8 Seater SUV: Best Options to Choose From

For those looking to comfortably haul their most precious cargo, their families, in a roomy and stylish fashion, there are plenty of good choices.

There are a number of different options to suit a variety of family sizes and needs. From the massive and luxurious to the more nimble and affordable, the following three 8 seater SUVs should cover a great extent of wants and needs.

The 2010 Expedition is an 8 seat, 4 door SUV equipped with a V8 engine. It is available in 16 different trims, with 20 inch wheels. The Expedition brings with it many standard safety features along with optional features for an even safer ride.

Driver and passenger airbags with side curtain airbags ensure you are fully protected when need be. Child lock doors are also standard, with a panic button hidden in case of an emergency situation. Wheel locks and a locking fuel filler door are optional features.

Chevy Suburban

The full size Suburban is the largest in Chevy’s line of SUVs and is capable of seating nine with a starting price of $40,365. Suitable for the consumer looking for the best in passenger room, cargo space, and towing capability, the Suburban is the all out American SUV.

The Suburban comes in two flavors, the 1500 and the heavy duty 2500. The 1500 comes standard with a 5.3 liter v8 good for 320 horsepower and 335 pound-feet of torque, the 2500 comes with a 6.0 liter V8 delivering 352 horsepower and 382 pound-feet of torque.

While these will average only about 14 miles to the gallon, it is fairly comparable to the other SUVs of its size. To balance that out is the truly impressive maximum cargo capacity of 137.4 cubic feet.

Cadillac Escalade ESV

Coming in as the biggest, baddest, and boldest, the Cadillac Escalade ESV is the more refined sibling to the Suburban and seats up to 9. It is capable of seating eight people, with a maximum cargo space of 147 cubic feet. The Escalade has long been known as a supreme American status symbol, and for 2010 the upscale factor has been upped quite a bit.

It features an assortment of fine materials in the interior, premium Bose sound, and temperature and power controlled seats. The aesthetics of the SUV have a very bold edginess yet manage to remain rather classy. The front fascia is immediately recognizable and sets it apart from its competitors.

The ESV is very powerful and comes standard with a 6.2L, 403 horsepower V-8 delivering 417 foot-pounds of torque and capable of towing a maximum of 7800 pounds. It is available in 2 wheel drive and all wheel drive in Base, Premium, and Platinum level trims with an MSRP of $62,100 to $86,680.

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