Best Large SUVs with 3rd Row Seating

If you need more room in a vehicle than provided by a midsized automobile, large SUVs with 3rd row seating may provide the transportation that is needed.  These vehicles can provide comfortable seating for 8-9 people.  About 70 percent of the market for these larger vehicles is controlled by GMC and Ford, so here are reviews of three of the most popular of these automaker’s vehicles.

Cadillac Escalade

Cadillac Escalade

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The Escalade offers all the features you would expect to find in a Cadillac.  The 403 HP (6.2L) V8 engine is combined with a six speed automatic transmission and can provide plenty of power for the toughest conditions.  This 8-passenger vehicle provides plenty of room for the entire family and offers a more comfortable ride than you would normally expect in a vehicle built on a truck chassis.  If looking for a vehicle that can handle the toughest of winter driving conditions, outfit this vehicle with the optional AWD feature to ensure traction.

Chevrolet Tahoe

Chevrolet Tahoe

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The 2012 Tahoe offers seating for nine people.  It is powered by a 5.3-liter engine and is capable of towing up to 8500 pounds.  You will appreciate the 21 mpg highway fuel efficiency of this large vehicle that provides room for all the kids.  To keep all those back seat passengers entertained, you may want to add the DVD entertainment package.  In addition, the off road suspension packet make this vehicle perfect for when you decide to take it off the beaten path.  You will find this vehicle equipped with standard 20-inch wheels but might also opt for the larger 22-inch wheels.

Ford Expedition

Ford Expedition

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The Ford Expedition is powered by a 5.4L 310 horsepower V8 engine that provides power for towing up to 9200 pounds.  You may choose the AWD option on this large SUV with 3rd row seating.  In addition, you can choose from three package upgrades.  The Expedition is available in standard, limited or King Ranch editions to meet your needs.  While the base package is similar to the Tahoe, adding options can increase your cost to the same neighborhood of the Escalade.

When you are looking to buy large SUVs with 3rd row seating, the most popular choices are the Cadillac Escalade, Chevy Tahoe and Ford Expedition.  The latter two vehicles begin at a much lower base price than the Escalade, but adding options you want in the vehicle may make all three to be in a similar price range.