An SUV with captain seats features luxurious seating that is comfortable and functional. So, what is a captain seat and what SUVs have captain seats? We have the answers you need!
What is a Captain Seat?
The captain's seat has many similarities to the bucket seat. The captain seat is crafted to fit a single person an offers a high back. Just like wooden chairs, a captain seat generally has an armrest that may either swing out of the passenger’s way or be adjustable. Generally, a captain seat usually offers some sort of contouring and is designed as a saddle-shaped seat. In fact, many car manufacturers promote their SUV bucket seats as captain seats. In some instances, a manufacturer is likely to market all non-bench seats, vans and SUVs in their models as captain seats. Most of the time the term “bucket seat” is generally reserved for coupes and sedans.
What SUVs Have 2nd Row Captain Seats?
Three-row SUVs are quite popular alternatives to the conventional minivan. In fact, the three-row SUV continues to outpace the minivan too. Various family-oriented crossover vehicles have been attractive to many buyers as vehicle manufacturers have been working to win the hearts of those car buyers that have families. Bucket seats in the second row not only allow better accessibility to the third row but the second row is a much more comfortable row for passengers. In 2020, there are more than 30 SUVs that come with second-row captain seats. This translates into many offerings for SUV buyers – with these SUVs ranging in cost and size. Check out some of the SUVs that have second-row captain seats for 2020 models.
The Audi Q7 offers the buyer a quality midsize three-row SUV, and provides all of the amenities and luxuries that you would expect from Audi. The Q7 also has significant styling that offers a great balance between elegance and performance. Although the third row is reportedly a bit snug for lots of tastes, it is easier to access second-row captain seats.
BMW entered into the three-row SUV lineup- with the 2019 X7. The X7 offers a stellar range of engines coupled with that one-of-a-kind signature driving experience. The X7 also offers lots of room while the second row offers a reported large amount of comfort.
Buick Enclave/Chevrolet Traverse/GMC Acadia
This trio of midsize three-row crossover vehicles manufactured by General Motors combine both vehicle-like qualities with lots of space. Each offer family-friendly functions and a host of amenities that make riding in them a real treat!
Chevrolet Suburban & Tahoe / Cadillac Escalade and Escalade ESV/GMC Yukon and Yukon XL/
If taste is at the top of your list, then you will find it in each of these vehicles. The Chevy Suburban is the legendary vehicle in the automotive world, that has had its share of “spin-off” vehicles. Those include the Tahoe, Yukon and the Yukon XL. The Escalade and the Escalade ESV rounds out the group with second row captain seats.
The Dodge Durango is considered a “muscle-bound” player in the midsize SUV game. While Dodge made its mark in the world of minivans, the Durango offers space and a minivan-like fees. The Durango is also manufactured with second-row captain seats and much more that make driving and riding a real joy for many.
The Ford Expedition received a complete redesign back in 2018, placing it at the top of the full-size SUV class. The Expedition has a spacious interior, a strong EcoBoost twin-turbo V6 engine and independent rear suspension. And yes, you will find those captain seats in the second row.
The Lexus GX is a quality luxury SUV that blends off-road capability with affordability. The third-row seats in the GX are reportedly a bit tight and there doesn’t seem to be lots of room for cargo. But the GX’s second row offers a stellar place for those second-row captain seats.
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Can You Put Car Seats In Captain's Chairs?
Captain seats are quite safe. You as a parent should make sure that your toddler or baby is riding rear facing in a car seat, ensuring proper fit in your car. For any assistance you need, you can visit your local fire department and ask how to properly fit your car seat in the captain chair. You want to make sure that your seat is strong, sturdy and correctly fitted in the captain seat.
Captain Seats FAQ
Are bucket seats and captain seats the same thing?
With the exception of some small differences, captain seats and bucket seats are essentially the same. Captain seats are basically the same as bucket seats- crafted for the rear rows of a SUV. But generally, SUVs equipped with bucket seats in the back are typically more luxurious.
What is the best SUV that has captain seats?
The Cadillac Escalade is reportedly the best SUV with captain seats. It also has a quality and impressive in-cabin lounge. This SUV can sit six in tremendous comfort and is also loaded with an array of safety and driver-assistance amenities and features. With so much to offer, the Escalade does come with a high price tag. Expect to pay between $76,000 and $130,000.
Are there any affordable SUVs with captain seats?
Yes! You can purchase a Dodge Durango for about $30,000. The GMC Acadia features seats and is about $30,000.
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