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Top 5 best 2024 7- passenger SUVs

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Which is the best 7- passenger SUV for sale in 2024? Given how many models are available on the market, making a final choice can be challenging, given that several utilities could claim they deserve this title.

Desjardins Acura, your Acura dealership team in Montreal, has selected 5 models that stand out thanks to a good price-quality ratio, on top of offering great versatility and reliability. Read on to find out more!

Acura MDX

For 2024, the Acura MDX is available in 4 trims, at the following base prices:

Version MSRP
Tech $ 67,890
A- SPEC $ 70,390
Platinum Elite $ 74,390
Type S Ultra $ 88,390

This 7- passenger SUV will seduce you instantly, thanks to a bold and modern style that speaks volumes as to the type of performance you can expect from the MDX! In fact, you will have the choice between a 3.5 L V6 with 290 horsepower or a 3.0 L V6 turbo with 355 horsepower, according to selected trim. Take note that all-wheel drive is part of the standard offered equipment on all trims.

Moreover, you will be able to tow between 3,000 and 5,000 pounds (1,360 and 2,268 kg) on all trims, on top of taking advantage of a generous amount of cargo space that varies between 461 and 2,690 liters, depending on if you fold down 2nd and 3rd rows of seats. Shop for your own Acura MDX today and you will see for yourself just how incredibly exceptional this utility is!

Here are a few dimensions worth mentioning for the 2024 MDX:

  • Length: 5,039 mm
  • Width: 2,000 mm
  • Height: 1,724 mm
  • Wheelbase: 2,890 mm

On top of being very spacious, this high-end family vehicle will definitely get your attention with the impressive list of standard offered equipment it offers. Here is a sneak peek:

  • Wireless Apple CarPlay/Android Auto
  • Alexa Built-In
  • Wi-Fi 4G LTE access point
  • Wireless cellphone charging
  • Front Collision Alert
  • Road Departure Mitigation
  • Blind Spot Surveillance
  • Traffic Jam Assist
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Rear Seat Reminder Alert
  • Front and Rear Parking Sensors
  • Road Sign Recognition
  • And so much more
front view of a 2024 Acura MDX on a small road crossing through vineyards

2023 Kia Sorento

According to us, one of the other 7- passenger SUVs that should be among the best 2023-2024 SUVs is the Sorento. It is greatly appreciated for the price-quality ratio it offers, a spacious interior and numerous available trims, to which hybrid and plug-in hybrid trims have also recently been added.

Just to make sure that we’re comparing apples with apples, this comparison will solely focus on the fuel trims of the Sorento.

front side view of a 2023 Kia Sorento in front of a forest
  • Base Price Range: from $ 39,459 to $ 53,059
  • 6 trims
  • 2.5 L 4- cylinder with 191 horsepower
  • 2.5 L 4- cylinder turbo with 281 horsepower
  • Towing Capacity: 2,000-3,500 lbs (907-1,588 kg)
  • 6- to 7- Passengers
  • Cargo Space: 357-2,139 liters
  • Length: 4,800 mm
  • Width: 1,900 mm
  • Height: 1,695-1,785 mm
  • Wheelbase: 2,815 mm

Volkswagen Atlas

A model that has been sold by Volkswagen since the 2018 model-year, the Atlas took up the vacant spot that was left by the departure of the Touareg. We appreciate the performance it offers and its elegant design, along with the generous amount of cargo space it.

  • Base Price: from $ 53,334 to $ 63,334
  • Up to 7- passengers
  • 4 trims
  • Towing: 5,000 pounds (2,268 kg)
  • 2.0 L 4- cyl. turbo with 269 horsepower
  • Cargo Space: 735-2,735 liters
  • Length: 5,097 mm
  • Width: 1,990 mm
  • Height: 1,780 mm
  • Wheelbase: 2,980 mm
front side view of a 2024 VW Atlas on a desert road

Toyota Highlander (up to 8- passengers)

The Toyota Highlander is well-known 8- passenger SUV, given that it has been commercialized for over 20 years. Offering high performance levels and superior quality manufacturing, it is available in a wide selection of trims –both fuel and hybrid- as you will see in our comparison between the Acura MDX vs Toyota Highlander.

front side view of a 2024 Toyota Highlander on a country road
  • $ 49,501 to $ 60,741
  • Up to 8- passengers
  • 10 trims (hybrids included)
  • Towing: 5,000 pounds
  • 264 horsepower, 2.4 L 4- cyl. turbo
  • Cargo Space: 453-2,387 liters
  • Length: 4,951-5,015 mm
  • Width: 1,931 mm
  • Height: 1,730 mm

Nissan Pathfinder (up to 8- passengers)

We will close this Top 5 with the Nissan Pathfinder, which offers enough seating for up to 8- passengers, depending on the selected trim. With a rugged build and a long list of amenities and technologies, it can tow between 3,500 and 6,000 pounds (1,588 and 2,727 kg).

Here are a few of the features offered by this 8- passenger SUV:

  • $ 49,674 to $ 60,874
  • 7- to 8- Passengers
  • 6- trims
  • Towing: 3,500-6,000 pounds
  • 3.5 L V6 with 284 horsepower
  • Cargo Space: 470-2,280 liters
  • Length: 5,020 mm
  • Width: 1,978 mm
  • Height: 1,800 mm
  • Wheelbase: 2,900 mm
front side view of a 2023 Nissan Pathfinder on a hill

Would you like to find out more about these models or about the advantages the 2024 Acura MDX offers compared to the other models mentioned above? Come and visit us at Desjardins Acura today!

In the meantime, here is a summary table for all of the abovementioned models:

Acura MDX Kia Sorento Volkswagen Atlas Toyota Highlander Nissan Pathfinder
MSRP $ 67,890 à $ 88,390 $ 39,459 à $ 53,059 $ 53,334 à $ 63,334 $ 49,501 à $ 60,741 $ 49,674 à $ 60,874
Power 290—355 hp 191—281 hp 269 hp 264 hp 284 hp
Drivetrain AWD AWD AWD AWD AWD
Towing 3,000—5,000 lbs 2,000-3,500 lbs 5,000 lbs 5,000 lbs 500—6,000 lbs
Seating 7 6-7 7 7-8 7-8
Cargo Space 461-2,690 L 357-2,139 L 735-2,735 L 453-2,387 L 470-2,280 L
Acura MDX Kia Sorento Volkswagen Atlas
MSRP $ 67,890 à $ 88,390 $ 39,459 à $ 53,059 $ 53,334 à $ 63,334
Power 290—355 hp 191—281 hp 269 hp
Drivetrain AWD AWD AWD
Towing 3,000—5,000 lbs 2,000-3,500 lbs 5,000 lbs
Seating 7 6-7 7
Cargo Space 461-2,690 L 357-2,139 L 735-2,735 L
Toyota Highlander Nissan Pathfinder
MSRP $ 49,501 à $ 60,741 $ 49,674 à $ 60,874
Power 264 hp 284 hp
Drivetrain AWD AWD
Towing 5,000 lbs 500—6,000 lbs
Seating 7-8 7-8
Cargo Space 453-2,387 L 470-2,280 L
rear side view of a 2024 Acura MDX in a curb on a road running along a rocky cliff