1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Any recommendations for a 2007+ 3rd row SUV?

Discussion in 'General Automotive' started by JTaco386, Feb 6, 2011.

  1. Feb 6, 2011 at 8:54 AM
    #1
    JTaco386

    JTaco386 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2009
    Member:
    #25143
    Messages:
    1,226
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    JT
    Fort Rucker, AL/ Home: Port Orange, FL
    Vehicle:
    13 DCSB TRD Sport 4x4
    I'm looking into getting a 2007+ 3rd row SUV that is decent on gas and not too pricey...$23,000 and below.

    I've been looking at the Honda Pilot, Toyota Highlander and Volvo XC-90, but I'm open to any suggestions. Thanks!
     
  2. Feb 6, 2011 at 9:03 AM
    #2
    loaderman82

    loaderman82 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2010
    Member:
    #43964
    Messages:
    523
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Dalton
    Flippin, AR
    Vehicle:
    2008 Off-Road
    I am looking for the same thing. I looked at a Toyota Highlander yesterday with the 3rd row, and it is very small. The middle seat in the second row didn't even have a seatbelt, so I guess your not even suppose to put a person in the middle. I checked out the 4runner with the 3rd row, and they are awesome! They have a lot of room in the 2nd and 3rd row, and if you don't need the 3rd row seats you can put them down and have lots of room in the back. The Highlander didn't have any room behind the 3rd row, they was up against the back glass. Anyway I'm looking towards the 4runner, hope this helps!
     
  3. Feb 6, 2011 at 9:36 AM
    #3
    JTaco386

    JTaco386 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2009
    Member:
    #25143
    Messages:
    1,226
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    JT
    Fort Rucker, AL/ Home: Port Orange, FL
    Vehicle:
    13 DCSB TRD Sport 4x4
    I haven't seen a highlander in person yet, but from the photos it did look kinda small. I'll have to look into the 4-runners, what year did they start making 3rd row seats?
     
  4. Feb 6, 2011 at 9:39 AM
    #4
    TacoCat

    TacoCat Look away, I'm hideous!

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2009
    Member:
    #24912
    Messages:
    3,749
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Johnny-5
    Chantilly, VA
    Vehicle:
    Silver 2010 OR
    I know two guys whose wives have pilots. One has a base version which I think he paid ~$25k the other has the touring for ~40k. Both really like the vehicles.
     
  5. Feb 6, 2011 at 9:46 AM
    #5
    loaderman82

    loaderman82 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2010
    Member:
    #43964
    Messages:
    523
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Dalton
    Flippin, AR
    Vehicle:
    2008 Off-Road
    Not sure what year they started making them, but I'm sure they probably go back 5 years or more. :notsure:
     
  6. Feb 6, 2011 at 9:47 AM
    #6
    kws129

    kws129 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2009
    Member:
    #12880
    Messages:
    248
    Gender:
    Male
    PA
    Vehicle:
    TRD Off Road Double Cab
    One word 4Runner - You can get them with a third row seat
     
  7. Feb 6, 2011 at 9:50 AM
    #7
    JTaco386

    JTaco386 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2009
    Member:
    #25143
    Messages:
    1,226
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    JT
    Fort Rucker, AL/ Home: Port Orange, FL
    Vehicle:
    13 DCSB TRD Sport 4x4
    I can go $25,000 for a 2009, but that touring edition is way too expensive, but very nice!!
     
  8. Feb 6, 2011 at 9:51 AM
    #8
    JTaco386

    JTaco386 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2009
    Member:
    #25143
    Messages:
    1,226
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    JT
    Fort Rucker, AL/ Home: Port Orange, FL
    Vehicle:
    13 DCSB TRD Sport 4x4
    Do you own one? I'm looking especially for the crash test ratings since I have 3 kids...I'm gonna do some more research on the 4runner.
     
  9. Feb 6, 2011 at 9:57 AM
    #9
    Janster

    Janster Old & Forgetful

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2007
    Member:
    #1138
    Messages:
    14,256
    Gender:
    Female
    First Name:
    Jandy
    Lancaster, PA
    Vehicle:
    2016 GMC Canyon SLT w/ LineX and....
    Look at the Acura MDX

    Might be a little out of your price range, depending on what you're looking for in terms of creature comforts. My husband has an 06 - bought it new. It's been flawless and the Acura dealer service has been outstanding (he takes it there for all his maintenance).

    The 3rd row (2 seats) actually fold down into the floor/cargo area. So, they're out of the way when you don't need 'em (more cargo room). The 2 back seats are smaller and I wouldn't put an adult back there for long trips. I've sat back there for shorter trips, and its not too bad.

    We have the touring (I think) that has all the bells & whistles, nav etc. Has a 3.7L V6 and is rated for about 15-20mpg. My husband gets about the same mileage as my tacoma in daily commutes (18mpg). His Acura isn't affected by the winter gas....he consistantly gets 18 throughout the year (unlike my tacoma). AWD and all the traction stuff
     
  10. Feb 6, 2011 at 10:01 AM
    #10
    JTaco386

    JTaco386 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2009
    Member:
    #25143
    Messages:
    1,226
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    JT
    Fort Rucker, AL/ Home: Port Orange, FL
    Vehicle:
    13 DCSB TRD Sport 4x4
    Thanks!! I have been looking at those..a little out of my price range though, unless I decide to get an older one. I appreciate your feedback though on how you like it and so on. My kids will be in the back mostly.
    I currently have a 2005 Mercedes ML 350, My wife loves it, but we will need more room soon.
     
  11. Feb 6, 2011 at 10:04 AM
    #11
    paintdiddy

    paintdiddy Machine gun shits

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2008
    Member:
    #9924
    Messages:
    10,307
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    shithead
    nj and not from "the jersey shore"
    Vehicle:
    silver bullet
    my sister has a newer highlander with 3rd row seating.she has the limited with back up cam.she loves it.not to bad on gas.i assume the same motor as the tacoma???.
    i assume volvo parts are big money to replace.
     
  12. Feb 6, 2011 at 10:06 AM
    #12
    JTaco386

    JTaco386 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2009
    Member:
    #25143
    Messages:
    1,226
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    JT
    Fort Rucker, AL/ Home: Port Orange, FL
    Vehicle:
    13 DCSB TRD Sport 4x4
    That's the only thing I don't like about the volvo. I like the highlander alot, but after reviewing more it does seem that the 3rd row seats are too small and it kills the trunk space when in use, Other than that I like it.
     
  13. Feb 6, 2011 at 10:08 AM
    #13
    jjew18

    jjew18 the Nightman cometh!

    Joined:
    May 17, 2009
    Member:
    #17315
    Messages:
    6,250
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    John
    Alliance Airport
    Vehicle:
    05 PreRunner SR5
    Added extra awesomeness to its original awesomeness.
    My parents got a new Highlander, haven't noticed the seat belt issue in the middle seat, but I like that the middle seat from the middle row comes out and stores under the driver's center console to make the middle row captain's chairs for easy access to the rear. I would imagine for anything with a third row in the $23k-25k range you are probably going to have to go used? What about an older Sequioa, I think this is next on our radar, we need more room too.
     
  14. Feb 6, 2011 at 10:11 AM
    #14
    JTaco386

    JTaco386 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2009
    Member:
    #25143
    Messages:
    1,226
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    JT
    Fort Rucker, AL/ Home: Port Orange, FL
    Vehicle:
    13 DCSB TRD Sport 4x4
    The sequioa is too big and is not good on gas...
    I'm buying used for sure...cant afford anything brand new.
     
  15. Feb 6, 2011 at 10:14 AM
    #15
    jjew18

    jjew18 the Nightman cometh!

    Joined:
    May 17, 2009
    Member:
    #17315
    Messages:
    6,250
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    John
    Alliance Airport
    Vehicle:
    05 PreRunner SR5
    Added extra awesomeness to its original awesomeness.
    My friends just got either a Hyundai or Kia, don't remember right off hand, it was pretty nice for the money, lots of bells and whistles, 3rd row, and I would imagine decent on gas.
     
To Top