There may not be a more competitive segment than three-row crossover SUVs; there’s one for every garage.
The newest players here are the Volkswagen Atlas and Chevrolet Traverse.
VW’s effort is enormous but doesn’t drive like it, although its fuel economy and downmarket interior leave a little to be desired.
The Chevy goes in the opposite direction with a luxurious feel inside and a somewhat tight third row.
The Ford Explorer is a favorite among buyers; it’s likable but starting to feel dated and its safety record is subpar at best.
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|2018 Toyota HighlanderBrowse Used Listings||2018 Chevrolet TraverseBrowse Used Listings||2018 Ford ExplorerBrowse Used Listings||2018 Honda PilotBrowse Used Listings||2018 Nissan PathfinderBrowse Used Listings||2018 Volkswagen AtlasBrowse Used Listings|
|19 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy||18 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy|
|Regular Unleaded I-4||Gas V6||Regular Unleaded V-6||Regular Unleaded V-6||Regular Unleaded V-6||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4|
|Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD||Sport Utility Vehicles||Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD||Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD||Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD||Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD|
|LE I4 FWD (Natl)||FWD 4-Door L w/1L0||Base FWD||LX 2WD||FWD S||2.0T S FWD|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|Sport Utility||Sport Utility||Sport Utility||Sport Utility||Sport Utility||Sport Utility|
|Automatic w/OD||Automatic||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||CVT w/OD||Automatic w/OD|
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