Summer is on its way and that means road trips. Of course you want all your friends to tag along. Splitting the group up into two cars isn’t much fun, and while they’re practical, minivans don’t exactly scream fun in the sun.

SUVs with Three Rows
The interior of the Ford Explorer. (Ford Motor Company)

When you’re hitting the road with a crowd, an SUV can be a great choice. There are plenty of three-row SUVs on the market today, with seating capacities that start at six people and in some cases, go up to nine (the Chevrolet Suburban and Tahoe can both seat nine when you go for a bench front seat). SUVs also typically have good towing abilities, making them the only option if you have a lot of people and some heavy-duty toys to transport.

Not all three-row SUVs are created equal, however. To help you find the right SUV with three rows for you, we put together Great SUVs that Seat Six or More. The SUVs on this list have seats for everyone, as well as thoughtful interior touches, like drink coolers and entertainment systems, that make any road trip fly by. If the SUVs on this list aren’t enough for you, be sure to check out our three-row SUV rankings.

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