Almost every auto maker has introduced either a seven seater SUV or one that can have the extra seat installed at an additional charge. Research is the only way to decide which SUV will meet your needs.
Are you looking for good gas mileage? If that is your primary consideration, the Nissan Qashqai may reach and even exceed your requirements. The Nissan Qashqai doesn’t relinquish its power when it delivers up to 55.4 miles per gallon in its gas-fired engine. Most other seven seater SUVs on the market will gulp down the gasoline much faster. Especially be on the alert to the mileage on luxury models.
Are you looking for leg room? Most seven seater SUVs on the market are roomy, but if that is your primary consideration the Chevrolet Tavera may be your first choice. For versatility of room you may prefer the Mazda Premacy which has foldable seats to make room for more cargo if you have less passengers.
Are you looking primarily at cost? The cost of each seven seater SUV will vary all over the page. You can pay as little as $17,000 base price for a Chevrolet Tavera or as high as $86,680 for a Cadillac Escalade which offers luxury features as well as lots of room. It gets only 14 miles per gallon in cities and 20 on the highway.
Safety may be your primary goal especially with the lives of seven people in the hands of the careful driver. The Cadillac Escalade has great safety features such as side airbags for all three rows and does well in federal crash tests, but the Mazda CX-9 earned top five-star ratings for both front and side crashes. It also has a four-star rollover rating. In addition, the Mazda CX-9 has an optional blind spot alert system. It gets 16 miles per gallon in cities and 22 on the highway.
Are you looking for fast takeoffs and power accelerations? Although you are somewhat limited with the length and weight necessary to carry up to seven passengers, you will find that some SUVs have larger capacity engines. The Cadillac Escalade has a 6.2 liter V-8 engine giving you lots of power. The five speed manual version of the Nissan Qashqai will accelerate up to 62 miles per hour within a 12 second time frame and has the advantage of good gas mileage.
Before you shop, be sure what you need in your SUV. Seven seater SUVs are very popular and you are looking at a rising market.
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