Best 7-Seater Motability Cars in 2022

21st Apr 2022

By Nathan Dale

Why lease a 7-seat Motability Car?

7-seaters make a lot of sense for customers looking to lease a vehicle through the Motability Scheme:

  • 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, Citroën and Peugeot. We've highlighted our top picks below:

Peugeot 5008

Red Peugeot 5008 7-Seat

SUVs are really popular in the UK right now, and Peugeot are making some of the best SUVs available. That's proven by the latest generation 5008, which has become a really strong contender thanks to a recent facelift.

Its credentials as an excellent 7-seater Motability car are proven further by the customer reviews, one of which states that it's an "excellent drive, with wheelchair hoist in a good size boot". Another customer praised the technology, such as the electric automatic tailgate and innovative i-Cockpit control system.

Safety and technology are big pluses of the 5008, with blind spot monitoring, lane keeping assistance, auto-dimming headlights all fitted as standard. Other tech features include 3D sat nav, wireless phone charging, LED headlights and smartphone connectivity.

View Peugeot 5008 Motability Offers

Vauxhall Vivaro-e Life

Vauxhall Vivaro-e Life

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

In fact, the Vivaro-e Life seats a minimum of eight people in the posh '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-e Life. Up to 143 miles is the maximum range, and you can charge it up at home in just 7.5 hours using a Wallbox, which is included as part of your Motability agreement.

View Vauxhall Vivaro-e Life Motability Offers

Citroën ë-Berlingo Electric

Citroen Berlingo Ripcurl

Citroën's 7-seaters come in a variety of forms, and the ë-Berlingo offers something completely different to the excellent Grand C4 SpaceTourer that was previously available. It does have some similarities in terms of its credentials however, as it's also an award-winner, receiving accolades from both Auto Express and WhatCar? for being the best MPV on sale.

Customers rate it too, with phrases like "nice and roomy", "so comfortable" and "good visibility all round", common themes amongst the reviews from those who actually drive a ë-Berlingo on a daily basis.

Aside from being a 7-seater, other accessibility features include twin sliding side doors, a raised driving position, wide-opening rear tailgate and excellent seat comfort.

View Citroën ë-Berlingo Motability Offers

Vauxhall Combo-e Life

Vauxhall Combo Life, Driving

Vauxhall had a big void to fill when they stopped building the Zafira MPV, and the 7-seater Combo-e Life 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 Motability Offers 

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.