Best and worst seven-seat SUVs and 4x4s 2020

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...

New Mazda CX-5 & Ford Kuga vs Skoda Kodiaq

7. Skoda Kodiaq

This is the first seven-seater car in Skoda's history, but you'd never guess it, because it's full of clever touches that make it perfect for growing families. The cheapest trim level you can have with seven seats is SE, which also gets you plenty of kit including dual-zone climate control and rear parking sensors.

Our pick: 2.0 TDI SE DSG

New Kia Sorento & Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace vs Peugeot 5008

The Kia Sorento is closely related to the Hyundai 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, a heavy towing capacity and a comfortable ride, although its very best rivals are more refined.

Our pick: 2.2 CRDi KX-2 auto

Read our full Kia Sorento review or find a great Sorento deal

5. Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace

Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace

Take the regular Volkswagen Tiguan, add some more space and two extra seats and hey presto, you've made the Tiguan Allspace. Its high-quality interior and flexible seating are impressive and it remains good to drive.