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


A 3-row SUV is an excellent minivan alternative for families looking for a practical vehicle with plenty of seats. If you want something versatile, practical, and reasonably affordable, one of these family-friendly SUVs could be for you.

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

1. 2018 Chevrolet Traverse

2018 Chevrolet Traverse

The Chevrolet Traverse is a top choice in family SUVs because of its spacious and easily accessible third row of seats, plus it has generous cargo space to boot. It was redesigned in 2018 with a stylish new look and an upscale interior, making it even more appealing. Despite its size, it retains its smooth, car-like driving dynamics. See Chevrolet Traverse models for sale near you

2. 2017 Dodge Durango

2017 Dodge Durango

The Dodge Durango is a muscular yet family-friendly crossover. It’s been called a 7-seat Charger, which isn’t far off. 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. See Dodge Durango models for sale near you

3. 2017 Ford Explorer

2017 Ford Explorer

We love the variety within the model range of the versatile Ford Explorer. With the Sport model, you can get excellent on-road performance, while any Explorer equipped with AWD proves to be a capable off-roader. It’s also a practical, comfortable family SUV, thanks to its standard 3-row seating. See Ford Explorer models for sale near you

4. 2014 GMC Yukon

2014 GMC Yukon

The GMC Yukon delivers true truck-like capability while providing the convenience and versatility of a full-size SUV with three rows of seats. With two available V8 engines and abundant interior space, the Yukon is up for anything from the daily commute to long-distance road trips. For a loaded and stylish luxury SUV, try to find a Yukon Denali. See GMC Yukon models for sale near you

5. 2017 Honda Pilot

2017 Honda Pilot

The Honda Pilot is similar to the Odyssey minivan but with an SUV body. That’s a good thing and makes the Pilot one of the most family-friendly choices in midsize SUVs. It has a standard V6 engine that’s both powerful and efficient, and — unlike the Odyssey — you can get one with AWD. See Honda Pilot models for sale near you

6. 2019 Kia Sorento

2019 Kia Sorento

When it comes to 3-row SUVs, the Kia Sorento is on the small side, but it’s bigger than a compact SUV. It’s a good value when new, and it gets more affordable on the used market. The Sorento got an update in 2019 with refreshed styling, standard Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay. That was the same year 3-row seating became standard. See Kia Sorento models for sale near you

7. 2018 Mazda CX-9

2018 Mazda CX-9

Like every modern Mazda SUV, the CX-9 is a premium crossover without a premium price tag. After some depreciation, the CX-9 is an outstanding value on the used market. On top of its stylish exterior and upscale interior, this is one of the most fun SUVs to drive in its segment, with quick acceleration and agile handling. See Mazda CX-9 models for sale near you

8. 2017 Nissan Pathfinder

2017 Nissan Pathfinder

The Nissan Pathfinder has a third row of roomy and easily accessible seats, which is good news if you have tall passengers. It got a nice update for 2017 that refreshed the look and upgraded to a more powerful engine with increased towing capacity. The Pathfinder also came with a standard 8-inch infotainment system. See Nissan Pathfinder models for sale near you

9. 2016 Toyota Highlander

2016 Toyota Highlander

The Toyota Highlander is a popular choice in midsize 3-row SUVs. It’s safe, reliable, and fuel-efficient for its size. It also has a pretty upscale and family-friendly interior. We highly recommend the available V6 engine, which is stronger than the standard 4-cylinder. See Toyota Highlander models for sale near you

10. 2018 Volkswagen Atlas

2018 Volkswagen Atlas

The Volkswagen Atlas is an especially roomy 3-row SUV with generous legroom in the third row. It also has a big cargo hold that gets much bigger if you fold down the seats. The ride is smooth and comfy, and it has a nicely designed interior, giving it a decidedly European feel. See Volkswagen Atlas models for sale near you

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

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

Eric Brandt
Eric Brandt is an author specializing in Oversteer content, new car reviews, and finding the best car, truck, and SUV deals each month. Born and raised in Wisconsin, Eric can often be found exploring the north woods on his 1983 Honda Gold Wing when the weather allows it. Father of four, husband of one, and unapologetic minivan enthusiast. Eric mastered driving stick by having a 3-cylinder Chevy... Read More about Eric Brandt

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