This is a good time to buy a vehicle with three rows of seats. Not only are traditional minivans available, the most practical of all family haulers, but some great SUVs as well. These have the ability to haul many people, tow trailers, and even venture off the pavement in some cases. The good news is that there are three-row vehicles available for all budgets.
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Ford’s F, Transit Connect is a compact utility truck with features designed for those who could use this vehicle for work and family life. This is a very rugged package, but it falls short on refinement compared to traditional minivans. The ride is difficult and the 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine is somewhat slow. But there are a lot of things I like too, like the optional rear cargo doors that open wide 180 degrees for loading supplies on board. 4. 2021 Volkswagen Atlas ($ 28,833 – fair purchase price) When it comes to large three-row SUVs, the VW Atlas is the best deal for 2021. Climb inside the Atlas and it’s absolutely cavernous. Even the tallest members of the family can ride comfortably in that third row, and there’s room behind to carry luggage too. The standard engine is a turbocharged four-cylinder combined with a very well tuned 8-speed automatic transmission. Yes, the base price of the Atlas is low, but at least it comes with a rear cross traffic alert, blind spot monitor, and frontal collision mitigation. Related: 3-Row SUV Compared: The 2021 VW Atlas vs. the 2021 Subaru Ascent. 2021 GMC Acadia ($ 29,364 FPP) The GMC Acadia is a bit shorter in overall length than some of the larger three-row crossovers, and so on. makes her feel a little more agile in the city. But the victim is a third row that is not so spacious. Adults can return there for short trips, but it is actually more geared towards children. The least expensive Acadia model comes with only a 2.5-liter four-cylinder. And it has less power compared to the V6 in other trim levels. The standard Acadia comes with a rear parking assist and a rear cross traffic alert. Top models, like the Denali, are luxuriously equipped, but they also cost more than $ 45,000. 6. 2021 Chevrolet Traverse ($ 29,420 FPP) Not only is the Chevy Traverse a great deal, it’s a crossover SUV with a tremendous amount of interior space. It shares some mechanics with the GMC Acadia, but the Chevy is the one for families who want to bring adults in the third row for long trips. And there is 23 cubic feet of space in the cargo hold. That is enough to fit all the luggage. The Traverse comes standard with a powerful 310-hp V6, so there’s enough power to handle a 5,000-pound trailer, too. There’s an updated Traverse on the 22. So the 2021 model could have additional incentives later in the year. 7. 2021 Kia Sedona ($ 29,890 FPP) The Kia 000270, + 2.22% Sedona is a good pickup with the basic LX trim. There’s a powerful 276-hp V6 and the truck can also return 24 mpg on the highway. Plus, the Kia has generous interior space for the whole family. But the Sedona is a little firmer than some trucks. And if you want to opt for your truck with features like Parking Distance Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, and Blind Spot Warning, you’ll have to pay more for the better-equipped EX and SX models. Unlike some minivans, all-wheel drive is not available on the Kia. Good news? The Sedona is all-new for 2022. That means great deals could come in on 2021 models as the year progresses. Related: The Best 2021 SUVs Priced Under $ 30k8. 2021 Kia Sorento ($ 30,560)
The Kia Sorento Kia
The great news about the Sorento is that it is brand new for 2021, so it will have the latest technology and innovations from Kia. It is an SUV that also fits many budgets. The base model’s 191-hp four-cylinder is sufficient and comes with some exclusive features like the starter button. But for real fun, opt for the 281-hp turbo powertrain and all-wheel drive. It’s really fast. The Sorento’s third row of seats is small compared to the larger SUVs here, but adults can use it on shorter adventures. 9. 2021 Honda Pilot ($ 30,964) It’s hard to find a three-row SUV that checks all the important boxes better than Honda. There’s a strong and sweet 280 hp V6 paired with a 9-speed automatic transmission. Returns a copy of 27 mph on the highway. And every Pilot comes with Honda’s HMC, + 0.11% of the set of safety technology standards, far more than most competitors. Plus, the Pilot can tow 5,000 pounds and, when equipped with four-wheel drive, offers reasonable capacity on the ground. Take the EX of a higher level for intelligent traction management (driving modes), as well as Apple AAPL integration, + 1.62% CarPlay and Android Auto. Read next: Size Matters: Top 10 Big Cars 10. 2021 Honda Odyssey ($ 31,142) Your search for your new minivan should start with the Honda Odyssey. It is, in many ways, the benchmark van that everyone else aspires to. It has good reliability ratings and an excellent powertrain, and it rides with agility not found in other minivans. Additionally, Honda tends to lead the segment with van innovations. And when it comes to safety, Honda is the first minivan to win the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s highest award: Top Safety Pick Plus. This story was originally published on Autotrader.com.