10 Best 3-Row SUVs for Families in 2018

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10) 2018 Ford Explorer

Base Price: $31,990

Overview (U.S. News Overall Score: 7.9/10): The Explorer may not have the space or features of some rivals on this list, but if you want to move seven passengers in a hurry, the available EcoBoost V6 gets it done. It makes 365 horsepower, which powers the front wheels, or all four with a terrain response system.

Safety (U.S. News Score: 9.2/10): The Explorer performs well in testing by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). However it only earned a score of Marginal in IIHS small frontal overlap testing.

Reliability (U.S. News Score: 3/5): The 2018 Explorer has yet to be tested for reliability. However, the mechanically identical 2017 model earned a score of three out of five. The Ford Explorer is backed by a three-year/36,000-mile warranty and a five-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty. This is a pretty standard warranty for the industry.

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