Choosing the best 3-row mid-sized SUV in Houston requires considering many factors, like Texas’ diverse topography — ranging from sea level in Houston to nearly 9,000 feet at Guadalupe Peak near the New Mexico border. With quick access to the beaches of Galveston and only a few-hour drive to the most-visited areas in the Lone Star State, Houstonians have their share of options when it comes to hitting the road.
But before we can cruise out of town we’re faced with Houston’s notoriously-awful traffic, and many of us still have long commutes across town to work. So choosing the right 3-row mid-sized SUV has as much to do with your family’s comfort and safety as it does fuel efficiency. Based on our experience and with some help from our knowledgeable colleagues at Car and Driver, we’ve specifically curated a set of the best 3-row mid-sized SUVs for Houston drivers — so you can pick the one that’s just right for your drive around the Bayou City and beyond.