GMC Yukon XL showing off its three rows of seats

Large three-row vehicles offer the flexibility to transport the whole family and then some. When not in use, the third row folds neatly away in most minivans and SUVs, creating generous rear storage space. And for times when long items need to be transported along with people, the second- and third-row seats can be folded flat on one side of the vehicle, allowing passengers to sit on the other side.

Not all third rows are easy to access, nor fit for adult passengers, as our testing has shown. To help in choosing the right three-row model for your needs, we highlight below those models that shined in our tests, complete with related highlights from our road test.

The vehicles are ranked by their third-row score, based on an assessment of seat comfort, access, and whether it is suitable accommodations for adults.

Note: This is not the overall score, which is a composite of the road test score, owner satisfaction, reliability, and safety. For those buyers who only use the third-row seat occasionally, it is important to look how vehicles perform overall. In some cases, there are better models that are recommended. In fact, some on the Worst list are great vehicles—just not ideal for third-row passengers.

And we also list the vehicles that are the worst for third-row usage. Those three-row vehicles that fall in the middle are not listed.

Click the model names to access the complete road test, along with pricing, reliability data, and much more.  


Chrysler Pacifica

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2019 Chrysler Pacifica

Price Range: $26,985 - $45,545

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Kia Sedona

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2019 Kia Sedona

Price Range: $27,200 - $41,100

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Chevrolet Suburban

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2019 Chevrolet Suburban

Price Range: $49,700 - $85,700

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GMC Yukon XL

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2019 GMC Yukon XL

Price Range: $52,400 - $72,500

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Toyota Sienna

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2019 Toyota Sienna

Price Range: $31,315 - $49,090

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Honda Odyssey

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2019 Honda Odyssey

Price Range: $30,190 - $47,070

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Lincoln Navigator

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2019 Lincoln Navigator

Price Range: $73,205 - $99,595

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Ford Expedition MAX

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2019 Ford Expedition

Price Range: $48,530 - $79,200

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Chevrolet Traverse

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2019 Chevrolet Traverse

Price Range: $29,930 - $53,200

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Buick Enclave

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2019 Buick Enclave

Price Range: $40,000 - $55,800

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Vehicles With the Worst Third Rows

Below are the models with the worst accommodations for adults in the third row. Many are quite excellent vehicles and the third rows may be well-suited to children, but for buyers looking for maximum versatility for the whole family should scramble into that rear-most seat before buying.