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14 Best 7 Seater Cars in India 2023

7 seater cars in India make a lot of sense; think of the times when you have to ferry all family members together or plan a road trip with your friends. Modern 7 seater cars in India have also come a long way from the days of the humble Maruti Omni as they can seat 7 people in comfort, pack a lot of features, and offer a driving experience that is similar to their 5 seater cars.

To top it off, you can also get the best 7 seater cars across various price points. And lest you think a low price would equate to a compromise in quality, think again as the cheapest 7 seater cars in India today is also one of its safest. Read on to know more about that and other best 7 seater cars in India that you can buy today.

Also Read – 6 Seater Cars in India

List of 7 Seater Cars in India

Model

Body Type

Mileage

Ex-showroom Price (Delhi)

BMW X7

Full-size SUV

11.1 - 14.7 kmpl

Rs 1.17 – 1.78 crore

Audi Q7

Full-size SUV

11.21 kmpl

Rs 83.82 – 90.80 lakh

Toyota Fortuner

Full-size SUV

10 - 14.4 kmpl

Rs 32.59 – 50.34 lakh

MG Gloster

Full-size SUV

13.27 kmpl

Rs 31.99 – 40.77 lakh

Kia Carnival

Full-size MUV

13.9 kmpl

Rs 30.99 – 35.49 lakh

Toyota Innova Hycross

Mid-sized MUV

21.1 kmpl

Rs 25 – 35 lakh (expected)

Hyundai Alcazar

Mid-size SUV

14.5 - 20.4 kmpl

Rs 15.89 – 20.25 lakh

Tata Safari

Mid-size SUV

14 - 16.1 kmpl

Rs 15.44 – 23.75 lakh

Mahindra XUV700

Mid-size SUV

NA

Rs 13.44 – 24.94 lakh

Mahindra Scorpio-N

Mid-size SUV

15 - 17 kmpl

Rs 11.99 – 23.90 lakh

Kia Carens

Mid-size SUV

15.7 - 21.3 kmpl

Rs 9.99 – 17.99 lakh

Mahindra Bolero

Compact SUV

16.7 kmpl

Rs 9.53 – 10.48 lakh

Maruti Suzuki Ertiga

Mid-size MUV

20.3 kmpl - 26.1 km/kg

Rs 8.41 – 12.79 lakh

Renault Triber

Compact MUV

18.2 - 19 kmpl

Rs 5.91 – 8.50 lakh

14. BMW X7

BMW X7
BMW X7

Few cars in India can move 7 people with more panache than the BMW X7. At  5+ metres in length and astride 21-inch wheels, the X7 has all the credentials that any SUV aspires to. Even so, the car’s overall styling is more James Bond than, say, The Hulk. But don’t let the stately stance fool you as the X7 is deceptively fast with sub-7-second dashes to 100 kmph in all three engine variants. On the inside, the X7 is luxury personified with large, plush seats that can easily accommodate 7 passengers with 300 litres of boot space to spare.

Specifications & Key Features of BMW X7

  • Engine: 3.0-litre 6-cylinder turbo petrol (345 PS & 450 Nm), 3.0-litre 6-cylinder turbo diesel (268 PS & 620 Nm), 3.0-litre 6-cylinder turbo diesel (405 PS & 760 Nm) 
  • Transmission: 8-speed torque converter automatic
  • Mileage: 11.1 – 14.7 kmpl
  • Airbags: 7
  • Fuel Type: Petrol, diesel
  • Seating Capacity: 7
  • Body Type: Full-size SUV
  • 14.9-inch infotainment and 12.3-inch instrument panel
  • Adaptive air suspension

13. Audi Q7

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Audi Q7

Within its segment, the Audi Q7 is neither the largest, the most powerful, nor the most tech-laden offering. Heck, it even missed out on a diesel engine. Despite these cons, the Q7 is among the easiest-to-drive 7 seater cars in India thanks to that rocket of a V6 engine, Audi’s Quattro all-wheel drive technology, and adaptive air suspension that make mile-munching effortless. On the features front, the Audi has left no stone unturned as the Q7 gets 4-zone climate control, a panoramic sunroof, 3D parking cameras, and an entertainment system option for rear seat passengers. 

Specifications & Key Features of Audi Q7

  • Engine: 3.0-litre V6 turbo petrol (345 PS & 500 Nm) with mild-hybrid technology 
  • Transmission: 8-speed torque converter automatic
  • Mileage: 11.21 kmpl
  • Airbags: 8
  • Fuel Type: Petrol
  • Seating Capacity: 7
  • Body Type: Full-size SUV
  • Quattro all-wheel drive system
  • Audi virtual cockpit

12. Toyota Fortuner

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Toyota Fortuner

Want to ferry 7 people in a post-apocalyptic world? No problem, says the Toyota Fortuner. Featuring Toyota’s famously robust build quality, the Fortuner is your classic ladder-frame SUV that will brush off the severest abuse with a smile. Completing the off-road-ready package is Toyota’s 4-wheel drive system, an electronic differential lock, and a choice of two powertrains, including petrol and diesel engines. While the Fortuner’s interiors and feature list haven’t kept pace with its rising price tag over the years, it still is the go-to option if you want a 7 seater cars in India with serious off-roading cred.

Specifications & Key Features of Toyota Fortuner

  • Engine: 2.7-litre petrol (166 PS & 245 Nm), 2.8-litre turbo diesel (204 PS & 500 Nm) 
  • Transmission: 5-speed manual, 6-speed manual, 6-speed torque converter automatic
  • Mileage: 10 – 14.4 kmpl
  • Airbags: 7
  • Fuel Type: Petrol, diesel
  • Seating Capacity: 7
  • Body Type: Full-size SUV
  • Optional 4-wheel drive
  • Electronic differential lock

11. MG Gloster

MG Gloster
MG Gloster

With the Ford Endeavour gone, the MG Gloster offers the only competition to the Toyota Fortuner. Not only does it look the part, but gets a host of off-road centric enhancements such as switchable 4-wheel drive, an electro-mechanical differential lock, ladder-frame construction, and a twin-turbo diesel engine option churning out almost 500 Nm of torque. But what makes the Gloster unique is its range of comfort and luxury features that make life easy for each of its 7 occupants, cue the leather upholstery, 3-zone automatic climate control, 64-colour ambient lighting, driver seat massage, and a 12-speaker audio system, among others. 

Specifications & Key Features of MG Gloster

  • Engine: 2.0-litre turbo diesel (160 PS & 373 Nm), 2.0-litre twin turbo diesel (215 PS & 478 Nm)
  • Transmission: 8-speed torque converter automatic
  • Mileage: 13.27 kmpl
  • Airbags: 6
  • Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Seating Capacity: Up to 7 
  • Body Type: Full-size SUV
  • ADAS advanced driving aid system
  • MG i-Smart connected car tech

10. Kia Carnival

Kia Carnival
Kia Carnival

The Kia Carnival answered a question that everyone wanted to ask but no one dared to – what do you upgrade to after owning an Innova? Here was finally a vehicle that outclassed the Toyota offering not only in terms of seating capacity (you can configure it to seat up to 9 people) but also luxury, features, and value for money. While there’s only one engine, it’s powerful enough to help the Carnival do 0-100 kmph in 10 seconds. 5+ metres long, feature-packed, brisk performance and yet priced competitively, the Kia Carnival lives up to its name in every way imaginable. 

Specifications & Key Features of Kia Carnival

  • Engine: 2.2-litre turbo diesel (200 PS & 440 Nm)
  • Transmission: 8-speed torque converter automatic
  • Mileage: 13.9 kmpl
  • Airbags: 6
  • Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Seating Capacity: 7 
  • Body Type: Full-size MUV
  • 8- and 10.1-inch infotainment systems for front and middle rows, respectively
  • 3-zone climate control

9. Toyota Innova Hycross

Toyota Innova Hycross
Toyota Innova Hycross

The newest Innova, with the suffix Hycross, is a huge departure from the older one. It moves to a monocoque from a ladder-frame chassis, front-wheel drive from rear-wheel drive, and offers only an automatic transmission paired with only a hybrid petrol engine. Combine that with features like ADAS safety tech, ottoman seats, multi-zone climate control, 10.1-inch infotainment and you have one of the best 7 seater cars in India today. However, if you prefer the ruggedness of a ladder-frame chassis, RWD and the practicality of manual transmission with a diesel engine, the older Innova Crysta is still on sale.

Specifications & Key Features of Toyota Innova

  • Engine: 2.0-litre petrol (175 PS & 209 Nm), 2.0-litre hybrid petrol (187 PS & 188 Nm) with 206 Nm electric motor torque 
  • Transmission: CVT, e-CVT
  • Mileage: 21.1 kmpl 
  • Airbags: Up to 6
  • Fuel Type: Petrol
  • Seating Capacity: 7
  • Body Type: Mid-sized MUV
  • 10.1-inch infotainment
  • ADAS safety tech

8. Hyundai Alcazar

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Hyundai Alcazar

Spawned from one of India’s best-selling SUVs, the Hyundai Creta, the Alcazar relies on Hyundai’s usual approach to cars – petrol and diesel powertrains, packed with features, premium interiors, and very easy to drive. A 360-degree camera, full-digital instrument cluster, ventilated front seats, wireless charging for the first two rows etc. are just some of the features that make the Alcazar feel like it’s from a segment above. Combine that with its rather compact dimensions for a 7 seater cars in India and you have a car that can literally be the only one in your garage for years to come. 

Specifications & Key Features of Hyundai Alcazar

  • Engine: 2.0-litre petrol (159 PS & 191 Nm), 1.5-litre turbo diesel (115 PS & 250 Nm)
  • Transmission: 6-speed manual, 6-speed torque converter
  • Mileage: 14.5 – 20.4 kmpl
  • Airbags: Up to 6
  • Fuel Type: Petrol, diesel
  • Seating Capacity: 7
  • Body Type: Mid-size SUV
  • 10.25-inch infotainment system
  • Wireless mobile charger for front and middle row

7. Tata Safari

Spinny Assured Tata Safari
Tata Safari

Wearing one of the most popular badges in India, the new Tata Safari became an instant hit with its familiar design silhouette, butch looks, potent powertrain options, and robust underpinnings. Together, these aspects endow the Safari with effortless mile-munching ability, even with 7 on board. And unlike the rearmost seat of most 7 seater cars in its segment, the Safari’s rear seat can comfortably accommodate 2 adults for longer distances. And while the absence of 4-wheel drive is sorely felt, being derived from Land Rover’s legendary D8 platform does make the Safari capable of tackling bad or even non-existent roads. 

Specifications & Key Features of Tata Safari

  • Engine: 2.0-litre turbo diesel (170 PS & 350 Nm)
  • Transmission: 6-speed manual, 6-speed torque converter automatic
  • Mileage: 14 – 16.1 kmpl
  • Airbags: Up to 6
  • Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Seating Capacity: 7 
  • Body Type: Mid-size SUV
  • Front ventilated seats
  • JBL 9-speaker system

6. Mahindra XUV700

Spinny Assured Mahindra XUV700
Mahindra XUV700

The XUV700 brings many technological firsts to its segment, e.g. advanced driving aids such as automatic emergency braking, forward collision warning, and traffic sign recognition. It’s also bundled with features such as optional all-wheel drive, a powered driver’s seat, a reclining middle-row seat, a full-digital instrument cluster, and an Alexa-enabled 10.25-inch infotainment system. But you can’t talk about the XUV700 without talking about its safety as it’s the only car in its segment to score a 5-star rating in Global NCAP’s crash tests, making it among the best 7 seater cars in India when it comes to safety.

Specifications & Key Features of Mahindra XUV700

  • Engine: 2.0-litre turbo petrol (200 PS & 380 Nm), 2.2-litre turbo diesel (185 PS & 450 Nm)
  • Transmission: 6-speed manual, 6-speed torque converter automatic
  • Mileage:  NA
  • Airbags: Up to 7
  • Fuel Type: Petrol, diesel
  • Seating Capacity: 7
  • Body Type: Mid-size SUV
  • ADAS safety tech
  • Alexa voice assistant

5. Mahindra Scorpio-N

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Mahindra Scorpio-N

The new Scorpio-N combines the ruggedness of the previous-gen Scorpio with modern car sensibilities and features. For instance, the Scorpio-N still uses a ladder-frame construction with optional 4-wheel drive, thus assuring it can tackle the toughest terrains. At the same time, it also gets several structural improvements that give it car-like driving dynamics and features such as dual-zone climate control and an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system. Add the fact that the Scorpio-N got a 5-star rating from Global NCAP and you have a safe people mover that can be as sophisticated or as rowdy as you want it to be.

Specifications & Key Features of Mahindra Scorpio-N

  • Engine: 2.0-litre turbo petrol (203 PS & 370 Nm), 2.2-litre turbo diesel (172 PS & 400 Nm)
  • Transmission: 6-speed manual, 6-speed torque converter automatic
  • Mileage: 15 – 17 kmpl
  • Airbags: Up to 6
  • Fuel Type: Petrol, diesel
  • Seating Capacity: 7
  • Body Type: Mid-size SUV
  • 5-star Global NCAP safety rating
  • 8-inch infotainment system

4. Kia Carens

Kia Carens
Kia Carens

Judging by its delivery waiting periods, the Carens is the latest feather on Kia’s India cap. A major reason for this is the SUV-ish-looking MUV’s aggressive price tag, making it the cheapest in its segment. Other equally important factors include boasting the longest wheelbase (2780mm) among its rivals and being the only one with a turbo-petrol engine option. The Carens is based on the same platform as the Seltos and is available in 19 variants across 5 trims, making it an excellent 7 seater car if you’re looking for an easy-to-drive SUV, a rich feature list, wide powertrain choice, and affordable pricing. 

Specifications & Key Features of Kia Carens

  • Engine: 1.5-litre petrol (115 PS & 144 Nm), 1.4-litre turbo petrol (140 PS & 242 Nm), 1.5-litre diesel (115 PS & 250 Nm)
  • Transmission: 6-speed manual, 7-speed DCT, 6-speed automatic
  • Mileage: 15.7 – 21.3 kmpl
  • Airbags: Up to 6 
  • Fuel Type: Petrol and diesel
  • Seating Capacity: 7
  • Body Type: Mid-size SUV
  • Up to 10.25-inch infotainment system
  • Ventilated front seats

3. Mahindra Bolero

Spinny Assured Mahindra Bolero
Mahindra Bolero

The Bolero is the definition of ‘don’t fix it if it ain’t broke’ as it has soldiered on virtually untouched since launch. With a ladder-frame construction that can take the vilest abuse, it’s one of the few cars in India that still get rear-wheel drive. While its engine won’t help win any drag races, it’s potent enough to carry a sanctioned 7 (the un-sanctioned number is much higher) people over any surface you can think of – while returning an impressive 16.7 kmpl. Thanks to regulations, the Bolero now gets dual airbags, ABS with EBD, and a Bluetooth-enabled music system.

Specifications & Key Features of Mahindra Bolero

  • Engine: 1.5-litre turbo diesel (76 PS & 210 Nm)
  • Transmission: 5-speed manual
  • Mileage: 16.7 kmpl
  • Airbags: 2
  • Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Seating Capacity: 7 
  • Body Type: Compact SUV
  • Rear-wheel drive
  • Body-on-frame chassis

2. Maruti Suzuki Ertiga

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Maruti Suzuki Ertiga

The Ertiga is India’s best-selling 7 seater car thanks to its spaciousness, reliable underpinnings, and Maruti’s wide service footprint. It offers only a petrol engine with mild-hybrid technology, which automatically turns the engine off when idling in neutral, only to switch it on as soon as the clutch pedal is pressed. The tech also helps deliver additional torque while accelerating, the energy for which is stored in a battery that is charged by regenerative braking. These factors help the Ertiga deliver up to 20.5 kmpl, making it among the best 7 seater cars in India in terms of mileage.

Specifications & Key Features of Maruti Suzuki Ertiga

  • Engine: 1.5-litre petrol (103 PS & 168 Nm)
  • Transmission: 5-speed manual, 6-speed torque converter automatic 
  • Mileage: 20.3 kmpl – 26.1 km/kg
  • Airbags: 4
  • Fuel Type: Petrol, CNG
  • Seating Capacity: 7
  • Body Type: Mid-size MUV
  • Smart hybrid engine technology
  • 7-inch infotainment

1. Renault Triber

Spinny Assured Renault Triber MUV
Renault Triber

The Triber is the cheapest 7 seater cars in India, a feat made possible by Renault keeping the MUV to under 4 metres long. Despite that, the Triber can put certain larger 7 seater cars to shame with its frugal use of space and multiple seating combinations. Another feat of cost-effective, quality engineering can be seen in the Triber’s safety package which got a 4-star rating from Global NCAP, again putting certain more expensive 7 seater cars in India to shame. If Renault can plonk its turbo petrol+CVT powertrain into the Triber, the result would be an even better all-rounder.

Specifications & Key Features of Renault Triber

  • Engine: 1.0-litre petrol (72 PS & 96 Nm)
  • Transmission: 5-speed manual, 5-speed AMT
  • Mileage: 18.2 – 19 kmpl
  • Airbags: 4
  • Fuel Type: Petrol
  • Seating Capacity: 7
  • Body Type: Compact MUV
  • 4-star Global NCAP safety rating
  • 8-inch infotainment

Best 7 Seater Cars in India Summary

That concludes our pick of the best 7 seater cars in India that you can buy today. These cars span a wide range of price points and body types/sizes, ensuring you can get the best 7 seater car in your budget. As the segment gains in popularity – the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga already features among India’s bestselling cars every month – you can expect even more automakers to step up with newer models to meet the needs of Indian family car buyers.  

FAQs on 7 Seater Cars in India

Q. Which are the best 7 seater cars in India?

A. The Maruti Suzuki Ertiga grabs the top spot among the best 7 seater cars in India with consistent sales of over 8,000 units every month.

Q. What is the most luxurious 7 seater car?

A. The BMW X7 is the most luxurious 7 seater car in India today as it offers gesture-control enabled infotainment systems, 4-zone climate control, all-leather upholstery, ambient lighting, reclining middle-row captain seats, and a host of other luxury features.

Q. Which is the most safest 7 seater car?

A. The Mahindra XUV700 and Scorpio-N are the safest 7 seater cars in India as they secured the highest possible rating in the Global NCAP crash tests – 5 stars.

Q. Which 7 Seater car gives the highest mileage in India?

A. The new Toyota Innova Hycross is the most fuel-efficient 7 seater car in India as it delivers 21.1 kmpl. However, if you consider alternative fuels, the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga CNG is the most fuel-efficient car in India as it delivers 26.1 km/kg.

Q. Which are the most expensive 7 Seater Cars in India?

A. The BMW X7, Audi Q7, Toyota Vellfire, and Land Rover Discovery are some of the most expensive 7 seater cars in India.

Q. Are 7 seater cars good for long-distance drives?

A. Most 7 seater cars are good for long-distance drives only with short adults or kids in the third-row seat. Only a few 7 seater cars in India, such as the Tata Safari, Kia Carnival, Toyota Innova, BMW X7 etc. are comfortable for all passengers on long-distance drives.

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