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Best Japanese Luxury SUVs with 3 Rows for 2024

The best used and new Japanese luxury SUVs with 3 rows based on a data-driven analysis of each vehicle's reliability, resale value and safety.

The best Japanese Luxury three-row SUV is the Acura MDX based on our analysis of 12 million vehicles to assess their reliability, resale value and safety. Its overall rating of 8.9 out of 10 reflects the MDX’s reliability, value retention and safety scores. A new Acura MDX costs between $50,900 and $74,950 while a used version costs between $26,000 and $57,012. This Japanese Luxury three-row SUV can seat up to 7 people and is EPA rated to deliver up to 22 miles per gallon in mixed city/highway driving.

The Japanese Luxury Three-row SUV category consists of 8 models priced between $48,750 and $133,140 for new vehicles and between $19,977 and $127,991 for used vehicles. iSeeCars has sufficient vehicle data to rate and rank 7 of these 8 models based on their reliability, value retention and safety scores.

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Which Japanese Luxury SUV with 3 Rows is the best?
  1. Acura MDX
  2. Lexus LX 600
  3. Lexus LX 570
  4. Lexus GX 460
  5. INFINITI QX60
  6. Lexus RX 350L
  7. INFINITI QX80
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The best Japanese Luxury three-row SUV is the Acura MDX based on our analysis of 12 million vehicles to assess their reliability, resale value and safety. Its overall rating of 8.9 out of 10 reflects the MDX’s reliability, value retention and safety scores. A new Acura MDX costs between $50,900 and $74,950 while a used version costs between $26,000 and $57,012. This Japanese Luxury three-row SUV can seat up to 7 people and is EPA rated to deliver up to 22 miles per gallon in mixed city/highway driving.

The Japanese Luxury Three-row SUV category consists of 8 models priced between $48,750 and $133,140 for new vehicles and between $19,977 and $127,991 for used vehicles. iSeeCars has sufficient vehicle data to rate and rank 7 of these 8 models based on their reliability, value retention and safety scores.

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iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

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8.9 / 10
  • Reliability 9.3 / 10
  • Value Retention 7.3 / 10
  • Safety 10 / 10
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iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

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8.8 / 10
  • Reliability 10 / 10
  • Value Retention 7.7 / 10
  • Safety Not Available
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iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

See how we rank these cars
8.5 / 10
  • Reliability 9.4 / 10
  • Value Retention 7.7 / 10
  • Safety Not Available
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iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

See how we rank these cars
8.3 / 10
  • Reliability 9.0 / 10
  • Value Retention 7.8 / 10
  • Safety 8.0 / 10
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iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

See how we rank these cars
7.8 / 10
  • Reliability 7.4 / 10
  • Value Retention 7.0 / 10
  • Safety 9.0 / 10
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iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

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7.8 / 10
  • Reliability 7.6 / 10
  • Value Retention 7.8 / 10
  • Safety 8.0 / 10
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iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

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7.6 / 10
  • Reliability 8.2 / 10
  • Value Retention 6.7 / 10
  • Safety 8.0 / 10
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iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

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  • Reliability Coming soon
  • Value Retention 7.8 / 10
  • Safety Not Available
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How We Rank These Cars

iSeeCars Best Japanese Cars are calculated based on the latest research by our data science team and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

We analyze data from over 12 million new and used vehicles in our Longest-Lasting Cars and 5-Year Depreciation Studies, combined with the NHTSA's Safety Ratings to give you an unbiased guide to the best vehicles in each segment.

After being evaluated, vehicles with the highest average scores earn a spot in the iSeeCars Best Japanese Cars. (No final score is given to vehicles missing a score in any of the categories, but scores for other categories are still shown.)

Vehicles are scored in three categories:

Reliability

The reliability score represents an analysis of iSeeCars' proprietary research on the longest-lasting vehicles.

Value Retention

The value retention score is based on our data science team's statistical analysis and prediction of 5-year depreciation from MSRP to determine which cars hold their value best, using US Bureau of Labor Statistics data to adjust for inflation.

Safety

The safety score is calculated based on the last five years of crash test ratings from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and incorporates the latest Top Safety Pick information from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).