If you’ve got a family, travel regularly, transport lots of cargo or gear, or have pets, then buying an SUV can make your life a lot easier. Seven seater SUVs are especially convenient for people who need a vehicle that offers room, comfort, and function. Studies on a 7 seater SUV actually show that these SUVs are generally safer than most other SUVs, and yet still deliver optimum performance.
With a wide range of SUVs on the market now, it won’t be difficult to find the perfect one for you. However, there are a couple that stand out from the rest. Consider the 2011 Isuzu Ascender for example. This SUV is one of the roomiest seven passenger SUVs available, and you can choose from six different trim packages.
Additionally, the Ascender is available in either two wheel drive or four wheel drive. It also has the capability of towing up to 7,200 pounds, so between it’s towing capability and spacious interior room, there’s very little you can’t bring along. It’s also priced very reasonably, ranging from $27,000 to $29,000.
A similar 7 seater SUV is the 2011 Mazda CX-9.
Mazda’s crossover vehicle not only comes with great space and a very stylish look, it is loaded with features that make it a great buy. The CX-9 is known for its fuel efficiency, something very important to consider with an SUV, especially as gas prices continue to rise. The interior features three row seating, keyless entry, a remote starter and alloy wheels. The CX-9 also packs great entertainment features, complete with a Bose sound system and a rear-seat DVD player. Like the Ascender, this SUV also has great safety ratings, receiving a five star crash rating.
The Chevy Equinox continues to be a popular choice for those looking at seven passenger SUVs.
Even though the CX-9 is known for it’s fuel efficiency, the Chevy Equinox certainly gives it a run for its money, actually getting better gas mileage at an amazing 32 miles per gallon. The interior of the Equinox has a multi-flex rear seat, great storage space, heated exterior mirrors, leather seats, and stylish seventeen inch aluminum wheels. A Pioneer stereo system complete with a CD player and MP3 playback capability makes the Equinox a well rounded vehicle that serves well in both performance, appearance, and function.
Of course, Ford makes the most popular SUV, the Explorer. The 2011 model has third row seating, V8 power, and has an amazing towing capability at 6,500 pounds.