Best 3-Row SUVs

Top-Rated SUVs With 3 Rows for 2020
January 17th, 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

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

2019 Volkswagen Tiguan

Starting price (including destination fee):
$24,295
Fuel economy:
24-25 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.
Starting price (including destination fee):
$24,695
Fuel economy:
22-27 mpg combined

Best Midsize 3-Row SUVs

2020 Kia Telluride

Starting price (including destination fee):
$31,690
Fuel economy:
21-23 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.
Starting price (including destination fee):
$31,550
Fuel economy:
21-22 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.
Starting price (including destination fee):
$31,550
Fuel economy:
21-23 mpg combined

Large 3-Row SUVs

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.
Starting price (including destination fee):
$48,530
Fuel economy:
18-20 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.
Starting price (including destination fee):
$52,400
Fuel economy:
16-18 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.
Starting price (including destination fee):
$85,165
Fuel economy:
15 mpg combined

Midsize 3-Row Luxury SUVs

2019 Audi Q7

Starting price (including destination fee):
$53,550
Fuel economy:
21 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.
Starting price (including destination fee):
$44,400
Fuel economy:
21-27 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.
Starting price (including destination fee):
$51,100
Fuel economy:
20-21 mpg combined

Large 3-Row Luxury SUVs

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.
Starting price (including destination fee):
$75,825
Fuel economy:
18-19 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.
Starting price (including destination fee):
$73,900
Fuel economy:
17-22 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.
Starting price (including destination fee):
$65,500
Fuel economy:
15-16 mpg combined

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Edmunds' current top pick for a 3-row SUV is the Kia Telluride, winner of our Top Rated award. It combines incredible passenger space and utility with a trove of excellent features at a reasonable price. Learn more
The Toyota Highlander Hybrid offers the best fuel economy of any 3-row SUV, returning an EPA-estimated 28 mpg combined. A new version of the Highlander Hybrid is coming soon, and it promises to offer even better mileage. Learn more
The Dodge Journey is the lowest-priced 7-passenger SUV on the market, although its charms begin and end there. But if affordability is your top concern when it comes to a 3-row SUV, there's no denying the Journey's appealing price. Learn more