B especially the import brands have for families with more than three Children have a wide range of models in their repertoire. Some of them can only be optionally expanded to seven seats, but others are already available as full seven-seaters ex works. Even some eight-seaters are available on the German market, as a look in our database reveals.
For example, the luxury SUV is Cadillac Escalade sold with eight seats - but a 6.2-liter V8 with fuel consumption beyond the 16-liter mark does its job for this US giant - not exactly the ideal family car. Vans, on the other hand, are more for the modern extended family, as they not only offer ample storage space but also a pleasantly high seating position and moderate consumption. Disadvantages are often the poor clarity and the generally poorer performance compared to station wagons.
Alternatives to the van
Nissan with the Qashqai + 2 a spacious compact SUV with seven seats. Also the Mazda 5 with its practical sliding doors or the inexpensive Dacia Logan MCV come as alternative family vans with up to seven seats are in question.
To make the decision to buy a family van easier for you, we have filtered out the cars from all the major manufacturers on the German market that are available with seven or more seats. All further information as well as links to tests and driving reports of the individual vehicles can be found in our overview table.