Why get a minivan when you can buy a crossover? With the versatility of an SUV and the handling of a sedan, larger crossovers offer the space and seating like you’d find in a new minivan. Crossovers appealed to drivers who needed the cargo space of an SUV, the passenger capacity of a minivan, and the handling of a car. With over 70 crossover vehicles in the auto market, it may be hard to decide which is the best. Not all third row seats are created equal; some third rows are extremely cramped. In you are searching for a crossover with third-row seating, choosing either a 2017 GMC Arcadia, a 2017 Toyota Highlander, a 2017 Ford Flex 2017 Nissan Pathfinder, or a 2017 Honda Pilot will be a smart investment.

Top 5 Crossovers with Minivan Seating

  • 2017 GMC Arcadia
  • 2017 Toyota Highlander
  • 2017 Ford Flex
  • 2017 Nissan Pathfinder
  • 2017 Honda Pilot

2017 GMC Arcadia

With seating for seven, the 2017 GMC Arcadia is a spacious vehicle that places a heavy focus on comfort. French-stitched seats and noise cancelling materials combine to create a quiet, comfortable cabin. The second and third rows fold flat for an easy conversion to cargo-carrying mode. No matter where you sit in the 2017 GMC Arcadia, you will be assured comfort and convenience; enjoy a second-row console, 5 USB ports, and a 4G Wi-Fi Hotspot.


  • 4G Wi-Fi Hotspot
  • Second and third rows fold flat
  • 5 USB ports available

2017 Toyota Highlander

With seating for up to eight, the 2017 Toyota Highlander is ideal for a busy family on the go. Sitting in the back row for a road trip? Relax and enjoy the reclining seats. Upgrade the second row to captain chairs and experiencethe luxury of heated seats. Load your vehicle the way that fits your needs; the third row 60-40 split allows you to arrange your cargo and seating the way you want. Silencing insulation muffles extra noise and helps to keep your ride quieter. Take in the scenery with the panoramic moon roof.


  • Panoramic moon roof
  • Heated second row seats available
  • Third row 60-40 split

2017 Ford Flex

While the 2017 Ford Flex may stick out from the rest of the top crossovers due to its boxier shape, the Ford Flex does not lack space. With seating for seven, the Ford Flex features a 60/40 split bench seat in the second row and a 50/50 split third row. The third row folds flat to reveal 83.2 cubic feet of space. Available ambient lighting transforms your interior to match your mood as it illuminates the console. The Ford Flex is well-equipped with technology that makes your life easier such as Parking Assist, PowerLift Gate, and MyKey.


  • Ambient lighting
  • Spacious 83.2 cubic feet of cargo space with seats folded down
  • Parking Assist

2017 Nissan Pathfinder

The 2017 Nissan Pathfinder easily carries seven passengers and their belongings. Below-floor storage allows passengers to store their belongings out of sight and out of the way. Interior accent lighting and illuminate kick plates ensure that you can easily see in your cabin even during nighttime drives. Increase your cargo-carrying capacity when you make sure use of the Roof Rail Crossbars. Rest easy knowing the 2017 Nissan Pathfinder has received a five-star safety rating.


  • Illuminated kick plates
  • Five-star safety rating
  • Below-floor storage

2017 Honda Pilot

The 2017 Honda Pilot aims to create a comfortable, smart, and roomy cabin for up to eight passengers. The 2017 Honda Pilot makes third row access more than easy; with the available One Touch, a push of a button moves the second row, creating an easy path to the third row. The available Rear Entertainment System is Blu-Ray disc compatible, includes a removable remote, and features sunshades so passengers always get the best view of the screen. The 9-speed automatic transmission creates a smooth driving experience while improving fuel efficiency.


  • One Touch technology for easy third row access
  • Rear Entertainment System
  • 9-speed automatic transmission


If you are looking for a vehicle that has the capacity for seven or eight passengers without sacrificing the cargo space, opt for one of the top crossovers, and you’ll be sure to experience a satisfying combination of refinement and technology.