The Best 8-Passenger Vehicles in 2024

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Eight-passenger vehicles aren’t ideal for everyone, but some of us have big needs: Large families, towing, bringing a crew of people from worksite to worksite - whatever your reason, be sure to check out our list below of the best 8-passenger vehicles in 2024.

Based on price, value, safety, technology, comfort, looks, and luxury, we compiled a list of vehicles that really shine in this category.

Best 8-Passenger Vehicles in 2024

2021 Chevrolet Suburban $52,995 - $73,595

This 2021 Chevrolet Suburban is a little on the pricey side when you start going up in trim models. The base trim model starts out at $52,995, but you do get what you pay for. This SUV gives you three different engines to choose from, including a diesel option, all of which come with plenty of torque that is capable of hauling 8-9 passengers and towing up 8,000+ pounds with no problem.

Passenger space has been opened up a lot due to the Suburban’s new independent rear suspension. There is more legroom for both the second-row and third-row passengers, and both rows now slide forward and backward.

Cargo space is also extended by 23 cu.-ft., making for a total of 145 cu.-ft cargo volume. The shoulder room and headroom are also expanded for passengers in this new version of the Suburban.

To keep your occupants occupied during long drives, an available rear-seat entertainment center includes two 12.6-inch screens mounted behind the front seats, plenty of standard charging ports throughout the cabin, and a Wi-Fi Hot Spot. In the front, you’ll find a standard 10-inch touchscreen to handle all your infotainment needs along with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.


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2021 Toyota Highlander Hybrid $40,110 - $47,215

The 2021 Toyota Highlander Hybrid is a little less bulkier on the outside than some of the other 8-seater vehicles in its class. It also comes with a good starting MSRP of $40,110, and even if you go for the higher trim models, you still don’t end up with an MSRP price over $50,000.

Along with those numbers, you will also get good gas mileage with the hybrid system. An EPA-Estimated MPG rating of 35 city / 35 hwy / 35 combined should make you feel pretty good.

All Highlanders come with front-wheel-drive or an available Dynamic Torque Vectoring all-wheel-drive system (both non-hybrid and hybrid). The Dynamic Torque Vectoring configuration sends up to 50 percent of power to the rear wheels and then further distributes more power to the wheels that need it.

Some technology goodies include Amazon Alexa compatibility, an IQ wireless charging system in the center console, an available panoramic moonroof that heads back to the rear seats, an updated and responsive infotainment center, and heated and ventilated front seats. 

2021 Subra Ascent $23,295 - $45,445

New in 2019, the Subra Ascent brings some really nice features to the table. Its turbocharged 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine and symmetrical all-wheel-drive with X-MODE puts out plenty of horsepower while getting quite a good MPG rating of 21 city / 27 hwy. This non-hybrid 8-seater SUV can tow up to 5,000 pounds.

This may be the safest SUV 8-seater in its class. With standard EyeSight Driver Assist Technology and available Blind-Spot Detection with Lane Change Assist and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Reverse Automatic Braking, 180-Degree Front View Monitoring, and STARLINK Saftey and Security, you should feel very comfortable driving an Ascent.

Although the Ascent is relatively new to the game, all of Subaru’s vehicles are known to be some of the most long-lasting vehicles on the road. This particular one has more room for passengers than the previous years and can get you up to 85.6 cu.-ft. of cargo volume with both the second-row and the third-rows folded down.


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2021 Ford Expedition $49,995 - $75,775

The Expedition has nine different trim models to choose from and a powerful twin-turbo 3.5-liter EcoBoost drivetrain setup that is designed to fit all kinds of lifestyles. Available intelligent all-wheel-drive helps you combat the combat nasty weather and drive on rough roads efficiently.

The standard Reverse Sensing System lets you know when you are getting close to an object as you back up. It performs this task by emitting a series of beeps, and the closer you get to an object, the quicker the system will beep.

Also standard on the Expedition is the Reverse Brake Assist. This safety technology detects and alerts you when you are getting close to a stationary object or when a vehicle, a pedestrian, or a cyclist is crossing in your backup path.

Ford’s Co-Pilot360 safety technology comes standard on all vehicles and includes Blind Spot Information System, Rear View Camera, Lane-Keeping System, Automatic Emergency Braking, Auto High-Beam Headlamps, and more.  


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2021 Kia Telluride $32,190 - $42,490

This 2021 Kia gets on our best 8-passenger vehicle list with a 3.8-liter, 291 horsepower engine and 5,000 pounds of towing capacity. We like it because it comes with some standard safety features you don’t often see on most vehicles.

Auto Emergency Braking and Warning, Blind Spot Detection Technology, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Lane Keeping and Lane Following technology, Safe exit Assist (SEA), and Rear Occupant Alert safety features are all included on the base trim and up.

You’ll also enjoy an 8.0-inch touchscreen display with a rear camera, Smart Cruise Control with Stop and Go technology, one-touch sliding, and folding second-row seats, rear passenger air conditioning, and many other amenities. 

As you go up in trim models you’ll find even better features like a 10.25-inch touchscreen with UVO link and second-row heated and ventilated seats.

2021 Honda Odyssey $31,790 - $47,820

The 2021 Honda Odyssey made the list because of its style, versatility, comfort, and power. We think it beats out most minivans when it comes to its exterior styling. There are plenty of great standard and available safety features, and the technology is more than what you would expect.

The Odyssey comes with a 3.5-liter six-cylinder engine with 280 horsepower and 262 lb.-ft. of torque. Connected to that is a smooth-running 10-speed transmission. Although Honda has been working on the issue for the last couple of years, there are still some complaints about road noise inside the cabin.

Handling is another area where the Odyssey excels Minivans don’t come out on top too often when it comes to stable handling, but this one is a real delight to drive around town - responsive and authoritative.

Shop Around

Make sure to shop around when looking for your 8-passenger vehicle. Even though these are what we like, there are others out there with plenty of room for different budgets and lifestyles.

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