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Finding the right 7-seater car for you.

7-seater cars are a fantastic option for those who need more space for family or cargo.

Having a third row of seats in a car can be beneficial for so many reasons. 7-seaters offer additional space for everyday use like the daily commute or school run. But they are also great for those more adventurous times, like taking your extended family on a road trip!

At Arnold Clark we have a wide range of used, new and nearly new 7-seater cars for you to choose from. We also have a variety of 7-seater cars on finance. Whether you are looking for something practical, economical, sporty or luxurious, we’ve got you covered.


An overview of 7-seater cars

Why buy a 7-seater?

There are many benefits to buying a 7-seater car. A 7-seater offers drivers additional space and enhanced flexibility out on the roads. With 7 seats, the road trip possibilities are endless. For those with growing families, getting everyone out and about becomes hassle-free! 7-seater cars also make for great towing vehicles. In terms of boot space, most 7-seaters come with the ability to remove or fold down the rearmost seats. This allows for additional space when the third row of seats are not in use.

What 7-seater cars are there?

BMW X7 in Grey Front Facing


If you are looking for luxury 7-seater cars, the BMW X7 should be on your radar. The X7 offers three rows of seating and 7 seats as standard. High-end upholstery and materials feature throughout the cabin. There is a wide array of industry-leading drive tech and innovative equipment fitted. Exactly as expected from any BMW model. The X5 can also be configured to have a third row of seats if you are looking for something a little smaller.

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BMW X5 in Grey Front Facing

Dacia Jogger

In terms of affordable 7-seater cars, the Dacia Jogger is one of the best options on the market. The Jogger is an estate. Dacia's brand refresh in 2022 brought about a facelift for the model. It received a sharper front end, higher roofline and stretched wheelbase. It comes with three rows of seating. Remove the third row or fold it down for added practicality and versatility. The Jogger makes for a fantastic family car. Auto Express named this model as their 'Family Car of the Year' in both 2022 and 2023. The Dacia Jogger is one of the best examples of affordable, 7-seater estate cars available.

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Kia EV9

Volvo XC90

For 7-seater family cars, look no further than the Volvo XC90. This model is the biggest in Volvo’s SUV line-up and one of the best in its class. The model incorporates the sophisticated and minimalist Swedish design throughout. The XC90 offers three rows of seating and 6 or 7 seats depending on your chosen configuration. The Swedish brand is synonymous with safety. You can rest assured that most 7-seater cars don’t come safer than the XC90. Choose the PHEV version for great fuel economy, achieveing up to 235.1mpg. On electric power only, it can travel up to 41 miles.

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Kia EV9

Kia EV9

We also have a variety of 7-seater electric cars for sale. The brand-new Kia EV9 is the manufacturer's flagship premium electric SUV. It's among the market leaders for battery range, offering up to 300 miles. The model also has a rapid charging capacity. In terms of large 7-seater cars with an electric powertrain, the EV9 is one of the largest. The EV9 offers a boxy and bold external design contributing to the model's kerb appeal.

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Is a 7-seater car right for me?

Whether a 7-seater car is right for you depends on your monthly budget, lifestyle and individual preferences. Some questions to think about when deciding if a 7-seater is what you need include:

  • How many seats will I use frequently?
  • What age are the passengers who travel frequently?
  • Will I use the boot or third row of seats more frequently?
  • What is my usual minimum cargo capacity?
  • What is my budget for a vehicle?

You can contact us directly to talk to one of our Product Geniuses who will spend time listening to your needs and matching them with the best car for you.


Frequently asked questions

What is the best 7-seater car?

The best 7-seater car for you will depend on your individual preferences, lifestyle and budget. Here at Arnold Clark, we have 7-seater cars for sale from all your favourite manufacturers. Including Audi, BMW, Citroën, Dacia, Ford, Genesis, Hyundai, Kia, Land Rover, Lexus, Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Peugeot, Renault, Seat, Škoda, Toyota, Vauxhall, Volkswagen and Volvo.

What is the best 7-seater hybrid?

We offer a wide range of 7-seater hybrid cars for sale here at Arnold Clark. An affordable 7-seater hybrid car that we simply must mention again is the Dacia Jogger HEV. It's a fantastic family all-rounder, it's economical and it's practical. Choose the Extreme trim for a great range of extras. You get heated front seats, fold-down seat-mounted trays and an 8-inch infotainment screen. It hasa DAB radio and Bluetooth connectivity. For a brand-new Dacia Jogger HEV, prices start at around £22,000.

Another great example is the Kia Sorento PHEV. The Sorento is available with 7 seats and includes a third row. Collapsing the third row of seating creates more luggage space in the boot. The Sorento offers drivers and passengers premium comfort. It has an array of modern infotainment and driver assist technology. In terms of used 7-seater hybrid cars, prices for a Kia Sorento PHEV start around £35,000.

What 7-seater car has the best mpg?

The fuel type of your desired 7-seater will dictate the fuel efficiency of that model. We stock petrol, diesel, HEVs, PHEVs, MHEVs and fully electric 7-seater cars. A great example of 7-seater petrol cars with great mpg is the Mercedes-Benz GLE. Despite its extremely large body, the petrol version of this model still offers up to 32.5mpg.

7-seater diesel cars with the best mpg include the Peugeot 5008. This model can return up to 60.8mpg depending on the diesel engine you choose. The VW Touran 7-seater diesel model also offers great fuel efficiency, achieving up to 53.3mpg.

7-seater hybrid cars with the best mpg include the Audi Q7 PHEV. The flagship Q7 PHEV can achieve up to 134.5mpg, despite the model weighing more than 2.5 tonnes. The Volvo XC90 Recharge is a 7-seater PHEV which also offers fantastic economy. It can return up to 235.1mpg.

Which is the best 7-seater car for families?

Depending on what budget you are looking at, we have many fantastic 7-seater family cars for sale. The Škoda Kodiaq or VW Tiguan Allspace are great options if you need a smallerwith 7 seats. They are great for parking and manoeuvrability for their size and class. The Kodiaq has the option for a 7-seat configuration at the time of purchase. You can check the product description for the specific model's number of seats. Ideal if you are in the market for a small used 7-seater car but are unsure about specific model options. The VW Tiguan Allspace is a versatile family all-rounder and has a third row of seats in the boot as standard. Both are great examples of small 7-seater cars that would be excellent for families.

There are also many affordable 7-seater cars on the market that are great for families. The Citroën C4 Spacetourer has a sizeable boot, around 632 litres with the third row of seating folded. With all 7 seats in use, the model still offers 165 litres of boot space. The C4 Spacetourer is a spacious, fun and family-friendly 7-seater which won't break the bank. The Renault Grand Scenic is another affordable 7-seater family car. The Grand Scenic offers drivers stylish looks, an array of advanced safety tech. It has economical engines at a budget-friendly price for both new and used models.

If you are looking for luxury 7-seater cars for the family, the Mercedes-Benz GLS and GLB are great choices. They can comfortably accommodate growing families in style and luxury. The GLB is the entry-level 7-seater SUV in their luxury SUV line-up range. The GLS is the manufacturer's flagship model. The GLB is related to the B-Class MPV but is far larger. Both the GLS and GLB are packed with the latest innovative technology. They include Mercedes-Benz's industry leading MBUX infotainment system. The GLB offers a sizeable boot and an extremely stylish and sophisticated cabin interior.

Are 7 seaters more expensive to insure?

The cost to insure your 7-seater will depend on the insurance group it falls into. For example, if the 7-seater car is a Hyundai Santa Fe manufactured post-2018 it has an insurance group of 22 - 40. The range demonstrates how much these groups can vary. This depends on the particular trim, engine size, transmission and fuel type. If you choose a Audi Q7 (post-2017) and the groups are much higher, ranging from 35-50. A higher group typically means a higher insurance premium.

You should check the insurance group which your desired 7-seater falls into. In the UK, there are 50 different insurance groups. The number refers to the level of risk. Group 1 has the lowest risk and Group 50 has the highest risk. There are several factors taken into consideration. This determines what particular group a car is placed into. Some of these factors include:

  • The value of the model
  • Estimated repair costs associated with the model
  • Engine size and performance (Bhp, torque etc.)
  • Safety equipment on the model
  • Security equipment on the model
  • Lifestyle factors relative to the individual who is insuring the model

Are 7-seater cars safe?

All 7-seater cars undergo very stringent safety and crash tests to be approved for market. Ultimately, a vehicle will not get to market if it is deemed to be unsafe. 7-seater cars are larger than many others on the road. It is widely accepted that larger cars with more weight will fare better in a road accident.

Most 7-seater cars currently available on the market will have a 5-star Euro NCAP crash test score. Euro NCAP is a vehicle safety rating system. It was created by the Swedish Road Administration and is a standard across the EU market. This rating system is voluntary but is backed by EU members and many motoring and consumer organisations across the EU. To find out your desired model's scores you can head directly to Euro NCAP's website and check!

How many suitcases fit in a 7-seater?

How many suitcases fit in a 7-seater will depend on which make and model you choose. Contact us directly or visit us in-store to test it out for yourself! Some 7-seater cars will have the option of removing or folding down the rearmost seats. This makes additional boot space for luggage. However, when all 7 seats are in use, luggage space can be significantly reduced.