Top 5 7 Seater New Cars | Best Deals

Published Date: 27th Sep 2020

If you have a large or extended family and you are looking for more than 5 seats you are not just limited to an MPV these days as there are also some spacious 7-seat SUVs available. A 7-seat vehicle can also be especially useful for transporting large items, fold the seats down and you have van-like storage space available.

Here are our top 5 recommended 7-seater new cars with great deals available right now:

Nissan X-Trail

2020 Nissan X-Trail ExteriorThe X-Trail is Nissan’s practical SUV available with 5 or 7 seats and a 4WD option. The X-Trail sits above the popular Qashqai in Nissan’s line-up and it effectively replaced the 7-seat Qashqai (Qashqai+2) as the 7-seat SUV option which was dropped a few years ago.

The X-Trail is a tried and tested formula which delivers a solid and practical SUV at an extremely attractive price point.  Third row seats will not provide as much leg room as some large MPVs but they are more than adequate for small children  and should be fine for most adults on shorter journeys.

2020 Nissan X-Trail InteriorEntry-level Visia models do not have a 4WD option and lack some features like the 7-inch touch screen and safety/driver aids. Our advice is to start your research with the Acenta Premium trim which includes the 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with navigation, Android Auto/Apple CarPlay and automatic dual zone climate control.

Acenta Premium trim also packs plenty of safety and driver aids including front/rear parking sensors, a 360 around view camera, traffic sign recognition and intelligent emergency braking with pedestrian detection.

Move up to N-Connect trim and you get additional equipment including roof rails, handsfree tailgate, intelligent key, and push button engine start.

Top grade Tekna models add graphite leather upholstery, heated front seats, premium Bose audio and Safety Shield (High Beam Assist, Intelligent Driver Alertness, Intelligent Park Assist, Blind Spot Warning and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert).

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Citroen Grand C4 Space Tourer

2020 Citroen C4 Space Tourer ExteriorThe Citroen Grand C4 Space Tourer (formerly called the Grand C4 Picasso) is Citroen’s extremely spacious and practical large MPV. If you’re looking for a 5-seat version Citroen have dropped the 5-seat MPV, presumably due to the ever increasing demand for SUVs so you can look at Citroen’s medium and large SUVs named the C4 Cactus and C5 Cactus.

Unlike some smaller MPVs and 7-seat SUV rivals the Grand C4 Space Tourer can comfortably seat two adults in the third row without their knees tucked up near their chests. If you are a family of five who frequently travel around the country with lots of luggage, the boot space is huge with the back seats folded down, making it ideal.

2020 Citroen C4 Grand Space Tourer interiorEngine choices are a single 1.2 litre petrol option or two diesels, a 1.5 and more powerful 2.0-litre diesel. The petrol is the option for low mileage users, most will probably want the diesel and the 1.5 will be the sweet spot in most cases. CO2 emission are just 104g/km and you can get up to 50mpg (combined) so running costs will be low.

The trim level line-up is simple affair with three models the Touch Plus, Feel Plus and Flair Plus. All models get the 7-inch touchscreen with navigation, rear parking sensors, cruise control, automatic dual zone climate control and 12-inch panoramic high definition driver display.

Feel Plus trim gets additions like front parking sensors, driver seat with massage function and keyless engine start. Top grade Flair Plus adds a power operated rear tailgate and additional driver tech like park assist and blind spot monitoring.

Driver visibility can be an issue in larger MPVs; however the Citroen Grand C4 Space Tourer is amongst the best if not the best in this department, visibility is excellent.

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Ford Galaxy

2020 Ford Galaxy exterior imageThe Ford Galaxy is another spacious 7-seater MPV and perhaps the closest rival to the Citroen Grand C4 Space Tourer. Much like the Citroen Grand Space Tourer a couple of adults should be able to sit comfortably in the third row.

The Galaxy is bigger than Ford’s other 7-seat MPV the S-Max and whilst the S-Max delivers Ford’s famous drivability and more refinement, the larger Galaxy concentrates on practicality, comfort and extra space.

2020 Ford Galaxy interior with one seat folded downFord have simplified the trim line-up and engine choice.  You get a choice of two diesels, a 150bhp which can be paired with a 6-speed manual or 8-speed automatic transmission and the more powerful 190bhp paired with the 8-speed automatic transmission.  The 190bhp diesel is also available with AWD.

The entry-level Zetec is well-equipped with Ford’s QuickClear heated windscreen, 8-inch touchscreen, dual zone automatic temperature control, front/rear parking sensors.

The Titanium trim adds some extra goodies like rear privacy glass, an upgraded infotainment system with native navigation and some additional driver tech like traffic sign recognition, lane keeping aid and lane departure warning.

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Ford S-Max

2020 Ford S-Max exteriorIf the third-row seats are less of a consideration or will only be used by small children then the refinement of the Ford S-Max may be the better option for you than it’s larger sibling, the Galaxy. Some of the space and practicality is exchanged for excellent drivability and more refinement, it is arguably the best MPVs to drive.

You get a choice of four trims, Zetec, Titanium, the sporty ST-Line and top-grade Vignale.

Entry-level Zetec equipment includes an 8-inch touchscreen entertainment system, dual zone automatic temperature control, front/rear parking sensors and automatic wipers.

2020 Ford S-Max interior dashboardTitanium trim will be a good option for a lot of people, it adds to the Zetec trim with rear privacy glass, silver roof rails, LED daytime running lights,  automatic headlights and extra driver tech including lane keeping assistant, lane departure warning, traffic sign recognition. Inside the infotainment system is upgraded to the Nav version and there is 10.1-inch digital driver display.

ST-Line is the sporty option and just about the most fun you may ever have driving an MPV. It features sports suspension, red brake callipers, bodykit, large rear spoiler and interior features like a sports steering wheel and aluminium pedals. There are some extra touches of comfort too with heated front seats and a heated steering wheel.

Top grade Vignale includes plush leather interior, premium Sony audio, a rear-view camera and power operated tailgate.

Like its bigger brother the Galaxy, the S-Max can be paired with either a 150bhp or 190bhp 2.0-litre diesel engine that provide the necessary pulling power.  Higher grade ST-Line and Vignale models also have the option of AWD with the 190bhp engine.

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Peugeot 5008

2020 Peugeot 5008 SUV exteriorThe 5008 which formerly fell into the MPV category has morphed into an extremely stylish SUV with both eye-catching exterior looks and an impressive interior to match.

From an exterior standpoint it looks classy and more like one of the luxury SUVs on the market, when you get inside you are not disappointed either. The 5008 cabin has a distinctly classy look and feel to it that might make you think you are sat in an SUV with a premium badge and premium price to match. The drive is extremely comfortable with very little cabin noise at all, it’s a great motorway cruiser and equally adept around town. You will not get the third-row leg room of a large MPV like the Ford Galaxy or Citroen C4 Grand Space Tourer but it perfectly adequately for small children or for squeezing adults in on shorter trips.

We think the 1.5 diesel will be provide enough pulling power for most and provide low running costs, there is more powerful 2.0-litre diesel too.

2020 Peugeot 5008 iCockpit dashboardPetrol engines are 1.2 and 1.6 litre, the 1.2-litre on the face of it sounds underpowered for such a substantial car but it performs admirably. It may be a good choice for those frequently doing short around town driving, there’s also a much brisker 1.6 litre petrol but if you are frequently driving with a full load or covering a lot of miles the diesels will probably make more sense.

All models get the impressive 12.3-inch digital driver display that can be customised in a number of different ways to display the information you require. There is also an 8-inch touchscreen as standard with Android Auto/Apple CarPlay for smartphone screen mirroring and dual zone climate control. Inside features lots of soft touch finish and feels of premium quality, it’s especially impressive at night when the digital driver display is illuminated in all it’s glory.

Entry-level Active trim gets rear parking sensors but if you look at the Allure trim (our pick) you get front and rear parking sensors and a colour reversing camera. The touchscreen infotainment system is also upgraded with native sat nav.

GT Line gets some sportier styling touches, wireless smartphone charging pad and full LED lights. GT Line Premium adds keyless entry, electric tailgate, panoramic sunroof and driver seat with massage function, while top grade GT ads additional equipment and tech like adaptive cruise control and heated front seats.

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