Finding an SUV with spacious legroom in the third row is a must for large families. Since many SUVs fail to offer adequate legroom in the third row, it helps to know these dimensions when shopping for an SUV that fits your family’s needs.
AxleGeeks looked at all 2015 SUV models and examined the legroom in the third row of each. Here is a look at the 17 that offer the most legroom in the third row.
2015 Dodge Durango SXT
The new version of the Durango SXT offers many great qualities such as a bold exterior design and an affordable price point of $30,495. Its 31.5 inches of legroom is right in line with what the average SUV/crossover offers, but is 5.1 percent less than its class competitors.
2015 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS
Similar to the Dodge Durango, the 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS has 31.5 inches of legroom in its third row.
Adding to its somewhat-spacious interior, is its affordability with an original price of $30,150 and a better-than-average fuel efficiency of 21 combined mpg.
2015 Honda Pilot LX
The 2015 Honda Pilot LX has a spacious and functional interior. Its voice command system makes accessing technological features effortless while passengers in the third row have 32.1 inches of legroom, which is average for its class.
2015 Nissan Armada SV
The new Armada SV from Nissan touts versatility, making it appealing for buyers. Its 32.2 inches of legroom is 0.3 percent more than you will find in an average 2015 SUV/crossover. It also offers more trunk space and cargo capacity than its competitors.
2015 Mazda CX-9 Sport
The 2015 Mazda CX-9 Sport has 32.4 inches of legroom for third row passengers making it more spacious than the Mitsubishi Outlander ES and the Toyota Highlander LE.
2015 Chevrolet Traverse LS
This SUV delivers 33.2 inches of third row legroom, which is 3.4 percent more than other 2015 midsize SUVs.
Moreover, the 2015 Chevy Traverse LS offers incredible capability with its towing capacity of 5,200 pounds—hauling 49 percent more than the average output of its competitors.
2015 GMC Acadia SLE-1
GMC’s newest version of the Acadia SLE-1 has some alluring features such as an impressive fuel efficiency of 20 combined mpg and five-star overall safety rating from the NHTSA.
Third row passengers will love this SUV because it offers 33. 2 inches of legroom—3.4 percent more than the average SUV delivers.
2015 Ford Explorer
This model offers impressive power and a spacious interior making it the total package. Drivers will enjoy the 290-horsepower output, while third row passengers will remain comfortable with 33.2 inches of legroom.
2015 Buick Enclave Convenience Group
This model has the same amount of legroom, of 33.2 inches for third row passengers, as the Ford Explorer. The GMC Acadia and the Chevrolet Traverse—all of which deliver 3.4 percent more legroom than their class counterparts.
2015 GMC Yukon XL SLE
Its third row seating has 34.5 inches of legroom giving it 7.5 percent more space than the average SUV offers.
Adding to its appeal is foldable second and third row seating, giving the SUV 121.1 cubic feet of cargo space.
2015 Cadillac Escalade ESV
The 2015 Cadillac Escalade ESV has many appealing features like its ample trunk space and an affordable price point for its class of $74,695.
Similar to the GMC Yukon XL, the Escalade ESV has 34.5 inches of legroom in the third row, which is 18 percent more than the average luxury SUV.
2015 Chevrolet Suburban LS
The 2015 Chevrolet Suburban LS has 34.5 inches of legroom in the third row, the same as the GMC Yukon XL and the Cadillac Escalade ESV.
Comparing the Suburban’s legroom to other full-size SUVs, it has 3.9 percent more space than its counterparts.
2015 Mercedes-Benz GL350
This SUV delivers a spacious interior with 35 inches of legroom for third-row passengers, giving it 20 percent more space than other full-size luxury SUVs.
2015 Mercedes-Benz GL450
Its interior delivers touches of luxury with a heated steering wheel, navigation system and heated rear seats.
Passengers will love the comfort this SUV offers, with its 35 inches of legroom in the third row making it more spacious than the Lexus LX 570.
2015 Toyota Sequoia SR5
The 2015 Toyota Sequoia SR5 has many enticing comfort features, such as remote start and a spacious interior.
Passengers in the third row have 35.3 inches of legroom making it 6.3 percent roomier than other full-size SUVs.
2015 Lincoln Navigator
With an impressive 37.7 inches of legroom in the third row, the 2015 Lincoln Navigator offers its guests 29 percent more legroom than other full-size SUVs. This, coupled with excellent technological offerings like voice-activated navigation with real time traffic and a rearview camera, make this model a great buy.
2015 Ford Expedition XL
The 2015 Ford Expedition XL is the complete package, delivering above average for its class in towing capacity, fuel efficiency and power.
Equally important is its spacious interior, where passengers have 37.7 inches of legroom in the third row giving it 17 percent more space than the average legroom of 2015 SUV models.
Compare These 2015 SUVs
For simplicity, here is a side-by-side comparison of each SUV in this list.