2013 Luxury SUVs with 3rd Row Seating

Apart from offering additional passenger capability, luxury SUVs with 3rd row seating often bring many fabulous features concerning engine, entertainment/multimedia aspects, security factors, and more. Such cars do not usually come cheap, but everything in the vehicles are designed to provide the best driving experience while in the same time the cars can be convenient shelters to spend time during any trip. Some of the best SUVs in the category are listed below.

2013 Cadillac Escalade

2013 Cadillac Escalade

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One of the most favorable luxury SUVs that have 3rd row seating is the Cadillac Escalade. Compared to the 2012 model, the 2013 version comes out to the market with a larger room for 3rd row passengers; other than that, there is almost no significant transformation offered. However, this small change provides a larger leg room to bring better comfort for 3rd row occupants. The entertainment aspect is as well improved by adding DVD system with a built-in 8-inch screen. The car is powered by a 6.2-liter V-8 engine delivering 403 horsepower. Other features include the standard 18-inch wheels with anti-lock disk brakes.

2013 Lexus LX 570

2013 Lexus LX 570

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It is the biggest and priciest SUV from Lexus. Carrying 8-passenger capacity, the 2013 Lexus LX 570 is a tough competitor for Cadillac Escalade. LX 570 is run by 5.7-liter V-8 engine with 383 horsepower. It only takes 7.5 seconds to go from zero to 60 mph, which is impressive enough for a big car; this 4WD car offers 6-speed automatic transmission. On the interior side, there are many things to enjoy including the Bluetooth phone connectivity and the dual-screen entertainment system in the rear. For better safety aspects, the Lexus LX 570 is also equipped with airbags for the entire three rows.

2013 Mercedes-Benz GL Class

2013 Mercedes-Benz GL Class

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The 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL Class has three different models; all of them are luxury SUVs with third row seating. The latest versions bring many noticeable improvements inside and outside. The available engines are 3.0-liter V-6 with 240 horsepower (GL350), 4.6-liter V-8 with 362 horsepower (GL450), and 4.6-liter V-8 with 429 horsepower (GL550). All of them have been improved and they provide significant power additions compared to the previous models. A great safety feature is included; anytime possible collision is detected, the car will warn they driver by producing audible and visual alerts.

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2013 Acura MDX

2013 Acura MDX redesign

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The Acura MDX features 7-passenger capacity and the car runs on 3.7-liter V-6 engine with 300 horsepower. It also features Super Handling All-Wheel Drive. There is an automatic climate control and some optional systems including for voice-recognition navigation, and DVD entertainment. Compared to the 2012 model, the large SUV does not offer any changes; every feature is very similar. The specification and price range can create a good competition with other luxury SUVs such as Lexus RX 350, BMW X5, and Mercedes-Benz M-Class.

2013 Audi Q7

2013 Audi Q7

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Audi does not produce many luxury 3rd row seating vehicles to join the competition; in fact, Q7 is the manufacturer’s first car to enter the segment. Q7 brings a fairly sleek design in the class; it also offers four available wheel size choices, which are 18-inch, 19-inch, 20-inch, or 21-inch wheels. Each 3.0 and 3.0 S models uses a supercharged 3.0-liter V-6 engine while the TDI model is powered by turbocharged diesel V-6. For better multimedia system, 2013 Audi Q7 offers optional Bang & Olufsen stereo and dual-screen entertainment for rear seat. The navigation system is voice-activated.

2013 Infinity QX56

2013 Infinity QX56

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Among all great luxury cars with third row seating, the 2013 Infinity QX56 is an excellent competitor for Cadillac Escalade, Lincoln Navigator, Mercedes-Benz GL-Class, and Lexus GX 460. The QX56 brings a direct fuel injection V-8 engine offering 400 horsepower. It comes out to the market with standard 20-inch wheels, but 21-inch wheels are made available. The interior is pleasing; it has a rear entertainment system that can display two different videos on separate screen. It actually offers only 7-passeneger capacity, but an optional 2nd row bench will provide a space for an additional occupant.

2013 Lincoln Navigator

2013 Lincoln Navigator

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Looking menacing from the outside, this car also has excellent specification on the inside. Running on a V-8 engine with 310-hp, 2013 Lincoln Navigator features a six-speed automatic transmission. The interior is decorated with voice-activated entertainment system and MyKey which allows the buyer to limit the volume level and maximum speed. An 8-inch screen in the rear is provided as an optional accessory; the SUV also has a standard satellite radio. In general, the 2013 Lincoln Navigator is a strong competitor for Escalade and QX56.

Basically, all luxury SUVs with 3rd row seating are well-designed to exceed the market’s expectations. They are typically built in large dimension, but the engine, power, and safety features are as well improved for convenient driving and passengers’ convenience. The price can be extremely expensive, but all features will be such great value for money.