Which 2014, 2015 Three-Row SUVs Offer Captain's Chairs?


For many families, captain's chairs simply make life easier when it comes to hauling a gaggle of kids. Yes, you lose a seating position, but you gain some serenity, given at least two kids won't be sitting right next to each other, complaining about who's touching whom. They also give you easy access to the third row without having to flip and tumble the second-row seats forward, which can't be done when a child-safety seat is installed.

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There are a few cars (including the Infiniti QX60 and Nissan Pathfinder) that offer second-row benches that can slide forward with forward-facing car seats installed. While this is better than nothing, it doesn't help parents with kids in rear-facing car seats. Remember, a child should sit in a rear-facing seat until age 2.

We at Cars.com appreciate captain's chairs for those reasons and more. Here's a list of 2014 (and a few 2015) models that offer this seating feature. Click here for a list of 2013 crossovers with available captain's chairs.

2014 and 2015 Models with Available Captain's Chairs

2014 Buick Enclave

2014 Cadillac Escalade

2015 Cadillac Escalade

2014 Chevrolet Suburban

2015 Chevrolet Suburban

2014 Chevrolet Tahoe

2015 Chevrolet Tahoe

2014 Chevrolet Traverse

2014 Dodge Durango

2014 Ford Explorer

2014 Ford Expedition, Expedition EL

2014 Ford Flex

2014 GMC Acadia

2014 GMC Yukon

2015 GMC Yukon, Yukon XL

2014 Hyundai Santa Fe

2014 Infiniti QX80

2014 Lincoln MKT

2014 Lincoln Navigator, Navigator L

2015 Lincoln Navigator

2014 Nissan Armada

2014 Toyota Highlander

By Jennifer Newman | April 4, 2014 | Comments (6)



How about the Toyota Sequioa? Or is it being discontinued?

Clearly the Sport is a much larger vehicle. Range Rover sells their Evoque as the "smallest Range Rover ever" so that tells you something. As for features and quality in my opinion they are all comparable

Pete S

Get an 8 passenger Toyota Sienna. That way you can remove the middle second row seat to create a separated middle row, and still carry 7. On occasions you need 8, you can just put the seat back in.

Robert Klein

It will be great when President Obama finally outlaw's these awful climate change machines. No one should be able to buy one!

Camo Prius

Robert Klein: Someone's world view is crazy.


I purchased a 2014 Toyota Sienna in June that has captain's chairs in the second row...love it!

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