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Car of the Year Awards 2021: Best luxury SUV for big families

Most luxury SUVs deal in big, brash design. However, the best back this up with a wow factor interior that offers supreme comfort and quality. Plus, they're as fast as they are quiet...

The only thing bigger than the X7’s gigantic grille is the car itself. So if you’ve got a big budget and are losing count of how many children you need to transport around on any given day, there’s only one place your money should go.

A large family (with friends) won’t find a more comfortable vehicle to live with. It will turn heads, drop jaws and spark debate on the school run, and it’ll carry seven people – with holiday luggage in the boot – down to the south of France as easily as a double-decker bus. The xDrive40d’s torquey 3.0-litre diesel engine will get you there in good time, too.

BMW X7 - interior

Think a Land Rover Discovery is bigger? Think again. You will find a similar level of spaciousness in the Mercedes-Benz GLS, but the X7 wipes the floor with this rival in all other areas – particularly ride comfort, where the BMW excels.

The interior is as flashy as it is sturdy, and refinement is so impressive that someone in the third row can have a conversation with those up front without raising their voice.

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