Electric SUVs that seat seven or more combine efficiency and earth-friendliness without compromising on space and utility. If that sounds like a winning combination to you, you’re not alone. The industry is preparing to expand heavily into the 7-plus-passenger electric SUV space. There are a number of models already on the market, and several more headed to dealers soon. Whether you’re looking for a 2023 or a 2024 model, however, we’ve put together a list for this budding segment to help you find the right 7-seat electric SUV for you.
Here are 10 of the best electric SUVs that seat seven or more. This includes those currently in production, those confirmed for production, and those expected to reach production within the next year.
1. 2024 Hyundai Ioniq 7
The 2024 Hyundai HYMTF, -0.04% Ioniq 7 is, at present, a wild concept car designed so completely around the concept of autonomous driving that it doesn’t even have a steering wheel or pedals — merely a retractable joystick. While that’s undoubtedly a futuristic idea, the reality of the Ioniq 7, which is expected to arrive in production form toward the end of 2023 as a 2024 model, will be an all-electric 3-row SUV with seating for seven and a starting price of around $50,000.
2. 2024 Kia EV9
Closely related to the Ioniq 7, the 2024 Kia EV9 is equally wild, with a similarly futuristic design inside and out. The Kia 000270, +1.39% EV9, like the Ioniq 7, is expected to offer a minimum of 250 miles of range, with higher trims topping the 300-mile-range mark. Starting prices for the 2024 EV9 are also expected to kick off around $50,000 when it arrives around the end of 2023.
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3. 2023 Mercedes-EQ EQB
If you’re looking for a compact 3-row electric SUV that you can buy now, consider the 2023 Mercedes-EQ EQB. The name is a tongue-twister, but the styling is pure elegance. In addition, there’s a surprising amount of interior space considering the small footprint. The third-row seat is optional in the EQB. While it’s not ideal for adults or older teens, it should serve just fine for younger kids or shorter trips.
4. 2023 Mercedes-EQ EQS SUV
So the EQB sounds interesting, but you’d like something bigger? Meet the 2023 Mercedes-EQ EQS SUV. Even more of a mouthful in the naming department, the EQS SUV is closely related to the EQS sedan. That means this 7-seater delivers on both space and comfort while maintaining impressive handling and performance, especially in EQS 580 4Matic all-wheel-drive (AWD) form, which is rated for 536 horsepower and 633 lb-ft of torque.
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5. 2023 Rivian R1S
Rivian RIVN, +3.30% is probably better known for its R1T pickup truck at the moment, but the Rivian R1S SUV should prove equally popular now that deliveries are expanding. With 316 miles of range, considerable off-road capability, standard advanced driver assists, and its own sense of style in addition to seating for seven, the Rivian R1S presents a completely fresh alternative to the likes of Tesla or other legacy automakers.
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6. 2023 Tesla Model X
Speaking of Tesla TSLA, +2.04%, the venerable Model X is also a 7-seat electric SUV, and the 2023 Model X delivers big on range and performance in the process. Its 348-mile maximum range is impressive, as is the technology in the center display. While the “Falcon Wing” rear doors won’t wow everyone, the overall impact of the Model X, even years on from its launch, can’t be denied.
7. 2023 Tesla Model Y
The 2023 Tesla Model Y is available with 3-row seating as an option, though it defaults to a 5-seat configuration. It scores excellent safety marks, comes with great in-cabin tech, and offers a maximum range of 330 miles. Starting at $54,990, the Model Y represents pretty solid value for a 7-seat electric SUV, even without the availability of Apple CarPlay or Android Auto.
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8. 2023 VinFast VF 9
One of the first models for Vietnamese carmaker VinFast VFS, to arrive in the U.S. market, the 2023 VinFast VF 9 is expected to deliver a maximum range of 369 miles while seating six or seven in comfort across its three rows. The exterior was styled by Pininfarina, AWD is standard, and yet the VF 9 is expected to start at just $55,500.
9. 2024 Volkswagen ID.Buzz
Fans of the classic VW Type 2 bus rejoice. A futuristic, all-electric version is on its way: The 2024 Volkswagen VWAGY, -1.54% ID.Buzz resurrects the spirit of the Microbus as an electric SUV with seating for up to seven, a maximum range of 275 miles or more, and fun, distinct styling. While the ID.Buzz is more technically a minivan than an SUV, this 7-seater is expected to offer AWD by the time it makes to the U.S. in 2024.
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10. 2024 Volvo EX90
The 2024 Volvo EX90 takes the best of Volvo’s current styling and design, wraps it around a 3-row electric SUV platform, and adds in the brand’s reputation for safety and luxury at a relatively affordable price; the 2024 EX90 is expected to start around $80,000. Reservations are currently open for the EX90, with buyers able to choose more detailed specification later in 2023 ahead of the EX90’s U.S. arrival in early 2024.
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