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10 Best Used 3-Row SUVs Under $30,000

A 3-row SUV is a great alternative to a minivan for families looking for a practical rig with a lot of seats. Not only are the crossover SUVs on this list family-friendly, but some of them are pretty good off-roaders when equipped with all-wheel drive. If you’re looking for something versatile, practical, and reasonably affordable, you’re in the right place.

Here are the 10 best used 3-row SUVs you can find on Autotrader under $30,000.

1. 2018-2020 Chevrolet Traverse

2020 Chevrolet Traverse Front Left Side in Maroon

The Chevrolet Traverse is a top choice in family SUVs because of its roomy and easily accessible third row of seats, plus generous cargo space to boot. It was redesigned in 2018 with a stylish new look and an upscale new interior that makes it even more appealing. Despite its size, it retains its smooth, car-like drivability. Find a Chevrolet Traverse for sale

2. 2015-2019 Dodge Durango

2019 Dodge Durango SRT Front Right Side in Silver

The Dodge Durango is a muscular choice in family-friendly crossovers. It’s been called a 7-seat Charger, which is pretty accurate. On top of the brawny appearance, it has a versatile interior and a strong standard V6 engine. For even more muscle, consider one of the V8 options if you can find one in this price range. Find a Dodge Durango for sale

3. 2016-2019 Ford Explorer

2019 Ford Explorer Front Right Side in White

We love the variety within the model range of the versatile Ford Explorer. You can get great on-road performance with the Sport model, while any Explorer equipped with 4-wheel drive proves to be a strong off-roader. It’s also a practical, comfortable family SUV thanks to its standard 3-row seating. Find a Ford Explorer for sale

4. 2012-2014 GMC Yukon

2014 GMC Yukon Front Left Side in Brown

The GMC Yukon delivers true truck-like capability while providing the convenience and versatility of a full-size, 3-row SUV. With two available V8 engines and tons of interior space, the Yukon is up for everything from the daily commute to long-distance road trips with a boat in tow. For a fully loaded, stylish luxury SUV, look for a Yukon Denali. Find a GMC Yukon for sale

5. 2016-2018 Honda Pilot

2018 Honda Pilot Front Left Side in Silver

The Honda Pilot is basically an Odyssey minivan with an SUV body. That’s a good thing, and it makes the Pilot one of the most family-friendly choices in 3-row crossovers. It has a standard V6 engine that’s both powerful and efficient and — unlike the aforementioned Odyssey — can be had with all-wheel drive. Find a Honda Pilot for sale

6. 2016-2019 Mazda CX-9

2019 Mazda CX-9 Profile in Silver

Like every modern Mazda SUV, the Mazda CX-9 is a premium crossover without a premium price tag. The CX-9 is an especially good value on the used market after some depreciation. On top of its stylish exterior and upscale interior, this is one of the most fun-to-drive 3-row SUVs in its segment thanks to its quick acceleration and agile handling. Find a Mazda CX-9

7. 2017-2020 Nissan Pathfinder

2020 Nissan Pathfinder Front in Blue

The Nissan Pathfinder has a third row of seats that’s roomy and easy to access, which is good news if you have tall passengers. The Pathfinder got a nice update for 2017 that refreshed its styling and upgraded to a more powerful engine with increased towing capacity. In addition, every trim received a standard 8-inch infotainment system. Find a Nissan Pathfinder

8. 2019-2020 Subaru Ascent

2020 Subaru Ascent Front Left Side in Red

Introduced in 2019, the Subaru Ascent is the first Subaru with three rows of seats since the Tribeca was discontinued in 2014. The Ascent has true Subaru character with a quirky look and standard all-wheel drive on every trim. That, plus generous ground clearance, helps make it one of the best off-roaders in its segment. It’s also family-friendly with a comfortable, roomy interior. Find a Subaru Ascent for sale

9. 2017-2019 Toyota Highlander

2019 Toyota Highlander Front Right Side in Red

The previous generation of the trusty Toyota Highlander got a refresh for the 2017 model year that made it more modern. On top of an aesthetic facelift, it received a newly available engine and transmission plus standard Toyota Safety Sense on every model. The standard Highlander is pretty efficient, but consider the hybrid for even more fuel savings. Find a Toyota Highlander for sale

10. 2018-2020 Volkswagen Atlas

2020 Volkswagen Atlas Front in White

The Volkswagen Atlas is an especially spacious 3-row SUV with generous legroom in the third row. It also has a pretty big cargo area that gets much bigger if you fold the seats. The ride is smooth and comfortable, and the interior is nicely designed, giving it a decidedly European feel that most of its competitors don’t have. Find a Volkswagen Atlas for sale

10 Best Used 3-Row SUVs Under $30,000

  1. 2018-2020 Chevrolet Traverse
  2. 2015-2019 Dodge Durango
  3. 2016-2019 Ford Explorer
  4. 2012-2014 GMC Yukon
  5. 2016-2018 Honda Pilot
  6. 2016-2019 Mazda CX-9
  7. 2017-2020 Nissan Pathfinder
  8. 2019-2020 Subaru Ascent
  9. 2017-2019 Toyota Highlander
  10. 2018-2020 Volkswagen Atlas

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