Best Cars With Optional 3rd Row Seating

Best cars with optional 3rd row seating

If your brood has grown enough to need a third row of seats in your car, that doesn’t always signal a one-way ticket to minivans. Third-row seats are a staple among many mid- and full-size SUVs, and even a few compact models shoehorn one back there.

3-Row SUVs and Crossovers Affordably Priced Under $30,000

Larger models offer three-position benches in back that raise total seating positions to as many as nine, but adding even a two-position third row can accommodate up to six or seven.

Related: Which 2019 Three-Row SUVs Offer Captain’s Chairs?

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Need a third row?

Several body styles fit the bill. Excluding full-size commercial vans, the cars below offer a third-row seat for the 2019 model year, either as standard or optional equipment:

Minivans and Compact Vans



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Best cars with optional 3rd row seating