Hybrid SUVs With 3rd Row Seating
Are you looking for extra seating in an SUV? For larger families or for trips where you have extra passengers, Hybrid SUVs with 3rd Row Seating are a perfect fit. Typically, hybrid SUVs that have the third row option contain fold-down seats. Although they may not be as comfortable as the second row seats, this feature offers great flexibility. When the 3rd row seating isn’t needed, that area can be used to carry extra luggage, groceries, or whatever else you may need to haul. This 3rd row seating in SUVs works very well for small children.
Some prefer an SUV over a minivan. The 3rd row seating in the hybrid SUV offers the same alternatives as the minivan, but is a great alternative vehicle. Although most think about a full sized SUV when considering 3rd row seating, there are also crossover SUVs and even wagons that come with a third row of seating.
List Of Large SUVs With 3 Row Seating
SUVs with the 3rd row seating are the best choice of vehicles for big families. Bigger families don’t need to look for a minivan just for its spacious interior. With the sleek style and beautiful interiors, we now have SUVs that offer spacious and comfortable room for their passengers. With an upgrade to 3rd row seating, that’s even more reason to buy one of them. The 3rd row seating is allowed to provide extra space for passengers and cargos. With the foldable option, these vehicles become very flexible and versatile. Here is a list of some of the top hybrid SUVs that have 3rd row seating:
2012/2013 Toyota Highlander Hybrid
2012/2013 Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid
2012/2013 GMC Yukon Hybrid
2012/2013 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid
Small SUVs with Third Row Seating
Some choose a small SUV due to personal preference while others are forced into the smaller SUV due to budgetary constraints. Several of the small SUVs do offer third-row seating, although it isn’t nearly as comfortable. The great thing about a small SUV with 3rd row seating is its flexibility. These cars offer versatility for either cargo or passenger use.
List Of Compact SUVs With Third Row Seating
2012/2013 Outlander ES 2WD
2012/2013 Chevrolet Equinox LS 2WD
2012/2012 Ford Escape XLS FWD
2012/2013 Honda CR-V LX 2WD
Comparison Of Small SUVs With 3rd Row Seating
The Mitsubishi Outlander matches up best against its counterparts. Price wise, it is cheaper than all but the Ford Escape XLS. Its base MSRP is $22,345 compared to the Escape at $21,440.
Of the four listed above, all get 23 MPG city except the Equinox LS, which gets 22 MPG. The Ford Escape has a slightly larger engine, but they are all very close in size.
Comparing the interior, all have a folding rear seat center armrest except the Escape. Only the Outlander has a leather wrapped steering wheel. The Outlander and Honda CR-V LXX both have the micro filter and rear seat heater ducts.
As to the exterior, the Outlander is the only one that offers roof rails as a standard feature. It is also the only car that offers the flap-fold tailgate. The tightest curb to curb turning circle is also owned by the Mitsubishi Outlander. The Chevrolet Equinox LS has slightly more leg room in the rear and is tied with the Escape for having the most leg room in the front. The Honda CR-V has slightly more shoulder room in the front as well as in the rear. The cargo capacity of the Outlander is the highest of the four cars listed, but the cargo volume of the Honda CR-V edges out the Outlander.
When it comes to safety, the Outlander and the CR-V both have front active head restraints, which are not available in the Equinox or in the Escape. All have electronic brake distribution except the Ford Escape. As to the front crash test, the safest with a rating of 5 was the Chevy Equinox. The Ford Escape only received a rating of 2 while the Outlander and CR-V both received a 4 rating. To check out the safety rating of any car, go to the Insurance Institute For Highway Safety.
At to the vehicle warranty period, the Outlander has a 60 month, where the others all have a 36 month warranty. For the whole vehicle warranty distance, the Outlander has a 60,000 mile warranty. As for the others, they are all 36,000 miles. The warranty on the powertrain on the Chevy Equinox and for the Outlander are both 100,000 miles, and 60,000 miles for the Escape and the Honda CR-V.
If you’re disappointed that there aren’t more choices for compact small SUVs with third row seating, you may need to look for the next size up, midsize crossover SUVs with third row seating. As you can see, 3rd row seating in SUVs are a popular thing as well as a very practical car to have. The 3rd row seating is especially popular in the hybrid cars since they offer better gas mileage on top of the extra space.