7 seater minivan

7 Seater Car Hire

7 seater car hire not only makes sense for larger families or small groups on holiday but also provides extra space for the business traveller and those driving long distances. It is also a good choice for smaller party sizes with more baggage.

Leisurecars.com provide an extensive range of 7 seat vehicles for hire worldwide and through our network of international and local partners we compare and offer all the latest deals and very competitive prices. There are many different makes and models of 7 seater MPVs available to rent and these vary by car rental partner and destination. Here are some of the most popular that can be hired through leisurecars.com

Renault Espace

The fourth generation Renault Espace is front wheel drive and offers both manual and automatic transmission with a 5 speed automatic or 6 speed manual and 6 speed automatic transmissions. Petrol engines come in 2.0 and 3.5 litres while diesel capacity is 1.9, 2.0, 2.2 and 3.0. The Espace has the top Euro NCAP (European New Car Assessment Programme) rating of 5 stars and can be rented in the UK and most European countries including France, Germany, Italy, Spain and Portugal.

Peugeot 5008

There is a 5 seat and 7 seat version of the Peugeot 5008 offering both manual and automatic transmission with a 1.6 and 2.0 litre diesel engine. The 5008 has the top Euro NCAP rating of 5 stars and shares the under-skin and mechanical components of the Citroen C4 Picasso. The vehicle can be rented in the UK and throughout Europe.

Opel Zafira

Produced by the German car maker Opel, the Zafira is also marketed by Vauxhall in the UK and Holden in Australia. The current model is the third generation Zafira and is larger than previous models with a 5 speed manual and 6 speed manual and automatic gearbox. The Zafira comes with both petrol and diesel engines with capacity ranging from 1.4 to 2.0 litres and a 5 star Euro NCAP rating.

Ford Galaxy and Ford S-Max

The Ford Galaxy has been manufactured since 1995 and the third generation Galaxy was introduced in 2006 along with the Ford S-Max. Both the Galaxy and the S-Max have 7 seats although the Galaxy is a larger MPV with more space compared with the S-Max which is a sportier MPV. Both vehicles achieved a 5 star Euro NCAP rating and come with a choice of automatic or manual transmissions and petrol or diesel engines.

VW Sharan and SEAT Alhambra

The VW Sharan and SEAT Alhambra are 7 seater MPVs with a 5 star Euro NCAP rating that share the same platform (common design, engineering and both produced at the same factory in Portugal). There is a 1.4 and 2.0 litre petrol version and a 2.0 litre diesel and both vehicles come with manual and automatic transmission. In 2013, the SEAT Alhambra was voted WHATCAR? Magazine's best MPV of the year.


The Fiat Ulysse, Citroen C8, Peugeot 807 and Lancia Phedra belong to a family of large MPVs that are visually and technically very similar sharing both mechanical and structural components. These vehicles are all built at the same factory in Valenciennes, France.

Chrysler and Dodge

Primarily 7 seater rental vehicles for the USA and Canada markets, the Chrysler Voyager, Grand Voyager, upmarket Chrysler Town and Country and Dodge Caravan are all MPVs manufactured by the Chrysler Group. In Europe the latest models of Voyager are branded the Lancia Voyager which succeeded the Lancia Phedra. In the UK, the Chrysler Voyager brand is still maintained. The seating arrangements for these vehicles are in a 2-2-3 configuration which differs from most European MPVs which have a 2-3-2 seat configuration.

Toyota Sienna

Manufactured in Princeton, Indiana for the North American market, the latest Toyota Sienna was redesigned in 2011 and comes with a 2.7 or 3.5 litre engine and 6 speed automatic gearbox.

Chevrolet Uplander

Still available for rental in the USA and Canada, the Chevrolet Uplander is no longer in production being discontinued in 2008 with the closure of the Doraville assembly plant in Georgia, USA. The Uplander comes with a 4 speed automatic gearbox and a 3.5 or 3.9 lire V6 engine.




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