The Best Three-Row SUVs to Buy if You Don’t Want a Minivan

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When You Want to Haul the Family and Look Cool Doing it

If you’re in a stage of life where you’re considering a minivan, it’s likely you have a big family of loved ones to consider toting around. If you’re not quite ready to commit to a minivan, instead you can look into a three-row SUV that can comfortably fit everyone and all your accessories – and still fulfil your practical priorities from reliability and safety, interior space, and affordability to fuel efficiency and driving dynamics.

You can find a large or midsize SUV that suits your needs to replace that minivan you don’t really want to invest in. Read through our guide to see the best alternatives to buying a minivan in 2020. Some of the three-row SUVs on this list provide a more upscale interior, better reliability ratings, and economical prices – and can still seat up to eight or nine people. Some offer flexible seats and plenty of interior space, making loading and unloading unwieldy car seats easy on the parents.

However, that’s not to say all minivans fit the negative stereotype. Some upscale minivans offer special family-friendly features such as interior vacuums that simply aren’t available in other types of vehicles. Sometimes, you just really need a sliding door. If you really want something upscale, packed with advanced tech features, and offering a strong 280-horsepower powertrain, check out the 2020 Honda Odyssey, our-top ranked minivan. The Odyssey (especially fully upgraded) is sure to smash expectations, and you can also check out the 2020 Chrysler Pacifica, which is designed to be an all-blacked-out, elegant, and stylish minivan.

At U.S. News, we constantly update our scores as new information becomes available, so keep in mind the scores cited in this article might not match those in our reviews and rankings.

Read on to check out the best three-row SUVs to look into instead of a minivan.

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