Drivers are finding the best results from purchasing SUVs with a third row of seating to accommodate the needs of growing families. Whether you're planning to expand your family in the near future, or you're driving kids and their friends to games and matches, we've found some of the best vehicles to meet your needs for seating and cargo space, as well as luxury and safety features to make the drive/ride more comfortable and convenient. Here are the ten best 7 seat SUVs on the market today for your consideration.
10. 2019 Honda Pilot
The 2019 Honda Pilot is the tenth best 7 seat SUV on the market today. According to US News, it has been ranked as number 10 in midsize SUVS. Of all SUVs with 3 rows it is listed as #9 and #17 among Crossover SUVs. The 2019 Pilot gets a 9.3 out of 10 for safety, an 8.3 for interior and an 8.2 for performance for an overall critics' rating of 8.9 out of 10.
9. 2019 Chevrolet Suburban
The Chevrolet Suburban is in its 11th generation which began in 2015. It's come a long way since it first appeared on the scene in 1935. They've made the new edition for 2019 more spacious and comfortable for up to 7 adults with more thigh room. Chevrolet changed the design to include a raised seat bottom for the back that has made it a much more comfortable ride.
8. 2019 Audi Q7
The Audi Q7 is a bit on the expensive side, but it is one of the top rated 7 passenger SUVs on the market today. It has plenty of power with its supercharged TFSI V6 engine and it gets 5 out of 5 stars for overall safety ratings, which makes it high on our list of the best in class. The luxury accommodations are also sweet and throw in the ability to tow 7,700 pounds and you have one capable SUV.
7. 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLS
The 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLS is another luxury class 7 seat SUV that is high on performance and power. For the remarkable amount of power this vehicle generates, it's actually surprisingly fuel efficient. It's number seven on our list of the top ten 7 passenger SUVs.
6. 2019 Chevrolet Tahoe
The 2019 Chevrolet Tahoe is yet another high performing 7 passenger SUV that may come with a high price tag, but it's loaded with comfort features including second row bucket seats in the LT trim. The interior is spacious in this full size SUV and the infotainment is high quality for a comfortable ride to the grocery store or on a family vacation.
5. 2019 Subaru Ascent
The Subaru Ascent is the fifth best 7 passenger SUV on our list of the top 10. This new crossover edition features three seats and it comes standard with all wheel drive. In addition, the new Subaru is packed with a variety of advanced safety and driving aids which ups the safety rating. It's given a score of 8.5 out of 10 by US News.
4. 2018 Nissan Armada
The 2018 Nissan Armada is our fourth choice for the best 7 passenger SUV on the market today. It's among the most fully loaded with advanced safety technologies which is vital for families with kids who are on the road and on the go. This vehicle features third row seating so you can fit kids and their pals in the back seat comfortably, although a full sized adult might find it to be a bit on the tight side. What we loved the most about the Armada for 2018 is that it's affordably priced and we also liked the ventilated and heated front seats and it was just icing on the cake that Nissan also included heating for the second row seats as well.
3. 2019 Volkswagen Atlas
The 2019 Volkswagen Atlas is a 7 passenger SUV that was made with bigger families in mind. It's ideal for active groups who like to take it off of the road every now and then. Sports families will appreciate the easy to open power lift gate that leads to a cargo area that boasts up to 96.8 cubic feet of room. It's also loaded with safety features as well as an amazing infotainment system including Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and smartphone compatibility. This is the third best SUV with seven seats that you can find on the market today.
2. 2018 Toyota 4Runner
The 2018 Toyota 4Runner is a model that is still a best seller and it offers so many luxury comforts that it has become a favorite 7 seat SUV. An increase in leg room for the third row by 29.3 inches made it possible for adults to enjoy supreme comfort for longer rides. It comes with heated and ventilated leather seats in the front row and your choices of off road settings and multi mode drive system options makes it practical as well as fun to drive. This vehicle is ideal for families of all types and it's as comfortable off the road as it is on.
1. 2019 Ford Explorer
The 2019 Ford Explorer is one of the highest rated on the market today. There is plenty of room for 7 adults to fit comfortably and it's loaded with luxury accommodations, although not a luxury class vehicle in the upgraded trims. You can order it with heated seats, a panoramic sunroof and an upgrade in the infotainment system. Whether you're a soccer mom taking kids to practice and games, or you need a company vehicle that is reliable for business travel, the 2019 Ford Explorer is one of the best available today.
Written by Dana Hanson
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