Anybody with a large enough family can relate to the struggle of finding a vehicle with enough seats to meet their needs. In fact, you do not even need to have a large family to face this predicament; this is a challenge also faced by anyone who has enough friends, even outside of their family, with whom they like to hang out regularly. Fortunately, while these sorts of vehicles may be difficult to find, they do indeed exist. Whether you are a parent with a large family or a college student with lots of friends, check out these awesome cars that may sufficiently satisfy your needs, and more.
The 2018 Kia Sedona
Out of the various 8 passenger vehicles that you will be able to find, the 2018 Kia Sedona is possibly the cheapest, depending on the version that you choose. The 2018 Kia Sedona comes in five different levels. With the exception of the base model, each level has enough seating for 8 people. The cheapest 8 passenger version, the Sedona LX, has a starting price of $29,000; the most expensive version, the Sedona SX Limited, has a starting price of $42,000. Even the cheapest version, the LX, has features such as Bluetooth and heated seats, but with the Sedona SX Limited comes additional features such as navigation.
The 2018 Kia Sedona does not just have room for passengers; it also has lots of room for storage. It can tow up to 3,500 pounds. It has 142 cubic feet of space behind the first row, 78.4 cubic feet of space behind the second row, and 33.9 feet of space behind the third row. The power of the 2018 Kia Sedona is derived from a 3.3-liter V6 with 276 horsepower in addition to 248 lb-ft of torque paired with a six-speed automatic transmission.
2018 Chrysler Pacifica
The next cheapest 8 passenger vehicle would be the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica. There are six trim levels, five of which provide seating for 8 or more passengers. The cheapest of these is the LX, which has a starting price of $29,795; it ranges up to the luxurious Limited, which has a price of $46,695. There is a considerable amount of space available for cargo, with 140.5 cubic feet behind the first row, 87.5 cubic feet behind the second row, and 32.3 cubic feet behind the third row. The 2018 Chrysler Pacifica also boasts additional features such as Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, a Stow ‘n Go bench seat in the third row, and a Uconnect infotainment system with a seven-inch touch screen.
The 2018 Chrysler Pacifica is powered by a 3.6-liter V6 engine with 287 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque along with a nine-speed automatic transmission.
2018 Chevrolet Traverse
Next on our list is the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse, which has three trim levels that accommodate 8 passengers. The cheapest of these is the base Traverse L, which has a price tag of $30,295. Slightly more expensive than this is the LS which costs $33,595. Most expensive is the LT Cloth which costs $36,095.
While affordable, this vehicle still has plenty of space for cargo. Behind the first row is 98.2 cubic feet, and behind the second row is 58.1 cubic feet. Finally, there is 23 cubic feet behind the third row. When equipped with the trailer tow package, the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse is capable of towing up to 5,000 pounds.
The 2018 Chevrolet Traverse derives its power from a 3.6-liter V6 engine that has 310 horsepower and 266 lb-ft of torque connected to a nine-speed automatic transmission.
2018 Honda Pilot
The 2018 Honda Pilot offers four trim levels that have seating for 8 people. The base LX costs $30,900. Out of the models that seat 8 people, the Touring is the most fully featured and has a price of $41,970. When it comes to cargo, there is 83.9 cubic feet behind the first row, 46.8 cubic feet behind the second row, and 15.5 cubic feet behind the third row. The 2018 Honda Pilot boasts safety features such as a rearview camera with multiple angles in addition to grid lines and daytime running lights.
The 2018 Honda Pilot is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 with 280 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque paired to a nine-speed or six-speed automatic transmission. Furthermore, the 2018 Honda Pilot provides an option for either all-wheel or front-wheel drive.
2018 Toyota Sienna
Although the 2018 Toyota Sienna has five trim levels, the top and base trims do not have seating for 8 passengers. Of the three trim levels that have seating for 8 passengers, the most affordable is the LE, which is priced at $33,660. The highest of these trims is the XLE, which is priced at $40,680.
Since you are probably seeking a car for your family and other loved ones, safety must be a priority. Fortunately, this vehicle has got you covered. The 2018 Toyota Sienna includes Toyota Safety Sense P with a pre-collision system, dynamic radar cruise control, lane departure alert with steering assist, automatic high beams, and pedestrian detection.
For each trim, power is derived from a 3.5-liter V6 engine with 296 horsepower and 263 lb-ft of torque paired to an 8-speed automatic transmission. Drivers are able to select whether they would prefer an all-wheel or front-wheel drive.