CARS.COM — When it comes to seating in three-row SUVs, less can be more. Opting for second-row captain's chairs over a three-position bench might seem like a questionable move, but consider the benefits: an easy-to-use walkway to the third row, comfortable seats that work well for adults or kids in car seats, and just enough space between two kiddos to prevent the dreaded "he's touching me!" complaint.
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For those caregivers who carpool to school, hauling a gaggle of kids in an SUV with captain's chairs takes some of the stress out of drop-off and pickup as kids can use the walkway to get in and out of the third row - and out of the SUV.
New to the captain's chair scene for the 2017 model year are the Acura MDX and Lexus GX 460, and rejoining the list after a year away is the Nissan Armada. If you're thinking of buying a used three-row SUV, check out our lists for model-years 2013, 2014-15 and 2016.
*New additions to this list for 2017