The 10 Best Used 3-Row SUVs and Minivans to Buy


Are you looking for a used vehicle that has room enough for your growing family? The Victory Used Cars team has put together a list of some of the best used 3-row SUVs and minivans. Take a look to learn a bit about the features that make each of these vehicles a great choice. 

2017 Hyundai Santa Fe

The Santa Fe was a top pick in the 2017 Affordable Midsize SUV category. The attractive exterior style carries into the interior of the vehicle as well, and it delivers a comfortable and roomy ride. There is room for seven and ample legroom in all three rows. 

Another perk of owning a 2017 Santa Fe is that it has one of the lowest annual ownership costs among mid-size SUVs. It also has impressive safety features and earned its place as a 2017 IIHS Top Safety Pick. 

2015 Honda Odyssey

U.S. News & World Report awarded the 2015 Honda Odyssey the top spot on their list of Best Minivans for Families. It was also a runner-up for Best Minivans for the Money. 

The V6 engine gives this minivan the power it needs to haul seven passengers and whatever cargo will fit in the 38.4 cubic feet of space (148.5 cubic feet with the seat down.) Even with the powerful engine, it still delivers great gas mileage for the class, with 19 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway. 

2017 Kia Sorento

Another award-winning pick, the 2017 Kia Sorento took home U.S. News & World Reports’ Best 3-Row SUV for the Money and Best New Cars for Teens awards. In 2020, it earned the Best Used Cars for Teens award thanks to its reliability and high safety scores. 

The 2017 Kia Sorento has a comfortable, spacious interior featuring a user-friendly entertainment system that will keep kids entertained on road trips and give you easy access to music or podcasts to enjoy on your daily commute. The standard engine is decent, but if you can find one with the upgraded V6 engine, that’s even better. 

2018 Buick Enclave

The 2018 Buick Enclave made the list of Best Affordable Midsize SUVs and Best 3-Row SUVs for Families. Safety, comfort, and reliability are some of the features that helped this SUV earn high marks with both critics and drivers. 

The Enclave got a redesign in 2018, the results of which included more responsive steering, improved headroom, updated style, and more cargo space. As in the past, it also delivers good fuel economy, a smooth ride, and a comfortable amount of legroom and headroom in all three rows. 

2016 Chevrolet Tahoe

Named #1 for 2016 Affordable Large SUVs, the Chevrolet Tahoe was a clear favorite of U.S. News & World Report and of drivers. It also earned high scores for safety, rolling away with a 4-star rating from the NHTSA. 

Power, comfortable, and loaded with features that make it perfect for a road trip or the commute to work, the 2016 Chevy Tahoe delivers in all the right ways. It has a comfortable interior with plenty of legroom in the first and second rows. It’s worth noting that the third row is a bit smaller, so it’s better suited to children than for regular use by adults. 

2017 Ford Expedition

The Ford Expedition took the top spot in 2017 for Best Large SUV for the Money and a finalist for Best Large SUV for a Family from U.S. News & World Reports. Roomy comfort and a powerful V6 engine are some of the features that earned the 2017 Expedition such high marks. 

The affordability didn’t stop at the dealership. The Expedition has annual costs that are below average, and it earned a reliability rating of 4.5 out of 5 from J.D. Power. NHTSA gave the SUV a 5-star safety rating, which is another reason it’s a great choice for a family. 

2017 Chrysler Pacifica
The Chrysler Pacifica was born as an SUV, but in 2017 it was reintroduced as a minivan—and that change was a smart one. It earned U.S. News & World Report’s top spot for 2017’s Best Minivan for the Money and a 5-star safety rating from the NHTSA. 

The interior features comfortable seats, lots of legroom, and premium materials. It’s great on road trips as the cabin is quiet, and the easy-to-use tech features help passengers pass time during long trips. The fuel economy is also decent for the category at 19 MPG in the city and 28 MPG on the highway. 

2019 Dodge Durango

With its 4-star safety rating from the NHTSA and its spot on the list of U.S. News & World Reports’ Most Affordable SUVs, the 2019 Dodge Durango is a solid choice for anyone in the market for a 3-row SUV. 

Depending on which trim package you buy, you’ll enjoy a host of impressive features, such as the rear park assist system, a media hub with two USB ports, power liftgate, and remote start. If you have the need for lots of cargo space, you’ll find what you need with this vehicle. You can fold down the second- and third-row seats along with the front passenger seat to maximize cargo space. 

2018 Toyota Highlander Hybrid

For buyers who need a larger SUV but want to make choices that are environmentally friendly, the 2018 Toyota Highlander Hybrid is an excellent choice. It has a 5-star NHTSA safety rating and delivers a money-saving 30 MPG in the city and 28 MPGs on the highway.

It comes standard with all-wheel drive and a host of driver assistance and safety features, such as blind spot monitoring, cross-traffic alert, lane-departure alert, rear parking sensors, and more. Drivers also appreciate the comfortable seats and ample legroom in the front and second rows. 

2019 Honda Odyssey
The 2019 Odyssey to the #1 spot in U.S. News & World Reports 2019 Minivans category, as well as the 2019 Best Minivan for Families and Best Minivan for the Money. Its upscale features and seating for eight make it easy to see why this vehicle appeals to so many, and the more you learn about it, the more you’ll know why it’s a great pick. 

It’s a Top Safety Pick for IIHS and earned 5 stars for safety for NHTSA. Some models came equipped with blind spot detection, lane departure warning, and lane departure prevention. Even on bumpy roads, the Odyssey provides a smooth ride, and drivers appreciate the mix of power and decent gas mileage from the V6 engine.  

Whether you’re looking for an SUV or van full of impressive features or something to suit a small budget, Victory Used Cars has what you need. Our fast car buying process and buy here pay here financing make it easy to see why so many choose when they’re in the market for a pre-owned vehicle. 


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