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Kelley Blue Book: Here are 15 SUVs that seat 8—for your big family or small team

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Do you and your family and friends frequently travel together? Do you often find yourself wishing your vehicle had an extra seat or two? Do you really not want to see a minivan in the driveway? If so, you might want to look into 8-seat SUVs.

Starting with a price limit of $75,000, we’ve compiled this list of 8-seaters on sale for the 2022 model year. Not all models include the 8-seat configuration by default, but some do; others restrict the 8-seat layout to certain trim levels. In any case, every SUV on the list offers at least one 8-seat variant.

With 15 options to choose from, there’s sure to be at least one that not only meets your needs but also suits your preferences.

1. 2022 Subaru Ascent

Price with 8-passenger seating: $32,795

The 2021 Subaru Ascent

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Ascent. The Touring and Onyx Edition models are limited to 7-seat configurations. However, the 2022 Ascent Premium and Limited are available with either 7- or 8-passenger seating. 

2. 2022 Kia Telluride

Price with 8-passenger seating: $33,390

The Kia Telluride

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The 2022 Kia
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Telluride has a modern look that conceals a roomy interior with standard seating for eight in the Telluride LX and EX models. The 2022 Telluride S and SX, however, are only available in 7-passenger configurations. 

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3. 2022 Hyundai Palisade

Price with 8-passenger seating: $33,600

The 2022 Hyundai Palisade

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Palisade makes seating for eight standard on its Palisade SE base model and optional on the midtier SEL. If you’re after the more premium Limited or Calligraphy models, however, you’ll have to make do with seven seats. 

4. 2022 Chevrolet Traverse

Price with 8-passenger seating: $33,700

The Chevy Traverse

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The quiet, roomy, easy-to-drive 2022 Chevrolet Traverse offers standard 8-passenger seating in its base LS trim and is a no-cost option in the LT trim. Top-tier 2022 Traverse RS, Premier, and High Country models do not offer an 8-passenger option. 

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5. 2022 Nissan Pathfinder

Price with 8-passenger seating: $34,640

The 2022 Nissan Pathfinder

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Pathfinder is all-new, with a rugged look, up to 6,000 pounds of towing capacity, and seating for up to eight. Pathfinder S, SV, and SL models all offer 8-seat layouts, with a choice of 2WD or 4WD. 

6. 2022 Toyota Highlander

Price with 8-passenger seating: $35,855

The 2022 Toyota Highlander

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The 2022 Toyota
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Highlander offers seating for eight in its standard base L configuration, though that third row is a bit more snug than most of the others on this list. It may be plenty roomy, however, if your family is younger or you only occasionally need seating for eight. Higher-spec trims don’t offer the 8-passenger option, substituting second-row captain’s chairs in place of the bench seat.

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7. 2022 Honda Pilot

Price with 8-passenger seating: $38,080

The 2022 Honda Pilot

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The safe, dependable 2022 Honda
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Pilot offers seating for eight as standard equipment in the Sport and EX-L trims, while the Touring can be had with seven or eight seats. The Elite and Black Edition models are limited to 7-seat configuration only. 

8. 2022 Nissan Armada

Price with 8-passenger seating: $49,500

The 2022 Nissan Armada

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Large, capable, and luxurious, the 2022 Nissan Armada offers seating for eight passengers as standard in its base S trim, as well as in the SV and SL models. The Armada SL and Platinum models can also be fitted with a 7-seat layout that’s the standard setup for the Midnight Edition. 

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9. 2022 Toyota Sequoia

Price with 8-passenger seating: $50,500

The Toyota Sequoia

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Spacious and reliable despite showing its age, the 2022 Toyota Sequoia packs real off-road ability, something few others on this list can match. Every 2022 Sequoia offers seating for eight, so no need to look for a specific trim or model, but you may have a hard time finding one — they’re nearly all sold out in anticipation of the all-new 2023 Toyota Sequoia. 

10. 2022 Chevrolet Tahoe

Price with 8-passenger seating: $52,000

The Chevy Tahoe

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One compromise you don’t have to make with the 2022 Chevrolet Tahoe is room — there’s plenty, even in the third row. Seating for eight is standard, and the Tahoe can even be configured to seat up to nine passengers in the LS model. The higher-tier trims, including the $72,600 High Country and $65,800 Premier, are limited to seven passengers. 

11. 2022 GMC Yukon

Price with 8-passenger seating: $54,000

The GMC Yukon

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Like its Tahoe twin, the 2022 GMC Yukon packs tremendous size as well as seating for eight in every trim except the range-topping Denali. For towing or off-roading in addition to hauling people and gear, the Yukon is just about as capable as they come. 

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12. 2022 Chevrolet Suburban

Price with 8-passenger seating: $54,700

The 2022 Chevy Suburban

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Even more massive and still just as capable as the Tahoe and Yukon it shares its innards with, the 2022 Chevrolet Suburban seats eight in its base trim level, and can be configured to seat nine. Some models, including the Premier, come with seven seats and second-row captain’s chairs. 

13. 2022 GMC Yukon XL

Price with 8-passenger seating: $56,700

The doppelgänger to the Chevy Suburban, the GMC Yukon XL is, like it sounds, a longer-wheelbase Yukon. Seating for eight passengers is standard on all models except the Denali, which seats seven. 

14. 2022 Ford Expedition

Price with 8-passenger seating: $57,110

The Ford Expedition

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Expedition combines ample space for cargo with seating for eight in many trims and configurations. The Expedition can be had with two or three rows of seating, and with a second-row bench or captain’s chairs. Base models get five seats; the least expensive 8-seater is the XLT. The base Expedition Max XLT ($59,110) also seats eight. 

15. 2022 Infiniti QX80

Price with 8-passenger seating: $71,100

The Infiniti QX80

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The 2022 Infiniti QX80 is another vehicle that’s showing its age, with a rather tight third row for an SUV this size. That said, 8-passenger seating is an available no-cost option on all models, with 7-passenger seating and second-row captain’s chairs being the standard. 

This story originally ran on KBB.com

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