Seven passenger Sport Utility Vehicles provide a stylish, powerful alternative to large families and families with an active lifestyle. You can fit the kids, the football equipment, and the groceries and still have room to spare. On top of that, the eye-catching design of these SUVs will cause everyone to turn their heads when you drive by.
The Cadillac Escalade really is the “Cadillac” of 7 passenger vehicles. With a starting price of $63,000, rest assured that even the base model is very well equipped. With a powerful 6.2L V8, it comes standard with the most powerful engine of any vehicle in its class. Escalade combines power with features such as Bluetooth connectivity, navigation system and heated and cooled seats standard in even its base model. This is possibly the most well equipped, most comfortable SUV on the market. Ultrasonic park assist and OnStar are just the beginning of the endless safety features of the Escalade; put that with the 202 inch overall length and 79 inch width, not only is the vehicle safe, but it is also easier to drive than many competitors.
The 2011 Infinity QX56 offers two styles to choose from, two wheel drive and four wheel drive. While the two wheel drive has a starting price of $58,000, the four wheel drive model starts at $62,000. Both models come standard with 5.6L V8 engine which has an estimated fuel economy of 20 mpg, navigation system and around-view monitor with front and rear sonar system, unique to only Infinity products. In addition, the four wheel drive model also comes standard with windshield wiper de-icer. Both models also come standard with power lift gate and rain sensing wipers. This vehicle is sure to give other 7 passenger vehicles tough competition, not only in options, but price as well.
Celebrating its 25th model year in 2011 is the Nissan Pathfinder. The main reason this vehicle has remained on the market for so long, is because it is known as one of the most dependable and affordable SUVs on the market. With its various engine sizes, a 4.0L V6 for its base model up to a 5.6L V8 for its top model, this is the vehicle for any family on any budget. The base model features few options although just one step up is the SV model, sporting adjustable pedals, Bluetooth technology and heated front seats. The upper class LE model offers navigation system as standard equipment as well as a 9.3G hard drive and heated steering wheel. With a starting price of $43,000 for the LE model, this is an affordable luxury SUV.
The 2011 Chevrolet Suburban is known as the luxury large SUV of the Chevrolet lineup. It has a price range of $41,000 on up $53,000 depending on the model. This powerful vehicle comes equipped with a 5.3L V8 engine that can get up to 11 mpg with the active fuel management system. The Suburban has a wheelbase of approximately 130 inches with an overall length of 222 inches. The 2011 Suburban is the only one of its competitors to offer voice activated navigation standard, even in the base model, as well as enough cargo space to haul even the largest loads. The LTZ model is fully loaded with leather heated seats, wood grain trim and side steps. Both the LS and LT models are available in either ½ Ton or ¾ Ton models.