Minivans, SUVs and several crossover vehicles all have the seating capacity for at least seven people. The Honda Odyssey, Chevy Suburban and Ford Flex are popular with larger families, and many of these vehicles also provide space for hauling cargo like groceries, luggage and sport equipment.
The Honda Odyssey, Nissan Quest and Toyota Sienna are all minivans with the capacity to seat seven or eight people. Some manufacturers offer one bench seat in the back and two captain chairs in the middle. Others offer the option for swapping the middle chairs for an additional bench seat.
As of 2014, the Chevrolet Suburban and GMC Yukon XL are two of the largest SUVs on the market, and both comfortably seat seven. These vehicles are large enough for two additional passengers and lots of cargo. Smaller SUVs that seat a minimum of seven include the Chevrolet Tahoe and Acura RDX. For larger families interested in a hybrid, the Toyota Highlander is a mid-sized SUV that also seats seven.
According to Cars.com, crossovers are a good choice for people who want the seating capacity of minivans and SUVs without the bulky size.The Chevrolet Traverse, Buick Enclave and Ford Flex all offer bench row seating for up to eight people and room for cargo.