A used 3-row SUV is a great minivan alternative for hauling the whole family around. If you want or need more seats than what a more traditional sedan or 2-row SUV can offer, then one of these crossovers and SUVs could be just what you’re looking for.
Here are seven great used 3-row SUVs you can find on Autotrader for less than $15,000 in 2019.
2007-2017 Lincoln Navigator
The Lincoln Navigator, which is the luxury variant of the Ford Expedition, is a full-size SUV that’s big in size and big on style. It’s huge on the inside with three rows of seats plus plenty of cargo space and a smooth ride ensures that its many occupants are comfortable. The Navigator is a big luxury vehicle with low ownership costs and it offers real truck like capability thanks to its Ford truck roots. This Lincoln got a nice update for 2015 with refreshed styling and a strong and efficient EcoBoost V6 engine, but the post-face-lift Navigators will be a little tougher to find in this price range. Find a Lincoln Navigator for sale
2007-2014 Chevrolet Tahoe
The General Motors alternative to the Expedition and the Navigator is the Chevrolet Tahoe and its many cousins. There’s the longer Chevy Suburban, the more upmarket GMC Yukon and Yukon XL, and finally the iconic Cadillac Escalade. Any of these full-size SUVs make for a great family vehicle with some muscle under the hood to do some towing with the whole family along for the ride. These are very popular on the used market with a ton of variety between the aforementioned models so whatever your tastes, you should be able to find a full-size GM SUV for you. Find a Chevrolet Tahoe for sale
2013-2018 Hyundai Santa Fe
When the Hyundai Santa Fe midsize SUV was redesigned for 2013, it gained a third-seat option and became a popular choice in family SUVs. This Hyundai is well-rounded with a roomy interior, respectable performance from a strong standard V6 engine, and good safety scores, making it easy to see why people love it as a family vehicle. Granted, despite the interior being spacious overall, that third row of seats is a little cramped and should really only be used by kids. Find a Hyundai Santa Fe for sale
2009-2019 Dodge Journey
The Dodge Journey is getting awfully long in the tooth when compared to new midsize SUVs, but on the used market it presents a pretty good value. Not only is this 3-row crossover super affordable on the used market, but the Journey also has low ownership costs, meaning it’s saving you money the whole time you own it. We recommend upgrading to the powerful available V6 and the bigger, better 8.4-inch Uconnect infotainment system which are still easy to get at an affordable price in a used Dodge Journey. Find a Dodge Journey for sale
2008-2017 Buick Enclave
The Buick Enclave is another GM SUV with many variants across different brands. There’s also the Chevy Traverse, the GMC Acadia and the Saturn Outlook, all of which are very similar to the Enclave, but the Buick is arguably the best used value of the bunch for the extra luxury that it offers at a similar price point. The Enclave has a third row of seats that is actually roomy enough for adults, surprisingly composed handling for an SUV of this size, and great cargo capacity even with all of the seats folded up. When it comes to luxury bang for your buck in used 3-row SUVs, a used Enclave is a hard value to beat. Find a Buick Enclave for sale
2013-2019 Nissan Pathfinder
The Nissan Pathfinder name may evoke thoughts of the rugged off-roaders of old, but today the Pathfinder is a family-friendly crossover that still has some off-road competence when equipped with all-wheel drive. The Pathfinder is another midsize crossover with generous room in the third row of seats and we like its strong standard V6 that serves up a great blend of power and fuel economy. Not only does the third row get good seating, but every seat in the Pathfinder is roomy and comfortable making it a great family highway cruiser. Find a Nissan Pathfinder for sale
2009-2019 Ford Flex
The Ford Flex has always been a bit off-beat but in a good way. Some might consider it a wagon more than an SUV, but either way, it’s a great 3-row family hauler that turns heads everywhere it goes with its funky, boxy design. We especially like the Flex when it’s equipped with the optional EcoBoost twin-turbocharged V6 engine and AWD, which make it one muscular family wagon with performance that may surprise you. If you’re looking for something a little different from the more conventional SUV, the Flex is a great option. Find a Ford Flex for sale