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If you have been researching SUVs recently, the options on this list might not come as a surprise. Buyers looking for safe and reliable sport utility vehicles will appreciate the choices below. These are some of the best three-row SUVs for families in 2022, focusing on safety and technology.

The Kia Telluride is one of the best three-row SUVs for families in 2022

The best three-row SUVs for families in 2022 include the Kia Telluride
The 2022 Kia Telluride SUV | Kia

When Good Housekeeping chose its best SUVs, the 2022 Kia Telluride was an obvious choice. Kia equipped the Telluride with three rows, plenty of technology, and a reasonable price. Plus, the 2022 Telluride has tons of safety features, included standard.

Forward collision warning (FCW), lane departure warning (LDW), blind-spot warning, and rear-cross traffic warning come on all trim levels. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) gave it the Top Safety Pick this year.

2022 Kia Telluride price range: $33,390 – $45,190

Another one of the best three-row SUVs for families in 2022 is the Mazda CX-9

The 2022 Mazda CX-9 checks all boxes for an affordable and safe SUV. Good Housekeeping says while the Mazda SUV has a third row, it is a bit snug for adults. Buyers can opt for captain’s chairs in the second row, lowering the passenger count to six.

The CX-9 has essential safety features like (FCW), automatic emergency braking (AEB) with pedestrian detection, highway speed AEB, and blind-spot warning (BSW). The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) gave the 2022 Mazda CX-9 the Top Safety Pick Plus award.

2022 Mazda CX-9 price range: $35,630 – $47,560

Check out the Hyundai Palisade (and the warranty!)

One of the best things about the 2022 Hyundai Palisade is the warranty. It has a five-year, 60,000 limited warranty and a 10-year, 100,000-mile powertrain warranty. Some of the highs noted include the powertrain, interior room, access, and the quiet cabin. Good Housekeeping says it has room for seven or eight passengers depending on the configuration. Even in the third row, passengers should be comfortable.

FCW), LDW, BSW, and RCTW are all included standard. Hyundai also included lane-keeping assist (LKA). For 2022, the Palisade took home a Top Safety Pick Plus award. Don’t forget the 46 cubic feet of cargo space (86 with the seats folded) and seven USB ports!

2022 Hyundai Palisade price range: $33,600 – $48,990

Don’t overlook the thoughtfully designed Lincoln Aviator SUV

If you haven’t checked out the new 2023 Lincoln Aviator, it’s worth a look. New parents might be happy to know that pleasant sounds by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra replace the car’s alerts. Who knew that was an option? Lincoln has 10 speakers strategically placed and has some smart features to make like easier, like unlocking when you get nearby.

The 2023 Aviator comes with Lincoln Co-Pilot360, which adds a bunch of Lincoln-branded driver assistance features. Adaptive cruise control, reverse brake assist, lane centering assist, and speed sign recognition are just a few.

The Ford Explorer is one of the best three-row SUVs for families in 2022

The 2022 Ford Explorer has been on the market for a long time. However, the 2022 version is new and improved. With three rows and updated technology throughout to keep the family safe and entertained, there is plenty to like about this vehicle. Ford’s SYNC 4 infotainment system is another positive.

The important safety systems (FCW, LDW, BSW, RCTW, and AEB) are standard. The IIHS gave it a Top Safety Pick Plus award. Plus, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) gave it five stars on most of its safety tests.


All of the Best SUVs of 2022