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...

30 November 2018
Volvo XC90 front

7. Volvo XC90

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.

Our pick: 2.0 D5 Momentum

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6. Ford Galaxy

Best and worst seven-seat cars 2018

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.

Our pick: 2.0 TDCi Zetec

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5. Skoda Kodiaq

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.