Are you looking for a vehicle that can comfortably seat 8 passengers for specific circumstance? Moving a large family around town demands a different set of vehicle with different set of features that can carry a large group of people. Since one size doesn’t fit all, we have included the main features and strengths of the five most capable 8 passenger vehicles available to help you determine the best option that fits your peculiar need.
2015 Chevrolet Traverse
The 2015 Traverse offers minivan-like capabilities to those who don’t want a minivan. The vehicle is an ideal fit for your family because of its ability to carry 8 passengers with the middle bench seat installed or 7 with the second row captain’s chairs. The Chevrolet Traverse is just as perfect in the range of cars at school as it does in your parking lot of your local grocery store.
Sizeable interior space of the vehicle allows everyone excluding the largest adults to sit comfortably in the third row, while still providing a good amount of cargo space when compared to other vehicles in its class. Some of the available amenities in the vehicle include the Chevrolet’s MyLink infotainment system, rear-seat entertainment system, and 10-speaker Bose audio system. These amenities have the ability to turn your daily shuttles into more comfortable and relaxed rides.
2015 Toyota Sienna
The 2015 Toyota Sienna is one of the most affordable and cheapest 8 seater suv, and is perfect for a minivan. In terms of size, the Sienna pays off on the inside where you will find a renewed interior and ample space to make every passenger comfortable. Toyota uses first-rate of materials throughout its cabin, while the comfortable seating is made even more so by a highly adjustable second row bench.
The 2015 Toyota Sienna’s 266 horsepower, 3.6 litter, and V6 engine gets a class-average 18/25 mpg city/highway, while providing sprightly acceleration. Nonetheless, the vehicle can get a bit noisy if the speed gets on the high side. To prevent collisions from happening, safety features such as the automatic pre-collision breaking, blind spot monitoring, and the package of driver support features provided by Toyota’s Star Safety System make the minivan the first choice of lovers of top quality vehicles.
2015 Toyota Highlander
The 2015 Toyota Highlander may not boast of a look that is as sporty as the Hyundai Santa Fe; it is nonetheless the perfect choice for those looking for a lean ride. It is a standard midsize for family crossover, and available in either 8-seat or 7 passenger captain’s chairs configurations. To provide plenty of room in the first two rows, the 2015 Toyota Highlander sacrifices some cargo space.
The 2015 Toyota Highlander is named an IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus and also given a 5 star overall rating by the NHTSA. However, the Toyota Highlander suffers the same troubles as many of its large competitors in both the small overlap front test and, of course, the rollover test.
With a 185 horsepower, 2.7 litters, 4 cylinder engine, the 2015 Toyota Highlander comes standard and gets a good fuel economy rating of 20/25mpg city/highway.
2015 Honda Odyssey
The 2015 Honda Odyssey is ranked by the US News as the best minivan available on the market today. This 8 seater suv gets the nod ahead of other competitors like the Kia Sedona and the Toyota Sienna.
The vehicle’s interior is made to offer solid entertainment to everyone on board, beginning with a large, 8 inch infotainment system that is compatible with Bluetooth, Pandora, and many more. The Odyssey’s seven speaker surround sound system can be upgraded to 12 speakers, and other available options include tri-zone climate control and touchscreen audio touchscreen audio.
The 2015 Honda Odyssey is powered by a 248 horsepower, 3.5 litters, and 24-valve SOHC i-VTEC V-6 engine. Reviewers are unanimous in the views that the power and performance of the Odyssey makes it the most functional minivan on the market.