When looking to buy vehicles with third row seats, there’s the best and then the rest. However, when looking for a vehicle, the choice for the right car is entirely dependent upon the buyer’s tastes and needs. When choosing to buy a vehicle, car experts recommend to look for the following features: side curtain air bags (which deploys when rollover is detected), electronic stability control, head restraints, 3 point seat restraints for all occupants, NHTSA’s 5 star crash test rating, and 4 star rollover rating, and the vehicle to be listed on the IIHS top safety picks. The following paragraphs list the top 3 cars, including the 7 passenger SUV, 8 passenger SUV, and 7 seater SUV.
The best vehicle as picked by the Consumer Guide is the Buick Enclave. The Buick is GM’s first 8 passenger crossover SUV (a fullsize SUV) with a comparatively large cargo space as compared to the premium midsize SUV’s. The Buick’s smart-slide second row seats with flip forward bottom cushions and sliding backrests provide for easy third row seat access.
With the second row seat flipped forward, the SUV’s third row seats can provide for “6-footers”. Some of the impressive vehicle features include ample interior storage and power liftgate. The Buick Enclave has also received the 5 star crash test rating and 4 star rollover rating (from NHTSA), and listed as the IIHS top safety picks.
The second choice for the best vehicle is the Audi Q7. The Audi Q7 is a 7 seater vehicle with all weather-control, high-tech luxury, and safety features. Inside the Audi Q7, if the second and third row seat are folded flat, the cargo space measures 88 cubic feet; and the load floor flat with any seats folded doesn’t require removing the headrests. The Audi Q7 has also received the 5 star crash test rating and 4 star rollover rating (from NHTSA), and is listed on the IIHS top safety picks.
The third choice as the best vehicle is the Volvo XC90. The Volvo XC90 is a 7 passenger vehicle, and is ranked as one of the safest SUV’s, with a cargo space of 84.9 to 93.2. The XC90 has a 12 inch safety space, as measured between the head of an occupant seated in the third row seat, and the back of the vehicle. The Volvo XC90 has also received the 5 star crash test rating and 4 star rollover rating (from NHTSA), and is listed on the IIHS top safety picks.