The main appeal of three-row vehicles is the ability to carry up to eight people and cargo, at the same time. They’re perfect for carpooling and carrying all types of gear. A list includes minivans and SUVs, although larger SUVs provide both better access and more cargo space, minivans have a better third-row seat for youngsters as well as adults.
Our list highlights the worst and greatest of three-row vehicles based on seat comfort and ease of accessibility third-row seat.
Best three-row vehicles
The Expedition competes with the Chevrolet Suburban inside the huge SUV class. It’s available in two lengths, with the extended-length EL offering massive cargo space and seating for up to eight. The roomy third-row seat folds flat into the seats and floor three adults easily.
A minivan is the best option in a three-row vehicle. The Odyssey can seat eight people with ease and the comfy second-row chairs and third-row split bench can be deployed numerous ways for varying passenger and cargo needs.
Lincoln Navigator Ultimate
The Navigator is based on the Ford Expedition and also offers a longer version with additional cargo space behind the third-row seat. The strength-operated third row folds flat into the floor and is as comfortable as being the second row.
The GL SUV has one of the best rear seats in the market and it’s even rarer to find a true three-row turbodiesel. Big families will really appreciate the third-row seat, which is one of a very few with room for two adults.
The Quest is the most luxurious minivan available on the market, but only seats seven, not eight because of the second row captain’s chairs. Three adults will fit comfortably in the third row, which reclines.
The Sienna, just like the Odyssey also seats eight people. The next row is acceptably comfortable for three adults, and not too hard to access. The eighth seat cleverly stores in the back when it isn’t installed in the heart of the middle row.
Sharing its platform together with the Jeep Grand Cherokee, the Durango adds an available third row with seating for seven. Two adults can easily fit in the third row with adequate room and decent seating posture, but it’s not the place for some time trip.
Worst three-row vehicles
Land Rover Range Rover Sport
It’s cramped along with a chore to access, although while it’s an appeal for families, the optional third row in the Range Rover Sport can take two kids.
While the Tribeca is a three-row SUV, it is really not ideal for families, because seating in all three rows is cramped. The third row has virtually no leg room unless the second row is slid well forward. It won’t fit adults comfortably even for a brief trip.