sale today. And if you fancy going for the plug-in hybrid T8 model, you can cruise around on electric power and still have space for seven.

2019 Ford Galaxy front

Order a seven-seat taxi to take you to the airport and chances are a Galaxy will turn up, but there’s a reason for that: its combination of low running costs and brilliant seating flexibility makes the car a very practical choice. For a tall car, the handling is superb, too, so when it's just you on board, you can have a lot of fun driving it.

Best and worst seven-seat cars 2018

Skoda's first seven-seater, the Kodiaq, is a comfortable choice with a smart and practical interior, although you do have to be careful when speccing it because it's easy to push the price north of £30k if you start adding options. Fortunately, standard equipment includes automatic emergency braking, rear parking sensors, dual-zone climate control and an 8.0in touchscreen infotainment screen with smartphone mirroring.

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