Seven-Seater - Off Roaders
Seven-Seater 4 x 4 vehicles are ideal for those who need to carry large loads across difficult terrain. However, it’s not as simple as that.
Consumers can choose between extremely efficient vehicles, off-roading vehicles, luxury vehicles, compact vehicles and large vehicles, all with seven seats and 4x4 capabilities. With so many options available, it can be hard to know which one is the best for you.
List of 4WD +7 Seats
The following list details what 7-Seater Off Road Vehicles are available in the UK. Some, such as the Toyota LC V8, are designed to be truly driven on difficult terrain.
- Audi Q7 - Luxurious and Expensive
- BMW X5 - Luxurious and Expensive
- Chevrolet Captiva - 5 Year Warranty
- Citroen C-Crosser - Cheaper Option
- Daihatsu Terios - 2nd Hand or Export
* Mitsubishi Shogun 4WD *
- Hyundai Santa Fe - Cheaper Choice
- Hummer H2 - A Monster-Beast People Carrier
- Kia Sorento - 7 Year Warranty
- Jeep Commander - 2nd Hand - Hard Working
- Land Rover Discovery - True Off Road Vehicle
- Defender Land Rover - True Off-Roader
- Mitsubishi Outlander - Mid Priced
- Mitsubishi Shogun - Japanese 4WD
- Mercedes-Benz GL - Large, Luxurious and Expensive
- Mercedes-Benz G-Class - 3rd Row Bench Seat
- Nissan Pathfinder - 2nd Hand - 4x4 7 Seater
- Nissan Patrol GR - 2nd Hand and Large
- Peugeot 4007 - Peugeot's Only 4 Wheel Drive
- Toyota LC V8 - Large Cabin Area
- Ssangyong Rodius - Meaty, Versatile and Cheaper
- Volvo XC90 - Luxurious with 7 Full Sized Seats
Audi Q7 – Luxury 4WD
One of the most luxurious choice on the market at the moment is the Audi Q7. Although, with prices ranging between £40,725 and £50,525, it comes with a hefty price tag, those willing to splash out on a Q7 will be able to enjoy a range of snazzy features and intelligent technology, including rear acoustic parking, an auto-dimming rear view mirror and side-assist technology.
Q7 is Fuel Efficient Too!
Indulging in luxury doesn’t have to mean sacrificing fuel economy, as the Q7 is actually one of the most efficient seven-seaters available. Audi is known for being at the forefront of efficient technology, and this model is a true example of that. It boasts a recuperation system, which re-uses wasted energy and directs it back into the engine, as well as an aerodynamic suspension system, which adapts according to the speed at which the car is travelling. Emissions are lowest with the 3.0 TDi Quattro version, which gives 190g/km. Fuel economy ranges from 26.4 to 38.4 mpg.
Nissan Pathfinder – Active
Those who are less concerned with luxury and looking for something to suit an active lifestyle may prefer the Nissan Pathfinder. This model is designed for off-roading rather than city driving, so power has taken priority over efficiency. Emissions range between 224g/km and 276g/km, depending on which version you buy. The Pathfinder starts at £27,945, but upgraded versions can go up to £32,345.
Sturdy and Powerful Mitsubishi Shogun Shogun. This sturdy, powerful vehicle is ideal for driving on a range of terrain and has a great range of features as standard, including electric mirrors, traction control, ABS, and power steering.
There’s also ABS and a full-sized spare wheel for safety and convenience. The Shogun gives 212g/km and 26mpg at best, but this varies according to each particular version.
Mercedes Benz GL – Largest
One of the largest seven-seater 4x4’s is the Mercedes-Benz GL, which is at the higher end of the price range at £58,000. Due to its superior comfort, this model is more suited to those who frequently make long-distance trips. It’s not particularly efficient, but is sleek, stylish and powerful, managing to reach 60mph in less than 10 seconds.
Kia Sorento – Practical
Perhaps a more practical option is the Kia Sorento. This model is more versatile than most, as it handles extremely well off-road while still having sufficient space to carry groups of people for motorway or city driving. The seating arrangement can be adjusted depending on what you need to transport.
This model is available in two different versions, a 2.5 CDRi diesel engine or a 3.5 V6 petrol engine. The most efficient is of course the diesel option, which gives emissions of between 206 and 228 g/km. A brand new Sorento ranges between £17,800 and £27,678 in price.