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List of 7 Seater Cars In Australia

As the family grows you will probably look at your options on what you can get them around in. The good thing is that there is now a wide range of cars available on the market, including medium to large SUVs, mini vans and people movers that can seat up to 8 people.

The vehicles vary from front wheel drives and rear wheel drives to all wheel drives and 4 wheel drives - a bit confusing. Basically, all wheel drives and 4 wheel drives can offer added power and safety as all 4 wheels are being used to move the car. Whether you need a 4 wheel drive will depend on how you intend to use the car. For example, if off-roading is going to be something that you do on a regular basis then a 4 wheel drive could be your most suitable option.

What Models are Popular?
The Kia Carnival has been the top selling people mover in Australia over the past couple of years, while the Honda Odyssey continues to receive accolades from motoring organisations around Australia.

In the SUV market, the Ford Territory is popular as is the Toyota Prado and Holden Captiva. Click here to read our review on the Captiva.

When it comes to luxury 7 seater SUVs, the Volvo XC90, BMW X5 and Land Rover Discovery are some of the most popular models.

Biggest Range of 7+ Seaters Ever in Australia
With over 40 models that offer seating for 7+ people, there’s never been a better time to seat family and friends comfortably and safely. There is an option to suit any budget from the value for money Kia Rondo to the luxurious BMW X5 twin turbo diesel.

Following is a list of 7+ seaters currently available. We’ve split them into SUVs and People Movers to give you an idea of their shape.

SUVs
Audi Q7
BMW X5
Dodge JC Journey
Ford Territory
Holden Captiva
Hyundai Santa Fe
Jeep Commander
Kia Sorento
Kia Rondo
Land Rover Discovery 3
Mazda CX9
Mercedes GL Class
Mercedes R Class
Mitsubishi Challenger
Mitsubishi Outlander
Mitsubishi Pajero
Nissan Dualis 2
Nissan Pathfinder
Nissan Patrol
Peugeot 308 Touring
Peugeot 4007
Ssangyong Rexton
Ssangyong Stavic
Subaru Tribeca
Toyota Kluger
Toyota Landcruiser 200
Toyota Prado
Volvo XC90
 

People Movers
Chrysler Voyager
Citroen C4 Picasso
Honda Odyssey
Hyundai iMax - Flash
Kia Carnival
Mitsubishi Grandis
Renault Grand Scenic
Toyota Avensis
Toyota Tarago
Volkswagen Caddy Maxi Life
Volkswagen Caravelle
Volkswagen Multi Van

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16 Posted Comments

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  • Sam  posted 12-03-2012 7:15 am wrote:

    A very useful list, thank you. Are you able to classify it by automatic and manual, as it has been a real chore looking for manual 7 seaters?

    Thanks.

  • Tasseua  posted 29-05-2012 3:54 pm wrote:

    Out of these cars has anyone got a list of which ones have car seat anchor points in the last back row??

  • Christy  posted 07-06-2012 9:54 pm wrote:

    I am trying to find a 7 seater that is a manual. Can you please advise me what my options are. Also, what are your thoughts between a ford territory and Holden captiva? thank you.

  • Kirstie  posted 13-07-2012 8:40 am wrote:

    I would also like to know anchor point availability

  • triston  posted 22-07-2012 6:39 pm wrote:

    @Tasseua/Kirstie I believe the ford territory has anchor points in the third row. At least, the 2007 TX I looked at today did - apparently it's not that common. I'd bet that the Tarago also does. But this is probably a bit late to help you - but hopefully not for the next person who reads this.

    Also, I haven't been able to confirm this but a salesman told me that most of 7 seaters (captiva, kluger etc ) the third row 'aren't rated for adults, they have a max capacity of 35kg' - I was looking at a kluger in his yard at the time so I can only assume he wasn't making it up... He said the Ford Territory and Tarago were really on only third row suitable for adults - without going up to the four wheel drive range.

    Hope this helps someone.

  • karen  posted 28-07-2012 4:06 pm wrote:

    we researched the anchor point issue before we had our twins (dec 2011) as we had 4 under 5 and needed 4 anchor points. The only cars with the anchor points are; Mercedes GL class, kia carnival, the territory ( but pretty much no room in boot when 3rd row up) and the audi Q7. In SA you can have them installed inthe third row of the tarago and the chrysler voyager but no others. It is different inother states and in NSW you can pretty much have anchor points installed in most 7 seaters, they have different legislation and it is all engineered so OK to do just that you have to purchase in NSW and transport over.Most of the third row seats in the 7 seaters are only geared towards children up to age 10 or so but not adults. Hope that helps

  • Sharfraz  posted 19-09-2012 7:52 am wrote:

    Mitsubishi Grandis is a nice 7 seater and has third row anchor points, triptonic gear and the third row is suitable for adults. I have had this for 5 years and absolutely loved it.

  • Jordana  posted 20-09-2012 8:58 pm wrote:

    Is there anywhere that lists 7 seater cars with a price range?

    Also after a good review site for these cars. I am wary because i previously had a Holden Zafira (7 seater) and couldn't find many reviews. Found that this car can be a lemon. I put 2 new engines in mine in the 3 years I had it due to "freak issues" that should never happen - timing chain snapped once and crank shaft snapped once (literally a month after the warranty from the first engine expired). Both took out the engine!

    Any recommendations for reliable, low maintenance and value for money would be greatly appreciated.

  • ajm  posted 04-11-2012 12:33 am wrote:

    folks, there are only a handful of vehicles that have third row anchor points. we have four kids under 6 and after scrutinising the available and affordable vehicles in australia, imported a Nissan Elgrand from the Japanese domestic market. I strongly advise that anyone after an affordable (<$30k), high quality people mover that does not drive like a bus have a look at them.

    one of the biggest advantages over the australian vehicles, is the removable centre seat in the middle row. this meant that you can get all four kids into the car in the teeming rain and then walk through the cabin strapping them in. there is no squeezing two seats onto a 60/40 split seat like in the Hyundai imax, Tarago etc. and for the dads, the spec list in the top of the range Elgrands, called Highway Stars, is simply fabulous - TV, Sat Nav, DVD, dual sunroofs, and twin electric sliding doors, etc. sure, it needs to be reconfigured from the Japanese standard, but when you do, its awesome.

    anyway,noticed this thread while trying to find out what the Hyundai people mover is in the new Hyundai advert on Tv. Looks european and quite fancy.

  • CC  posted 09-12-2012 3:24 pm wrote:

    Awesome list, thank you! Wondering if anyone is aware if any of these cars are of a standard 'height' off the ground? We're needing a 7-seater car that my elderly Mother-In-Law can get into, in the front seat without needing to step up. Any ideas? Thanks in advance.

  • Ben  posted 24-12-2012 1:24 pm wrote:

    Thanks for the useful list , you really should include the fiat doblo though , its a great little vehicle with plenty of room

  • Parves  posted 02-01-2013 5:54 pm wrote:

    Could anyone suggest me a list of people movers or SUVs with 7-8 seats and 2.2--2.4 turbo diesel engine?

  • kevin  posted 21-06-2013 8:02 pm wrote:

    we brought a Nissan Patrol in 2010.the number of anchor pointd was ridiculous. It had one fitted. A bolt for a second and a hole for a third. if you want to add a fourth you need to pay to have it fitted. Also the centre seat in the second row is a lap strap only and can not be used for a child seat.

  • Bec Deverell  posted 04-08-2013 3:42 pm wrote:

    Kevin, we had a point fitted for the middle seat of the second row, it is in tge roof at the rear of the third row. We don't find it cumbersome there.

  • Nathan  posted 12-11-2013 12:17 pm wrote:

    Kia Rondo is also a good 7 seater option to consider - the exterior is smaller than the SUVs so it's easier to park and fit if you have a narrow driveway/garage.

  • Prince  posted 09-08-2014 11:33 am wrote:

    Could you please tell me your opinion about Fiat Freemont Lounge Petrol 7 seater ?

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