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6 Key Considerations in Purchasing a 7-Seater Car1. Toyota Alphard - The King of Luxurious MPVs2. Honda Stepwgn - Easy Entry and Exit with Extra Long Cabin3. Nissan ELGRAND - Plentiful Space at a Mid-Range MPV Price4. MAXUS MIFA 9 - Luxury Electric 7-Seater5. Toyota Sienta - Versatile Seats and Wide Sliding Doors6. Honda Freed - Well-Equipped and Powerful7. Volkswagen Touran - European-style Comfortable 7-Seater8. Mercedes-Benz GLB - Dedicated Space for Children 9. Nissan X-Trail e-POWER - Electric Vehicle That You Don’t Need to Queue Up to Recharge10. Mazda CX-90 - Customizable Seat Configuration11. BMW X5 - All-New Futuristic Space Cabin12. KIA EV9 - Giant Electric SUVTips for Driving a 7-Seater Vehicle
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12 Hot 7-Seater Cars for 2024 and How to Choose One

The 7-seater car has always been one of the most popular car categories in Hong Kong, and almost every brand has 7-seater cars in its Hong Kong model lineup. However, buying a 7-seater car is not a person’s decision but the whole family’s decision. In addition to considering handling, factors such as interior space, seating comfort, and features affect the comfort level of each passenger. In this article, Kwiksure recommends 12 7-seater cars and shares the things to consider when purchasing a 7-seater car, as well as the differences between driving a 7-seater car and a regular private car.

6 Key Considerations in Purchasing a 7-Seater Car

The biggest difference between purchasing a 7-seater car and a private car is that, in addition to considering handling and fuel consumption and such, you also need to consider the needs of each passenger. The following are 6 things to pay attention to when purchasing a 7-seater car:

1. The Vehicle Type Determines the Amount of Space

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Currently, 7-seater cars are generally divided into three types: MPV (e.g. Toyota Alphard), Compact MPV (e.g. Honda Freed), and SUV (e.g. Nissan X-Trail). Among them, MPVs have the most interior space. However, due to their smaller body, the space in the third row of some models is actually rather limited, making it suitable only for children and uncomfortable for adults to sit in. So it is best to try sitting in the car before making a purchase decision.

2. Number of Seats/Variations

Different car models can have different numbers of seats. For example, in MPV models, the 7-seater cars have two separate seats in the middle row, but you can choose to change it to a row of three seats, making the car capable of seating 8 people in all. On the other hand, if you change the middle row of SUV models from 3 seats to 2, the total seating capacity will be 6 people. Also, pay attention to how the seats can be configured, because foldable seats allow convenient luggage placement, etc.

3. Power Sliding Doors

Power sliding doors are important for 7-seater cars. When there are more people getting in and out of the car or when picking up and dropping off children, the driver can operate the power sliding doors from the driver's seat. Moreover, since 7-seater cars are larger in size, the tailgate can also be quite heavy, making vehicles with power tailgates more attractive.

4. Low Platform for Easy Access

In addition to transporting children, 7-seater cars also need to take care of the elderly. Models with a low platform design are worth considering as they make it especially convenient for boarding and alighting. Some car manufacturers even install large handrails on the side of the doors, which is very thoughtful.

5. Comprehensive List of Passenger Amenities

Pay attention to the equipment for the middle and rear rows, such as whether there are separate air conditioning vents, whether passengers can adjust the airflow and temperature themselves, and also consider the availability of charging ports, cup holders, and other amenities, all of which can enhance passenger comfort.

6. Safety Considerations

When frequently transporting family members, safety is of utmost importance. In addition to active/passive safety systems for the driver, the number of rear seat airbags and the rigidity of the vehicle body should also be considered.

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MPV Models of 7-Seater Cars

1. Toyota Alphard - The King of Luxurious MPVs

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The Toyota Alphard, the long-standing king in the luxury MPV market, has just introduced its all-new 4th generation. With a 3-meter wheelbase, it effortlessly accommodates two large captain seats in the middle row. The seats come with massage, heating, cooling, and memory functions, and can be operated through the touchscreen display on the armrest. The third-row side windows are equipped with electric sunshades.

 Toyota Alphard 250
Price HK$799,860
Number of Seats 7
Engine 2,494 c.c. inline 4-cylinder
Power Output 182 PS / 6,000 rpm
Maximum Torque 235 Nm / 4,100 rpm
Transmission Continuously variable transmission (CVT)
Drive System Front-wheel drive (FWD)
Average Fuel Consumption (WLTC) 10.5 km/L
Dimensions (mm) 5,010 x 1,850 x 1,950

2. Honda Stepwgn - Easy Entry and Exit with Extra Long Cabin

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The Honda Stepwgn boasts an interior cabin length of 2,845 mm. Two seating arrangements are available: 2+2+3 (SPADA version) or 2+3+3 (AIR version). The SPADA version features two large captain seats in the middle row, while the AIR version has three seats in both the middle and rear rows. The Stepwgn has a ground clearance of only 390 mm and is equipped with a power tailgate. Moreover, there is a hybrid e:HEV version available that is equipped with a 1,993 c.c. engine and achieves a fuel consumption as low as 20.3 km/L.

 Honda Stepwgn SPADA
Price HK$359,800
Number of Seats 7
Engine 1,498 c.c. inline 4-cylinder
Power Output 150 PS / 5,500 rpm
Maximum Torque 203 Nm / 1,600 - 5,000 rpm
Transmission Continuously variable transmission (CVT)
Drive System Front-wheel drive (FWD)
Average Fuel Consumption (WLTC) 14.9 km/L
Dimensions (mm) 4,830 x 1,750 x 1,840

3. Nissan ELGRAND - Plentiful Space at a Mid-Range MPV Price

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The Nissan ELGRAND offers ample space and has a 3-meter wheelbase just like the Toyota Alphard. Although it’s nearly 5-meter long, it is equipped with an Intelligent Around View Monitor (IAVM) system providing a bird's-eye view of the vehicle's surroundings, making parking especially convenient. In terms of features, the captain seats in the middle row are equipped with leg rests for added comfort, and the dual power sliding doors can be operated by remote control. Third-row passengers also enjoy an exclusive sunroof for an enhanced sense of openness.

 Nissan ELGRAND
Price HK$498,516
Number of Seats 7
Engine 2,488 c.c. inline 4-cylinder
Power Output 170 PS / 5,600 rpm
Maximum Torque 245 Nm / 3,900 rpm
Transmission Continuously variable transmission (CVT)
Drive System Front-wheel drive (FWD)
Average Fuel Consumption (JC08) 10.8 km/L
Dimensions (mm) 4,965 x 1,850 x 1,815

4. MAXUS MIFA 9 - Luxury Electric 7-Seater

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Currently, there are not many choices for electric 7-seater cars in Hong Kong. MAXUS takes advantage of the opportunity to introduce the MIFA 9, highlighting its long list of luxurious features. The car features two independent captain seats in the middle row with massage function, dual power sliding doors, power tailgate, dual sunroof, front and rear air conditioning with air purifier, and a 360-degree camera. The vehicle has 10 safety airbags in total, but it may take some time to get used to its nearly 5.3-meter length.

 MAXUS MIFA 9
One-for-One Price HK$499,000
Number of Seats 7
Battery Capacity 90 kWh
Power Output 252 PS
Maximum Torque 350 Nm
Range (WLTP) 435 km
Drive System Front-wheel drive (FWD)
Dimensions (mm) 5,270 x 2,000 x 1,840

Compact 7-Seater MPV Models

5. Toyota Sienta - Versatile Seats and Wide Sliding Doors

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The all-new third-generation Toyota Sienta has increased in height by 20 mm compared to the previous generation. The width of the power sliding doors has expanded by 55 mm to 320 mm and, together with a ground clearance of only 330 mm, this makes it even more convenient for passengers to get in and out of the car. The seats can be configured in multiple ways. For example, the front and middle rows can be completely flat, and the third-row seats can be fully stored under the middle-row seats, thus offering even more flexibility for carrying passengers or cargo.

 Toyota Sienta
Price HK$219,558
Number of Seats 7
Engine 1,490 c.c. inline 3-cylinder
Power Output 119 PS / 6,600 rpm
Maximum Torque 145 Nm / 5,200 rpm
Transmission Continuously variable transmission (CVT)
Drive System Front-wheel drive (FWD)
Average Fuel Consumption (WLTC) 17.8 km/L
Dimensions (mm) 4,260 x 1,695 x 1,695

6. Honda Freed - Well-Equipped and Powerful

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Since its minor facelift in 2020, the Honda Freed has been equipped with features such as automatic on/off LED headlights, dual power sliding doors, sliding door sunshades, and cruise control. The Freed uses an i-VTEC engine paired with a CVT transmission, for 131 PS of output and 155 Nm of torque, making it feel potent even when fully occupied.

 Honda Freed
Price: HK$219,880
Number of Seats 7
Engine 1,496 c.c. inline 4-cylinder
Power Output 131 PS / 6,600 rpm
Maximum Torque 155 Nm / 5,200 rpm
Transmission Continuously variable transmission (CVT)
Drive System Front-wheel drive (FWD)
Average Fuel Consumption (WLTC) 19.5 km/L
Dimensions (mm) 4,265 x 1,695 x 1,710

7. Volkswagen Touran - European-style Comfortable 7-Seater

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The latest Volkswagen Touran is equipped with a 1,500 c.c. turbo engine for 150 PS of output. With a length of 4,632 mm, even the third-row seating space is quite adequate. The center console features a 9.2-inch screen with Apple CarPlay support, and the front seats’ backs feature small tables and cup holders. The vehicle further offers 3-zone air conditioning adjustments to fully cater to rear-seat passengers.

 Volkswagen Touran
Price HK$249,800
Number of Seats 7
Engine 1,498 c.c. inline 4-cylinder turbo
Power Output 150 PS / 5,000 - 6,000 rpm
Maximum Torque 250 Nm / 1,500 - 3,500 rpm
Transmission 7-speed DSG dual-clutch automatic
Drive System Front-wheel drive (FWD)
Average Fuel Consumption (WLTC) 14.9 km/L
Dimensions (mm) 4,632 x 1,829 x 1,674

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7-Seater SUV Models

8. Mercedes-Benz GLB - Dedicated Space for Children

 

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The Mercedes-Benz B-Series has always been designed to be 7-seater vehicles. Currently, the GLB and electric EQB are the only models available in Hong Kong, and both belong to the SUV category. The GLB, with a wheelbase of only 2,829 mm, provides relatively little space in the third row, making it suitable only for children or smaller adults. Luckily, the middle-row seats can be adjusted forward and backward, and the angle of the seat back can be adjusted as well, making it convenient for passengers in the third row to get in and out.

 Mercedes-Benz GLB 250 4MATIC
Price HK$539,000
Number of Seats 7
Engine 1,991 c.c. inline 4-cylinder turbo
Power Output 224 PS / 5,000 - 6,000 rpm
Maximum Torque 350 Nm / 1,800 - 4,000 rpm
Transmission 8-speed dual-clutch automatic
Drive System All-wheel drive (AWD)
Average Fuel Consumption (WLTC) 11 - 10.8 km/L
Dimensions (mm) 4,634 x 1,834 x 1,659

9. Nissan X-Trail e-POWER - Electric Vehicle That You Don’t Need to Queue Up to Recharge

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The latest addition to Nissan's lineup, the X-Trail is the first SUV to adopt e-POWER technology. It features dual motors that drive the front and rear wheels, and the battery is charged by a 1,497 c.c. engine, eliminating the need to queue up to recharge. Although the X-Trail is less than 4.7 meters long, it provides decent space in the third row and offers 3-zone air conditioning adjustments.

 Nissan X-Trail e-POWER
Price HK$449,800
Number of Seats 5+2
Engine 1,497 c.c. inline 3-cylinder
Power Output 213 PS
Maximum Torque 353 Nm
Drive System All-wheel drive (AWD)
Average Fuel Consumption (WLTC) 18.3 km/L
Dimensions (mm) 4,660 x 1,840 x 1,720

10. Mazda CX-90 - Customizable Seat Configuration

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With an overall length of 5.1m, the flagship-level CX-90 has an imposing appearance. It is available in both 7-seater and 6-seater versions. However, instead of offering large bench seats, the 6-seater version replaces the middle row with seats identical to the front-row seats. The CX-90 is powered by a 3,283 c.c. inline-six turbo engine paired with a 48V mild hybrid system, which helps reduce fuel consumption during slow-speed driving.

 Mazda CX-90
Price HK$649,990 (7-seater) / HK$659,990 (6-seater)
Engine 3,283 c.c. inline 6-cylinder turbo + mild hybrid
Power Output 345 PS / 5,000 - 6,000 rpm (electric motor: 17 PS / 900 rpm)
Maximum Torque 500 Nm / 2,000 - 4,500 rpm (electric motor: 153 Nm / 200 rpm)
Transmission 8-speed
Drive System All-wheel drive (AWD)
Average Fuel Consumption (WLTC) 11.9 km/L
Dimensions (mm) 5,100 x 1,994 x 1,745

11. BMW X5 - All-New Futuristic Space Cabin

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Featuring a 12.3-inch digital dashboard and a 14.9-inch touchscreen display, the all-new BMW X5 has a futuristic feel to it. It also features Digital Key electronic car key and Live Cockpit Professional augmented-reality navigation. The second- and third-row seats can be folded using buttons located in the trunk, making the process very convenient.

 BMW X5
Price HK$929,000
Number of Seats 7
Engine 2,998 c.c. inline 6-cylinder turbo + mild hybrid
Power Output 381 PS / 5,200 - 6,250 rpm (electric motor: 12 PS)
Maximum Torque 520 Nm / 1,850 - 5,000 rpm (electric motor: 200 Nm)
Transmission 8-speed Steptronic
Drive System All-wheel drive (AWD)
Average Fuel Consumption (WLTC) 9.9 - 8.5 km/L
Dimensions (mm) 4,935 x 2,004 x 1,765

12. KIA EV9 - Giant Electric SUV

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Electric vehicle components are smaller than those of gasoline cars, making it easier to create spacious interiors. The KIA EV9, with a 3.1-meter wheelbase, features middle-row seats that can rotate by 180 degrees (EV9 GT-Line 6-seater version). The center console and digital dashboard both use 12.3-inch screens, and between these two larger screens a 5.3-inch screen displays seat and temperature information. Together, these displays are a focal point of the vehicle.

 KIA EV9
One-for-One Price HK$669,800
Number of Seats 7
Battery Capacity 76.1 kWh
Power Output 218 PS
Maximum Torque 350 Nm
Range (WLTP) 418 km
Drive System Rear-wheel drive (RWD)
Dimensions (mm) 5,010 x 1,980 x 1,755

Tips for Driving a 7-Seater Vehicle

A 7-seater vehicle is larger than regular private cars, and if you are driving a 7-seater for the first time, it may take some getting used to. You are advised to pay attention to the following 7 things:

  • Pay attention to the height of your 7-seater vehicle. When entering or parking in a parking lot, check the maximum height allowed by the parking lot first.
  • Due to the height of a 7-seater vehicle, to prevent accidents you should avoid taking turns at high speeds.
  • A 7-seater vehicle is longer than a regular private car. When making turns, allow more space, especially in narrow parking areas.
  • Pay extra attention to the passengers in the third row, especially children, to prevent accidents.
  • When parking, use the radar sensors or cameras to check the surroundings of the vehicle to prevent collisions that may cause damage to the vehicle.
  • The tailgate of an MPV is larger than that of a private car, so make sure there is enough space when opening the tailgate.
  • Lastly, when the vehicle is fully occupied, the conversations inside the car can be rather loud. The driver needs to be more patient and tolerant.
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