June 7

Which Hyundai SUVs Have 3rd-Row Seating?


When it comes to finding the perfect family vehicle, having enough seating capacity is a top priority for many buyers. Third-row seating in SUVs has become increasingly popular, as it provides the versatility and convenience needed to accommodate larger families or groups. With the extra passenger space, you can easily transport kids, friends, or extended family members without needing multiple vehicles. Hyundai offers several SUV models with third-row seating options, catering to different needs and preferences. Read on to discover your perfect model.


The Hyundai Palisade is the brand’s flagship SUV, offering a spacious and luxurious interior with three rows of seating. This midsize SUV can comfortably accommodate up to eight passengers, making it an ideal choice for larger families or those who frequently transport groups. The Palisade comes standard with a second-row bench seat, allowing for a maximum seating capacity of eight. However, if you prefer a more premium and spacious second-row experience, you can opt for the available captain’s chairs, which reduce the seating capacity to seven.

One of the standout features of the PALISADE is its incredibly spacious interior. With a total passenger volume of 155.3 cubic feet, everyone on board will have plenty of room to stretch out and relax. The third-row seats are easily accessible thanks to the one-touch second-row slide feature, which allows for effortless entry and exit. Whether you’re transporting adults or children, the third row offers comfortable seating with ample headroom and legroom.

In addition to its passenger-friendly layout, the Palisade also excels in terms of cargo space and versatility. Behind the third row, you’ll find a generous 18 cubic feet of cargo space, perfect for storing luggage, groceries, or sports gear. When you need even more room, you can easily fold the third-row seats down, expanding the cargo area to 45.8 cubic feet. For maximum cargo capacity, you can fold both the second and third rows, creating a cavernous 86.4 cubic feet of space.


The Hyundai Santa Fe XL is a versatile vehicle with a spacious interior that can comfortably accommodate up to seven passengers. The third row features a 60/40-split folding bench seat, allowing you to customize the seating configuration based on your needs. With a passenger volume of 110.7 cubic feet, the SANTA FE XL offers ample room for everyone on board. The third row is easily accessible, and passengers will appreciate the comfortable seating and extra legroom. 

When it comes to cargo space, the SANTA FE XL provides a generous amount of room behind the third row, perfect for storing everyday essentials or luggage for family trips. If you need even more cargo capacity, you can fold the third-row seats down to expand the storage area.

In the Hyundai SUV lineup, the Santa Fe XL sits between the larger Palisade and the smaller Santa Fe. Though discontinued, it offers a compelling blend of size, versatility, and affordability, making it an attractive option for families who need the convenience of third-row seating without the larger footprint of a full-size SUV.

Hyundai Santa Fe

a white suv parked in front of a mountain by Hyundai Motor Group is licensed with Unsplash License

The Hyundai Santa Fe is a popular midsize SUV that offers third-row seating as standard, allowing it to accommodate up to seven passengers. While the third row in the SANTA FE isn’t as spacious as in the larger Palisade, it still provides a convenient solution for those who occasionally need extra seating capacity. If you have a growing family or frequently transport smaller children, the Santa Fe’s third row can fit the bill.

One of the advantages of choosing the three-row Santa Fe is its more compact size compared to larger SUVs. This can be beneficial if you frequently navigate tight city streets or crowded parking lots. However, it’s important to note that the third row in the SANTA FE is best suited for smaller passengers.

The Santa Fe still offers easy access to the third row, thanks to the thoughtfully designed second-row seats that slide and fold forward. The third-row seats themselves are reasonably comfortable, with adequate padding and support. When the third row is in use, the Santa Fe provides a decent amount of cargo space behind the seats, allowing you to carry essential items or luggage. Compared to other midsize SUVs with third-row seating, the Santa Fe stands out for its attractive design, well-equipped interior, and competitive pricing. 

Experience the Hyundai SUV Lineup at Huffines Hyundai McKinney

Interested in exploring the new Hyundai SUV models with third-row seating? We invite you to check out our inventory online or visit us at our dealership in McKinney, Texas. Our knowledgeable sales staff will help you find the perfect SUV that meets your needs and exceeds your expectations. We’ll guide you through the available options, answer any questions you may have, and help you compare the features and capabilities of each model. Whether you need the roomy features of the Hyundai Palisade or the more compact yet flexible Santa FeE, we’ll match you with the perfect SUV. 


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