Fun three-row crossover SUVs aren’t really a thing, with the exception of the Durango and the Mazda CX-9.
Both prioritize driver enjoyment over outright practicality, and that’s not necessarily a bad thing if you know what you’re getting into.
The VW Atlas boasts remarkably good dynamics, but an underwhelming V-6 and a less-than upscale interior.
The Toyota Highlander seems to come from the opposite end of the spectrum with its good power and versatile interior, but even the Highlander SE doesn’t thrill.
The Chevy Tahoe tops the Durango when in towing capacity, but not by as much as you might think—and it’s much pricier.
And don’t scratch the Chrysler Pacifica off your list.
Minivans are still the most versatile way this side of a Southwest 737 to transport a family from point A to point B.
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|2019 Dodge DurangoBrowse Used Listings||2019 Chevrolet TahoeBrowse Used Listings||2019 Chrysler PacificaBrowse Used Listings||2019 Mazda CX-9Browse Used Listings||2019 Toyota HighlanderBrowse Used Listings||2019 Volkswagen AtlasBrowse Used Listings|
|13 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy||18 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy||20 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy|
|Regular Unleaded V-6||Gas/Ethanol V8||Regular Unleaded V-6||Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4||Regular Unleaded I-4||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4|
|N/A||N/A||2WD Minivans||Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD||Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD||Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD|
|SXT RWD||2WD 4-Door LS||L FWD||Sport FWD||LE I4 FWD (Natl)||2.0T S FWD|
|Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|Sport Utility||Sport Utility Vehicle||Passenger Van||Sport Utility||Sport Utility||Sport Utility|
|Automatic w/OD||Automatic||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD|
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|2019 Dodge Durango vs. 2019 Chevrolet Tahoe||2019 Dodge Durango vs. 2019 Chrysler Pacifica||2019 Dodge Durango vs. 2019 Mazda CX-9||2019 Dodge Durango vs. 2019 Toyota Highlander||2019 Dodge Durango vs. 2019 Volkswagen Atlas|