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    Default Economical 7 seater???

    Is there such a thing as a 7 seater that doesn't guzzle fuel?

    We are going to replace our jeep soon and hoping to get a car which is a bit better on fuel consumption. We like the Mazda cx-9 but have heard its heavy on fuel. I'm just wondering if they all are? We need to have a 7 seater. (No recommendations on people movers please!).

    As my husband pointed out, anything would be an improvement on the jeep. And we're going to lease this time so it won't matter too much if it's built into the repayments.

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    When I was having a look around I found the Mazda CX-9 had the lowest fuel consumption per litre.

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    Not sure what your price range is but I'm looking at getting the Prius V which will be super economical on fuel. 7 seats but not a massive car.

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    Honda Odyssey

    Very comfy and luxurious inside, lots of space apart from boot space. Great on fuel costs me $90 a fortnight.

    Brand new is $50k I think we paid, secondhand you can get a good deal under $20k.

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    Interesting.... Must have a look at the specs on all of them. Thanks

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    If the Maxda CX-9 has i-stop then it will be very economical. I have a CX-5 with i-stop (smaller car I know) and it is really good on fuel. You have to get used to the cutting out/starting again at lights but it really cuts down on fuel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FlipFlop View Post
    Not sure what your price range is but I'm looking at getting the Prius V which will be super economical on fuel. 7 seats but not a massive car.
    We've got one and love it.
    We have two children so when the third row isn't in use the boot space is pretty good.
    We will mainly use the extra seats for visitors, car pooling etc.

    We've had it a month and are still on the first tank of petrol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenMoon View Post
    We've got one and love it.
    We have two children so when the third row isn't in use the boot space is pretty good.
    We will mainly use the extra seats for visitors, car pooling etc.

    We've had it a month and are still on the first tank of petrol.

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    Wow! This is so good to hear. Thanks for posting this

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    I have the honda odyssey with 8.7 L / 100km but ive just seen the specs for the new model being 7.8 / 100 km and 7 or 8 seater with sliding doors and more room. Worth a look.

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    I will add I did look at the prius v and test drove it, the main difference apart from fuel comsumption is the comfort for middle and back row riders, the honda has climate control in these zones.

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