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A 3 row SUV is a great option if you're seeking lots of cargo and seating space.

Best Ranked SUVs with 3 Rows | CarMax

Looking for the best SUV with 3 rows?

A 3 row SUV lets you carry plenty more things — more cargo and up to three more passengers. It also gives you more peace of mind. If you need to carry gear, you’re covered. If you’re on carpool duty or have a larger crew, you’re covered.

Three row SUVs seat up to seven or even eight and offer lots of cargo space. They give you lots of great features, and some offer an all-wheel drive or four-wheel drive option for all-season flexibility. More options all around!

We compiled this list of 20 of our top 3 row SUVs using CarMax sales data from January 2017 through July 2017. These are some of our best SUVs with 3 rows.

1. Ford Explorer
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2. Nissan Pathfinder
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3. Chevrolet Traverse
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4. Kia Sorento
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5. Toyota Highlander
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6. Honda Pilot
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7. Buick Enclave
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8. Nissan Armada
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9. GMC Acadia
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10. Infiniti QX60
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11. Dodge Durango
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12. Acura MDX
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13. Chevrolet Tahoe
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14. Ford Expedition
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15. GMC Yukon
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16. Mazda CX-9
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17. Ford Flex
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18. Chevrolet Suburban
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19. Infiniti JX35
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20. Hyundai Santa Fe
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If you’re looking for the best large SUV, the vehicles on this list also give you some solid choices. Select trims of the GMC Yukon for example, can be configured to fit eight passengers. You and the rest of your baseball team can roll up to your game in style!

If you want cargo space, many Acura MDX trims give you close to 100 square feet of super stowage. If you need a 3 row SUV that can tow a boat, check out a Dodge Durango with a HEMI® engine. The 2015 Dodge Durango RT with a HEMI engine has a max estimated towing capacity (when properly equipped) of 7200 lbs.1 And if you want a hands-free, powered third row seat that goes up and down at the touch of a button, look at some of the Ford Explorer and Nissan Armada trims.

Overall, you’ve got a lot of options here, and our 20 best picks are a great starting point for your next vehicle purchase.

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1 Various factors may impact towing capacity, including weight of passengers, cargo, and options/accessories.
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