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Published: Apr 25, 2023 4 min read
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If you often carry a crowd in your vehicle, chances are your budget to buy new wheels is tight. Fortunately, despite rising price tags for autos, there are capacious vehicles available that cost significantly less than the current average purchase price for a new car, which is around $50,000.

Here are some recommendations for vehicles that can carry seven or more people in relative comfort — for both their occupants and your budget. Drawn from Money’s new Best Cars package, the picks span two main vehicle types: SUVs and minivans. (Even the roomiest among our picks in large cars and pickup trucks cars maxed out at a capacity of five seats.)

If crowd capacity is a priority in your next vehicle, it’s especially important do more than just kick the tires on the prospective choices. While Jaclyn Trop, the expert autos writer who prepared our package, judged all the picks below to be big enough for (at least) seven, they may not be roomy enough for your seven, depending on their respective sizes. So it would be wise to not only check the specs on passenger space of your shortlist of vehicles, but also assemble your full crew for test drives before buying anything.

Best 7-passenger vehicles at most affordable price