Best and worst 7-seat SUVs and 4x4s 2018

Whether you're planning to carry seven people on a regular basis, or just need an occasional third row of seats, there’s an SUV to suit your needs...

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Claire Evans
13 Nov 2017 23:40 | Last updated: 14 Jun 2018 00:03

Best and worst 7-seat SUVs and 4x4s 2018

The Sorento is closely related to Hyundai's Santa Fe, but it's a more practical option because its third row is spacious enough for adults, not just children. It also has a punchy engine, heavy towing capacity and comfortable ride, although the very best rivals are more refined.

Our pick: 2.2 CRDi KX-2 Auto

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6. Range Rover Sport

Best and worst 7-seat SUVs and 4x4s 2018

The latest Sport is based on the regular Range Rover, so it’s no surprise that it’s a fantastic car for covering long distances, with smooth engines and a cosseting ride. The luxurious and generously equipped interior looks and feels classy and, crucially, unlike its bigger brother, it can be specified with seven seats.

Our pick: 3.0 SDV6 HSE 7st

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Best and worst 7-seat SUVs and 4x4s 2018

The XC90 has always been a very practical family car, with a versatile interior and huge boot. However, the latest version is also enjoyable to drive and very classy inside. Only average refinement and a slightly unsettled ride stop it from finishing even higher on this list.

Our pick: 2.0 D5 Momentum

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