Top five 3-row SUVs for 2020

Top five 3-row SUVs for 2020

Among the different segment of cars, SUVs deserve a lot of recognition due to many reasons. To start with, these SUVs, in general, have a commanding road presence and flaunt a butch appeal. However, with the advent of compact SUVs, the muscularity has been slightly compromised with designing attractiveness.

However, there are still mid-size and large SUVs in the American market that are widely known for its butch appearance and 3-row cabin. These SUVs are highly preferred by buyers who are frequent at family outings and love to feel the power on the throttle. Besides just that, big SUVs also have abundant space within the cabin feel comfortable even on long drives.

If you too are looking for a 3-row SUV but haven’t come across any worthy option yet, check out this list. It has the top 3-row SUVs that are on sale in the USA market.

Kia Telluride

2020 Kia Telluride

The Kia Telluride is one of the foremost options you should go for if you are looking for a large 3-row SUV. It is the perfect mix of sheet elegance on the designing and practicality of a mid-size SUV. It has some major highlighting features on the safety front, including autonomous emergency braking technology and a blind spot collision technology.

The 2020 Kia Telluride is powered by a 3.8-liter V6 engine that has Dual CVVT shifts. The engine is capable of producing 291 horsepower at 6,000 RPM and a peak torque of 355 Nm, which comes in at just 5,200 RPM. The power is sent down to the wheels via an 8-speed automatic transmission gearbox.

The cabin has an 8-passenger seating layout, that too without being very cramped up for the room. However, the top of the line SX variant has a 7-seater layout since the second row gets Captain’s chairs. Kia Telluride specs sheet features an 8-inch touch screen display for the infotainment system as standard, which gets both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The top model gets a bigger 10.25-inch display screen. The entertainment system is routed to a set of six speakers which turns the cabin into a music zone.

The Kia Telluride price starts at $31,890 for the base variant, while the range-topping model is sold at $41,790.

Hyundai Palisade

Hyundai Palisade front

The Hyundai Palisade is a grand mid-size SUV and boasts on 3-row seating capacity, much to the liking of a lot of buyers. It offers a lot of features as standard, like the presence of large 18-inch alloy wheels, availability of different drive modes, etc. The SUV is driven by a 3.8-liter engine that is capable of churning out a maximum power of 291 hp at 6,000 RPM, along with a peak torque of 355 Nm, coming at just 5,200 RPM.

The produced power is channeled to the front wheels by an 8-speed SHIFTRONIC transmission gearbox. However, an AWD drivetrain is offered as optional in all the models. Besides just these, the Hyundai Palisade specs sheet incorporates a lot of other safety features too, like high-strength steel body build, the anti-lock braking system on all the wheels and Hillstart assist control.

Hyundai Palisade price starts at $31,775, and the range-topping Limited trim is tagged at $44,925.

Honda Pilot

2020 Honda Pilot

The Honda Pilot is one of the best-selling 3-row SUVs in the American market. It is perfect for family picnics and long tours, thanks to its practicality and versatility. It has a very sleek design on the aesthetic that matches the style perfectly with comfort. The car gets a panoramic sunroof, but only one the Elite and Black edition.

Inside the cabin, the base model gets a 5-inch screen, while all the other models get a bigger 8-inch touchscreen display for the infotainment system. It gets the HondaLink connectivity, along with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. The Touring, Elite and Black edition even gets a big 10.2-inch entertainment screen for the rear passengers.

Mechanically, the Honda Pilot specs sheet features a 3.5-liter V6 engine that is capable of churning out a maximum power of 280 hp at 6,000 RPM and a peak torque of 355 Nm, which comes at just 4,700 RPM.

Honda Pilot price starts at a price of $31,650 and goes up to $49,720.

Volkswagen Atlas

Volkswagen Atlas

The Volkswagen Atlas is one of the quality additions in the mid-size SUVs’ list in the American market and boosts on a very practical approach. For example, it has two engine options on offer - the smaller engine is a 2.0-liter turbocharged unit that can produce 235 horsepower, while the bigger 3.6-liter V6 engine can belt out 276 horsepower. Buyers can choose among 15 different trim levels of the model.

The range-topping model rides on 20-inch alloy wheels and has automatic LED headlights. Inside the cabin, the infotainment system gets the Volkswagen Car-Net App connectivity, Bluetooth and FM setup. The audio solution is sourced from Fender.

Volkswagen Atlas price starts at $30,895 and goes up to $48,395.

Mazda CX-9

Mazda CX-9

The Mazda CX-9 is a very stylishly designed mid-size SUV and holds a lot of aesthetic traits from the company’s styling pattern. To start with, it is sculpted on the outside but the edges are smoothened. The front fascia has a big grille and projector headlamps.

At the heart, the mid-size SUV gets the company’s tried-and-tested SKYACTIV-G, 2.5-litre, 4-cylinder, turbocharged engine. This mill can generate up to 250 horsepower at just 5,000 RPM and a whopping torque of 420 Nm, coming at just 2,000 RPM.

The Mazda CX-9 is available in four engine trims. The base Sport variant is priced at $32,280, while the top-end Signature trim has a price tag of $45,365.

Finishing up

The American market is not short of SUVs as the segment itself is highly demanded. However, when it comes to choosing a good 7 or 8-seater SUV, the choice gets a little tricky. The five SUV mentioned here are the best in the class and can justify the price tag well.

So, if you are looking for a 3-row SUV in the American market, choosing anyone from here is the best option for you.

Also read: Chevrolet, Kia and Jeep became winners of NACOTY awards

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