If you have a big family, you might search a suitable car with 7 seats. If you just have 3 kids that require child seats, depending on the model you might get already into trouble transporting the whole family. If grandma also wants to join, a second car is required to go even on a short trip for family time outside.

In the last decade 7 seater cars have become increasingly popular. The car manufacturer have responded to the high demand and brought a variety models to the market that can be equipped with a third seat row.

Cars with third row seating are available in various categories:

  • Leisure activity vehicle
  • Compact multi-purpose vehicle (MPV)
  • Large MPVs
  • Midsized SUVs
  • Fullsize SUVs

The group of Leisure Activity Vehicles and MPVs is especially interesting for those who are looking for a 7 seater with practical sliding doors that make it easy to access the third seat row.

While the models with spacious interior, especially the high end SUVs, get a third row – usually with two individual seats – at the expense of the volume if the luggage compartment, some brands have come up with special longer versions to equip the car with 7 seats especially the classes of LAVs and MPVs.

But even in the SUV class manufacturers are now able thanks to modern platform development to offer SUVs in various lengths, such as the VW Tiguan and Tiguan Allspace in Europe.

Today car manufacturers have developed flexible folding systems that allow to easily configure the interior of the cars. Whether you need to transport 5 kids to a birthday party or bulky furniture to your home. With a click of a couple of button your car can serve both ways.
When the vehicle seats are folded down, most models now have a flat cargo bed.

The price range opens at the lower end of the Dacia Lodgy, which costs in the cheapest 7 seater version UK, IRE. At the top end in the upper 5 figure range you find luxury SUVs such as the Volvo XC 90, Mercedes GL or Land Rover Discovery.

On this website we have researched which 7 Seater models are available in various markets, including

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