Most crossover SUVs sized like the Murano come with three rows of seats, even though not all buyers need seating for more than five.
For those who don’t want to pay for more chairs than they need, the new Honda Passport should be on the list.
The Passport is a Pilot with half a foot hacked off its tail end, and that’s just fine with us.
The Jeep Grand Cherokee and Ford Edge have plied for for these shoppers for a while.
Though the Jeep shows its age, it’s still comfortable and upscale even in base Laredo trim.
The Edge delivers good turbo power and is surprisingly frugal.
This year, the Hyundai Santa Fe was reworked as a five-seater to make room for the big Palisade.
The new model is stylish and very comfortable, if inefficient when it comes to fuel consumption given its modest power.
And though the Mazda CX-9 comes with three rows of seats, the rearmost spots are for kids only and they hardly detract from its good driving dynamics and bucks-up interior.
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