9 passenger vehicles are in demand for a number of reasons. They are usually in the form of SUVs or vans. They are spacious, so you will be able accommodate more people as well as luggage.
They are typically designed to carry people and luggage with minimal affect on your comfort or that of your passengers.
Many people are now considering this type of vehicle but the majority may not have had any experience with them before. This could leave you with many unanswered questions.
Most people are spoilt for choice when it comes to buying one of these 9 passenger vehicles, since they come in different shapes, sizes, colors and have different features.
Many online websites may be able to offer answers to questions you may have, in relation to these models of vehicles.
If you know the advantages, the types of 9 passenger vehicles and their make, you’ll have a good starting point which will help make your choice easier.
Advantages of 9 Passenger Vehicles
Most people opt for 9 passenger vehicles largely because of the following reasons.
- Capacity: The vehicles have large seating capacities that accommodate many people as well as luggage.
- Optional equipment: You can fold the seats at the back to increase the luggage space. When you have more people, you can also use the optional features to maximize the seating space.
- Fuel consumption: Most SUVs consume more fuel as compared to other smaller vehicles. However, when you look at it from the number of passengers you are carrying, it tends to be cheaper. The number of people you carry would otherwise need to use two vehicles which would consume more.
- Diversity: Many models are available which gives you enough options. Most of the models differ in features. For example, there are those you can remove the extra seats completely when you have too much luggage, and there are others you may not be able to.
9 Passenger Vehicles on the Market Today
Here is a brief summary of some of the most common models that are currently available. For more models check out the blog page which will feature additional 9 passenger vehicles as we add them.
Chevrolet Tahoe LS 4×2
This vehicle comes in array of colors such as gold mist metallic, black, summit white, blue granite metallic and laser blue metallic. It has other features such as a front and rear air conditioner, tilting glass sunroof, anti-lock brakes, drive line traction control, navigation system with voice control and power adjustable pedals. This is one of the inexpensive models. It has a 5.3-Liter V8 under the hood and can tow 5400 pounds. It also has an entertainment system.
This has a standard 5.4L V8, which delivers 310 horsepower and 365 lb.-ft. of torque – enough to pull up to 9,200 lbs. when properly equipped. When the road goes from dry to filled with snow, ice or gravel, the available Control Trac® Four-Wheel-Drive (4WD) System helps provide more sure-footed traction. The independent rear suspension helps ensure your trips are comfortable, on smooth and rough roads alike.
Other features include an automatic transmission, rear DVD entertainment, power-adjustable pedals, a tire-pressure monitor and rear obstacle detection. It has three rows of seats and is available with a front bench seat for a seating capacity of 9 passengers.
Its ABS is standard and comes with either the Ford traction-control system or the load-leveling rear suspension. The traction-control system with Roll Stability Control is designed to detect an impending tip and activate the anti-skid system to reduce the chances of flipping and rolling over.
It has head-protecting curtain side airbags for the first two seating rows but they are optional. These airbags are designed to deploy in side collisions and in case of an accident where the car rolls over. It comes with Ford’s ControlTrac 4WD or rear-wheel drive that can be left engaged on dry pavement which has a low-range gearing.
The Ford Excursion has standard features of seating eight or nine, and all models come with a 5.4 liter V8.It offers larger cargo space and better towing. Its driver and front passenger seats have manual adjustable lumbar support.
It also has the following convenient features: cruise control, front, rear and 3rd row cup holders, front door pocket, overhead console with storage, retained accessory power, and front seat back storage. Its power steering system has a 12V front, 12V rear and 12V cargo area power outlet(s), tilt-adjustable seats, and cruise controls.
Yukon 1500 XL SLE 4×2
The rear seat of the Yukon 1500 XL SLE 4×2 comes with features such as an entertainment center with a DVD player, front air conditioning controls, anti-lock brakes, drive line traction control and 17-inch alloy wheels.
It comes in different colors such as doeskin tan, tangier orange and onyx black. It can tow 5100 pounds and is one of the more popular 9 passenger vehicles.
Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LS 4×2
Essentially like the GMC model the Suburban has a carrying capacity of 9 passengers. It comes with a 5.3-Liter V8 engine and does not consume a lot of fuel. It is very attractive and it comes in varied colors.
The Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LS 4×2 has front and rear air conditioning, anti-lock brakes, drive line traction control and power adjustable pedals. The vehicle also comes with remote key-less entry, ultrasonic park-assist features and polished alloy wheels. On top of all these features, it comes with a 5.3-Liter V8 engine and is fairly fuel efficient for it’s large size (and compared to other 9 passenger vehicles).