Best third row car

If you have a 7 seater SUV it is mainly because you love traveling with your family. It is very important that your SUV should have ample space on offer even in the third row. In Indian market most of the SUVs have a cramped third row seat, but is it the same case out of India?

Mahindra Marazzo and Ford Explorer

Ford explorer is a midsize SUV that features rear wheel drive. It is priced at about $33,400 for the base variant that makes whooping 300bhp power and is currently sold in the USA. Considering the amount of third row space it offers, it can be compared with the Mahindra Marazzo which is the brand’s only MPV and is priced at ₹11.64 Lakh.
Third Row DimensionsMahindra MarazzoFord Explorer
Shoulder room (mm)11901386
Headroom (mm)900988
Seat base width (mm)11901038
Legroom (min-max)620-710819

Maruti Suzuki Ertiga and Hyundai Palisade

Hyundai Palisade is also a midsize SUV sold in the USA. It is offered with an AWD powertrain and the engine makes 291bhp. The Palisade is priced at $33,700 and the third row seat dimensions is closer to the Ertiga
Third Row DimensionsMaruti Suzuki ErtigaHyundai Palisade
Shoulder room (mm)13151402
Headroom (mm)870944
Seat base length (mm)12001109
Legroom (min-max)610-725 797

Toyota Innova Crysta and Kia Sorento

Kia Sorento is a mid size SUV sold in the US. It is a front wheel drive SUV that makes 191bhp and is priced at $30,000 for the base variant. This SUV’s third row space can be compared with India’s number one MPV Toyota Innova.
Third Row DimensionsToyota Innova Crysta Kia Sorento
Shoulder room (mm)12101346
Headroom (mm)900934
Seat base width (mm)12101079
Legroom (min-max)560-670751

Kia Carnival and Kia Telluride

Kia Carnival is a luxury MPV that was launched in India in 2020. The space it offers in the third row can be compared with the full size SUV that Kia offers in the USA called the Kia Telluride. The Kia Carnival offers one of the best third row car in India.
Third Row DimensionsKia CarnivalKia Telluride
Shoulder room (mm)1490/12801404
Headroom (mm)890967
Seat base length (mm)4101109
Legroom (max-min)910-600797

Tata Hexa and Honda Pilot

Honda Pilot is a midsize SUV that is also offered with an AWD. It is sold in the USA and is priced at $33,700, the engine makes 280bhp. This car can be compared with the Tata Hexa that offers similar third row space as that of the Honda Pilot.
Third Row DimensionsTata HexaHonda Pilot
Shoulder room (mm)11751463
Headroom (mm)855988
Seat base width(mm)11751132
Legroom (max-min)695-625810

Tata Safari and Toyota Highlander

The Toyota Highlander is sold in the US and makes a whooping 295 bhp power. The highlander is priced from $36,000 and is also offered with AWD options. This can be compared with the new Tata safari when it comes to space comparison.
Third Row DimensionsTata SafariToyota Highlander
Shoulder room (mm)12001397
Headroom (mm)840916
Seat base width(mm)12001158
Legroom (max-min)900-670 703

XUV500 and Mazda CX9

The XUV 500 is a great SUV and is priced from 13 Lakh. The space offered in the 3rd row is good for child occupant and this car can be compared with the Mazda cx9 which is priced at $35,000.
Third Row DimensionsXUV 500Mazda CX 9
Shoulder room (mm)12451348
Headroom (mm)840899
Seat base length (mm)1018
Legroom (max-min)635-560 754
Most of the Indian SUVs compared are large SUVs or MPVs that are well known. International cars compared are mid Size SUVs yet they offer better space than India’s large SUVs.

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