Third-Row Seats

2019 Hyundai Santa Fe: two- and three-row crossover is bigger, squarer, and now has a diesel
2019 Hyundai Santa Fe: two- and three-row crossover is bigger, squarer, and now has a diesel

The New York auto show whose media days ended Thursday saw several debuts of high-volume crossover utility vehicles. One was a redesigned 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe mid-size crossover, which gained size, new features, and considerably more traditional and upright SUV-like styling. Hyundai said the base...Read More»

2018 Volkswagen Atlas
First ride: 2018 Volkswagen Atlas prototype

By Volkswagen’s own admission, its new seven seat midsize crossover is incomplete. That’s because the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas will go on sale later this spring and it was designed from the start to feature a fuel-sipping diesel engine as its headliner. Well, that’s not happening any...Read More»

2018 Volkswagen Atlas
2018 Volkswagen Atlas first look

There is some wry irony behind the name given to Volkswagen’s newest SUV, the 2018 Atlas, as Volkswagen’s fate in the United States may indeed rest on its shoulders. The company’s largest-yet sport-ute debuts on the heels of news of the massive buyback settlement, in which the...Read More»

2017 Chrysler Pacifica
2017 Chrysler Pacifica: A ‘Paradigm Shift’ For Minivans, As Dodge Preps Crossover

The debut of the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica marks a lot more than a name change and a new, sixth-generation version of Chrysler’s minivans. For one, it’s the first minivan on the U.S. market to get a plug-in hybrid version, the Pacifica Hybrid, which will offer 30 miles of pure electric...Read More»

New Volkswagen Tiguan (European-spec), 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show
2018 VW Tiguan SUV Aims For U.S. With Third Row, Higher MPG

Don’t get too eager to go put an all-new Volkswagen Tiguan, introduced this past week at the Frankfurt Motor Show, in your driveway. You won’t find this new utility vehicle at dealerships this month, this year, or possibly even next year (very late calendar-year 2016 or early 2017 is...Read More»

2015 Volkswagen Tiguan
Next Volkswagen Tiguan To Arrive In 2017, With Third-Row Seating

Volkswagen has announced that in about two years it will launch a three-row version of its Tiguan compact crossover, for sale in the U.S. market and built in Mexico. To achieve that, the company is investing another one billion dollars into its Puebla plant, and for tooling that will be used by the...Read More»

2015 Toyota Highlander
Five Most Fuel-Efficient Vehicles With Third-Row Seating

Let’s just go ahead and say it: There’s a dearth of high-efficiency vehicles on the U.S. market that offer a third row of seating. There are plenty of good hybrid, plug-in hybrid, or electric vehicles that could work well for families and still gas mileage (or MPGe, if you’re...Read More»

2015 Dodge Grand Caravan
Six Most Affordable Vehicles With Third-Row Seating

If you want a new vehicle with three rows of seating, and you’re on a tight budget, your options can become surprisingly limited. ALSO SEE: Is The Ford F-150 America's Favorite Luxury Vehicle? Affordability is the issue. There's no dearth of vehicles offering a handy third row and seating for...Read More»

2015 Kia Sorento
J.D. Power: Third-Row Seats Shouldn’t Be So Terrible

If you’re a busy parent expected to run the occasional carpool duty, or you need somewhere to fit everyone when heading out with the in-laws for dinner, you definitely understand the usefulness of having a vehicle with three rows of seating. Having a third row allows you to cram that sixth...Read More»

2015 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ
SUVs With Captain's Chairs Plus Third-Row Seats: Shopper's Shortlist

In vehicles with three rows of seating, it's often hard to make everyone happy. And while fitting three across in a second row before trying to fit people in a third row probably makes the most sense, from a design standpoint (with many vehicles narrowing near the back for wheel wells or other...Read More»

2014 Kia Sedona
Kia Sedona Minivan Returns For 2014: What's Changed?

After skipping the 2013 model year completely, the Kia Sedona is back for the 2014 model year. And although we expected a completely new van, what we get instead is a few small changes, and a lot more of what's tried and true—for at least another year or so before that new van arrives for...Read More»

Volkswagen CrossBlue Concept - 2013 Detroit Auto Show
Volkswagen CrossBlue Concept: Mid-Size 3-Row Crossover Coming

Volkswagen unveiled the CrossBlue Concept at today's Detroit Auto Show, showing a mid-size crossover with three rows of seats that takes direct aim at the successful Toyota Highlander and Honda Pilot. The new concept is a thinly disguised version of a production model that won't launch before the...Read More»

Infiniti JX Hybrid prototype, Nissan GranDrive test track, Oppama, Japan, Oct 2012
Infiniti JX Hybrid Prototype: Future Cars

The 2013 Infiniti JX seven-seat crossover, launched this fall, gives Nissan's luxury brand a direct competitor for the long-lived and very successful Lexus RX. Through three generations--with a fourth coming soon--the mid-size Lexus not only pioneered but continues to define the luxury crossover...Read More»

2012 Volkswagen Passat
U.S. To Have Greater Voice In VW Product Development, New SUV Planned

It’s no secret auto giant Volkswagen is still a small fish in the all-important U.S. market, but the automaker is determined to alleviate the issue, going so far as to develop distinct models aimed squarely at American customers. Volkswagen’s sales tally for the U.S. in 2010 topped just...Read More»

2012 Mazda MAZDA5
Third Row Seats: The 6 Smallest, Easiest-Parking Vehicles With Them

If you require seating for six or seven, you'll probably need a third row. But at the moment that you realize you need more than five seating positions, your entire range of vehicle possibilities becomes much more limited. Getting a third row often involves settling for a much larger vehicle that's...Read More»

2011 Honda Odyssey Touring
Third Row Seats: The 6 Top-Rated Family Wagons That Have Them

If you have more than four in your family, or in your extended family, taking everyone even out across town can get complicated—unless you have a third-row seats. Getting real capability for six or seven no longer means that you have to settle for a boring van or basic SUV. Today's market...Read More»

2011 Honda Odyssey Touring
Preview: 2011 Honda Odyssey

•    What is it: The latest version of the best-selling minivan in the U.S. •    Key facts: Lower roofline but slightly wider; improved seating and fuel-efficiency •    On sale: Fall 2010 •    Price: est. $27,000 - $43,000 Honda has given an up-close look and video walk-around...Read More»

2010 Mazda Mazda5
Best Five Vehicles With Third-Row Seating For Under $25k

Need a few more seating spaces but have some challenging budget constraints? Pick your vehicle carefully, and you won't have pay much more at all. For under $30k there are many vehicle choices with a third row, but you even have a number of choices for less than $25k—or even, in a couple of...Read More»