Best 7-Seater Motability Cars in 2023

06th Apr 2023

By Heather Lewis

Why lease a 7-seat Motability Car?

Motability vehicles come in all sizes, and for customers looking to lease a larger vehicle through the Motability Scheme, 7-seaters are a popular option thanks to their range of benefits:

  • They're really roomy - great for carrying mobility aids
  • They can carry a lot of people and/or luggage
  • A lot of them have sliding side doors for easier access to the rear
  • Many can be easily converted into wheelchair accessible vehicles (WAVs)

Take a look through some of the best 7-seater Motability cars available right now from popular manufacturers such as Vauxhall, Nissan, and Ford. We've highlighted our top picks below:

Ford Grand Tourneo Connect

Ford Grand Tourneo Connect, driving in the countryside

The Ford Grand Tourneo Connect was given a facelift for 2022, meaning it's not only a great option for people wanting a 7-seater, but also an excellent choice if you want the latest technology.

Our current range of offers means you have access to Grand Tourneo Connect with either a 1.5-litre petrol engine or 2.0-litre diesel. We recommend going for the latter if you cover more than 15,000 miles in a year.

Being the 'Grand' version of the Tourneo Connect, you'll benefit from a third row of seats, which can be easily folded down to create a large boot space. Access to the rear of the car is convenient thanks to the sliding side door, as well as a large opening tailgate.

The seats in the front of the car offer plenty of adjustment, as does the steering wheel; this makes it easy to find your ideal driving position.

View Ford Grand Tourneo Connect Motability Offers

Vauxhall Vivaro Life Electric

Vauxhall Vivaro-e Life

Fully electric 7-seaters are few and far between, but the Vivaro Life Electric is here to prove that electric mobility doesn't have to be limited to compact cars.

In fact, the Vivaro Life Electric seats a minimum of eight people in the higher spec 'Elite' version, with the more utilitarian 'Combi' variant actually able to seat nine occupants.

All these people can be transported around in smooth, near-silent bliss thanks to the fully electric powertrain of the Vivaro Life Electric. Up to 143 miles is the maximum range, and you can charge it up at home in just 7.5 hours using a wallbox charger, which is included as part of your Motability agreement.

View Vauxhall Vivaro Life Electric Motability Offers

Dacia Jogger

Dacia Jogger Front Driving

The Dacia Jogger is a great, family-friendly vehicle. Coming with seven seats and a versatile and comfortable interior, there's plenty of space for all the kids or some extra luggage. Whatever your travel needs are, the Jogger will have you covered as the seats are all very adjustable, making it easy to find the perfect combination for yourself and your passengers.

Packed with premium safety features, advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), and such a wide range of top-level technology, this model is great for tech lovers. Safety features include parking assistance and rearview camera, emergency brake assist, hill start assist, and blind spot warning.

As a practical and reliable model that is also affordable to buy and run, it's a brilliant option for families. And with a ground clearance of 200mm, and alloy wheels with chunky tyres, it's also adept at handling muddy and bumpy roads.

View Dacia Jogger Motability Offers Read Our Dacia Jogger Road Test Review

Vauxhall Combo Life Electric

Vauxhall Combo Life, Driving

Vauxhall had a big void to fill when they stopped building the Zafira MPV, and the 7-seater Combo Life Electric has stepped into its shoes brilliantly, bringing with it bags of space, practicality, and comfort.

Its ease of access features include sliding side doors on both sides of the car, plus three individual rear seats that can fit three child seats side-by-side. Because they're individual seats, they can be folded flat independently, and one or both of the rearmost seats can be removed entirely if you like.

The Lift-up rear tailgate provides a huge opening in which to load cargo, and its boxy shape makes it extra useful.

It's great value too, with low advance payments available.

View Vauxhall Combo Life Electric Motability Offers

Nissan X-Trail

Nissan X-Trail Rear

This range-topping Nissan SUV is a sophisticated and elegant model, adding a sense of luxury to a motability vehicle. With a striking and stylish interior coupled with plenty of space, no matter what your travel needs are, the Nissan X-Trail will have you covered.

Coming packed with state-of-the-art technology, this modern and luxurious model is great for tech-lovers too. Features include ambient lighting, a 12.3-inch digital infotainment screen coupled with a 12.3-inch fully digital instrument cluster, as well as smartphone connectivity through Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, keeping the Nissan X-Trail bang up-to-date.

The extensive and versatile interior space makes the X-Trail a really practical model. And not only this, but it's high-performing and fully capable of getting you wherever you need to go in style.

View Nissan X-Trail Motability Offers Read Our Nissan X-Trail First Drive Review

Peugeot 5008

Peugeot 5008 Front Driving

Peugeot certainly didn't disappoint with the impressive 5008. This spacious and luxurious SUV brings a new level of sophistication to the motability market.

Generously packed with equipment and technology, including the PEUGEOT i-Cockpit infotainment system, a 12.3-inch head-up digital display, DAB radio, Connected 3D navigation, and smartphone connectivity.

The 5008 is great for growing families too, with three ISOFIX points available to securely fit your child seats using the ISOFIX system.

So, if you're after a stylish but practical SUV for your next motability vehicle, the Peugeot 5008 could be a great fit.

View Peugeot 5008 Motability Offers Read Our Peugeot 5008 Road Test Review

Find your perfect Motability car with Evans Halshaw

As you made your way through this list, you'll have noticed that 7-seaters come in two different forms: MPV (multi-purpose vehicle) and SUV (sport utility vehicle).

If you prefer ease of access, practicality, and a great all-round ability to transport people and stuff, go for the MPV. Their overall roominess and family-friendly features can't be matched by any other vehicles.

Looking for something a bit more stylish? You may be better off with an SUV. They're definitely on-trend right now and some even have the added bonus of optional four-wheel drive too, plus the raised ride height gives you a great view of the road.

All of the above vehicles are available with the Evans Halshaw Motability Scheme. Every single one of our new car dealerships is Motability accredited, so if you need any more information or want to book a test drive, contact your nearest one today.