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Best 8 Passenger Vehicles for 2022

By Jason Collins | January 6, 2022

Three-row crossovers, minivans, and SUVs won't always encourage a thrilling driving experience, and they may not offer a 4x4 adventure. Still, they are the answer for car buyers who need loads of cargo space and room for up to eight passengers. If you need space for the whole family and their belongings, then explore our list of the best 8-passenger vehicles for 2022.


2022 Ford Expedition Max

Cargo space with all rear seats folded: 104.6 cubic feet.

Passenger seating: Up to 8 passengers.

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The 2022 Ford Expedition Max is a full-size SUV capable of seating up to eight passengers. It is nothing short of power with a twin-turbo V6 engine and a towing capacity of up to 9,300 pounds. It's Ford's biggest and most versatile family hauler, and it can take the family on off-road adventures.

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While the 2022 Expedition Max isn't as thrilling to drive as the Chevy Tahoe with its gusty twin-turbo engine and poor fuel efficiency, it still offers a combination of style and tech features that make it an intriguing option. The Expedition has an available 15.5-inch touchscreen and a hands-free driving mode, and key safety features include available adaptive cruise control, standard forward-collision warning, and automated emergency braking.

The 2022 model year introduced a revised exterior and interior and added several new features to the lineup. Its infotainment system was completely upgraded, and a new Timberline model and Stealth Performance Package entered the lineup.

Browse 2022 Ford Expedition Max listings here.


2022 Honda Odyssey

Cargo space with all rear seats folded: 158 cubic feet.

Passenger seating: Up to 8 passengers (7 passengers in the base model and 8 passengers in the higher trim levels).

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The Honda Odyssey is one of few minivans available for 2022. Minivan shoppers should feature this car at the top of their list if they want a well-rounded vehicle with ample safety features and a roomy cabin.

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The Honda Odyssey is a three-row minivan that seats seven occupants in its base model. Higher trim levels offer seating for eight passengers. An eight-way power-adjustable driver's seat and a four-way power-adjustable front passenger seat come standard across all models. Honda's configurable Magic Slide second-row seats are an available option too.

For 2022, not much changed except the discontinuation of the HondaVac in-cabin vacuum. When exploring 2022 minivans, you may encounter the Toyota Sienna, which has a better fuel economy. However, the Honda Odyssey has a stronger 3.5-liter V6 engine, a roomier cargo hold, and several standard safety features, such as its stop-and-go adaptive cruise control.

Browse 2022 Honda Odyssey listings here.


2022 Chevrolet Suburban

Cargo space with all rear seats folded: 144.7 cubic feet.

Passenger seating: Up to 9 passengers.

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The Chevrolet is big and bold; this full-size SUV offers a lineup of muscular engines, roomy seating, large cargo capacity, and a long list of standard features. The three-row Suburban offers several configurations with seating for seven to nine passengers and more cargo space than other SUVs available.

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The 2022 Chevy Suburban further outshines rivals with its maximum towing capacity of 7,400 to 8,300 pounds depending on the configuration. It can also hold its own off-road, especially the Z71 model, with high- and low-range gearing, tow hooks, and a limited-slip differential.

Three engines are available for 2022; a 355-horsepower 5.3-liter V8, a 277-horsepower 3.0-liter turbodiesel, and a 420-horsepower 6.2-liter V8 engine. All powertrains come standard with a 10-speed automatic transmission.

If this large SUV is too big for your needs, then maybe explore its smaller sibling, the Chevrolet Tahoe, which is about a foot shorter in wheelbase and overall length and slightly cheaper. The GMC Yukon follows a similar formula; its short wheelbase is similar to the upscaled Chevy Tahoe, and its long-wheelbase GMC Yukon XL is ritzy like the Suburban.

Browse 2022 Chevrolet Suburban listings here.


2022 Chevrolet Traverse

Cargo space with all rear seats folded: 98.2 cubic feet.

Passenger seating: Up to 8 passengers.

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The 2022 Chevrolet Traverse is one of the largest SUVs in the midsize class. It is over seventeen feet long and offers more cargo space behind the second-row seats than any other competitor in its class. Surprisingly, despite its size and powerful 310-horsepower 3.6-liter V6 engine, it has good fuel economy, with 27 mpg on the highway.

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The three-row SUV isn't shy on versatility either, offering a wide variety of configurations. The Chevy Traverse boasts a cavernous interior with enough room for up to eight passengers, plus all of their cargo. The second-row and third-row seats are comfortable and offer loads of legroom and headroom for taller occupants, a rare feature for the third row of most SUVs. Crossover SUVs don't get much roomier than the Traverse; however, others are more luxurious, like the Kia Telluride.

Several changes introduced the 2022 model year, including restyled bumpers, new headlights, and a new grille. The infotainment system now supports wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and several safety features are now standard as part of the Chevy Safety Assist suite.

Browse 2022 Chevrolet Traverse listings here.


2022 Kia Telluride

Cargo space with all rear seats folded: 87 cubic feet.

Passenger seating: Up to 8 passengers across three rows.

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The 2022 Kia Telluride is a midsize SUV offering a spacious and well-appointed cabin, sleek technology features, and ample cargo room. There is comfortable seating for up to eight passengers across three rows of seats in the Telluride.

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The Kia Telluride and Hyundai Palisade are manufactured by the same parent company and share a lot of similarities; however, the Telluride sets itself apart with its impressive versatility and first-rate cabin laden with high-quality materials. In addition, it offers an impressive 10-year, 100,000-mile warranty and a towing capacity of 5,000 pounds.

For 2022, the Kia Telluride arrives with mildly refreshed looks and offers even more standard features that make even its lowest trim levels feel luxurious. The infotainment system gains a larger touchscreen, and the interior styling is nothing short of high quality and distinctive for its class.

Browse 2022 Kia Telluride listings here.


2022 Lincoln Navigator

Cargo space with all rear seats folded: 103.3 cubic feet.

Passenger seating: Up to 8 passengers.

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The 2022 Lincoln Navigator with a powerful twin-turbo V6 engine sits at the pinnacle of the Lincoln Motor Company's all SUV lineup. While it shares its mechanicals with the Ford Expedition, it is far more than an Expedition with leather seats. While other large SUVs like the Cadillac Escalade are more fun to drive, the Navigator's spacious interior, deluxe cabin, and curb appeal are what really attract buyers.

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The Navigator's deluxe cabin is lined with fine quality materials, and the best technology features Lincoln has on offer. A wood trim, leather seats, and knurled metal knobs line the cabin space with a posh ambiance, and optional 30-way power-adjustable front seats offer luxurious travel.

The 2022 model year welcomed a styling update, including a reworked grille and new exterior lighting features. The interior includes upgrades to the infotainment display and Lincoln's new semi-autonomous driving mode (called Active Glide) features for the first time.

Browse 2022 Lincoln Navigator listings here.


2022 Chrysler Pacifica

Cargo space with all rear seats folded: 140.5 cubic feet.

Passenger seating: Up to 8 passengers.

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A close competitor of the Honda Odyssey, the Chrysler Pacifica is a three-row minivan that can seat up to eight people with the second-row bench seat. If you choose the second-row bucket seats, you can seat up to seven people. What sets the Chrysler Pacifica apart from other minivans is its standard Stow' n Go second-and third-row seating. The Stow' n Go seats fold into the floor instead of needing to be removed like other minivans in its class.

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The 2022 Chrysler Pacifica stands out in its class since it's one of few minivans available with all-wheel drive, and it offers a plug-in-hybrid powertrain with an impressive fuel economy.

New for the 2022 model year is an in-cabin air-filtration system and an optional Amazon Fire TV feature. The 2022 Pacifica has family transportation down to an art with refined road manners, vast cargo capacity, and a lengthy list of standard features every occupant can enjoy.

Browse 2022 Chrysler Pacifica listings here.


2022 Honda Pilot

Cargo space with all rear seats folded: 83.9 cubic feet.

Passenger seating: Up to 8 passengers, although some trim levels forgo the second-row bench seat for two captain's chairs to seat up to 7 passengers.

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The 2022 Honda Pilot is a good choice for anyone who wants a minivan's practicality without any stigma. While this three-row crossover cannot replicate the roomy interior of the Honda Odyssey, with which it shares a wheelbase and V6 engine, it does offer all-wheel drive, a higher driving position, and a towing capacity of 5,000 pounds. Its V6 engine thrills with a sporty sound, and the nine-speed automatic transmission offers an unobtrusive behavior.

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Most trim levels for the Honda Pilot offer a three-across second row for 8-passenger seating; however, higher trim levels offer two captain's chairs, reducing the passenger space to seven. The third row's low seat cushion doesn't provide enough legroom for adults, so this space is better suited for children.

New for the 2022 model year are more standard features, but most upgrades have a higher starting price. 2022 also dropped the lower LX and EX trim levels.

Browse 2022 Honda Pilot listings here.


2022 Toyota Highlander

Cargo space with all rear seats folded: 84.3 cubic feet.

Passenger seating: The base L and midrange models can seat eight passengers using bench seats in the second and third rows. Only seven passengers can be seated in higher trim levels with second-row captain's chairs.

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The 2022 Toyota Highlander is a midsize eight-passenger SUV that packs loads of cargo space and offers a hybrid powertrain with an excellent fuel economy. Safety is a priority with great safety scores, and all of its driver-assistance features come standard.

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The Highlander is one of only a few three-row SUVs offered with a hybrid powertrain. All the powertrains on offer can be had with either front-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive, with the base engine featuring a peppy V6 engine. The front-wheel-drive Highlander Hybrid gets an EPA-estimated 35 mpg on the highway while the gasoline-only engine achieves an excellent 29 mpg.

The 2022 model year has seen a few slight changes with the addition of the new Hybrid Bronze Edition model, new exterior paint colors, and some upscaled interior styling. Compared to rivals in its class, a standout feature is its list of standard features, which include Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Amazon Alexa.

Browse 2022 Toyota Highlander listings here.


2022 Hyundai Palisade

Cargo space with all rear seats folded: 86.4 cubic feet.

Passenger seating: Up to 8 passengers across three rows.

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The Hyundai Palisade is a midsize SUV that can seat up to eight passengers across three rows of seats in its base model. However, the passenger capacity does decrease to seven if you choose second-row captain's chairs. It sees minimal changes for 2022, with more standard driver assistance features.

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The 2022 Palisade comfortably earns its spot as one of the best 8-passenger vehicles thanks to its well-rounded value offering. The fit-and-finish quality on its standard trim level is in stark contrast to other competitors and with a lower price tag. You can enjoy second-row ventilated seats and a suede-like headliner for under $50,000. That combo alone for a Cadillac Escalade carries an MSRP of over $100,000. Some of the Palisade's higher trim levels outrival luxury SUVs in its midsize class thanks to its impressive cabin.

Added value comes with an impressive 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty.

Browse 2022 Hyundai Palisade listings here.


2022 Subaru Ascent

Cargo space with all rear seats folded: 86.5 cubic feet.

Passenger seating: Up to 8 passengers.

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If you have outgrown the Outback and the Forester, then get behind the wheel of the 2022 Subaru Ascent; there is loads of space available for your growing needs in this 8-passenger SUV. Better yet, it isn't shy on power; its 260-horsepower flat-four engine gives you a boost when you need it.

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Setting itself apart from midsize competitors is a long list of standard safety and technology features, adult-friendly seating, and above-average cargo space. All-wheel-drive is also standard and, together with 8.7 inches of ground clearance, makes the Subaru Ascent capable of some light off-roading.

The 2022 model year remains mostly the same with the addition of the Onyx Edition model. The three-row Ascent can seat up to eight passengers unless you replace the second-row bench seats with the available bucket seats, then you can seat up to seven.

Browse 2022 Subaru Ascent listings here.


2022 Nissan Armada

Cargo space with all rear seats folded: 95.4 cubic feet.

Passenger seating: Up to 8 passengers.

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While the 2022 Nissan Armada lacks the popularity of its domestic competitors and doesn't offer a long wheelbase, it is still a strong contender as one of the best 8-passenger vehicles. In fact, savvy car shoppers will be pleasantly surprised by how luxurious this large SUV actually is.

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The 2022 Armada welcomed minimal updates from 2021. The only addition for the 2022 model year is a one-touch function for the power-folding third-row; however, this new feature is only available for the Platinum trim level. The Armada has three rows of seats which can accommodate up to eight passengers. The capacity drops to seven passengers with the optional captain's chairs for the second row. The Armada feels luxurious inside and offers plenty of legroom in the third row compared with newer rivals.

Every Armada model boasts a roster of desirable technology and safety features, and the potent V8 engine and a highly responsive automatic transmission produce 400-horsepower. While it may guzzle a lot of fuel, the drive is the calmest and smoothest for an 8-passenger SUV.

Browse 2022 Nissan Armada listings here.