Best 8 - 9 Seater Minibuses to Lease
Sometimes a seven-seater SUV or MPV just doesn’t give you the room you need. Whether you’ve got a large family or are moving large groups for business, eight and nine-seater vans are a great alternative that gives you a little extra space without compromising on comfort.
The seven-seater SUV market is large in the UK and you’re likely to see plenty of models that fit this description across British roads. That doesn’t mean that finding a larger solution is beyond the realm of possibility though. Upsizing to cater for more passengers pushes you into the minibus or people mover category. While the market is significantly smaller for these types of vehicles, there are still choices available to you.
When it comes to 8-9 seater vans or minibuses, there are two top choices we recommend. Supplied by reputable manufacturers with a solid offering in the personal and commercial automotive market, they are great choices for those who need more space.
Crowned Medium Van of the Year 2020 at the annual Fleet World awards, there's a good reason this minibus is a top choice for businesses and families that need additional room. It’s one of the most popular vans sold in the UK and has been a top choice for the last 40 years.
The Renault Trafic is economical when it comes to fuel consumption, which means more money in your pocket. Quiet and comfortable to drive, it offers precise steering and it’s surefooted on the road even if you aren’t carrying a full passenger load.
Equipped with new technology including an impressive infotainment system, there’s plenty to love about the inside of the Trafic too. With a collection of clever storage solutions built-in, there are no concerns about where to keep everyone’s belongings while ensuring they’re comfortable in the back.
Ford Tourneo Custom
A people mover with a versatile interior makes this an ideal practical solution when you need to carry more people. Whether a big family, for business or a sporting or community group, this minibus easily carries up to nine people.
Featuring a range of driver-assist features and modern tech to give you added safety assistance, this is one handy van. Driving does feel a little laboured but once on the motorway, it handles well, especially for a van. The tight turning circle is also favourable for drivers. A high driving position and good visibility are better than most on the market and parking sensors make avoiding bumps and grazes easier.
One of the best features of the Tourneo Custom is the space, there’s no shortage of it in this minibus. Tall passengers will even find plenty of headroom and legroom in the back row. Sliding rear doors provide easy access for passengers and it includes a huge boot with over 1100 litres of space.
When looking for a van or minibus that seats eight to nine passengers, there are a few great options. Whether you’re using it to transport sporting or community groups, in a business or school environment or you simply have a big family, these are a solid choice.
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