If you are someone who likes to drive around in a big car with either your friends or family, 7-seater cars can be your ideal companion. 7-seater cars make it possible for a family of more than five to travel together and is also perfect for long distance travels with friends. These cars fall in the category of Sports Utility Vehicles (SUVs) and are known for their spacious interiors and power-packed performance.
With many car manufacturers in India offering 7-seater cars, picking one can be a daunting task. To make it easy for you to make an informed decision about which 7-seater car to pick, we have compiled a list of the best ones available in the market.
Let us now take a look at the top 5 automobiles that can accomodate 7 to 8 individuals:
Launched in 2005, the Toyota Innova was designed to replace the Toyota Qualis and went on to become one of the highest selling 7-seater cars in India. The Toyota Innova Crysta is the second generation of the Toyota Innova and is priced Rs.13.98 lakh (ex-showroom price, Delhi). The 7-seater vehicle was unveiled at the Auto Expo 2016 and underwent a lot of changes in terms of style. The Toyota Innova Crysta is available in 7 color variants.
|Toyota Innova Crysta Specifications|
|Displacement||2,694 cc||2,755 cc||2,393 cc|
|Engine type||BSIV: 2TR-FE, 4 Inline Cylinder, Gasoline, DOHC 16 Valve, Dual VVT-i||BSIV: 1GD-FTV, Diesel with Intercooler, Variable Nozzle Turbocharger, 4-Inline Cylinder, DOHC 16 Valve, Common Rail||BSIV: 2GD-FTV, Diesel with Intercooler, Variable Nozzle Turbocharger, 4-Inline Cylinder, DOHC 16 Valve, Common Rail|
|Maximum power (kW at rpm)||122 at 5,200||128 at 3,400||110 at 3,400|
|Maximum torque (Nm at 4,000)||245 at 4,000||360 at 1,200 - 3,400||343 at 1,400 - 2,800|
|Transmission||6 Speed Automatic with Sequential Shift||5 Speed Manual||6 Speed Automatic with Sequential Shift||5 Speed Manual|
|Fuel tank capacity||65 litres|
The Mahindra XUV500 includes some new updates such as new tail lamps, a revised grille, and 18-inch alloy wheels. The interiors of the 7-seater car feature leather upholstery and are fitted with an upgraded infotainment system equipped with smartwatch and smartphone connectivity. The Mahindra XUV500 is available in seven colors - volcano black, crimson red, pearl white, opulent purple, mystic copper, moondust silver, and lake side brown. The car is available in 12 variants and the price of the diesel variants can range between Rs.12.72 lakh to Rs.19.48 lakh. The price of the petrol variant starts from Rs.15.88 lakh.
|Mahindra XUV500 Specifications|
|Engine type||mHawk 4-Cylinder 2.2 Turbocharged||mHawk155 Diesel Engine, 6th Generation Electronically Controlled Variable Geometry Turbocharger (eVGT)|
|Maximum power (kW at rpm)||103 at 4,500||155 at 3,750|
|Maximum torque (Nm at rpm)||320 at 2,000 - 3,000||360 at 1,750 - 2,800|
|Fuel tank capacity||70 litres|
The Maruti Suzuki Ertiga was launched in 2012 and since then, it has gained popularity due to its 7-seat layout and affordable price. The interior of the car is divided into three rows out of which the front two rows are spacious while the third row makes comfortable seating for kids. The Maruti Suzuki Ertiga comes with halogen projector headlamps, 15-inch alloy wheels, and the tail lamp includes LED elements. The engine of the 7-seater car features the new K15 petrol engine with “Progressive Smart Hybrid Technology”. The car comes in five colors and its price ranges between Rs.8.53 lakh to Rs.12.54 lakh.
|Maruti Suzuki Ertiga Specifications|
|Displacement||1373 cc||1248 cc|
|Maximum power (kW at rpm)||68 at 6,000||66 at 4,000|
|Maximum torque (Nm at rpm)||130 at 4,000||200 at 1,750|
|Fuel tank capacity||45 litres|
The Honda BR-V was launched in India in May 2016 and has been built on the ‘Active Solid Motion’ design of Honda. Some of the features of the 7-seater car include automatic climate control, steering-mounted controls, roof-mounted AC vents, Bluetooth connectivity, etc. The Honda BR-V borrows styling elements from the Mobilio MPV, which has now been discontinued. The vehicle is available in eight variants, four each for diesel and petrol and is available in 5 different colors. The Honda BR-V is priced between Rs.10.61 lakh to Rs.16.07 lakh (On-Road Price, New Delhi).
|Honda BR-V Specifications|
|Displacement||1,497 cc||1,498 cc|
|Power (ps at rpm)||119 at 6,600||100 at 3,600|
|Torque (Nm at rpm)||145 at 4,600||200 at 1,750|
|Fuel tank capacity||42 litres|
|Fuel efficiency (km/l)||15.4||16||21.9|
The Renault Lodgy made an entry into the auto market in April 2015 and is available in 7-seat and 8-seat layouts. The vehicle is a combination of a well-equipped cabin, competitive price, powerful 1.5-litre diesel motor, and spacious interiors which makes it a well-rounded product. Other features of the vehicle include ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System), cruise control, dual front airbags, and brake assist. The price of the Renault Lodgy can range between Rs.9.91 lakh and Rs.14.06 lakh and it is available in 7 colors.
|Renault Lodgy Specifications|
|Model type||Lodgy 85 PS||Lodgy 110 PS|
|Engine type||dCi diesel with fixed geometry turbo||dCi diesel with VGT|
|Maximum power (ps at rpm)||85 at 3,750||110 at 4,000|
|Maximum torque (Nm at rpm)||200 at 1,900||245 Nm at 1,750|
|Transmission type||5-speed manual with reverse||6-speed manual with reverse|
The above-mentioned list of the top 7-seater cars should help you pick your ideal car in case you are planning to buy one. If you wish to avail a car loan to purchase any of the above cars, we can help. BankBazaar offers car loans that are easy to avail, fast, and are hassle-free. To avail a car loan from BankBazaar, just follow the below-given steps:
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