Best and worst seven-seat SUVs and 4x4s 2019
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...
1. Audi Q7
Like the rival Volvo XC90, the Audi Q7 has four-wheel drive as standard but is geared towards surefooted on-road use, rather than traversing muddy fields. It’s also an extremely practical car, thanks to a generously proportioned interior and a huge boot. But what really sets the Q7 apart is its stunning interior, sensational refinement and pillowy ride.
Our pick: 45 TDI quattro S line Tiptronic
The seven-seat SUV to avoid:
Mitsubishi’s Outlander PHEV has been a staggering success in the UK, because its plug-in hybrid powertrain means it qualifies for low tax and, until recently, a grant from the Government. Unfortunately, if you want a seven-seat Outlander, you have to go for the 2.2-litre diesel model, which keeps the PHEV's numb steering and unsettled ride but is much less frugal.
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