11 Most Fuel-Efficient 3-Row SUVs in 2017

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3-Row SUVs That Get Great Gas Mileage

Finding an SUV that can carry your whole crew without draining your bank account each time you head to the gas station can be a challenge. However, with lighter-weight designs, more efficient engines, and advanced transmissions, 3-row SUVs that get decent mileage are becoming more common.

Hybrid, diesel, and electric powertrains can get you great mileage, but you don’t have to buy a vehicle with exotic technology to go far on a tank of gas. Most of the cars on this list have traditional engines, but they still get better than 20 mpg in the city and nearly 30 mpg on the highway.

Note that all third rows are not created equal. Some are better suited for kids than adults, and some require Olympic-level gymnastics to access. To get the best mileage in most SUVs, you’ll often have to forego all-wheel drive, unless you’re willing to give up a mile per gallon or two for the enhanced traction.

Take a look at the following slides to see the 3-row SUVs with the best fuel economy. You can see how they stack up against their rivals in our rankings of SUVs with 3 rows and luxury SUVs with 3 rows.

Note that U.S. News rankings and scores are updated constantly as new expert reviews and data become available. The scores mentioned in this slideshow may not match the scores in our rankings.