Best 7 passenger vehicles

Buick Enclave Convenience Group

Price: $39,340
Mileage: 17 mpg city/24 highway/19 combined
Seats: 7
CR Score: 77

The interior of this mid-size crossover was upgraded for 2013, adding to its upscale, near-luxury appeal. At the top of the list of enhancements is the addition of Buick's IntelliLink interface with 6.5-inch touch-screen display, voice recognition and smartphone apps. We're actually recommending the base Enclave here despite what "base" suggests. Opting for either of the two more expensive trim levels provides more goodies, but the base Enclave provides all the usual amenities and also has unexpected features, such as rear-parking sensors, power liftgate, tri-zone automatic climate control and IntelliLink. We especially like the Enclave's huge cabin. Sure, it only provides average third-row-seat legroom among this group, but only the Honda Odyssey has more cargo space with all seats in place. Under the hood is a 288-hp 3.6-liter V6. A six-speed automatic turns the front wheels.