16 Most Affordable SUVs with 3 Rows

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1. 2015 GMC YUKON

Starting price: $47,257

The 2015 GMC Yukon is one of the best SUVs with 3 rows sold today. The Yukon is one of the most affordable large SUVs on the market, and it has decent fuel efficiency for a large SUV at 16 MPG (city) and 23 MPG (highway). The Yukon is powered by a V-8 engine that is rated as having excellent acceleration and is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission.

2015 GMC Yukon XL SLT

If purchasing the non-XL model of the Yukon, the cargo space will be limited when compared to other equivalent-sized large SUVs on the market. For consumers who have a need to tow regularly, the Yukon is also rated to tow up to 8,500 pounds, and it is one of the best-handling large SUVs on the market today.

2. 2015 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER HYBRID

Starting price: $47,657

The 2015 Toyota Highlander Hybrid is one of the best SUVs with 3 rows. The auto is also one of the most affordable large SUVs on the market, and it gets above average fuel efficiency with a 27 MPG (city) and 28 MPG (highway) rating. The Highlander Hybrid is also the best hybrid SUV for the money on the market today, and it is one of the most reliable vehicles that a family can buy to use as their daily driver.

3- Toyota Highlander Hybrid Drivers Three Quarters In Motion

The current edition of the SUV comes standard with a V-6 gasoline engine, three electric motors, and an automatic transmission. The overall ride is rated as comfortable at high speeds; however, the brakes are assessed as being a tad sensitive at times for the auto. The SUV comes standard with tri-zone automatic climate control, a rearview camera, the Entune infotainment system, and 12-speaker JBL audio system.

3. 2015 CHEVROLET SUBURBAN

Starting price: $47,445

The 2015 Chevrolet Suburban is one of the most affordable three-row SUVs on the market today. As one of the most established SUV brands in history, the current edition of the large SUV model does not disappoint. The Suburban now gets decent fuel economy with a 16 MPG (city) and 23 MPG (highway) rating, and it features an extremely quiet ride. The current edition of the Suburban is much more maneuverable than past editions of the automobile, and it is extremely popular with families to drive.

2015 Chevrolet Suburban

The auto is very quiet when driving at high speeds, and the overall cargo space in the SUV is spacious. The Suburban comes standard with rear parking sensors, a remote start capability, Bluetooth, satellite radio, and a rearview camera. Consumers can also choose to upgrade to include forward collision alert, a power sunroof, rear-seat entertainment system, and blind zone alert packages.

4. 2015 CHEVROLET TAHOE

Starting price: $45,013

The 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe is one of the best SUVs with three rows on the market today. The extremely affordable auto’s gas mileage is rated at 16 MPG (city) and 23 MPG (highway) being powered by its stock V-8 engine. The Tahoe is rated as having strong acceleration, an extremely gentle ride, and a refined cabin look and feel.

2015 Chevrolet Tahoe in White Diamond Front in Lake Tahoe

The auto is one of the easiest-to-maneuver large SUVs on the market, and the first and second row of seats are appropriate for adults to sit comfortably. The third row of the SUV is a bit cramped for large adults to sit, but spacious enough for children to sit comfortably. Standard features on the Tahoe include remote start, Bluetooth, satellite radio, a rearview camera, and an HD camera. The auto also comes with a rear-seat entertainment system and has a number of USB ports for passengers to use for mobile devices.

5. 2015 FORD EXPEDITION

Starting price: $43,287

2015 Ford Expedition SUV smart, capable & comfortable

The 2015 Ford Expedition is one of the most affordable large SUVs on the market today with three rows. The auto is powered by a new twin-turbocharged V-6 engine developed by Ford that helps deliver quick acceleration and power for the driver of the SUV. The auto’s fuel efficiency is rated at 16 MPG (city) and 22 MPG (highway), and includes a six-speed automatic transmission. Ford has also delivered the ability for the driver to adjust the suspension of the vehicle between normal, comfort, and sport modes, and the SUV can fit up to eight passengers in its three rows. The Expedition comes standard with a rearview cameral, satellite radio, the Ford voice-controlled SYNC system, USB port, Bluetooth, dual-zone climate control, and front parking sensors.

6. 2015 TOYOTA SEQUOIA

Starting price: $42,378

The 2015 Toyota Sequoia is one of the best large SUVs on the market today with three rows of seating. The SUV is also affordably priced, and it gets slightly below average fuel economy with a 13 MPG (city) and 17 MPG (highway) overall rating. The Sequoia comes stock with an extremely powerful V-8 engine which is coupled to a six-speed automatic transmission.

2015 Toyota Sequoia Review and Price

The SUV is one of the best with three rows on the market for towing, with an overall tow rating of up to 7,400 pounds. Overall, the vehicle is assessed as riding extremely smoothly due to its independent rear suspension, and the third row of seating is very adult friendly compared to other SUVs on the market today. The second-row of seats also recline and slide to help drivers best arrange the vehicle for the variety of family activities that come up during the year.

7. 2015 BUICK ENCLAVE

Starting price: $38,378

2015 Buick Enclave

The 2015 Buick Enclave is one of the top SUVs with three rows on the market today. Affordably priced for a large SUV, the Enclave gets above average fuel efficiency with a 17 MPG (city) and 24 MPG (highway) rating. The auto has plenty of cargo space for consumers, and it is powered by a V-6 engine that provides sufficient power for driving up steep grades. The engine does lack a bit in the acceleration department, and also features controlled handling at speed on the highway. The SUV can seat up to eight passengers, and it also features tri-zone automatic climate control, and the Buick IntelliLink infortainment system along with a rear parking sensor and rearview camera.

8. 2016 HONDA PILOT

Starting price: $30,963

Honda Pilot Mk3 Publicity Picture US 2015

The 2016 Honda Pilot is one of the most affordable SUVs with three rows on the market. The auto has an extremely roomy cabin, and it sides similar to a sedan. The base model of the Pilot comes standard with a V-6 engine that sees decent fuel economy at 19 MPG (city) and 27 MPG (highway). Honda produces the SUV with two different transmissions with a six-speed automatic being the stock option and better performing of the two (a nine-speed automatic is available for Pilots with upper trims and has better acceleration). The third row of the auto is spacious enough for adults to sit comfortably, and the 2016 model of the SUV comes standard with a rearview camera, Bluetooth, the LaneWatch passenger-side blind spot camera, and USB port.

9. 2015 CHEVROLET TRAVERSE

Starting price: $30,884

The 2015 Chevrolet Traverse is an extremely affordable SUV that has three rows. The auto’s entry level price point starts in the low 30’s, and it gets decent fuel economy with a rating of 17 MPG (city) and 24 MPG (highway) which is above average for large SUVs. The Traverse has a very large vehicle cabin and cargo area with a third row that fits adults comfortably.

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The Traverse is powered by a V-6 engine to help with the gas mileage; however, the auto is a bit slow on the downshift when additional power is required by the driver. The vehicle comes standard with a rearview camera, Bluetooth, and touch screen audio system. Options available for the auto include the Siri Eyes Free iPhone integration, leather seats, forward collision warning system, and a 10-speaker Bose stereo system.

10. 2015 DODGE DURANGO

Starting price: $30,631

The 2015 Dodge Durango is a very affordable three-row SUV, and it is also one of the most established SUV brands on the market today. The Durango’s fuel economy is much improved as compared to past editions of the automobile with an 18 MPG (city) and 25 MPG (highway) rating. The stock V-6 engine for the Durango is rated as adequate for the needs of most families, while the optional V-8 engine comes in with an above average rating for power and acceleration.

2015 Dodge Durango R/T

The SUV comes with rear-wheel drive as the stock option, and the auto is rated as an overall comfortable ride. The third row in the automobile is suitable for smaller adults and children to sit, and the cabin space is above average for large SUVs. The Durango comes with tri-zone automatic climate control, USB port, 5-inch touch screen, and the Uconnect infotainment system as standard equipment.

11. 2016 FORD EXPLORER

Starting price: $30,308

The 2016 Ford Explorer is one of the most affordable and established SUVs with three rows on the market today. The SUV gets decent fuel economy at 17 MPG (city) and 24 MPG (highway), and it comes stock with a V-6 engine. Ford also makes turbo options of its V-4 and V-6 engines available for consumers to upgrade to, with all models coming with a six-speed automatic transmission.

2016 Ford Explorer Design and Engine

The turbo-four improves the fuel economy to 19 MPG (city) and 28 MPG (highway), and the cargo space is assessed as being ample for the class of automobile. The second and third row seats for the Explorer are all a tad on the small size; however, and the vehicle comes standard with a rearview mirror, USB port, MyKey, and voice-activated Synch system.

12. 2015 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER

Starting price: $29,392

The 2015 Toyota Highlander is one of the most affordable SUVs with 3 rows sold today. The Highlander’s fuel efficiency is above average coming in at 20 MPG (city) and 25 MPG (highway). The SUV is known for having extremely comfortable and roomy seating and a large cabin. The Highlander is one of the most reliable of the available SUVs today, and it is one of the best autos for families to drive. The Highlander comes standard with a six-speed automatic transmission that is extremely responsive. The cabin is extremely quiet when driving the vehicle at high speeds, and the SUV comes standard with a rearview camera, Bluetooth, the Toyota Entune infotainment system, and a USB port.

13. 2015 FORD FLEX

Starting price: $28,648

The 2015 Ford Flex is one of the most affordable SUVs with three rows on the market today. The auto has spacious seating for up to seven passengers, and its entry-level price point in the upper 20’s is hard to match in the three row SUV market. The Flex gets above average fuel economy with an 18 MPG (city) and 25 MPG (highway) rating.

2015 Ford Flex Specs, Evaluate, and Price Release

The SUV comes stock with a V-6 engine, and it is assess as being an agile handling automobile for the class. The Flex comes standard with rear parking sensors, heated mirrors, Bluetooth, USB port, and the Ford voice-controlled SYNC system. Consumers can also choose to add a number of features to the automobile to include adaptive cruise control, the MyFord Touch infotainment system, and HD radio.

14. 2016 KIA SORENTO

Starting price: $25,313

The 2016 Kia Sorento is one of the best and most affordable SUVs with three rows sold today. Kia fully redesigned the Sorento for the 2016 model year, and it shows. The auto gets above average fuel efficiency with a 21 MPG (city) and 29 MPG (highway) rating.

2016 Kia Sorento

The SUV comes standard with a four-cylinder engine which is slightly under-powered, but consumers can upgrade to either a turbo-four or V-6 if they have a need to upgrade this aspect of the vehicle. The cargo area of the auto is spacious; however, the third row is only sufficient for seating children or small adults as it has significantly less room that the second row for passengers. The Sorento comes standard with satellite radio, a USB port, and Bluetooth.

15. 2015 HYUNDAI SANTA FE

Starting price: $25,214

2015 Hyundai Santa Fe

The 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe is one of the most affordable SUVs with 3 rows sold on the market today. With a price point in the 20’s, the SUV is one of the few on the market that can seat passengers in three rows for such a low price. The auto gets above average fuel economy with a 20 MPG (city) and 27 MPG (highway) rating, and the base engine is a V-4. Consumers can also choose to upgrade to a turbo-four cylinder if they need more acceleration from the automobile. The vehicle does ride a bit stiff, and the third row is a bit tight for adults to fit in comfortably. The Santa Fe has decent cargo space when compared to two-row SUVs, and both USB and Bluetooth come standard on the automobile.

16. 2015 NISSAN ROGUE

Starting price: $23,587

The 2015 Nissan Rogue is one of the most affordable SUVs with three rows on the market today. The Rogue’s entry-level price point is south of 25K, and it features some of the best fuel economy of all SUVs sold today with a 26 MPG (city) and 33 MPG (highway) rating. The Rogue has an extremely attractive interior and large cargo room; however, it can be loud at high speeds on the highway.

2015 Volkswagen Tiguan R-Line

The SUV comes standard with a V-4 engine that can lack power when traveling in areas with a significant number of hills or mountains. The third row in the automobile can seat two extra passengers with the second row being adjustable to create additional room for those sitting in the rear of the automobile. Standard features for the vehicle include a rearview camera, hands-free text messaging, Bluetooth, and a USB port.

(carophile.com)

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