10 Most Affordable 3-Row Vehicles

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10 Most Affordable 3-Row Vehicles

There are plenty of compelling, budget-friendly 7- and 8-passenger vehicles out there. This year’s list includes our Minivan Best Buy of 2018, and two of this year’s Best Family Cars of 2018. Every vehicle here is available for less than $29,000 according to Kelley Blue Book Fair Purchase Price as of August 2018, with five of them available for less than $26,000 (including the third row, where optional).

“The 2018 Chevy Traverse offers much of the comfort, roominess, cargo space, fuel efficiency, and ease of use you get from a minivan, without actually being a minivan. If you're looking for plenty of cargo room AND plenty of passenger space, without sacrificing either, then the Traverse deserves your attention.” Read more

MSRP: $30,875
FPP: $28,855

KBB’s Minivan Best Buy for 2018, “Honda’s minivan is once again the very best minivan money can buy. It’s enjoyably easy to drive, nicely appointed inside, and boasts a long list of clever new features and tech that take family transportation to a new level. The best minivan on the road? Let’s call it the best family car ever.” Read more

MSRP: $30,985
FPP: $28,423

“If you’re looking for a midsize-crossover SUV with distinctive good looks, a choice of engines and seating configurations plus the latest in driver-assist and infotainment technology, the 2018 GMC Acadia is a perfect fit.” Read more

MSRP: $30,015
FPP: $27,922

“A favorite with families looking for a comfortable, versatile and safe minivan, the popular 2018 Kia Sedona is available with seating for seven or as many as eight passengers. Available in five trim levels, the 2018 Kia Sedona fits a range of budgets, and with a starting price under $28,000, it’s less expensive than the Honda Odyssey and Toyota Sienna.” Read more

MSRP: $27,990
FPP: $26,520

“The 2018 Kia Sorento offers loads of amenities, an upper-crust-appearing interior, sharp looks, and one of the best warranties in the business...Three engines, all-wheel drive, and prices that range from mid-$20,000 to more than $45,000 mean there's a Sorento for just about any need and budget.” Read more

MSRP: $28,190
FPP: $26,476

“If you want a small vehicle that can hold seven people or one that is specifically designed for business or commercial purposes, you’ll like the 2018 Ford Transit Connect. Because of its maneuverability, fuel efficiency and affordability, not to mention its garageability, it’s an excellent alternative to a big bulky van.” Read more

MSRP: $27,020
FPP: $25,714

“If you’re looking for a family van with the styling chops of a sleek SUV, the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica is your best bet. Technologically advanced and earning strong marks for acceleration, ride and handling, this is not your father’s minivan.” The Pacifica is one of KBB’s 12 Best Family Cars of 2018. Read more

MSRP: $28,090
FPP: $25,396

“If you don’t care about image but do care about a big, roomy, powerful and safe way to move you and your family to and fro, the 2018 Dodge Grand Caravan is it. A low base price and plenty of features make sealing the deal all the easier.” Read more

MSRP: $27,245
FPP: $25,321

“Families looking for a small SUV that seats seven, has earned a Top Safety Pick+ safety rating from the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety, offers a class-leading warranty, a long list of safety and infotainment features and has a starting price under $25,000 will like the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander.” Read more

MSRP: $24,940
FPP: $22,717

The three-row vehicle with both the lowest MSRP and Fair Purchase Price for 2018 is the Dodge Journey, about which we noted, “…consumers can get into a nicely equipped V6 Journey for well under $30,000. Stay with the 4-cylinder SE and the price drops to around $23,600. Standard 7-passenger seating and a roomy cargo area further the Journey’s appeal, as does Chrysler’s excellent UConnect infotainment system.” Read more

MSRP: $23,590
FPP: $22,384


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