If you have a large family or like traveling with groups of friends, having a third row in your SUV is essential. Whether you’re looking for a new Chevy straight off the assembly line or a pre-owned crossover from our selection of used cars, Chevrolet has some great SUV options with third-row seating. Here at Huffines Chevrolet Lewisville, we’d be delighted to arrange for you to test-drive a Chevy crossover in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and conclude your purchase in a few hassle-free steps. Check out these three-row Chevy crossover options.
The Traverse is a midsize SUV, but it’d be easy to think it belongs in the large SUV class when you see its interior dimensions. With a second-row bench seat, you can accommodate up to eight people in this three-row Chevrolet. If you’d prefer a little more comfort in the second row, you can choose captain’s chairs instead, which reduces your overall passenger capacity to seven. With a full load of passengers, you’ll have around 23 cubic feet of storage at the rear. That’s about enough to carry a few suitcases out of town for the weekend.
The Traverse has a strong V-6 engine under the hood, which provides 310 horsepower and 266 lb-ft of torque. It’s paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission and comes standard with front-wheel drive. All-wheel drive is available in all trims if you’d prefer a little more control on or off-road. In terms of fuel economy, the Traverse achieves a decent 27 mpg on the highway and 18 mpg on city roads. These numbers drop to 25 mpg and 17 mpg, respectively, with all-wheel drive.
In its base trim, the Traverse has cloth upholstery and a modest-sized infotainment screen. However, if you opt for a higher trim, you’ll gain access to more luxury features. For example, you can add leather seats, trailer-hitch guidance, an 8-inch touch screen, and a hands-free liftgate. The range-topping Traverse is the High Country trim, which stands out with ventilated front seats and a power-folding third row.
If the Traverse isn’t quite big enough for you, the next step up is the Chevrolet Tahoe. One major difference is that adults can comfortably sit in all three rows, whereas the third row in the Travis is only really suitable for kids. In addition, you can choose from a broader range of seating configurations. With a front-row bench seat on offer, you can even boost capacity to nine people. The standard setup with a second-row bench seat gives you room for eight people while adding captain’s chairs reduces it to seven.
At the rear, you’ll find over 25 cubic feet of storage with a full cabin of passengers. If you can afford to do without the third row, you can fold it flat and open up over 72 cubic feet of storage to transport bulky items. If that’s not enough, the Tahoe has a healthy towing capacity that will let you haul a decent-sized trailer at the rear.
There are three engine options for you to choose from in the Tahoe. The base unit is a V-8 that puts out 355 horsepower. There’s an optional larger V-8 with 420 horsepower and a turbo-diesel unit with plenty of torque and 277 horsepower. The turbo-diesel engine is by far the best choice for fuel economy, achieving an impressive 28 mpg on the highway and 21 mpg on city roads. You can tow up to 8,400 pounds in the Tahoe, which should be more than enough to pull a family-sized camper or large trailer.
The largest Chevy SUV with a third row is the cavernous Suburban. It’s perfect for those of you who need to travel with a lot of cargo for the daily commute or vacation while still having enough space to carry three rows of passengers.
The seating arrangements are similar to your options in the Tahoe, with top capacity ranging from seven to nine passengers. However, the Suburban offers significantly more cargo space at the rear, with a whopping 41.5 cubic feet behind the third row. When the second and third rows are folded flat, you’ll have over 144 cubic feet of cargo area to work with.
The same engine options offered in the Tahoe are available with the Suburban. Fuel economy is also roughly the same, with the base V-8 achieving 20 mpg on the highway and the turbo-diesel managing 27 mpg. The Suburban’s towing capacity is a shade less than the Tahoe’s at 8,300 pounds. If you plan on heading off-road, you can choose the Z71 trim to benefit from a front skid plate, a two-speed transfer case, and all-terrain tires.
There are several excellent trims in the Suburban lineup for large families. If your main priority is seating capacity without any of the frills offered in the more upscale trims, the base LS trim should do just fine. It comes with cloth upholstery, power-adjustable front seats, and bench seats in the second and third rows to give you a capacity of eight.
The Premier trim brings more luxury into the cabin with leather seats, a power-folding third row, a heated steering wheel, and ventilated front seats. Second-row passengers benefit from heated captain’s chairs for a little more room and comfort. The range-topping High Country adds several helpful tech add-ons, such as a head-up display and a rearview camera system that comes in handy when towing.
Would you like to check out one of Chevrolet’s three-row SUVs for yourself? Perhaps you’d like to get behind the wheel of a Traverse or Suburban for a test drive near Dallas before you make your final decision? We’re here to help you do just that at Huffines Chevrolet Lewisville.
If you require further assistance with choosing the best trim to meet your needs or finding a suitable auto financing deal, don’t hesitate to contact us today. One of our sales team members will talk you through your options and show you the crossovers on offer in our new and used car inventories.