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Best used 7-seater cars

Looking for a car with room for more than five people? We’ve selected our favourite used seven-seaters.

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By Cazoo editorial team

Saloons, hatchbacks and estate cars are great, but what if you have a large family or a lot of friends? If you want to carry six or seven people, normal family cars like the Volkswagen Golf or Ford Mondeo aren’t going to be big enough. You’ll want a seven-seater.

You don’t need five kids to buy a seven-seat car. The flexibility to carry six passengers – the girls from lacrosse, your mates from work, your children’s classmates, your extended family – is one of the best things about having a large car. To make things easier, we’ve rounded up the best, used seven-seaters on the market.

1. Land Rover Discovery

Engineered to cross rivers, climb mountains and tow huge loads over muddy terrain, the Land Rover Discovery is also very popular with families who just need to get from A to B in a car that’s got everything to make life easier.

For starters, it’s a quiet cruiser that’s as happy on school runs and motorways as it is in the Alps or in the Sahara. It also has an interior that gives you MPV-style practicality and luxury-car comfort. There’s lots of storage space and a deep, wide boot that’ll hold all of your gear. The two third-row seats have enough space for an adult to sit comfortably for a few hours, so you can bring friends or family along on days out or on longer trips.

Read our Land Rover Discovery review

2. Volvo XC90

Swedish car manufacturer Volvo has always been serious about safety and the Volvo XC90 is one of the safest family cars you can buy. It’s also one of the most quiet and comfortable, and has an upmarket interior featuring premium materials. There are few cars more pleasant to ride in as a passenger, which is one of the reasons the Volvo XC90 is so popular with large families.

Its four-wheel drive system and good ground clearance give it some off-road ability, but it’s on the road that the XC90 really shines. All versions are smooth to drive and there are plug-in hybrid models that give you enough zero-emissions pure electric power for short journeys.
Read our Volvo XC90 review

3. Peugeot 5008

The Peugeot 5008 is one of the most distinctive seven-seaters, with a sharp-edged, futuristic look inside and out. It’s a great choice for families thanks to its smooth ride, comfortable seats and quiet engines. There’s lots of space inside, with room for adults in the third-row seats and a huge boot when travelling in five-seat mode.

Compared with many seven-seat SUVs the 5008 is a very cost-effective option, with especially fuel-efficient engines and competitive prices. There’s also the reassurance of Peugeot’s excellent reputation for reliability, as highlighted by the brand finishing first among 24 brands in the most recent J.D. Power UK Vehicle Dependability Study.

Read our Peugeot 5008 review

4. Citroen Berlingo

The Citroen Berlingo is all about no-nonsense practicality. If its tall, boxy body looks a bit van-like that’s because Citroen does indeed sell versions of the Berlingo (minus the back windows and other features) as a van. The upside is that the interior of the passenger-carrying version gives you a huge amount of interior space. Seven adults fit comfortably and you can fit three child seats across the middle row, while the sliding back side doors make access really easy, even in tight parking spaces. There are 28 interior storage compartments, too, including some in the roof!

Then there’s the boot. In seven-seat mode, it’s as big as what you find in many mid-size hatchbacks. Fold-down the back seats and bingo! You’ve got a van-like space. The good news is that the Berlingo doesn't feel like a van to drive – it’s quiet and comfortable, while the huge windows give you (and your passengers) a great view out. There are few better cars if you want the ultimate in practicality and versatility.

Read our Citroen Berlingo review

5. Audi Q7

The Audi Q7 is the German brand’s biggest SUV. It’s comfortable, quiet and powerful. You could travel for many hours in a Q7 and get out still feeling fresh. It’s a big car, so finding a parking space can be tricky, but it’s very easy to drive. The interior is luxurious, full of high-tech equipment and designed with an attention to detail that makes your life easier.

Although there’s not as much space in the Q7’s third-row seats as in some rivals, they're fine for adults on shorter journeys – perfect if a couple of friends or family members decide to tag along at the last minute. In five-seat mode, the boot’s enormous. The Q7 costs more than most of the other cars on this list but its quality, capability and desirability mark it out as a premium option.

6. Volkswagen Touran

Before SUVs zoomed in popularity, MPVs (also known as ‘people carriers’) were the seven-seater family car of choice. The Volkswagen Touran is one of only a handful still being sold. It’s one of the smaller ones, but still has plenty of space for a large family and their stuff. It’s also easier to drive in town than bigger MPVs.

The Touran’s petrol and diesel engines are more fuel-efficient than you find in a bulkier SUV. It’s comfortable, feels good to drive and everyone gets a great view out through big windows. It’s also well made from hard-wearing materials, so it should stand up to the rigours of family life.

Read our Volkswagen Touran review

7. Skoda Kodiaq

Skoda’s first full-size SUV is a great-value family car. Comfortable, spacious and reliable, the Kodiaq is an easy car to recommend for those wanting a practical and versatile all-rounder. The efficient, quiet petrol and diesel engines make it a great choice for families who travel long distances with a boot full of gear – and their four-legged friends.

The Kodiaq’s interior is packed with equipment, is very user-friendly and has a high-quality look and feel. Four-wheel-drive versions have useful off-road ability and can tow heavier trailers and there’s even a sporty, high-performance vRS model.

Read our Skoda Kodiaq review

8. Toyota Prius+

The Toyota Prius+ is the only seven-seat MPV with hybrid power, so it’s ideal if you need lots of space but want to minimise your carbon footprint. You pay less for road tax, too. It’s a self-charging – rather than plug-in – hybrid, so it only has a short zero-emissions range. But it’s enough to make driving in towns and heavy traffic rather peaceful and you get an automatic gearbox as standard.

There’s ample space for a large family and adults fit in the rearmost seats if you slide the second row forwards. It doesn’t have the biggest boot, but there’s a useful extra storage compartment under the boot floor.

9. Ford Galaxy

The Ford Galaxy is as popular with minicab drivers as it is with families because it’s one of the few cars that can comfortably carry seven adults, plus luggage, on long journeys. It’s a big car yet it's good to drive thanks to responsive steering and great balance through corners. A high driving position, large windows and standard parking sensors make it surprisingly easy to park, too.

Ford has a good reputation for safety and reliability, and what the Galaxy lacks in attention-seeking styling, it more than makes up for in family-focused practicality and well-finished interior comfort. If you want a no-nonsense car to carry lots of people in comfort, the Ford Galaxy is hard to beat.

There are lots of high-quality seven-seater cars to choose from at Cazoo. Simply use the search function to find one you love then buy or finance it online. You can choose to have it delivered to your door, or you can collect it from your nearest Cazoo Customer Centre.

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