As of 2015, vehicles with third-row seating include the Chevrolet Tahoe, Suburban and Traverse; the GMC Yukon and Acadia; the Toyota Highlander, Sequoia and 4Runner; and the Hyundai Santa Fe. Additional options include the Buick Enclave; Dodge Durango and Journey; Nissan Rogue, Pathfinder and Armada; and the Ford Expedition.
The vehicles with the best third-row access and overall comfort as of October, 2014, are the Chevrolet Suburban, Dodge Durango, Ford Expedition, Honda Odyssey, Lincoln Navigator, Mercedes Benz GL, Nissan Quest and Toyota Sienna, according to Consumer Reports. These vehicles received the highest ratings for functionality and seating for longer journeys.
As of 2015, most vehicle brands appeal to families by making at least one model that seats seven people. With fuel-efficiency laws in effect and the need to "go green" in the world, car companies add more seats for carpooling, which benefits those commuting to work or school.
Depending on space, some vehicles can be modified to add a third row. However, most automobile sellers or repair shops do not directly make seat adjustments for safety reasons. For an enthusiastic DIY fan, there are instructions on several websites explaining how to install a third row in vehicles with the necessary space and capacity.