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Midsized 3-row SUV face-off

Which one is right for you?

Published: February 2014

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We know: your mind says a minivan is the BEST vehicle for the family, but your heart says SUV. You aren’t alone. Three-row, midsize SUVs have become a huge segment while minivans have peaked. SUVs offer a go-anywhere, do-anything attitude, even if they’re the jacked-up, modern-day version of a station wagon. They’re the de facto family hauler.

But which one is right for you? We’ll make it easy: here are the top five three-row midsize SUVs from our most recent tests. Some are luxurious, some are sporty, and some are good for towing and work. But they’re all well-rounded vehicles that are versatile, comfortable, and reliable. And because they’re all recommended, you can rest easy knowing each has done at least adequately in safety tests, is reliable, and performed well in our testing program.

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