Best 7 Seater SUV’s in Australia for 2017

Top 12 of the Best 7-Seater Cars

Top 7-Seater Cars

  1. Mazda CX-9
  2. Hyundai Santa Fe
  3. Nissan X-Trail
  4. Volvo XC90 SUV
  5. Kia Sorento SUV
  6. Toyota Kluger Grande AWD
  7. Tesla Model X
  8. Ford Everest
  9. BMW X5
  10. Audi Q7
  11. Land Rover Discovery
  12. Jeep Grand Wagoneer

Mazda CX-9

2017 Mazda CX-9

SUVs are powered pack machines and if they don’t deliver the required power, we get disappointed. Because in that way, they’re only space and nothing else. If you’re planning to go for a road trip then Mazda CX-9 is your partner. This 7 seater car has got every side of a road trip covered by its mind blowing features and power. Mazda CX-9 is the practical SUV everyone dream of having.

Mazda CX-9 2.5 liters engine produces power of 250 bhp, which is a lot of power, enough to drive on any type of road. This power gives good amount of acceleration and top speed to the car. Although economically, it’s not that great, but yeah, if you’re a power person you will surely like it. Drivers find this car smooth and comfortable. If you’re cruising on 60 mph, you won’t even have the slightest hint of that, no noise, nothing, just pure performance.

Interiors are beyond words. This car is loaded with tons of features, and easily make itself into the luxury car category. 8-inch touch screen is present, which is by the way far when you’re driving, but BMWi knob makes it easy to operate. The car has all the other features that you would need in a road trip. Needless to say, this car is perfect road trip partner. The car has got plenty of space for adults and boot space. You won’t have a complaint about the space whatsoever.

Suspension of the car is so great, that rough road may feel clear while driving. This car has a very good suspension kit, which makes it an extremely comfortable car. While on trains and other rough roads, this car will outperform your version of the car you have in your mind before driving. Steering is very smooth and sharp. You can easily take it out from congested spaces if you’re quick on the steering. Overall, Mazda CX-9 is a power-packed machine with comfort, so a performer.


Hyundai Santa Fe

2017 Hyundai Santa Fe

You can easily say that Hyundai Santa Fe SUV is perfect for day to day life. You can go for family picnic, to go meet relatives living 100 miles away. You can do almost every day o day work with this car. One of the most powerful engine present in the segment, this car drools over the road. It has got 290 bhp 3.3-litre v6 engine. It can go from 0 to 60mph in 7.1 seconds. Now you have got the idea of performance this car has. In fact, you can help out a person by towing his car because this is the everyday beast.

Interiors are very elegant and feel like you’re in much expensive car. 8-inch screen with every control readily accessible from the driver seat. Infinity audio system, Bluetooth, and all the safety features that should be present in the SUV. It has lot of features considering the price, so it is value for money car. This car has got lot of space, so storing your luggage is not a problem. All your family members would feel comfortable in it due to enough leg space. Space is not going to be the issue in this car. 2 rows are foldable for additional space in case you need to have it for moving purposes.


It has got the smoothest steering in the segment, of course, luxury cars are way better, but with this price, it is impossible to match the experience of this car. You can take sharp turns, and quick movements could be performed with ease. Suspension is perfect, you can go from plain to rough road real quick and won’t even feel a thing.


Nissan X-Trail SUV

2017 Nissan X Trail SUV

Nissan X-Trail is a very good 7 seater SUV for the people who don’t like muscular cars, but surely some space. Powered by a 1.6-litre diesel engine, this car performs well, due to the lightweight body. You can easily speed up the car, and acceleration is smooth, though it can’t compete with other big SUVs but it’s pretty well for a 1.6-litre engine. It produces maximum power of 128 bhp and takes 10.5 seconds to reach 62 mph. Nissan’s X-trail surely a good option for moderate use, but if you’re looking for power packed cars this may be a skipper for you.

Dashboard is sophisticated, and things are present where they should be. Bluetooth connectivity, cruise control, and some basic features give it more of a business oriented look than a rough one. Space is enough and seats are comfortable. You can adjust the seats easily, and moreover, have very good leg space. Interior has a minimalistic yet detailed look.

While cruising on the rough roads, you will notice that suspension and steering does a really good job. So, even if this car doesn’t have enough power, but sure a good suspension which will make the experience of riding comfortable. Steering is very smooth, and with lane departure system, everything collectively makes this car a good vehicle, on roads, while heading to a business meeting. This car is particularly for that purposes only, and interior are made keeping in mind the business perspective. However it could be a decent family car also, and you can choose to drive it alone to office. Overall, Nissan X-trail is a daily car, it is up to you how you use it.


Volvo XC90 SUV

Volvo XC90 SUV

Volvo XC90 is one of the best and safest SUV of all time. It’s an all-rounder when it comes to performance. You can expect good acceleration, steering, suspension and space from this car. With 2.0 liters turbocharged engine, it produces 316 bhp power, which is enormous and you can expect a great top speed. When you accelerate, you can feel the power. Twin engine makes it a good performer, and run few miles before gas engine kicks in. there are tow version, with T6 and T8 engine.

This car’s interior feels like a 5-star hotel. Everything is so perfect and detailed that you are going to get impressed immediately. It has got the big LED touch panel with easily accessible controls. Leather seats are so artistically carved, that you would become fan of them. Overall, this car is unbeatable in interior. You have a lot of space inside this car, 7 adults can easily seat, with all the room for the feet. This is business vehicle, and could be used for high-class business transportation.

Seven stage automatic transmission makes it easy to make the drive experience smooth. Shifting really doesn’t make any sound or jerk, just smooth. Power assisted steering makes you it easy to make really sharp turns. The radius is comparatively small if you consider other big SUVs. Suspension is world calls, making it safest and comfortable SUV. Now you would think where this car lacks? It doesn’t in any department. However, it is expensive than your regular SUV but than, you get luxury SUV with tons of features and world class safety features.

This is a classic SUV and has lots of benefits. If you have a thing for luxury life then you must not care about spending extra money.

In Depth Review of Volvo XC90 SUV Review


Kia Sorento SUV

Kia Sorento

Kia Sorento is a decent family wagon and can deal with heavy duty situations where you have a big family and even bigger luggage. This is possible due to the 2.2 liters engine present in the car, which produces maximum power of 147 KW. Driving experience of the car is very good, and better than most of the family wagons. It could easily be in 10 best family wagons present currently in the market. If you consider other cars in the segment, they may not provide the set of features this car is providing you in the price.

Interiors are delightful and music controls over the steering, make it easy to drive while controlling the media playback. Another great thing about this car is the automatic transmission. You won’t even feel the slightest jerk while the transmission does its job in changing the gears. You can never run out of space inside this car. The two rows are foldable and could become boot space. The acceleration is smooth and pretty decent for a family wagon.

Suspension and steering are the way they should be in a family wagon. While going on some rough roads, the suspension does its job very nicely. Steering could be really helpful in cases where you have to take some sharp turns. Your family would feel comfortable in on any road in this wagon. KIA has made this beast a performer.

This car is a must go if you’re planning to have a decent family wagon that can do the job, without spending much on the car. You can expect some heavy duty performance, but if you can make your budget higher, there are some other cars also which could perform better. Nevertheless, Kia has made this car a perfect budget-friendly car.


Toyota Kluger Grande AWD

2017 Toyota Kluger Grande AWD

Kluger is a big masculine Toyota 7 seater SUV which gives you prime luxury features in comparatively less price than usually you have to pay for them features. The performance is great due to V6 engine creating 201 KW of power. This provide great acceleration and top speed to the car. This car won’t disappoint you in performance and acceleration section. The looks of this car is very masculine, and give you real feel of SUV.

Interiors are good, and have all the features. However with LED screen and other good knobs, it doesn’t have navigation system, which is pretty odd because it is 60k dollar family car. However, it is good in all the other aspects. There is climate controls, controls over the steer, fast AC, and dials for speedometer. This is a SUV that has standard features, but all are quality ones, and speak out class. It doesn’t matter you’re tall or short, you’re going to enjoy the leg space of this car. It has got plenty of space for your luggage and family members. The rows are foldable for extra space. The best thing about this car is the build quality. Everything is made from quality materials.

Steering and suspension takes the comfort to whole new level. Big tires absorb good amount of energy, and rest the suspension does its job. You’re free to move it to any type road, and it will perform. Powerful engine makes it to run on rough roads effortlessly. Steering is extra smooth, considering the big body it has. You don’t have to apply too much force while making it turn.

This car is well built and can perform better no matter how much heavy duty work you give it. If you want an SUV that can last years then you must go for this car. It is quite powerful and looks masculine.


Tesla Model X

Tesla Model X1

Tesla has been a popular name in car manufacturers recently. They make green battery powered cars with no Co2 emissions. This seven seats model is fastest car in the segment, because it runs on electric motor. It can go from 0 to 62 mph in just 3.3 seconds on the test run, company claims it to be 2.9. This car can run 250 miles range. Quite good for a battery powered car. This car is practical, even when it is green. You can expect a great performance.

It is a high tech end car. Big 17 inch LED screen that has all the controls you’re looking for. You can also shift to autopilot mode, if you buy the one which is compatible. This car is future of automobile industry, and if you’re willing to spend 10ok dollars, you will surely get a futuristic vehicle, which is equally performance packed. If you’re a speed freak, then this car beats sports cars also. But continuous run does make the battery to heat up. The car has ample of amount of space for luggage and people, however, you can’t do heavy loading because it is compact, unlike SUVs.

Coming to suspension and steering, then Tesla has done great job in providing comfortable driving experience along with good power assisted steering. The car turns sharply and is good in city mode. It has few modes that you can shift to for different cruise experience. Overall, this car is new in the segment, and considering it as a green car, it has no drawback so far, but that falcon style doors are bit strange. Some people won’t like it, and some people will. In the end, if you can afford this 7 seater car, do opt for it, because it’s the future.


Ford Everest 2016

2016 Ford Everest

Ford Everest is your regular SUV, with good features in it, and can perform well on heavy duty usage. 3.2 liters engine produces about 143 kw of power. The look of this car is very masculine, and you can’t take off your eyes off it. This car is pure performer with decent power. Acceleration is pretty good, it goes 60 in 8.4 seconds, that’s a good time for such a big car. The engine gives it enough power to have a top speed of 155 mph.

Coming to interior, this car has got everything, an LED screen, navigation, controls over steering, cruise mode, and automatic transmission. If you consider this car a regular one, then it has very good set of features. This car has oodles of space, with foldable rows to make up space for extra luggage. The best thing about this car is the space and pretty simple interior. The whole cabin looks really nice when you enter the car, driver seat is very comfortable and gives a nice driving experience.

Steering is very good, though the radius of turn is bit large, but when it comes to turns, you can easily turn the steering. Being a big car does have its downside, but this car performs well in steering section. Suspension is extremely well. You can easily go to rough roads and cruise, no matter how fast you’re going, you’re never going to have a good bump whatsoever. Suspension will always absorb it. This car has one of the most effective suspension in the segment. This car is for the people who want a power regular SUV who does its job pretty well, you can really do some heavy duty work with it, it is totally reliable.


BMW X5 Review

2017 BMW X5 Review

BMW X5 is a beast, excelling in every department of SUVs. This 7 seaters car has got power, performance, space, and tons of features. This car can easily be called the SUV of the year without any second thoughts. Though the 5 seaters version of this car is popular than 7 seaters, but both leave the same mark on the consumer’s mind. The seven seaters version is designed taking a family car point of view in mind. Let’s check the various aspects of the car.

Performance: Under the hood, is a beast of 3.o liter Turbocharged diesel engine, generating maximum power of 258 bhp @ 4000 RPM and maximum torque of 560 Nm @ 1500 RPM. This gives the car enormous power to accelerate from 0-60 mph in 6.8 seconds. You can expect this car to perform extremely well on city roads, where you have to go for instant accelerations for overtaking. This car performs well on highways as the top speed is 225 km/hr practically. It has got 8 gear automatic transmission, giving you a smooth ride and even distribution of speed. The gears are tuned perfectly for performance, and if you press the accelerator, you can feel the smoothness. The car, irrespective of members in it, can run smoothly, and even if you have luggage, this car won’t disappoint you. It is a perfect balance for performance and comfort you want in an SUV.

Read the 2017 BMW X5 Full Review


Audi Q7

Audi Q7 is pure class SUV, having almost everything you need in a car, but does have a good price tag on it. If you’re looking for a car that has powerful engine, sporty look, luxurious cabin and upholstery, then this Audi 7 seater car is the beast you’re looking for. It has 3 liter engine giving out 241 bhp of power. With that power, you can easily carry out family members and luggage. Though this car is not regular family car, rather a luxury one. The owner won’t think it as a regular day car, but rather a weekend car. It has very good acceleration, going 62 mph in 7.1 seconds.

Interior is just mind blowing. You get everything that a car should have, from LED screen to cruise control, literally everything. This car is surely a feature packed piece, no doubt in that. Its interior is no less than a cockpit, full of features and buttons, which looks very detailed and advanced. Space is not going to be an issue on this car whatsoever, it has got very good boot space, and rows are foldable for making more space. The leg space is enough even for a 6ft tall man

Suspension is world calls, of course it is an Audi, what do you expect? You can drive it off on any road, any number of ups and downs and it will absorb every jerk. Coming to steering, it is equipped with world class steering. You can take sharp turns, but really isn’t a car that can go into narrow roads and tight places where you have to turn a bit. But in city, it is a great car to drive. Luxury and performance fused together. It is a must car if you like to travel in style and space with much powerful engine.

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Land Rover Discovery

Land rover is an SUV which you can drive on anything, just pass its wheels on literally anything. This car is made for heavy duty work, but come on the luxury side of Land Rover Discovery 7 seat SUVs. It is not really a family car, but yeah, you can drive off your whole family in it. This car is more like cruising alone on rough roads. It delivers very good performance with its 3 liter engine, going from 0 to 62 in 9.3 seconds, which is pretty average for an SUV. But the whole idea of this car is space and good grip on the roads.

Interiors are phenomenal, with detailed dashboard configuration. You can find everything you want in there just right in place. This car has simple yet elegant dashboard. Iconic land rover steering is present in the car, which makes it easy to drive and handle. It makes sharp turns, despite the fact it is quite big. Discovery is more of a safari type car, rather than your regular SUV.

If you sit and drive it off any rough road, you will notice that the suspension is actually, great. Your whole drive experience will be lot better than most of the SUVs you have ever drove. Overall, this car is phenomenal on rough roads, and you can literally drive it off anything. This car isn’t really economical, but yeah, if you can buy this car, you can surely fill the gas tank. This car is a solid weekender, and you may enjoy some alone time while driving this. If you’re a family guy, one trip along with your family off the city will just be perfect with this car. You get a powerful, stylish, luxurious, spacious and well build car on the price which falls under high end segment.


Jeep Grand Wagoneer

2017 Jeep Grand Wagoneer

Grand Wagoneer is a classy, spacious and masculine 7 seaters, primarily made for making an impression of bulky SUV. Having a modern look than its predecessor, this car offers you better engine and built. this car speaks a lot about the design it carries. The exteriors are carved well and give a hulking look, which of course, every SUV lover likes. This car has to offer a good number of features which are definitely going to make impression on your mind. Let’s check this car from every perspective.

Performance: Grand Wagoneer is loaded with 6.4 liter V8 HEMI engine that produces 485 horsepower and torque of about 475lb/ft. this monstrous engine gives enough power for you to drive it off any type of road. This car can easily go heavy terrain and slant driving, because of the four wheels’ drive. Not only power, the engine can make it run fast also, going 0 to 60 in 8 seconds with top speed of 130 mph. With such a bulky car, these numbers are great. Higher version, having 6.2 liter Hellcat engine is also going to be there. The engine will produce 600 horsepower and 550 lb/ft. of torque. This variant is purely for the people who like huge power. Another variant for people who want to drive economically is there. It has 3.0-liter turbodiesel V6 engine creating power output of 240 HP and torque of 420 lb/ft. this engine gives better mileage, however, low on power. If you’re a heavy driver, go for the more powerful version.

Read the Jeep Grand Wagoneer Review here

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