10 Most Affordable 3-Row Vehicles (2015)
Whether you absolutely need a 3-row vehicle or simply prefer the versatility, it's nice to know there are plenty of affordable options out there. Here are the 10 most affordable 3-row vehicles on the market today -- including five under $25,000 -- according to Kelley Blue Book Fair Purchase Price as of April 2015.
With an easy-to-use interior, best-in-class fuel economy and loads of cargo space, it should come as no surprise that the Honda Odyssey made our list of the 15 Best Family Cars for 2015. What may be a surprise is that it's also one of the most affordable 3-row vehicles available.
Starting Fair Purchase Price as of April 2015: $26,917
The Toyota Sienna was upgraded for 2015, bringing more features and a nicer interior. The Sienna has a comfortable ride, quiet cabin and enjoys Toyota's reputation for rock-solid reliability. We liked the Sienna so much, it also earned a spot on our list of 15 Best Family Cars for 2015.
Starting Fair Purchase Price as of April 2015: $26,636
Ford's answer to the typical minivan is the Transit Connect, an attractive alternative that's also a bit more fun to drive. Offering the capability of a van in a smaller package, the Transit Connect can carry up to 1,270 pounds of home-improvement supplies or other gear, and comes with a liftgate or cargo doors.
Starting Fair Purchase Price as of April 2015: $26,228
The Kia Sedona comes with a new sense of style, as it has been totally redesigned for 2015. More than just a pretty face, the Sedona offers a powerful-yet-efficient V6 under the hood, standard seating for seven and tons of connectivity and comfort features included in its reasonable base price.
Starting Fair Purchase Price as of April 2015: $25,669
Nissan's super-spacious Quest minivan offers standout styling and a plush, feature-filled interior. All 2015 Quests come with climate controls for all three rows, a big storage bin in the floor behind the third row and Easy Fill Tire Alert, which lets you know with a quick honk of the horn when you've filled a tire with enough air.
Starting Fair Purchase Price as of April 2015: $25,493
The Rogue is the only compact SUV offered with an available third-row seat, albeit a small one best suited for smaller, nimbler passengers. The Rogue's smaller footprint improves fuel economy and makes it easier to navigate busy parking lots, while standard fare like NissanConnect with mobile apps, Bluetooth and hands-free text-messaging assistant make it easier to stay connected.
Starting Fair Purchase Price as of April 2015: $23,164
The larger of Mitsubishi's two SUVs is also loaded with value. In addition to its available three rows of seats, the Outlander also comes standard with micron air filtration, hill-start assist, traction and stability control, seven airbags and a 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty, one of the industry's best.
Starting Fair Purchase Price as of April 2015: $22,424
The least expensive SUV on this year's list is the Dodge Journey. The AVP model comes with features like storage bins in the second row, a USB port and audio controls mounted on the steering wheel. It doesn't come standard with a 3rd row, but even factoring that into the Fair Purchase Price, it's still near the top of this list.
Starting Fair Purchase Price as of April 2015: $21,420
The Dodge Grand Caravan American Value Package is the most affordable new minivan you can get. It comes with a slate of standard equipment that'll make life easier for busy families, including a Stow 'n Go third row, in-floor storage, V6 power and seven airbags, all at a Fair Purchase price of around $21,000.
Starting Fair Purchase Price as of April 2015: $21,214