11 SUVs With the Best Third-Row Seats in 2020

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Not a Bad Seat in the House With These SUVs

Many three-row SUVs have far-rear seats that don’t comfortably accommodate adult passengers. While this may suffice for families with young children, it makes the vehicle less practical overall. In addition, if you plan on keeping the SUV for a good length of time, your children are going to grow. Eventually, that cramped third row isn’t going to cut it.

Luckily, a few midsize and large SUVs have spacious third rows that offer all-day comfort. This means even taller adults will have room to stretch out and ride back there on longer road trips. However, most of the roomiest third rows are not that accommodating. Instead, they offer a respectable – though not spectacular – amount of space and comfort for adult passengers. If you need an abundance of third-row space, you’ll have to be very selective about which SUV you choose or consider a minivan instead (more on that later).

We’ve pored over our three-row SUV rankings to find vehicles with the most spacious third rows. However, it’s important to note that we didn’t include SUVs with low interior scores since a roomy third row isn’t as desirable if it's uncomfortable and made of low-quality materials. All the three-row SUVs on our list boast a U.S. News interior score of at least seven out of 10, though most score much higher. Moreover, the vehicles on our list all have respectable overall U.S. News scores and perform well in our rankings.

In the event of a tie in the category of third-row legroom, the vehicle with the higher U.S. News interior score will take the higher position on this list.

Continue reading to learn about today’s SUVs with the roomiest third-row seats.

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