A growing number of American families find themselves in need of a good three-row SUV. Beyond just shuttling kids to school or events, the best three-row SUVs are champions of multitasking; they can handle commutes, date nights, family vacations and hardware-store hauling without fuss. For some, they almost qualify as a living room on wheels – one that needs to be comfortable, safe and efficient no matter what’s happening outside.
Recently, the experts at Cars.com put the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas SEL to the test against the 2019 Subaru Ascent Touring in a super-SUV shootout. Measuring everything from handling prowess and engine power to third-row air vents, the Cars.com writers ran a bevy of evaluations designed to simulate how everyday families use their SUVs. The results? Check them out for yourself here.