July 25, 2016
An SUV is a great vehicle for a family or a business owner that needs to move around cargo. An SUV allows families to go on long comfortable road trips and it can be a great replacement for a pickup truck for a business owner that needs to move around daily supplies that won’t fit in a sedan. Many people that need the space of a minivan or pickup truck often look for 3-row SUVs since they are great vehicles for daily commuting and are comfortable to drive. From reviews we found in places on Edmunds and USNews, we’ve put together a list of some 3-row Japanese SUVs that we believe to be affordable as well as dependable. First up on our list is the 2016 Honda Pilot, which starts off at $30,345 for the lowest LX model. If you are looking for a fuel efficient 3-row SUV, then the Honda Pilot LX gets up to 27 mpg on the freeway and pushes roughly 280 horsepower. If you upgrade the Pilot to the EX or EX-L which is $36,00 then you get added safety features and more technology in the SUV such as intelligent traction management and fog lights, a sunroof and navigation. The highest model available is the Elite, which offers an upgraded 9-speed transmission, paddle shifters as well as heated seats. However, with all of the extra options, the price for this model starts at around $46,000. Next up on our list is the 2016 Toyota Highlander, which starts off at $30,490 for its lowest LE model. With a 2.7L 4-cylinder engine, this SUV pushes 185 horsepower, and gets up to 25 mpg on the highway. The XLE version of this SUV offers quite a few more features and starts off at $37,000. With a 3.5L V6 engine, this model creates 270 horsepower and get roughly 25 mpg on the highway. The XLE offers an all wheel drive option as well as some more features on the exterior such as a moonroof, fog lights, liftgate and a flip-up rear hatch window. The interior of the vehicle also gets an upgrade with trimmed leather seats and an upgrade version of Entune, which is the audio navigation system in the car. Last but not least, is the 2016 Nissan Rogue which starts off at just $23,290 which is more fuel efficient than the first two picks. The lowest model is the S which gets up to 33 highway miles because of a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine that produces 170 horsepower. The upgraded model which is the SL comes with a few more features such as leather seats, navigation and a 6-way driver seat adjuster. The SL model starts off at around $28,000 and also comes in an all wheel drive option. There are quite a few 3-row SUVs available on the market today that have great features, are very dependable as well as affordable. Since Japanese vehicles are known to give great reliability at a low cost, we decided that these three vehicles would be a great choice for anyone searching for a new SUV.