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Cargiant's 7 of the best 7 Seaters

Cargiant's 7 of the best 7 Seaters

If you have a large family or just need some extra space in the back of your car, a 7-seater is the most practical option. Nowadays 7-seaters come in a range of shapes and sizes, from traditional family buses to extended premium SUVs. In this blog post, we give you a run down of Cargiant’s 7 favourite 7-seaters.

Citroen Grand C4 Picasso

The C4 Picasso was first introduced in 2006 in 2 forms, the standard 5-seater and 7-seater Grand C4 Picasso. Both were a huge success for the French brand, and in 2013, they went through radical re-design, making them really stand out from all their rivals. On top of the unique styling, the Grand C4 Picasso offers the sublime comfort level and generous equipment levels you’d expect a premium brand. Interior space is plentiful, especially for middle 3 seats and thanks to its range of frugal petrol and diesel engines, running costs are low. In fact, the 1.6 BlueHDi diesel engine can generate over 70mpg with a maximum of only £20 road tax.

Take a look at our current stock of Citroen C4 Grand Picasso here.

Ford S-Max

The Ford S-Max is slightly smaller than its Galaxy bigger brother, but still seats 7 with space and comfort. Behind the wheel, the S-Max is as good to drive as any of it’s rivals. Its handling is sharp and precise, its ride is smooth and its variety of petrol and diesel engines are all punchy and efficient.

The S-Max has always been an attractive car, even from its initial launch back in 2006, although as there has been a few slight makeovers. The second-generation model came along 3 years ago and kept the positives that made the first car such a success. Basic Zetec S-Max start from as little as £9,000 and feature parking sensors, Bluetooth, voice control and alloy wheels all as standard.      

Take a look at our current stock of Ford S-Max here.

Vauxhall Zafira

The Vauxhall Zafira is an excellent value for money family 7-seater. Starting from as little as £6,300, the Zafira offers the same level of space and comfort to rival any its competitors as well as a similar range of economical petrol and diesel engines. On offer is a 2.o-litre diesel unit capable of over 46mpg and a 1.4-litre turbo-charged petrol engine, which can generate over 44mpg. The usual array of features is available throughout the range, including sat nav, leather seats, cruise control, Bluetooth and alloy wheels.

Take a look at our current stock of Vauxhall Zafira here.

Nissan X-Trail


The Nissan X-Trial took over as the brand’s only 7-seat option in 2014, replacing the extremely popular Qashqai+2. The X-Trial is clearly based on its 5-seater sibling, with similar exterior looks, an identical interior and the same range of generous spec levels. Sat nav, parking sensors, 19” alloy wheels, Bluetooth, and climate control are standard on all models except entry Visia specs. Add reverse camera, leather, heated seats and panoramic roof to higher spec versions.

Under the bonnet, there is a choice of 1.6-litre petrol engine and 1.6-litre and 2.0-litre diesel units. The smaller diesel is the most economical, producing over 55mpg when attached to manual gearbox.  

Take a look at our current stock of Nissan X-Trail here.

Toyota Prius+

The Toyota Prius+ is the only 7-seater on our list which is available with only one engine and an automatic gearbox. The engine being an exceptional 1.8-litre petrol electric hybrid unit which can produce over 68mpg and £0 road tax. Being a petrol hybrid also means the Prius+ can travel through the new ULEZ free.

Just as the case with its smaller 5-seater sibling, the Prius+ is very generously equipped. Toyota’s Touch multimedia system, Bluetooth, reverse camera, alloy wheels and climate control are all standard. Sat Nav, leather seats and panoramic roofs are available in the range topping models.

Take a look at our current stock of Toyota Prius+ here.

Land Rover Discovery

2019 marks the 30th birthday of the Great British icon that is the Land Rover Discovery. Now in 5th generation guise, the Discovery remains the perfect choice for anyone needing size, space and comfort both on and off road. The latest Discovery, the Discovery 5 was released in 2015.

4th and 5th generation Discovery’s are available with a choice of powerful and efficient diesel engines. The Discovery 4 comes with a 3.0-litre SDV6 producing 255bhp and the Discovery 5 is available with 2.0-litre or 2.2-litre units generating 53mpg and 44mpg respectively. Sat nav, heated front seats, parking sensors, alloy wheels and Bluetooth are standard features in the majority of both generation Discovery’s.

Take a look at our current stock of Land Rover Discovery here.


We first saw the BMW X5 20 years ago and was BMW’s first SUV. It was promoted as a Sport Activity Vehicle (SAV) as a way to promote the vehicle’s on road capabilities as well as off-road. The 3rd generation X5 was launched in 2013 with a range of petrol and diesel engines as well as a petrol / hybrid unit which can generate over 80mpg with £0 road tax although this is only available as a 5 seater. 

The BMW X5 comes very generously equipped with sat nav, lather seats, parking sensors, xenon headlights, Bluetooth, climate and cruise control standard on most models. Heated seats, sunroofs, DVD player, memory seats and many more features are available throughout the range.

Take a look at our current stock of BMW X5 here.

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