10 of the Best Seven-Seat SUVs in Australia 2024

By Alexi Falson on 27 Feb 2024
image for 10 of the Best Seven-Seat SUVs in Australia 2024 When it comes to moving large families around town and on long distance road trips, there’s nothing that can touch the versatility and family-friendly nature of large, seven-seat SUVs.

As a result, manufacturers have flooded the market with a number of attractive seven-seat SUVs for different purposes - be it town driving or off-road heroes - while covering a range of different price points.

With so many options, it can be difficult to know exactly where to look and which large seven seat SUVs are the best in the segment.

With that in mind, let’s take a look at some of our favourite seven seat SUVs on sale here in Australia in 2024 to help you with your search.

Ford Everest

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Ford’s recent update for the Everest range has resulted in one of the best seven seat SUVs currently on the market.

The Everest is a strong performer in every possible test you can throw at it, offering a smooth, comfortable ride around town, some impressive off-road versatility and acres of interior space, a large boot and practical touches that are perfect for large families.

There’s a powerful 2.0-litre bi-turbo four-cylinder diesel at the base of the range and a more powerful V6 sitting atop that, with 3500kg of braked towing capacities for all members of the Everest lineup.

  • Engine: 2.0-litre bi-turbo four-cylinder & 3.0-litre V6 turbo-diesel 

  • Transmission: Ten-speed automatic 

  • Braked Towing Capacity: 3500kg

  • Fuel Economy: 7.1 - 8.5L/100km

  • Boot Space: 259 - 898L 

  • Warranty: Five-year/unlimited-kilometre 

  • ANCAP Safety Rating: Five-star (tested 2022)

Isuzu MU-X

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The Isuzu is another super versatile seven-seat SUV that isn’t afraid to get its toes dirty- making it a hit for large, adventurous families and those looking for a long distance vehicle for towing a boat or caravan.

For 2024, Isuzu is offering the MU-X with a smaller 1.9-litre turbo-diesel unit that still offers a healthy amount of power while massively improving the MU-X’s fuel efficiency, while the D-Max underpinnings make it a true hero off-road.

Inside, the interior lacks the premium touches some rivals receive, though its utilitarian nature means it’s perfect for growing families and there are a handful of luxurious features on offer in range-topping LS-T variants.

  • Engine: 1.9 & 3.0-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesels

  • Transmission: Six-speed automatic 

  • Braked Towing Capacity: 3500kg 

  • Fuel Economy: 7.3 - 8.2L/100km 

  • Boot Space: 311 - 1119L 

  • Warranty: Six-year/150,000km 

  • ANCAP Safety Rating: Five-star (tested 2022)

Mitsubishi Pajero Sport

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Yet another seven-seat SUV that absolutely loves hitting the dirt, the Mitsubishi Pajero Sport is a cost-effective option for adventurous families looking for a tough off-roader that doubles as a comfortable daily driver.

Based on the Triton ute, the Pajero Sport’s adventurous DNA means it’s primed for a family camping trip while offering more than enough space for the family on a daily school run.

Bundle that up with Mitsubishi’s outstanding ten-year warranty coverage - when serviced within the dealer network - and you’ve got yourself a great value proposition within the seven seat SUV segment.

  • Engine: 2.4-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel 

  • Transmission: Eight-speed automatic 

  • Braked Towing Capacity: 3100kg 

  • Fuel Economy: 8.0L/100km 

  • Boot Space: 131 - 502L 

  • Warranty: Five-year/100,000km extends to 10-year/200,000km 

  • ANCAP Safety Rating: Unrated (expired Jan 1, 2023)

Toyota Kluger

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Not to be outdone by its domestic rivals, the latest Toyota Kluger range is a mighty impressive seven seat SUV package that combines the space and practicality of a large platform with Toyota’s fuel-efficient hybrid engine tech.

Buyers will be pleased to know that there’s a hybrid engine option across every member of the Kluger range, from the entry-level GX all the way up to the range-topping Grande, giving you access to a fuel-efficient powertrain at a range of different price points.

Inside, the Kluger’s cabin offers more than enough space for seven, with 241L of boot space on offer in seven-seat mode, expanding to 552L with the third row folded to help accommodate bulky cargo and sports equipment.

  • Engine: 2.4-litre turbocharged four-cylinder & 2.5-litre four-cylinder hybrid 

  • Transmission: CVT automatic 

  • Braked Towing Capacity: 2000kg 

  • Fuel Economy: 5.6 - 8.5L/100km 

  • Boot Space: 241 - 552L 

  • Warranty: Five-year/unlimited-kilometre 

  • ANCAP Safety Rating: Five-star (tested 2021)

Hyundai Santa Fe

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Hyundai is no stranger to the world of family-friendly motoring, and the Santa Fe is a proud display of its practical designs in the seven-seat SUV segment with some particularly premium touches in higher-ranking members of the lineup.

Around town, the Santa Fe is a pleasure to drive and remains user-friendly in spite of its size, while the large platform can swallow up a family of seven without breaking a sweat.

Keep in mind that there’s an all-new Santa Fe arriving in the middle of 2024, meaning it might be worth waiting for the more premium replacement, or grabbing a great deal on the current Santa Fe before it leaves the Aussie market.

  • Engine: 3.5-litre V6 petrol, 2.2-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel and 1.6-litre hybrid 

  • Transmission: Eight-speed automatic & dual-clutch for diesel 

  • Braked Towing Capacity: 2500kg

  • Fuel Economy: 6.0 - 10.5L/100km 

  • Boot Space: 130 - 782L 

  • Warranty: Five-year/unlimited-kilometre 

  • ANCAP Safety Rating: Five-star (tested 2018)

Kia Sorento

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Complete with a brand-new styling package, the latest Kia Sorento is a must-have on any shortlist for a family-friendly, seven-seat SUV package.

Kia has split the Sorrento range into four variants, each of which has the option of a V6 petrol and a turbo-diesel engine, offering a heap of opportunities across different price points to get behind the wheel of a super spacious, practical and well-equipped family mover.

Throw in Kia’s outstanding seven-year warranty coverage and you’ve got yourself one seriously impressive value proposition for a seven-seat SUV package.

  • Engine: 3.5-litre V6 petrol, 2.2-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel 

  • Transmission: Eight-speed automatic, dual-clutch for diesel 

  • Braked Towing Capacity: 2000kg

  • Fuel Economy: 6.1 - 9.7L/100km 

  • Boot Space: 179 - 608L

  • Warranty: Seven-year/unlimited-kilometre

  • ANCAP Safety Rating: Five-star (tested 2020)

Mazda CX-90

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Mazda’s brand-new CX-90 showcases the company’s futuristic new styling underpinned by a brand new platform and updated mild-hybrid engine lineup that makes for a super sleek seven-seat SUV.

The range is split into three main variants, the Touring, GT and range-topping Azami, each of which receives a mild-hybrid 3.3-litre inline-six petrol or diesel that offer a tonne of power and torque to get you up and moving.

As always with Mazda, the CX-90’s interior looks and feels fantastic, while the jam-packed features list and large platform makes for a comfortable tourer and daily driver for a family of seven.

  • Engine: Two available, mild-hybrid inline-six cylinder diesel & petrol 

  • Transmission: Eight-speed automatic 

  • Braked Towing Capacity: 2500kg 

  • Fuel Economy: 5.4 - 8.2L/100km 

  • Boot Space: 608L 

  • Warranty: Five-year/unlimited-kilometre 

  • ANCAP Safety Rating: Untested

Volvo XC90

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If you’re looking for premium and safe family-friendly motoring, Volvo’s XC90 is a large seven seat SUV very much deserving of a closer inspection.

Volvo offers the XC90 with a range of three engines, including a plug-in hybrid flagship that returns fuel economy figures of just 1.8L/100km when the battery is fully-charged.

The cabin is sleek and spacious, with its minimalist front cabin making way for a number of clever storage spots while being a treat on the eyes, combined with a tonne of space in the rear of the cabin.

  • Engine: Three engines available, including plug-in hybrid 

  • Transmission: Eight-speed automatic 

  • Braked Towing Capacity: 2350 - 2400kg 

  • Fuel Economy: 1.8 - 8.2L/100km 

  • Boot Space: 610 - 680L 

  • Warranty: Five-year/unlimited-kilometre 

  • ANCAP Safety Rating: Untested (expired five-star rating)

Nissan Pathfinder

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Nissan gave its flagship Pathfinder SUV a major upgrade back in late 2022, representing one of the most impressive value propositions in the seven seat SUV segment.

The range is bigger than ever and filled with a super long list of equipment, even in the base model, meaning price-conscious buyers won’t be left feeling short changed with an entry-level Pathfinder.

Inside, the Pathfinder’s cabin is perfect for families of seven, with a heap of storage options and family-friendly touches that keep those in the rear comfortable and fully-charged on a long holiday road trip.

  • Engine: 3.5-litre V6 petrol 

  • Transmission: Nine-speed automatic 

  • Braked Towing Capacity: 2700kg 

  • Fuel Economy: 10L/100km 

  • Boot Space: 205 - 554L 

  • Warranty: Five-year/unlimited-kilometre 

  • ANCAP Safety Rating: Five-star (tested 2022)

Skoda Kodiaq

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Skoda is an often-forgotten marque that gives buyers a slice of refined, European motoring without the excessive price tags.

The Skoda Kodiaq is a great example of this recipe in practice, with three variants on offer including a rapid RS range-topper, all of which are lovely to drive and packed with premium touches, a handsome equipment list for the base model and a seven-year warranty which is impossible to find in a European package.

It’s worth noting that there’s also a next-gen Kodiaq set to arrive in the latter stages of 2024, meaning you could get yourself a great deal on the outgoing model or wait around for a significant overhaul on an already impressive package; the choice is yours.

  • Engine: 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder 

  • Transmission: Seven-speed dual-clutch automatic 

  • Braked Towing Capacity: 2000kg

  • Fuel Economy: 7.5 - 8.2L/100km 

  • Boot Space: 610 - 680L 

  • Warranty: Seven-year/unlimited-kilometre 

  • ANCAP Safety Rating: Untested (expired five-star rating)

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If our list of the best seven seat SUVs on sale in Australia in 2024 has sparked your imagination, be sure to get in contact with our team of car-buying experts who can help find you the best possible price.


Alexi Falson

Alexi is an automotive journalist and road tester hailing from Byron Bay. He has an affection for both cars and motorbikes, a great admiration for the simplicity of old-school engineering, and a fascination of new technology making its way to modern cars. When he's not road testing, you'll find him surfing, hiking or helping people find their dream cars.

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