Having a Seven-Seater is one of the most significant advantages anyone with a big family can enjoy. Either for all the kids, going out with many friends and let's mix both, your kid's friends, it always fits as an excellent "good to have." If you were waiting for our list, here is it: 2018 Best 7 Seater SUV in Canada.
To make things simple, I've divided the list into three big groups: Popular Vehicles, Luxury Vehicles, and Minivans. Yes, Minivans may not technically count as "Sports Utility Vehicles," but it doesn't mean these can't seat seven people or can't be used as "SUVs."
Best 7 Seater SUV: Popular Vehicles
Looking for the most popular ones? Well, you have 15 seven-seater main models (excluding the ones that can an optionally add the 3rd row):
Used "a lot" by the police and firefighters, the Ford Explorer is an iconic 7 Seater SUV very versatile, popular and reliable for the Canadian weather. Originally introduced in 1990 and still classified between mid-size SUV and large ones, the Explorer comes with a foldable 3rd row, depending on the model, that will solve your big family space requirements.
The 2018 Explorer can be leased starting around 680CAD/month tax. inc. when signed for 36months.
In 2017, Volkswagen introduced the company first 7 seat SUV, specifically designed for the North American market: the VW Atlas. I've talked about my experience with the Atlas in a previous article, and I'll be rogue enough to predict it will seriously succeed. I've seen it so many times around on the streets that the model market penetration will crush a lot of competitors during the next few years.
The new 2018 Volkswagen Atlas Trendline can be leased starting at around 520CAD/month tax. inc. for a 5 years contract.
More 7 Seater SUVs Available in Canada
- 2017 Chevrolet Suburban LS starting at around 900CAD/month tax. inc.
- 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe LS starting at around 850CAD/month tax. inc.
- 2018 Chevrolet Traverse LS starting at around 570CAD/month tax. inc.
- 2017 Ford Expedition XLT starting at around 1,100CAD/month tax. inc.
- 2018 Ford Flex SE starting at around 730CAD/month tax. inc.
- 2017 GMC Yukon SLE starting at around 890CAD/month tax. inc.
- 2017 Honda Pilot LX starting at around 580CAD/month tax. inc.
- 2018 Mazda CX-9 GS starting at around 570CAD/month tax. inc.
- 2018 Nissan Armada SL starting at around 920CAD/month tax. inc.
- 2018 Nissan Pathfinder S starting at around 460CAD/month tax. inc.
- 2018 Toyota Sequoia SR5 starting at around 930CAD/month tax. inc.
- 2017 Toyota Highlander LE starting at around 550CAD/month tax. inc.
- 2017 Toyota 4Runner starting at around 690CAD/month tax. inc.
Best 7 Seater SUV: Luxury Vehicles
While luxury vehicles sales are always lower than the rest of the popular brands, the following vehicles are the top seller 7 seater luxury SUVs:
The 2017 Acura MDX starts at around 880CAD/month tax. inc. for a 60 months contract. During 2016, more than 5,400 MDX vehicles were sold in Canada, while more than 55,000+ in the U.S.
The Audi Q7 shines as the second most affordable luxury 7-seater, right after the MDX and starts around 970CAD/month tax. inc. for a 36 months contract. Last year alone, more than 4,300 were sold in our country, and more than 30,000+ in the U.S.
With more than 4,200+ sales last year in Canada, the Infiniti QX60 starts at around 920CAD/month tax. inc. on a 60 months contract. In the U.S., more than 42,000+ were sold in the same period.
More 7 Seater Luxury SUVs Available in Canada
- 2018 Volvo XC90 starting at around 1,000CAD/month tax. inc.
- 2018 Cadillac Escalade starting at around 1,420CAD/month tax. inc.
- 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 starting at around 1,990CAD/month tax. inc.
- 2018 Infiniti QX80 starting at around 1,300CAD/month tax. inc.
- 2018 Lexus LX 570 starting at around 2,200CAD/month tax. inc.
- 2017 Lincoln Navigator Select 200A starting at 1,300CAD/month tax. inc.
- 2017 Lincoln MKT Elite starting at around 1,100CAD/month tax. inc.
- 2017 Buick Enclave starting at around 940CAD/month tax. inc.
Who hasn't heard about the popular Dodge Grand Caravan? Either as a taxi or popular for traveling North America in "camping mode", the Caravan is an icon for multiple generations. Ideal for families, with more than 81 interior configurations, a 115-volt power outlet, towing capacity... you can even put a bed inside! Since it was initially introduced in 1983, it has beaten competition like no-one else.
The Dodge Grand Caravan starts at around 350CAD/month tax. inc. for a 60 months lease.
More than 51,500+ Grand Caravan units were sold in Canada during 2016 and almost 130,000 in the U.S.
More Minivans available in Canada
- 2017 Honda Odyssey LX starting around 460CAD/month tax. inc.
- 2017 Mazda Mazda5 GS starting at 550CAD/month tax. inc.
- 2017 KIA Sedona L starting around 540CAD/month tax. inc.
- 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Touring-L starting around 530CAD/month tax. inc.
- 2017 Toyota Sienna 8A starting around 540CAD/month tax. inc.