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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...
BMW X7 xDrive40d M Sport
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.
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.