Best seven seater cars

Our top picks of seven-seater cars for mums on the go.

When choosing a new car, mums have a lot to consider before making a choice – value for money, will it hold everything I need? Are my children safe? Is it eco friendly?

Above all, mum needs to know that this car will make her life easy and will effectively get her from A to B.

Seven-seater cars are a popular choice for growing families, allowing family and friends to get out and about with plenty of space for luggage.

We’ve taken a look at the best seven-seaters on the market from across various brands.

Toyota Verso

Toyota Verso © Toyota

Named the safest MPV of 2010 by car safety experts Euro NCAP, the Toyota Verso is the obvious choice for mums with safety as their number one priority.

Like other Toyota’s, the Verso is a reliable car, well equipped to handle fast paced family life. A slick and stylish model, the Verso is a great seven-seater for mums on the run.

Eco Rating – 139g/km of CO2

NCAP Safety Rating – 5 Stars and named safest MPV of 2010

Land Rover Discovery 4

Land Rover Discovery 4 © Land Rover

Land Rover has long been the face of big cars. A familiar exterior combined with fresh engines, a revised chassis and an array of advanced technology make this 3.0 litre diesel a popular choice with big families.

A five-seater, with foldaway seats in the boot to turn it into a seven-seater, the Discovery 4 is a powerful family car with slight eco improvements on its predecessor.

Eco Rating – 244g/km of CO2

Safety Rating – Untested (Although the Discovery 3 was awarded 4/5 Stars)

Peugeot 5008

Peugeot 5008, © Automobiles Peugeot

A compact people carrier, this Peugeot is happy to accept exactly what it is, rather than try to be a sports car, off-roader and family car all in one.

Coming in a five power options with both diesel and petrol, this family car can suit all. Folding rear seats and moveable middle row turn this vehicle from a seven-seater, to a van-like boot with masses of space.

Eco Rating – 135g/km

NCAP Safety Rating – 5 Stars

Ford S-Max

Ford S-Max

A fun and stylish car to drive, the Ford S-Max is a sporty drive suiting a get up and go family.

With an eco-boost, this Ford offers a diesel-like shove whilst maintaining the ability to efficiently save fuel. Foldable seats in the rear are perfect for children whilst the rest of the cabin is roomy.

Eco Rating – 189g/km of CO2

NCAP Safety Rating – 5 Stars

SEAT Alhambra

SEAT Alhambra, © SEAT

A very specious people carrier, the SEAT Alhambra can easily hold 7 people and all of their luggage. Sliding doors make this car a family favourite as bashing over car doors in a car park is rendered near impossible.

A practical family car, this is one for long road trips promising comfort and ease.

Eco Rating – 146g/km of CO2

NCAP Safety Rating – 5 Stars

Volkswagen Sharan

Volkswagen Sharan, © Volkswagen

A car with a great family feel, even the interior of this seven-seater is child friendly.

Twin sliding doors make this big car easy to access and what it lacks in ease of parking, it makes up in interior space. A comfortable drive, the Sharan has seats which fold into the floor making it a popular choice for storage space.

Eco Rating – 143g/km of CO2

NCAP Safety Rating – 5 Stars

Sources: Euro NCAP, Auto Trader, Carbuzz

Photography: M 93 @Flickr, Land Rover, Peugeot, Volkswagen, SEAT, Toyota, Ben Francis @Flickr

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