Which 2014, 2015 Three-Row SUVs Offer Captain's Chairs?

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CARS.COM — For many families, captain’s chairs simply make life easier when it comes to hauling a gaggle of kids. Yes, you lose a seating position in the second row, but you gain some serenity, given at least two kids won’t be sitting right next to each other, complaining about who’s touching whom. They also give you easy access to the third row without having to flip and tumble the second-row seats forward, which can’t be done when a child-safety seat is installed.

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There are a few cars for 2014 and 2015 (including the Infiniti QX60 and Nissan Pathfinder) that offer second-row benches that can slide forward with forward-facing car seats installed. While this is better than nothing, it doesn’t help parents with kids in rear-facing car seats. Remember, a child should sit in a rear-facing seat until age 2.

If you’re thinking of occasionally hauling adults in that third row, it’s a good idea to check the legroom. Some three-row SUVs are stingy with the legroom in the wayback. It’s a good idea to look for sliding second-row captain’s chairs that allow generous passengers to share the legroom with those relegated to the third row. 

We at appreciate captain’s chairs for those reasons and more. Here’s a list of 2014 (and a few 2015) mid-size and full-size models that offer this seating feature. Check out our lists of SUVs that offer captain’s chairs for the 2013, 20162017 and 2018 model years. 

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