Top 7 Passenger Vehicles for 2010
The year 2010 has brought some great options from several car companies relating to their 7 passenger vehicles. Both minivans and SUVs now come in stylish, sleek versions that comfortably seat up to 7 people.
All of the great features that people have come to know and enjoy still are available, but car companies don’t like to be complacent. The engines keep getting bigger and faster, the fuel consumption continues to go down, and the amount of room available inside the vehicle just keeps expanding.
Families that have numerous children or like to travel a lot are the key demographic that car companies are trying to market these minivans and SUVs to, which is why they are including DVD players, surround systems, and many other amenities to keep everybody happy during long rides. Let’s take a look at some of the top 7-passenger vehicles for 2010 and see what they are offering.
2010 Volvo XC90
Volvo’s latest introduction to the market is classified as a mid-size SUV, but don’t let the exterior size fool you. Comfortably seating 7 passengers, the XC90 provides your choice of a six-cylinder engine or a V8. With the V8 package, you also get all wheel drive, which can be great for those winter months or bad thunderstorms. Both styles of this luxurious SUV come with brand new features that make their first appearance in 2010. The six-cylinder model gets a third row of seats and a moonroof, while heated front seats and rain-sensing windshield wipers now come standard on the V8 model. All of this adds up to a great 7-passenger automobile that will provide you with the room and comfort that you need.
2010 Buick Enclave
The Enclave is a brand new addition to the crossover SUV line that GM recently introduced. With a new-look exterior complete with ellipsoid headlights, the Enclave puts Buick in the refined class of SUVs that are not only stylish and sophisticated but also economical. Inside, the second row and third row seats are able to be folded in case extra room is needed for additional storage. With 280-horsepower and a 3.6-liter V6 engine, the Buick Enclave is the perfect mix of power and prestige.
2010 Lincoln MKT
Import brands no longer have the luxury crossover market cornered, as vehicles like the 2010 Lincoln MKT make their ways to showrooms all across the country. With Ford’s brand new EcoBoost six-cylinder engine and an all-wheel drive system that is extremely responsive, Lincoln has put their usually high levels of class into this vehicle. A refrigerated compartment in the second row of seats and Active Park Assist are two more great features that separates the MKT from other competitors in the marketplace. A fixed glass Vista roof on the interior of the vehicle encompasses all of the special elements that this Lincoln brings to the table.
2010 Acura MDX
With great stability, plenty of power, and many technological amenities, the Acura MDX really accentuates what people these days are looking for with 7-passenger vehicles. If you are looking for a luxurious ride, the MDX can provide this with their rearview camera system, Bluetooth and IPod adapter, and navigation system. Going off road with the Acura MDX is also a possibility, as the company has included a brand new six-speed transmission system that is shifted by using paddles that are mounted on the steering wheel. With 83.5 cubic feet of cargo space, the MDX has shown that Acura is serious about producing one of the best 7-passenger vehicles to be offered to consumers.
2010 Audi Q7
Smooth, comfortable driving is just one aspect of the Q7 that really makes it a contender in this class of vehicles. Though the interior is a little smaller than other vehicles listed, it has no problem seating 7 passengers at any one particular time. Three different engine packages are available – a 3.6-liter V6, a 4.2-liter V8, and a 3-liter turbodiesel V6. All three versions of this automobile come with All Wheel Drive capabilities, which allows you to take into harsh conditions without having to worry about safety. The leather seats, climate control system, and power tailgate are just three more of the many features that put the Q7 into a higher class of 7-passenger vehicles.
2010 BMW X5 SUV
With a revised IDrive system that now comes complete with better controls, easier navigation through the menus, and less clutter within the system, the BMW X5 shows that it should be considered a strong competitor in this market. With your choice of six-cylinder and V8 engines, there are plenty of different options available for anyone looking to get a good mix of horsepower and fuel economy. A dual-panel moonroof, 16-speaker audio system, and rearview assist camera all provide owners with the feeling of luxury that they have come to expect from BMW.
2010 Mazda CX-9
A 3.7-liter V6 powers the Mazda CX-9 into the category of being one of the best 7-passenger vehicles this year. While it does not come standard, there is an All Wheel Drive package that allows you to test the limits of the pure unbridled power that the CX-9 gives you. With second and third row seats that both fold down, this Mazda can haul a great deal of cargo or seat a family of 7 comfortably. Wood-tone trim is available in the Grand Touring edition of the CX-9, which also offers leather seats and a leather steering wheel. A great vehicle for a great price, the Mazda CX-9 holds a very special place in this category of automobiles.
While it could potentially be very difficult for consumers to pick a vehicle that they are interested in from the list above, you really cannot go wrong with any of the 7-passenger vehicles that are listed here. All have ample room, powerful motors that can handle most any terrain, and a sense of class and luxury that is unparalleled in similar type SUVs and minivans. The 7-passenger vehicle is quickly becoming a standard offering from most car companies, and the competition will most certainly produce positive results for the consumer.