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One of the best things about an auto show is the ability to do on-the-spot comparisons of similar vehicles. So, at the LA Auto Show, we took advantage of the situation and did a comparison of full-size SUV third-row seats.

At 5-feet-tall, I’m about the size of your average 10-year-old, which is also about the size of the average person you’re going to shove, er ask nicely, to sit in the third row of any vehicle. Therefore, I hopped into the third-row seats of all the full-size SUVs I could find at the show and looked at amenities, ease of entry and comfort.

Vehicles on hand included the Chevy Tahoe, Ford Expedition, Jeep Wagoneer, Nissan Armada and Toyota Sequoia.

Full-size SUV third-row seats winner?

While the trim levels varied, you still get a really good idea of overall comfort and amenities available. Ease of entry and exit varied widely between vehicles, and even though they were all roughly the same size vehicles (no extended wheelbase options), legroom also varied.

While I don’t want to give away the punchline of the video, I will say the most uncomfortable third-row seat went to the Chevy Tahoe.

But as for the full-size SUV third-row seats winner, I’ll channel my inner Highlander and say: There can be only one.

You just have to watch the video to find out which one it is.

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Jill Ciminillo

Jill Ciminillo is the Managing Editor for Pickup Truck + SUV Talk as well as a Chicago-based automotive writer, YouTube personality and podcast host, with her articles and videos appearing in outlets throughout the U.S. Additionally, she co-hosts a weekly radio show on car stuff for a local Chicago station. Previously, Jill has been the automotive editor for both newspaper and broadcast media conglomerates. She is also a past president for the Midwest Automotive Media Association and has the distinction of being the first female president for that organization. Jill is also currently a juror for the North American Car, Utility and Truck of the Year (NACTOY).

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