So you want to buy a used seven-seater. Or, to be more precise, as people tend to buy such things more through necessity than desire, you need to buy one.
Well, the good news is that buyers have rarely had a better selection of second-hand seven seaters to choose from – and with a variety of SUVs now coming with room for seven, providing a trendier alternative to more traditional MPVs for those who can live with slightly less space in the rearmost seats, there’s plenty of variety in the market too.
Problem is, plenty of variety also means the potential for plenty of confusion too. As ever, though, here at What Car?, we’ve set ourselves the task of helping you to work out what’s what. So without further ado, here’s our pick of the 10 best seven-seaters over three years old.
Top 10 best used seven-seaters
10. Hyundai Santa Fe
Early versions of the current Hyundai Santa Fe are now making very tempting used buys. They don’t come cheap, mind you; prices are on a par with some more prestigious cars. But you do get plenty of equipment, a comfortable ride and a versatile interior. And of course, if you buy one new enough, you get the rump of the five-year warranty Hyundai attaches to all its new cars.
We found: 2013 2.2 CRDi Premium SE 4WD 7st, 45,000 miles, £18,999
9. Peugeot 5008
Quiet, comfortable, and endowed with a stylish interior, there’s lots to love about Peugeot’s 5008. There’s plenty enough room for seven, with a versatile and practical seating layout, and a solid range of engines. It’s also great value, with used prices now looking very reasonable indeed. The only downside is that some of the switches are awkwardly placed and feel a little flimsy to the touch.
Why wouldn’t you be tempted by the Land Rover Discovery? It’s probably got the best image of any SUV; one which suggests you’ll be able to climb any mountain and ford any stream. In a Discovery you probably will, but more relevant is the fact that it offers a comfortable ride, space for seven adults, plenty of equipment and a lusty range of engines. Reliability is a concern and prices are pretty high, but that isn’t enough to put off the plethora of buyers that choose a Discovery.
We found: 2013 SDV6 GS, 45,000 miles, £25,844
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