Best seven-seat cars 2019 (and the ones to avoid)

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...

31 December 2018
Land Rover Discovery, Skoda Kodiaq, Citroën Grand C4 Spacetourer, Peugeot 5008

If you need a car with seven seats, an MPV may seem like the only choice. But plenty of SUVs are also worth considering, especially if you won't be carrying seven on a daily basis.

Before deciding which model is best for you, it's important to consider whether you'll need a large boot on occasions when all seven seats are in use; whether you'd prefer the raised driving position of an SUV or something more saloon-like; and whether you want something that's not only practical but also fun to drive.

There's an awful lot to factor in, so here we count down the top 10 seven-seaters – and reveal the ones that are best avoided.

10. Tesla Model X

Used Tesla Model X 16-present

The Model X is the only all-electric car on this list, but just because it needs to cart around a big battery pack doesn't mean it can't seat seven people too. In fact, the Model X is well worth considering as a big load-lugger, because it offers exceptionally low running costs and astonishing performance.

Our pick: 100D

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9. Citroën Berlingo

Citroën Berlingo side

The Berlingo majors on offering space, and lots of it. Go for the XL version with seven seats, and nobody will feel short-changed when it comes to stretching out. We'd go for the 128bhp 1.5-litre diesel engine, too, because you get plenty of low-down grunt, which will be ideal if all seven seats are filled. The Berlingo is also excellent value, especially in Flair trim.

Our pick: Berlingo XL 1.5 BlueHDi Flair

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8. Citroën Grand C4 Spacetourer

Citroën Grand C4 Spacetourer

The second Citroën on this list is the Grand C4 Spacetourer, which feels more car-like than the Berlingo above. Citroën has put a lot of thought into the car's interior, too – not only can its seats be manipulated easily but it offers the best visibility of any MPV, making it a doddle to manoeuvre. Our main quibble is that the majority of the car's features are controlled through an unintuitive touchscreen. But if you can live with that, the Grand C4 Picasso represents great family transport.

Our pick: 1.6 BlueHDi 120 Feel

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