What’s the best new seven-seat SUV for me?
I’d like a new seven-seat SUV. I’m not fussed about fuel type or engine size, but it must have an automatic gearbox, sat-nav, electric heated leather front seats (with a massage function if possible), an electric tailgate and a panoramic sunroof.
I’ve been looking at the Nissan Qashqai, Nissan X-trail, Seat Ateca and Volkswagen Tiguan, but I would be happy to consider any other vehicle that you think is suitable.
What Car? says
We’d rule out the Qashqai and Ateca, because they can’t be had with seven seats, while there’s too little leg room in the third row of the X-trail.
However, the Skoda Kodiaq and Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace are well worth looking at; both feature seven seats, can be specified with all the things you want and have high-quality interiors.
Our 2018 Large SUV of the Year, the Peugeot 5008, would be our top choice, though, because it combines a high-quality, superbly equipped interior with a comfy ride and tidy handling.
To get a nappa leather-lined, electrically adjustable driver’s seat with a massage function, you’ll need to pick range-topping GT trim. This is available only with a 178bhp 2.0-litre diesel engine and an eight-speed automatic gearbox.
At present, you can save at least £2799 on the £35,729 list price of the 5008 2.0 Bluehdi GT with What Car?’s online New Car Buying service.
Colin Rankine The 5008,Tiguan Allspace and Kodiaq are our recommended seven-seat SUVS