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Best 3-Row SUVs

Top-Rated SUVs With 3 Rows for 2020
November 3rd, 2020

Best 3-Row SUVs in 2020

With seating arrangements that can accommodate between six and eight passengers, and a range of towing capacities and off-road abilities, there's a 3-row SUV to match every need. Our experts test and evaluate hundreds of vehicles every year, and we're rounding up our highest-rated vehicles to help you pick the best 3-row SUV for your needs.


Best Small 3-Row SUVs

  1. Starting price (including destination fee):
    $26,290
    Fuel economy:
    21-25 mpg combined

    2019 Kia Sorento

    Three-row seating is now standard on the Kia Sorento, which is slightly big for a compact SUV but gets high marks for comfort and technology features. Higher trims get pricey, but they come with everything you'd want in a modern family hauler.
  2. Starting price (including destination fee):
    $24,295
    Fuel economy:
    24-25 mpg combined

    2019 Volkswagen Tiguan

  3. Starting price (including destination fee):
    $24,695
    Fuel economy:
    22-27 mpg combined

    2019 Mitsubishi Outlander

    The Mitsubishi Outlander is roomy and straightforward, with some good tech features and the option to add some basic all-terrain capability. There are definite shortcomings, though, including an unrefined driving experience and subpar build quality.

Best Midsize 3-Row SUVs

  1. Starting price (including destination fee):
    $31,690
    Fuel economy:
    21-23 mpg combined

    2020 Kia Telluride

  2. Starting price (including destination fee):
    $31,550
    Fuel economy:
    21-22 mpg combined

    2020 Hyundai Palisade

    The Hyundai Palisade might be new to the competitive 3-row SUV segment, but it's already putting its competition on notice. Packed with value, comfort and capability throughout its trim levels, the Palisade is a great pick for a family SUV.
  3. Starting price (including destination fee):
    $31,550
    Fuel economy:
    21-23 mpg combined

    2020 Honda Pilot

    The Honda Pilot just makes things easy, from driving long distances to carrying a lot of people and stuff. With a smooth ride, plentiful features and smart packaging, this SUV has a lot of strengths.

Large 3-Row SUVs

  1. Starting price (including destination fee):
    $48,530
    Fuel economy:
    18-20 mpg combined

    2019 Ford Expedition

    The Ford Expedition marries excellent design with a capable truck platform. It can seat up to eight and tow more than 9,000 pounds. Inside, the Expedition can be outfitted with all the features and toys you'd expect from a luxury vehicle.
  2. Starting price (including destination fee):
    $52,400
    Fuel economy:
    16-18 mpg combined

    2020 GMC Yukon XL

    The GMC Yukon XL's nine-passenger capacity and formidable towing power make it ideal for large families and recreational activities. But the traditional body-on-frame design takes a toll on maneuverability, fuel economy and ride comfort.
  3. Starting price (including destination fee):
    $85,165
    Fuel economy:
    15 mpg combined

    2019 Toyota Land Cruiser

    The Toyota Land Cruiser is one of the most off-road-capable SUVs you can find, and it also exhibits the kind of build quality that makes luxury manufacturers turn green. Mediocre interior versatility and a stunning price tag limit its broader appeal.

Midsize 3-Row Luxury SUVs

  1. Starting price (including destination fee):
    $53,550
    Fuel economy:
    21 mpg combined

    2019 Audi Q7

  2. Starting price (including destination fee):
    $44,400
    Fuel economy:
    21-27 mpg combined

    2020 Acura MDX

    The Acura MDX is a pragmatic choice, with a standard third-row seat and generous feature content at an attractive price. There are more luxurious and sportier options, but the MDX does just about everything well.
  3. Starting price (including destination fee):
    $51,100
    Fuel economy:
    20-21 mpg combined

    2020 Lincoln Aviator

    The new Aviator could be a prime pick for a 3-row luxury SUV. Its distinctive styling, upscale interior and available hybrid model are big improvements compared to Lincoln SUVs of the recent past.

Large 3-Row Luxury SUVs

  1. Starting price (including destination fee):
    $75,825
    Fuel economy:
    18-19 mpg combined

    2020 Lincoln Navigator

    The Navigator is built to impress, from its incredible tow rating to its plush interior, expansive cargo space, and full suite of modern technology features. This is a very convincing luxury ride.
  2. Starting price (including destination fee):
    $73,900
    Fuel economy:
    17-22 mpg combined

    2019 BMW X7

    BMW's biggest SUV, the 3-row X7, strikes an optimal balance of luxury, performance and refinement that should please shoppers, drivers and passengers alike.
  3. Starting price (including destination fee):
    $65,500
    Fuel economy:
    15-16 mpg combined

    2019 Infiniti QX80

    The Infiniti QX80 has robust fundamentals, with a powerful V8, a sophisticated suspension and strong brakes. At the same time, this aging model lacks some of today's expected technology features.

The Best SUVs for 2020 & 2021 — The Top-Rated Small, Midsize, Large, Luxury SUVs and Crossovers

The Best SUVs for 2020 & 2021 — The Top-Rated Small, Midsize, Large, Luxury SUVs and Crossovers

SUVs are the most popular vehicles on the road today, and they come in all shapes and sizes. In this video, Carlos Lago breaks down the best SUVs for 2020 and 2021. With so many models to choose from, it can be a little overwhelming trying to find the perfect SUV for you and your lifestyle.


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