Ever since the 8 passenger SUV segment began getting popular in the late 1990s, automobile companies have been clamoring to fill all the various demands that the car buying public could ever think of. One necessity at the forefront for many consumers is the amount of passengers that an SUV can carry. The vast majority of SUVs only offer a second row of seating and therefore max out at the five-passenger level, but any manufacturer worth their salt will have one large SUV that can fit seven or in some cases even eight passengers. What makes the eight-passenger sport utility vehicle segment so popular is that consumers now have a choice other than the dreaded minivan!
While the number of different eight-passenger SUV manufacturers is quite low, there is a nice variety of automobiles to choose from beginning with the most economical and affordable running the gamut to the high end 8 passenger luxury suv segment. Regardless of price, you can be sure about one thing: these full-sized SUVs are big, heavy, and for the most part not very fuel efficient. On the other hand if you have multiple passengers and need tons of cargo room, then an eight-passenger SUV could be right up your alley!
For comparison reasons the base model for each vehicle was selected. In many instances, the prices can have quite a huge gap between the base model and the top of the line trim level. Also there may be hybrid models that are more fuel efficient but those are much more expensive than the base model 8 passenger SUV.