Many luxury vehicles offer upscale interiors and premium appointments, as well as solid cabin space for passengers and gear. In addition, they provide a driving experience that is fun and engaging.
For families with children, or groups of friends who enjoy going out to eat, there are many luxury SUVs on the market that can seat three rows of passengers. Of these vehicles, the following are among the best luxury SUVs for their overall luxury credentials and ability to carry seven or more passengers. If space is the primary concern, these vehicles are all-around terrific options for those searching for an SUV with seven-passenger seating.
Below are the best luxury 7-passenger vehicles that we have listed for you for 2023:
- 2022 Tesla Model Y
- 2022 BMW X5
- 2023 Lincoln Aviator
- 2022 Tesla Model X
- 2023 Genesis GV80
- 2023 Cadillac Escalade
- 2023 Land Rover Range Rover
- 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLE
- 2022 Mercedes-Benz E450 All-Terrain
- 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer
- 2022 Lincoln Navigator
1. 2022 Tesla Model Y
The Tesla Model Y is the automaker’s affordable option in its crossover/SUV lineup. With athletic handling, spirited acceleration, and a driving range of 330 miles in the Long Range version, it’s a terrific choice for those who want an electric vehicle with serious performance chops.
The Model Y features a futuristic interior with a maddeningly complicated touch-screen layout that replaces all physical controls. The Model Y comes standard in a two-row, five-passenger layout. For an additional $3,000, it can be had with a cramped third row.
2. 2022 BMW X5
The BMW X5 is a spacious, poised midsize luxury SUV. It offers up to 72.3 cubic feet of cargo space and it has a helpful dual-piece clamshell power liftgate/tailgate, which allows owners to open the rear without completely opening the X5’s tailgate. The clamshell design also prevents small items from rolling out when loading items into the rear of the vehicle.
The X5 comes standard with five-passenger seating, but it can be equipped with an optional third-row bench. This option is available only on the base sDrive40i or all-wheel-drive xDrive40i models.
3. 2023 Lincoln Aviator
The Lincoln Aviator is a midsize luxury SUV with a twin-turbocharged V6 engine that makes 400 horsepower and can tow up to 6,700 pounds when properly equipped. The Aviator has comfortable and refined handling abilities.
The Aviator comes standard with three rows and seating for seven with the standard middle bench. Buyers can also select second-row captains chairs, but that reduces the capacity to six passengers. The Aviator comes standard with up to 77.7 cubic feet of cargo space.
4. 2022 Tesla Model X
The Tesla Model X is an all-electric SUV, capable of zero to 60 mph acceleration in a mere 3.3 seconds and offering up to 348 miles of range on a single charge. Its signature falcon-wing doors make it easy to get in and out of the rear seats while providing up to 91 cubic feet of total cargo space, which is terrific for a midsize crossover.
The Model X comes standard with two rows of seats and seating for five. A third row can be added as an option for $3,500. The third row is cramped and best suited for small children, but will come in handy when extra passengers need to be ferried around.
5. 2023 Genesis GV80
The Genesis GV80 is an athletic, midsize luxury SUV that is proving to be a serious contender against traditional luxury brands. It comes standard with a 300-horsepower turbocharged inline-four cylinder engine or an available twin-turbocharged V6 engine that puts out 375 horsepower. Both engines route power through an eight-speed automatic transmission to all-wheel drive as standard equipment.
For the relatively small third-row seats, shoppers will need to opt for the range-topping Advanced Plus Package, which comes with heated second-row seats and a self-parking feature. The V6 engine is also standard on this package.
6. 2023 Cadillac Escalade
While most vehicles on this list have third-row seats that can accommodate adults in a pinch if you want to maximize passenger capacity in your three-row SUV it is best to choose one with an available bench seat like the Escalade. The center split bench can quickly fold and slide forward for easy access to the third row of seats.
The Cadillac Escalade offers a spacious cabin, refined driving dynamics, and a 420-horsepower V8 engine. Equipped with the second and third-row seats folded flat and an optional tow package, the Escalade can carry 121 cubic feet of cargo or tow up to 8,200 pounds.
7. 2023 Land Rover Range Rover
The Land Rover Range Rover has undergone a complete redesign for the 2023 model year. The new Range Rover is offered with a twin-charged, turbocharged, and electric supercharged, inline-six-cylinder mild hybrid powertrain; a plug-in hybrid powertrain that combines an inline-six cylinder engine with an electric motor; and a twin-turbo V8 engine. Inside, the new Range Rover features an elegant cabin with minimalist controls and a sleek touch-screen infotainment system.
The Range Rover is available in standard-wheelbase and long-wheelbase configurations. The latter is also available in a seven-passenger layout with a third row that’s suitable for children and adults of shorter stature.
8. 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLE
The Mercedes-Benz GLE is a midsize SUV that competes with the BMW X5 in terms of size, scale, and athleticism. The GLE’s interior design and fit-and-finish are world-class, while its ride quality is smooth as silk, making it the superior choice.
Like many of the options on this list, the first two rows are very comfortable and the third row is cramped and best suited for children. This third row can be added at an extra cost of $2,100, which also adds two USB-C ports in the third row and a power-seating adjustment for the second row.
9. 2022 Mercedes-Benz E450 All-Terrain
The Mercedes-Benz E450 All-Terrain is a competitor to the Audi Allroad, but it has an ace-in-the-hole in the form of a rear-facing jump seat. This seat is not particularly comfortable for adults, but is great for children in a pinch and can be a fun way for them to travel.
The E450 All-Terrain wagon is a performance-oriented wagon that combines luxury and performance. It features an air suspension, a nine-speed automatic transmission, twin-turbocharged mild-hybrid inline-six cylinder power, and plastic fender flares. The E450 All-Terrain can go from zero to 60 mph in less than six seconds and has a top speed of 155 mph.
10. 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer
The Grand Wagoneer is a spacious, high-performance luxury SUV. It comes standard with a powerful 6.4-liter Hemi V8 engine that produces 471 horsepower and 455 pounds-feet of torque. When properly equipped, the Grand Wagoneer can tow up to 9,850 pounds.
The Grand Wagoneer has a total of 116.7 cubic feet of cargo space when the second-row captain’s chairs are folded forward, or up to 81.3 cubic feet when they are folded flat. It also seats seven with the 2nd-row captain’s chairs or eight with the optional second-row bench. The third-row seats themselves have plenty of space for adults.
11. 2022 Lincoln Navigator
The Lincoln Navigator proves that a luxury SUV does not have to sacrifice capability in the pursuit of comfort. The big and upscale hauler excels at both, thanks to its standard 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine that makes 440 horsepower and 510 pound-feet of torque. Through a 10-speed automatic transmission, it tows up to 8,700 pounds when properly equipped.
The Navigator comes standard with three-seat benches in the second and third rows, which means it can comfortably seat up to eight people. It also comes standard with a host of safety features, including forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking. Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard on the Navigator as well.