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Midsize SUVs are big enough to store a 3rd-row seating with a considerable level of comfort to the prejudice of luggage compartment. Let’s see which are the best.

Dodge Journey

best midsize suv with 3rd row seating

2016 Dodge Journey Crossroad © Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V.

This vehicle is very simple. It is cheap, it has little features, it is familiar with off-road, and it has a 3rd-row seating. If that’s enough for you, the Dodge Journey will serve you well.

Toyota 4Runner

best midsize suv with 3rd row seating

2016 Toyota 4Runner Trail © Toyota Motor Corporation

The Toyota 4Runner, one of the best midsize off-road SUVs, is more sophisticated than the Dodge Journey. It is very good at off-road driving but not especially comfortable for those seating in the 3rd row which is sold as an optional feature.

BMW X5

best midsize suv with 3rd row seating

2016 BMW X5 © BMW AG

Much like the Toyota 4Runner, the BMW X5 has only two rows of seating in the basic package. If you want a 3rd row, you have to purchase it as an optional feature to the prejudice of luggage compartment.

Mitsubishi Outlander

best midsize suv with 3rd row seating

2017 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV © Mitsubishi Group

The Mitsubishi Outlander is one of the smallest and cheapest vehicles to offer a 3rd-row seating. However, it is not as simple as one may think. It has even a plug-in hybrid version available for American customers.

Kia Sorento

best midsize suv with 3rd row seating

2017 Kia Sorento SXL © Kia Motors

If you want to find a balance between price and comfort for all seven passengers, the Kia Sorento might be the one you seek.

Toyota Highlander

best midsize suv with 3rd row seating

2016 Toyota Highlander Limited Platinum © Toyota Motor Corporation

It is roomy, capable, and well-priced. In comparison with the Toyota 4Runner, the Toyota Highlander is more stylish and city-friendly.

Hyundai Santa Fe

best midsize suv with 3rd row seating

2016 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport © Hyundai Motor Company

The Hyundai Santa Fe is experiencing a period of modernization. Till recently, it was one of the most affordable SUVs on the market; now, it is rapidly approaching the luxury class accumulating new fancy features and style.

Honda Pilot

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2016 Honda Pilot Elite © Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

Probably, the top pick in the whole class. It has the highest level of comfort, safety, and driving capabilities.

Acura MDX

best midsize suv with 3rd row seating

2016 Acura MDX © Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

It is much like the Honda Pilot but even more luxurious and stylish. There’s no better vehicle in this size with a 3rd-row seating. If you don’t mind to have a full-size SUV, consider one of these.