Which SUVs Have Third-Row Seating? Best Third Row Seating SUVs

June 28th, 2020 by

If you’re looking for the best three-row SUV to take on your travels and your family’s busy schedules, you have plenty of options to choose from.

Finding a midsize or full-size SUV with third-row seating is easy, thanks to these Buick, GMC, and Chevrolet SUV lineups:

Buick Enclave

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The midsize 2021 Buick Enclave seats up to seven people in style. As you move up trim levels, the Enclave offers more luxurious accents and features, such as the top-level Avenir’s leather-appointed seating for the first two rows. However, even the base-level model — the Preferred — offers a luxury experience with its leather-wrapped steering wheel, entertaining technology, and QuietTuning system that keeps your cabin sealed from the noisy outside world. If you want to provide your family with a first-class SUV, the Enclave is a sure way to do so.

When coupled with the available continuously variable damping suspension system, the Enclave offers an exceptionally smooth, comfortable riding experience. Like all the models on this list, the Buick Enclave also offers a smart screen mounted on the center stack. This screen allows you to connect to your phone via Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, so you can use many of your favorite apps while keeping your eyes on the road ahead.

GMC Acadia

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The 2021 GMC Acadia is a midsize SUV that offers an available third row to seat up to seven passengers in its cabin. The 50/50-split third row folds forward to allow you to customize the Acadia’s cabin to fit that day’s needs. The Smart Slide second row comes forward to allow easy access to the rear seats.

In addition to plenty of space for your family, the Acadia also offers a few great safety technologies to keep everyone protected. The lane change alert with side blind zone alert system helps you know when it’s safe to change lanes on the highway. The rear cross-traffic alert system gives you an extra pair of eyes as you back out of parking spaces with low visibility. If you want a higher performing Acadia, the all-new AT4 trim level comes with extra off-road-ready features to let you take on more roads, paved or otherwise.

GMC Yukon

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The full-size 2021 GMC Yukon is one of the largest SUVs with third-row seating available, offering plenty of space for your family to tackle your most demanding adventures. The Yukon comes in three trim levels: the SLESLT, and Denali. The first two trims seat up to nine passengers on two rear bench seats. The Denali seats eight passengers, losing one passenger space to the second-row captain’s chairs that give a more comfortable ride to rear-seat passengers.

If you’re looking for an SUV with a larger maximum amount of passenger room and cargo space, consider opting for a Yukon XL model. The XL versions are longer, adding 39.3 cubic feet of cargo space behind the third row.

The Yukon was designed with your family’s safety in mind. It has access to advanced safety technologies, such as a forward-collision alert, automatic emergency braking, park-assist technology, lane-keep assist, lane change alerts, and more. These are just a few of the tools GMC gives you to keep your family safe and sound on the road.

Chevrolet Tahoe

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The 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe is another reliable full-size SUV that seats up to seven or eight people, depending on the trim level you choose. This three-row SUV’s versatile cabin can be configured to suit your trip’s needs, offering up to 94.7 cubic feet of cargo space with the seat folded down.

If you want to take your weekend warrior trips to the next level, the Tahoe can tow up to 8,600 pounds when properly equipped. The 5.3-liter V-8 engine that achieves this also churns out 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque for you to take on the road with. Better still, this engine offers a best-in-class V-8 fuel efficiency that helps you save money at gas stations. Another big draw to the Tahoe is that it can be equipped with a diesel-fueled Duramax 3.0-liter engine that gives you a higher level of low-end power and a boost in fuel economy.

Chevrolet Traverse

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The 2021 Chevrolet Traverse is one of our top picks for midsize SUVs with third-row seating. With all the seats up, the new Traverse can fit up to seven or eight passengers, depending on whether you choose the second-row captain’s chairs. With all the seats down, the SUV offers up to an amazing 98.2 cubic feet of cargo space.

The Traverse’s smart space makes travel easier. The Smart Slide second row lets your middle seat slide fully forward to allow easy access to the back. The available hidden storage compartment under the rear cargo area lets you stash valuables you don’t want visible through the windows. Opt for the hands-free power liftgate to make loading and unloading your Traverse a breeze. The Traverse is a versatile third-row SUV that gives you what you need to explore your city confidently.

Chevrolet Suburban

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When you need the greatest amount of space and power to take on your work and play, only the 2021 Chevrolet Suburban will do. With seating for up to nine people and a maximum cargo space of 121.7 cubic feet, it’s difficult to beat the space the Suburban offers. Add in the available heated and ventilated front row, the heated second row, and the heated leather-wrapped steering wheel to stay comfortable all year long.

The 2021 Suburban offers two engine options, and each is an impressive feat of engineering. The entry-level option is a 5.3-liter V-8 that delivers 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque. If that’s not enough for you, upgrade to the Premier trim’s 6.2-liter V-8, which gives you 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque.

When you and your family are ready to take a spin in your favorite three-row SUV, come give us a visit at Cochran Buick-GMC in Youngstown, Ohio. Our professional team will work with you to make sure you find your new perfect vehicle.

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