Best new seven seater cars for 2013
Not only do they boast many seats inside, but modern seven seater cars also offer a huge amount of interior and luggage space, not to mention usually a comfortable cabin to go along with it.
Some motorists may be concerned about the styling of such large models next to smaller family car options, but happily there are some attractive seven seater model selections in the new market as well.
So for those looking for a large practical family car here's a selection of the best seven seater cars on sale at the moment, which can be found at Perrys Dealerships nationwide.
Ford Grand C-Max
One of the more compact examples of a seven seater car on the new market today, the Grand C-Max is also a superb handling MPV that offers a gentle ride and respectable running costs.
The car's solid range of engines includes an 115bhp 1.6-litre diesel, a 2.0-litre diesel with 140bhp or 163bhp, and a frugal 1.0-litre Ecoboost petrol unit with 100bhp or 125bhp.
The 1.6 diesel can reach up to 61.4mpg on the combined fuel cycle and emits just 119g/km in CO2, while the 100bhp Ecobbost emits just 117g/km.
With a load room ranging from 432 litres to 1,723 litres and a highly adjustable seating arrangement, the Grand C-Max is easy to use and live with. The Ford Grand C-Max currently starts pricing at £19,945.
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The latest Sorento SUV, launched back in 2010, was given a large package of improvements compared to its previous generation and the results have greatly paid off. With revised engines, a new platform enhanced interior quality and a smarter, more modern look, the Sorento has managed to surpass the high standards of its predecessor.
The Kia Sorento range is offered with a 2.2-litre turbo-diesel engine and a host of emission-reducing features such as stop-start engine technology.
The Sorento is also available with a choice of manual or automatic transmissions, as well as seven-seats as standard.
Kia also offer a seven-year warranty for its Sorento models and owners can fix their running costs, three-years servicing and MOT for just £379.
Furthermore with a seven seater cabin and a boot load ranging from 116 litres to 1,530 litres, the Sorento unquestionably offers a practical element for buyers.
The Kia Sorento range starts at only £26,495.
Land Rover Discovery 4
With the Discovery you get something a little different than many other seven seater cars on the new market. Thanks to its sophisticated Terrain Response System, this 4x4 SUV is an absolute monster on off-road terrain.
As well as that, the Discovery delivers a luxurious interior that features standard equipment such as automatic climate control, cool box in centre console and wide range of leather upholstery.
The Discovery also ticks the storage capacity box with up to 2,500-litres worth of stowage space. The engine in the Discovery is a powerful 256bhp 3.0-litre V6 diesel.
Prices for the Land Rover Discovery 4 currently start at £38,850.
This is a seven-seater version of the popular Nissan Qashqai crossover and consequently its slightly taller and longer then its standard five-door counterpart.
While its size and the number of seats have changed, the Qashqai+2 still retain the same comfortable and refined drive offered in the five-door model.
Also pleasing is the lengthy equipment list found with the Qashqai+2 range. Standard features include a trip computer, electric windows and Bluetooth connectivity.
Prices for the Nissan Qashqai+2 currently start at £18,195.
The 5008 is like the bigger brother of the Peugeot 3008, it's a very sizeable seven-seater MPV which does pretty much everything you might want from a family car.
Inside the 5008 offers a massive storage capacity of up to 1,754-litres with the seats folded down. It still offers up to 823-litres with the seats in place.
On the road the 5008 delivers a smooth and silent ride, which is always a bonus when driving long distance. The cabin is also roomy which makes for a comfortable driving experience.
Its dashboard is also littered with equipment, including the option of a sat nav.
Peugeot 5008 prices currently start from £16,595.
The Seat Alhambra is renowned for its versatile handling on the road, which has contributed to numerous prestigious motoring awards in the MPV category for this car.
Even with all of its seats in place the Alhambra offers 267-litre of storage space. With the two rows of seats folded down it offers up to 2,297 litres of storage space. On top of its storage space the Alhambra offers generous leg and headroom for its rear seats that will suffice for even adults.
The Alhambra offers plenty of entry level equipment on its S trim level, including 16-inch alloy wheels, climate control, multi-function steering wheel and stop/start technology.
Its entry level engine is a solid 1.4 TSI petrol producing 148bhp.
Seat Alhambra prices start from £23,770
Vauxhall Zafira Tourer
The Zafira Tourer embraces Vauxhall's latest sporty and tredny design language, which includes the stylish criss-cross front end featuring 'boomerang' headlights.
Its interior is filled with storage compartments, including storage in the side of the doors, glove boxes and under the seats, which can prove useful for security reasons.
The Zafira Tourer also comes with the Flex7 seating arrangement, which allows the seats to be configured to the driver's specification. With its seats folded down the Zafira Tourer has a maximum storage capacity of 1,860-litres.
It houses a frugal 2.0-litre diesel engine that emits just 137g/km and returns up to 54mpg.
Vauxhall Zafira Tourer prices start from £20,145.