Kia 3rd Row SUVs

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If you’re in the market for a spacious and versatile SUV with the convenience of three rows of seating, visit us at Kia of Streetsboro. There are two 3rd row SUVs in the Kia lineup— the Kia Sorento and the new Kia Telluride. There’s also the new Kia Carnival MPV which comfortably seats passengers in 3 rows of seating. Which SUV or MPV you choose will depend on how much space you need and your personal preference. Let’s take a look at what our Kia third row SUVs can offer your family in terms of interior features, dimensions, and technology features. Learn more about Kia 3rd row SUVs below and schedule a test drive at our dealership near Cleveland and Akron.



3 Row Kia Sorento

The 2021 Kia Sorento is a 3rd row SUV with seating for up to seven people. The Sorento has been fully redesigned for 2021 to offer even more interior space along with a new engine lineup, including hybrid and plug-in hybrid options. This SUV is available in six different trim levels– the LX, S, EX, SX, and SX Prestige trims, with increasing levels of comfort and equipment on each configuration.

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Kia Sorento Interior Dimensions

With its larger dimensions and adaptable seating, the redesigned Kia Sorento offers more seating space for passengers and cargo than the previous model. Here are some of the important dimensions of the Sorento’s cabin interior:

  • Passenger volume: 105.3 cubic feet
  • Cargo volume behind first row: 75.5 cubic feet
  • Cargo volume behind second row: 45.0 cubic feet
  • Cargo volume behind third row: 12.6 cubic feet
  • Headroom (first / second / third rows): 40.3 / 39.1 / 36.8 inches
  • Shoulder room: 59.0 / 58.0 / 53.0 inches
  • Leg room: 44.4 / 41.7 / 29.6 inches
  • Hip room: 55.5 / 55.0 / 42.5 inches

Whether you need to ferry several family members around or you have a large amount of cargo to haul, the Sorento’s flexible seating offers plenty of options. With multiple ways to configure the seats, you can maximize your passenger and cargo carrying capacity. A dual-level cargo floor adds even more versatility, while the available hands-free power liftgate makes loading up simple.

When equipped with the 60/40 split-folding second-row bench seating, the Kia Sorento can comfortably seat seven adults. While the available second-row captain’s chairs reduce seating capacity to six, your passengers will have even more space. The one-touch sliding second-row seats provide easy access to the third row with its 50/50-split folding and reclining seats.

Sorento Interior Features by Trim Level

The driver-focused cockpit in the sophisticated Sorento LX trim’s cabin features intuitively placed controls, and important vehicle information is shown on the 4.2-inch display. Interior features include optional cloth upholstery, a six-way adjustable driver’s seat, a tilt and telescoping steering column, and elegant accent trim with technical embossing. The infotainment system includes an 8-inch touch screen, wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay capability, USB data and charging ports, and a six-speaker sound system.

The S trim includes remote and push-button start, simulated leather upholstery, heated front seats, a power-adjustable driver’s seat, dual-zone automatic climate control, and a leather-bound steering wheel and shift handle. You’ll also get UVO link remote connectivity and satellite radio with this trim. When you upgrade to the EX, you’ll get second-row captain’s chairs, open pore wood accent trim, and wireless phone charging.

With the SX, you’ll get a power-adjustable passenger seat, a panoramic sunroof, metal texture accent trim, LED interior lighting, a 10.25-inch infotainment touch screen, a navigation system, Bluetooth wireless technology, and voice recognition. The top-of-the-range SX Prestige ramps up the luxury with embossed and perforated leather upholstery, ventilated front seats, and a heated steering wheel, in addition to a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and a 12-speaker Bose audio system.


3 Row Kia Telluride

Kia’s largest SUV model is the new Kia Telluride, which has seating for up to eight passengers, including three seats in the roomy third row. The 2022 Telluride is offered in the well-appointed LX, S, EX, and SX trim levels. The powerful engine will make light work of carrying your valuable passengers and cargo and will also give you an impressive 5,000-pound maximum towing capacity.

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Telluride Interior Dimensions

The Kia Telluride offers the same versatility and flexible seating options as the Sorento, but it has greater passenger seating and cargo space dimensions. With the Telluride’s full-size SUV dimensions, everybody is guaranteed a comfortable ride:

  • Passenger volume: 178.1 cubic feet
  • Cargo volume behind first row: 87 cubic feet
  • Cargo volume behind second row: 46 cubic feet
  • Cargo volume behind third row: 21 cubic feet
  • Headroom (first / second / third rows): 40.9 / 40.2 / 38.1 inches
  • Shoulder room: 61.6 / 61.2 / 55.3 inches
  • Leg room: 41.4 / 42.4 / 31.4 inches
  • Hip room: 58.9 / 58.0 / 43.7 inches

In the Telluride, you can seat eight passengers with a one-touch sliding and folding second-row bench seat, or you can seat seven passengers with the available captain’s chairs. You’ll also get a 60/40-split folding and reclining third row.

Telluride Interior Features

The well-equipped LX trim gives you Smart Key access with remote and push-button start, synthetic leather upholstery, a 3.5-inch driver information display, a leather-trimmed steering wheel, and a tilt and telescopic steering column.

With the standard infotainment system, you’ll get UVO link, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, Bluetooth hands-free connectivity, USB charger ports, and a six-speaker audio system. The 8-inch touch screen features the rearview monitor and dynamic parking guidance.

S-trim models feature heated front seats, a power-adjustable driver’s seat, second-row captain’s chairs, a leather-bound shift knob, and LED lighting. The Driver Talk feature in the EX trim enables the driver to talk to rear passengers through the vehicle’s speakers, and this trim also offers leather upholstery, front seat cooling, dual-zone automatic temperature control, a 10.25-inch touch screen, and wireless charging. Go with the SX trim for a 7-inch instrument display, driver’s seat memory, 64-color mood lighting, and a 10-speaker Harman Kardon sound system.


Test Drive Kia SUVs and Minivans at Our Kia Dealership 

To compare the striking Kia third-row SUVs, come visit us at Kia of Streetsboro. While you’re there, you may also want to check out the stunning 2022 three-row Kia Carnival minivan, which is another ideal family vehicle in a class all its own. Save on your next SUV finance or purchase agreement with our rotating vehicle specials. Contact our team to schedule a test drive or to learn about our financing options and our full SUV inventory.


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