If you are in the market for a 7 seater suv, there are many options pertaining to brands; both foreign and domestic. For the purpose of covering the most up-to-date information, we will look solely at the suvs to be released in 2011.
The first option is the Kia Sorento. The Sorento features room for up to seven passengers and is powered by a standard V6 engine. The two-wheel drive model gets a combined 23 miles per gallon, while the all-wheel drive gets a combined 21 miles per gallon. Pricing starts at just below $21,000.
Buyers could also keep the Mitsubishi Outlander in mind. The Outlander is also powered by a standard V6 with the choice of a two-wheel or all-wheel drive power-train. The Outlander starts just short of $22,000.
A third option would be the Toyota Highlander. Toyota has an excellent reputation for producing quality vehicles, with excellent resale value. The Highlander features a standard V6 producing a combined 23 miles per gallon in the two-wheel drive model and 20 miles per gallon in the all-wheel drive model.
For buyers looking for something a little more unique, they should definitely consider the Ford Flex. The Flex is a little more radical appearance wise than your typical suv. The two-wheel drive model gets a combined 20 miles per gallon, while the all-wheel drive model gets 18 miles per gallon. Pricing starts at just over $29,000.
Lexus GX 460
Buyers in the luxury market should consider the Lexus GX 460. This features all of the cool gadgets, while having the ability to haul up to seven passengers. A V8, with four-wheel drive is standard on all models, getting a combined 17 miles per gallon, pretty good for a full-size suv. Pricing starts at $52,345.
If you are in the market for a domestic suv, you have a few options. The Ford Explorer is one option in this category. The Explorer front-wheel drive gets a combined 20 miles per gallon, while its four-wheel drive model gets a combined 19 miles per gallon. It would be well worth sacrificing a mile per gallon to have the luxury of four-wheel drive. Pricing on the Explorer starts around $21,000.
A final domestic option to keep in mind is the Chevrolet Tahoe. Tahoe has a long lasting, durable reputation, yet is still affordable to a wide range of buyers. The Tahoe gets around a combined 17 miles per gallon, and is considered a full-size suv.
These are a few excellent considerations for consumers in the market for a 7 seater suv. Whether buyers are in the market for a foreign or domestic, they have a few options to consider.