There aren’t that many new three-row SUVs under $30,000. But, if you have a big family and a small budget, don’t worry. The three SUVs on the market today that have three rows aren’t penalty boxes on wheels. In fact, Volkswagen, Kia and Mitsubishi pack a lot of value into these sub-$30,000 three-row SUVs.
The VW Tiguan is a stylish three-row SUV under $30,000
The VW Tiguan S brings the styling and much of the interior capability of the Atlas to a smaller price point. It starts at $27,885 and comes standard with seven seats, and as a bonus the second-row slides and reclines. The third row even splits 50/50. Sure, inside it’s a bit basic, but the cloth seats have a high-quality feel and the front seats are heated. It also earns high marks for safety.
The S has manual air conditioning, while the more expensive trims of the Tiguan offer more goodies, like heated steering wheels and leather trim. However, even the base Tiguan has a 6.5-inch touchscreen with smartphone integration, several drivers aids like forward collision alert and even VW’s 8-inch Digital Cockpit. The Tiguan comes with VW’s ubiquitous 184-horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine.