Which 2017 Three-Row SUVs Offer Captain's Chairs?


2017 GMC Acadia

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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.

2017 Three-Row SUVs With Captain's Chairs

*New additions to this list for 2017

Acura Acura MDX Acura MDX 2017 Buick Buick Enclave Buick Enclave 2017 Cadillac Cadillac Escalade Cadillac Escalade ESV Cadillac Escalade 2017 Cadillac Escalade ESV 2017 Chevrolet Chevrolet Suburban Chevrolet Suburban 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe Chevrolet Tahoe 2017 Chevrolet Traverse Chevrolet Traverse 2017 Dodge Dodge Durango Dodge Durango 2017 Ford Ford Expedition Ford Expedition 2017 Ford Expedition EL 2017 GMC GMC Acadia GMC Acadia 2017 GMC Yukon GMC Yukon 2017 GMC Yukon XL 2017 GMC Yukon XL Honda Honda Pilot Hyundai Hyundai Santa Fe Hyundai Santa Fe 2017 Lexus Lexus GX 460 Lexus GX 460 2017 Lincoln Lincoln MKT Lincoln MKT 2017 Lincoln Navigator 2017 Lincoln Navigator Lincoln Navigator L Lincoln Navigator L 2017 Nissan Nissan Armada Nissan Armada 2017 Toyota Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2017 Toyota Sequoia Toyota Sequoia 2017 Family Family Cars SUVs

Managing Editor/News Jennifer Newman is a certified car-seat technician. A mom of two, she owns a 2013 Subaru Outback crammed with sports gear.  Email Jennifer