If you’re looking for a family vehicle with seating for more than five, chances are you’re in the market for either a minivan or an SUV. The latter segment is currently growing and dominating the automotive industry. Even if you’re looking exclusively at SUVs with a 3rd row, there are plenty to choose from across the mainstream and luxury segments.
Need all-weather traction in an SUV with 3 rows? Consider the Subaru Ascent, which comes standard with all-wheel drive. The 260-hp 2.4-liter turbo-four provides plenty of oomph even in a big crossover and it can tow as much as 5,000 pounds when equipped properly. The EyeSight driver assistance suite comes standard on all Subaru Ascent trims and it received a Top Safety Pick + rating from the IIHS, making it one of the best SUVs with a 3rd row for 2020 when it comes to safety.