Best Vehicles with 3rd Row Seating

BEST THIRD ROW VEHILCES

Are you a family of four, five or more? Is third row seating something that is necessary for your lifestyle? There are a lot of options in today's market for vehicles, but what are the best options for your needs? Let's take a look!

Crossover SUV's

Dodge Journey - starts new at $21,145 | City/HWY MPG 19/25

Nissan Rogue - starts new at $23,290 | City/HWY MPG 26/33

Mitsubishi Outlander - starts new at $23,495 | City/HWY MPG 25/31

Kia Sorento (limited model years) - starts new at $25,400 | City/HWY MPG 21/28

Chevy Traverse - starts new at $28,700 | City/HWY MPG 15/22

GMC Acadia - starts new at $29,070 | City/HWY MPG 21/26

Ford Flex - starts new at $29,710 | City/HWY MPG 16/23

Toyota Highlander - starts new at $30,490 | City/HWY MPG 20/25

Hyundai Santa Fe - starts new at $30,800 | City/HWY MPG 18/25

Mazda CX-9 - starts new at $31,520 | City/HWY MPG 22/28

Buick Enclave - starts new at $39,064 | City/HWY MPG 15/22

Lincoln MKT - starts new at $43,530 | City/HWY MPG 16/24

Acura MDX - starts new at $43,950 | City/HWY MPG 20/27

Audi Q7 - starts new at $54,800 | City/HWY MPG 19/25

SUV

Nissan Pathfinder - starts new at $29,830 | City/HWY MPG 13/19

Honda Pilot - starts new at $30,345 | City/HWY MPG 20/27

Dodge Durango - starts new at $29,995 | City/HWY MPG 19/26

Ford Explorer - starts new at $31,660 | City/HWY MPG 19/27

Chevy Tahoe - starts new at $47,215 | City/HWY MPG 16/23

Nissan Armada - starts new at $44,400 | City/HWY MPG 14/19

Toyota 4Runner - starts new at $34,010 | City/HWY MPG 17/22

Infiniti QX60 - starts new at $42,600 | City/HWY MPG 21/27

Toyota Sequoia - starts new at $45,325 | City/HWY MPG 13/17

Volvo XC90 - starts new at $45,750 | City/HWY MPG 22/26

Ford Expedition - starts new at $46,225 | City/HWY MPG 15/21

Chevy Suburban- starts new at $49,195 | City/HWY MPG 16/23

GMC Yukon - starts new at $ | City/HWY MPG

Vans

Dodge Grand Caravan - starts new at $24,995 | City/HWY MPG 17/25

Kia Sedona - starts new at $26,400 | City/HWY MPG 18/25

Nissan Quest - starts new at $26,580 | City/HWY MPG 20/27

Toyota Sienna - starts new at $29,750 | City/HWY MPG 19/27

 

Cars

Mazda 5- starts new at $21,240 | City/HWY MPG 21/28

 

 

 

 

2015 Dodge Challenger SXT - Fort Smith, Arkansas Rath Auto Resources

2015 Dodge Challenger SXT

Vehicle info center, Variable-intermittent wipers, Trunk lamp, Traveler/mini trip computer, Tire pressure monitor warning lamp, Tip start, Tilt & telescopic steering column, Supplemental side airbag, Supplemental front side airbag, Supplemental front & rear side-curtain airbags. This Dodge Challenger has a powerful Gas V6 3.6L/220 engine powering this Automatic transmission.*Experience a Fully-Loaded Dodge Challenger SXT *Steering wheel audio controls, Speed-sensitive power locks, Speed control, Solar control glass, Sentry Key theft deterrent system, Satin silver lock knobs, Satin chrome grill, Remote proximity keyless entry, Rearview mirror, Rear window defroster, Rear window antenna, Rear wheel drive, Rear stabilizer bar, Rear seat armrest w/cupholder, Rear courtesy lamps, Rear 60/40 split-folding bench seat, Ready alert braking, Rain brake support, power windows w/front 1-touch down, power trunk lid release.*Visit Us Today *For a hassle-free deal on this must-own Dodge Challenger come see us at Rath Auto Resources, 4515 Towson Ave, Fort Smith, AR 72901. Just minutes away!

2016 Buick LaCrosse Leather - Fort Smith, Arkansas - Rath Auto Resources

2016 Buick LaCrosse Leather Fort Smith Rath Auto

Trustworthy and worry-free, this Used 2016 Buick LaCrosse Leather lets you cart everyone and everything you need in one vehicle. It has the following options: Wipers, front intermittent, structure-less wiper blades, Windshield, solar absorbing, Windows, power, rear with Express-Down, Windows, power with front passenger Express-Up/Down, Windows, power with driver Express-Up/Down, Wheels, 18 (45.7 cm) 10-spoke machine-faced aluminum (Standard with (LFX) 3.6L E85 capable V6 engine. Available with (LUK) 2.4L ECOTEC 4-cylinder engine with eAssist technology.), Wheel, compact spare, 17 (43.2 cm) steel (Included and only available with (LFX) 3.6L E85 capable V6 engine.), Visors, driver and front passenger illuminated vanity mirrors, sliding, Universal Home Remote includes garage door opener, 3-channel programmable, and Turn signals, side-mounted indicator lamps. Pilot the whole group in luxurious comfort in this trustworthy and dependable LaCrosse. Come in for a quick visit at Rath Auto Resources, 4515 Towson Ave, Fort Smith, AR 72901 to claim your Buick LaCrosse!

2016 Buick LaCrosse Leather Fort Smith Rath Auto
2016 Buick LaCrosse Leather Fort Smith Rath Auto
2016 Buick LaCrosse Leather Fort Smith Rath Auto
2016 Buick LaCrosse Leather Fort Smith Rath Auto
2016 Buick LaCrosse Leather Fort Smith Rath Auto
2016 Buick LaCrosse Leather Fort Smith Rath Auto

2004 Ford F-150 XLT - Fort Smith, Arkansas - Rath Auto Resources

From city streets to back roads, this 2004 Ford F-150 XLT plows through any turf. The tough Gas V8 4.6L/281 engine brings stump pulling torque so you're always prepared. Own the road in this vehicle. It's loaded with the following options: Tilt steering column, Tailgate, removable w/key lock & lift assist, Tachometer, Speed-dependent interval wipers, Speed control, Solid rear axle w/leaf spring rear suspension, Side mirrors, power, SecuriLock anti-theft ignition (PATS), Second row grab handles, and Seat integrated outside front lap/shoulder safety belts w/height adjusters, pretensioners & energy management retractors. Visit Rath Auto Resources located at 4515 Towson Ave, Fort Smith, AR 72901 for a hassle-free deal!

Fort Smith Ford F150 Rath Auto
Fort Smith Ford F150 Rath Auto
Fort Smith Ford F150 Rath Auto
Fort Smith Ford F150 Rath Auto
Fort Smith Ford F150 Rath Auto
Fort Smith Ford F150 Rath Auto
Fort Smith Ford F150 Rath Auto

2013 Toyota Corolla S - Fort Smith, Arkansas - Rath Auto Resources

2013 Toyota Corolla S Fort Smith Rath Auto

Score a deal on this 2013 Toyota Corolla S while we still have it in stock!*This Toyota Corolla Is Competitively Priced with These Options *Torsion beam rear suspension, Tire pressure monitor system, Temporary spare tire, Star safety system -inc: enhanced vehicle stability control (VSC), traction control (TRAC), anti-lock brake system (ABS), electronic brake-force distribution (EBD), brake assist (BA), Smart Stop Technology (SST), Sport instrumentation -inc: tachometer, twin tripmeters, Side-impact door beams, Rocker moldings, Remote keyless entry -inc: panic feature, remote illumination, trunk-release, Rear window defogger w/timer, Power windows w/driver one-touch down.*Visit Us Today *Test drive this must-see, must-drive, must-own beauty and get a hassle-free deal today at Rath Auto Resources, 4515 Towson Ave, Fort Smith, AR 72901.

2013 Toyota Corolla S Fort Smith Rath Auto
2013 Toyota Corolla S Fort Smith Rath Auto
2013 Toyota Corolla S Fort Smith Rath Auto
2013 Toyota Corolla S Fort Smith Rath Auto
2013 Toyota Corolla S Fort Smith Rath Auto
2013 Toyota Corolla S Fort Smith Rath Auto
2013 Toyota Corolla S Fort Smith Rath Auto

2014 Nissan Rogue Select S - Fort Smith, Arkansas Rath Auto Resources

2014 Nissan Rogue Select S Fort Smith Rath Auto

Tried-and-true, this 2014 Nissan Rogue Select S makes room for the whole team. Side Impact Beams, Rear Child Safety Locks, Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners, Low Tire Pressure Warning, Electronic stability control (ESC).*Know the Nissan Rogue Select is Protecting Your Most Precious Cargo *Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags, Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags, Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags, Airbag Occupancy Sensor, ABS And Driveline Traction Control.*Fully-Loaded with Additional Options*Wheels: 16 w/Full Covers, Variable intermittent wipers, Trip computer, Transmission: Xtronic CVT Automatic -inc: sport mode switch, Tires: P215/70R16 AS, Tailgate/Rear Door Lock Included w/Power Door Locks, Strut Front Suspension w/Coil Springs.*Stop By Today *Treat yourself- stop by Rath Auto Resources located at 4515 Towson Ave, Fort Smith, AR 72901 to make this car yours today! No haggle, no hassle.

2014 Nissan Rogue Select S Fort Smith Rath Auto
2014 Nissan Rogue Select S Fort Smith Rath Auto

2014 Ford Escape SE - Fort Smith, Arkansas Rath Auto Resources

Ford Escape SE Fort Smith

Get a bargain on this 2014 Ford Escape SE while we still have it in stock!*This Ford Escape Is Competitively Priced with These Options *Wireless Streaming, Wireless Phone Connectivity, Wheels: 17 Alloy Sparkle Silver Painted Aluminum, Variable intermittent wipers, Trip computer, Transmission w/SelectShift Sequential Shift Control and Oil Cooler, Tires: P235/55R17 A/S -inc: steel mini spare wheel w/mini space-saver spare tire, Tailgate/Rear Door Lock Included w/Power Door Locks, Systems Monitor, SYNC Communications & Entertainment System -inc: 911 Assist, VHR, SYNC Services, AppLink, Bluetooth, steering wheel controls, USB port and auxiliary input jack.*Stop By Today *A short visit to Rath Auto Resources located at 4515 Towson Ave, Fort Smith, AR 72901 can get you a hassle free deal on this trustworthy Escape today!

Ford Escape SE Fort Smith Rath Auto
Ford Escape SE Fort Smith Rath Auto
Ford Escape SE Fort Smith Rath Auto
Ford Escape SE Fort Smith Rath Auto
Ford Escape SE Fort Smith Rath Auto
Ford Escape SE Fort Smith Rath Auto
Ford Escape SE Fort Smith Rath Auto
Ford Escape SE Fort Smith Rath Auto

Bob Grubbs- Lifelong Customer, Vietnam Veteran and Service Dog Advocate

Bob Grubbs is a lifelong customer of Rath Auto Resources (and formerly our dealership known as Putnam Lincoln Mercury). A few years ago while shopping at the Pinnacle Hills Promenade with his wife, Bob noticed an event held by  Soldiers on Service Dogs at the mall. A day that changed his life forever. 

Soldier on Service Dogs

Taking it back a few years, Bob served in the Vietnam War and was also deployed to Berlin during the Cold War. During Vietnam, Bob suffered a severe injury that resulted in a broken back and was also exposed to Agent Orange. After returning from the war and being discharged from active duty, Bob began seeking assistance from the VA which had lost his medical records and was unable to prove his injuries. Not being one to complain, Bob carried on obtaining his Masters Degree in Geology from the University of Arkansas and began a career working as a professor and with various oil industries.

It wasn't just Vietnam that provided Bob with lasting injuries, he also fell while working on an oil rig a few years ago. This injury was one that put him out of commission indefinitely. As a person who spent a life eager to work, this was a difficult sentence for Bob. Not only did he suffer physically,  but it was a mental and emotional obstacle being home alone without a job, he became depressed.

It wasn't until about two years ago that Bob was able to admit he had been living a life with PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder)- even before the more recent fall. This is a mental illness that affects a vast majority of our service men and women on a daily basis as a result of traumatic experiences faced while at war. Thanks to a Northwest Arkansas based service known as Soldiers on Service Dogs, people like Bob are able to find a specific match with a dog that best meets their needs. 

Soldier on Service Dogs in non-profit that provides the local community veterans who suffer from PTSD or TBI (traumatic brain injury) with a paired service dog. The average cost of a trained service dogs is about $25,000, but Soldier on Service Dogs provides these trained therapy companions at no cost. It is currently estimated that over 2,500 veterans in the Northwest Arkansas area are currently in need of a service dog. Bob Grubbs was the first veteran in the Fort Smith region to receive a a service dog from the non-profit. 

There is no predictability on how long it may take someone  to find the right dog. Some dogs are and humans are paired quickly while others may easily take up to a year or two waiting on the right match. Bob specifically needed a dog to help with his PTSD, insulin changes due to diabetes and physical disabilities due to back injuries that can often cause him to fall. Bob was originally paired with a smaller breed but was soon re-paired with his dog Scout, a young German Shepherd. When Bob starts to fall or lean too much in one direction, Scout senses the weight shift and pulls him in the opposite direction to keep him upright. 

SOLIDER ON SERVICE DOGS ARKASNAS
“I don’t feel like I’m dragging my feet throughout life anymore. I have purpose. This program has just helped me tremendously. I adopted him from a shelter so I feel like I saved him, but after having this program and feeling the connection that I have with him, he definitely saved me.”

It was a bit of an adjustment for everyone involved, including the two small dogs already living at home. Bob continues to drive to Fayetteville, Arkansas twice a week for training. Scout currently knows about 80 different commands ranging from the basics to opening doors and bringing him his cell phone. 

Bob has since dedicated his life to pursuing an effort to bring awareness to the value and need of service dogs to other veterans like himself. He has been a guest speaker at the University of Arkansas Fort Smith, other local colleges and continues to speak on the topic.  If you would like to help Bob with his expenses, please consider donating to his campaign here: https://www.gofundme.com/6u56cyrk

Bob and Scout are two best buddies. Scout loves his Lincoln that is most often referred to as the "Scout Mobile," by friends and family!

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Soldier on Service Dogs Northwest Arkansas

 

 

Best Places for Sandwiches in Fort Smith

Life is like a sandwich. The more you add to it the better it becomes.

River City Deli / Bistro

The Turkey Devonshire and the Chicken Cordon Bleu are our favorites. Don't pass on the half-sour pickles either. 

Ed Walkers Drive In

The Reuben is a classic. Of course, they are known for their french dips and oversized burgers, but the reuben is one of my all time favorites. 

The Butcher Block

Don't overlook one of our area's top meat departments for a sandwich. The Butcher Block carries a variety of options for meats and cheeses with the thickness of your choice as well as chips, sides or drinks to go! 

Sweet Bay Coffee Company

The classic club is one of our favorite sandwiches and if you are in the mood for an alternative, the turkey guacamole wrap is great too!

Brannon's Pub and Grill

Two words....Monte Cristo. Go get it. Now. 

The Bread Box

Located on Fresno Street, don't pass up this small shop for a good local sandwich! 

Whole Hog Cafe

The best pulled pork sandwiches. Be sure to get the potato salad. :)

The Unexpected Project - Murals Downtown Fort Smith with Map

At some point, traditional art became lost. It was replaced with TV, Video Games, Facebook and other forms of digital visualization. The Unexpected Project came changed everything for Fort Smith, Arkansas. Suddenly people began talking about art on this building, art on that building, art everywhere. My mom even called me on phone while shopping at the Fort Smith Farmer's Market and I could hear the amusement in her voice as she told me about "all these artists painting things on buildings." 

The Unexpected Project brought the dead back to life. It revitalized the greater downtown area of Fort smith.  It is something that people in our town are proud of "owning." When visitors come from out of town, one of the things to show them in the area as part of the "tour" is taking them to see the murals. 

 "The completed murals includes world recognized artists Vhills, D*Face, Roa, Maser, Ana Maria, Bicicleta Sem Freio, Askew and the UAFS students. During a week, the artists painted 12 new murals which rejuvenated the historic and beautiful buildings from downtown Fort Smith and also awakened the town that didn't received so many people in its streets since a decade. Fort Smith was a former real western town at a border of the lawless Indian territory and has a rich history of legendary heroes and outlaws. From highly colorful pieces by Bicicleta Sem Freio, western-inspired artworks from D*Face ora  majestic carved portrait of a Native American by Vhils, the festival was critically acclaimed by the local residents which fully embraced the event. After a week of painting, the face of Fort Smith has drastically been changed by Unexpected and the happy residents will now be living with their new history." -Justkids Vimeo Video.

The first session was completed in the summer of 2015, but stay tuned because September 2-11 of 2016 will provide ten new murals with returning artists: D*Face and Maser. New artists for the 2016 projects will include: Northiside and Southside High School Students, new UAFS students, Guido Van Helten, Bordalo II, Jaz/Pastel, Cyrcle, Okuda San Miguel and Faith 47.

Whether you are a Fort Smith native or are a visitor coming to explore, we encourage you to check out all the murals. We have created a map of the murals to help you easily find them all! 

1. 5th &Garrison Ave - Artist: Askew, D*Face
2. 317 Garrison Ave. - Artist: D*Face
3. 505 Rogers Ave. - Artist: Roa
4. 7th St. & B St. -Artist: UAFS students
5. 702 Garrison Ave. - Artist: Roa
6. 800 Garrison Ave. - Artist: Ana Maria, Bicicleta Sem Freio
7. 900 Garrison Ave. - Artist: Vhills
8. 10th St & Rogers Ave. - Artist: Ana Maria
9. 1004 Garrison Ave. -Artist: Maser

The Unexpected Murals Map Fort Smith Arkansas

Artist Spotlight

Askew

Askew is a self taught artist from New Zealand who has over 20 year of experience. His portfolio consists of photography, graphic design, publishing, illustration, directed and editing music videos and moving images. You can find more information about him and his works on his website. http://www.askew1.com/ . You can find Askews mural in Fort Smith, on the backside of the new location of Neumiers Rib Room that is at 5th and Garrison.

Artist: Askew - Location: 5th and Garrison Avenue Fort Smith, Arkanas

Artist: Askew - Location: 5th and Garrison Avenue Fort Smith, Arkanas

D*Face

D*Face, also known as Dean Stockton, is a street artist from London who uses spray paint, stencils, stickers and posters as his medium. You might also recognize his work from the most recent cover art of the newest Blink-182 Album. In the 2015 project, he became known for two different murals in Fort Smith. One at 5th and Garrison and the other at 317 Garrison Avenue. 

Artist: D*Face - Location: 317 Garrison Avenue Fort Smith, Arkansas

Artist: D*Face - Location: 317 Garrison Avenue Fort Smith, Arkansas

Artist: D*Face - Location: 5th and Garrison Fort Smith, Arkansas

Artist: D*Face - Location: 5th and Garrison Fort Smith, Arkansas

Roa

Roa is an artist from Belgium. He is primarily known for his strong obsession with animals - particularly rodents. Most of his work consists of gray scale colors using various shades of black and white. He has two works that he completed in the 2015 project in Fort Smith - one is an otter and the other is a mole. They can be found at 702 Garrison Avenue and 505 Rogers Avenue (near the hotel and convention center)  in Fort Smith, Arkansas. You can find out more about Roa and his work by visiting his website at: http://www.streetartbio.com/roa

Artist: Roa - 702 Garrison Avenue Fort Smith, Arkansas (Photo credit: Rom Levy)

Artist: Roa - 702 Garrison Avenue Fort Smith, Arkansas (Photo credit: Rom Levy)

Artist: Roa - Location: 505 Rogers Avenue Fort Smith, Arkansas (Photo credit: Rom Levy)

Artist: Roa - Location: 505 Rogers Avenue Fort Smith, Arkansas (Photo credit: Rom Levy)

Ana Maria

Ana Maria (also Ana Marietta) was born in the center of an agricultural town in Puerto Rico but now resides in Houston, Texas.  When painting her murals she uses acrylic and paint brushes. She has two murals from the 2015 project - one is located at 800 Garrison Avenue and the other is located at 10th street and Rogers Avenue. 

"In my imagination, different dimension of life and time collide to create characters with mixed phenotypes, animal and human, functioning parallel to a story that I feel, from anger, melancholy or love, every second I spend on the process...but only the spectator can tell. " - Ana

You can find out more about Ana and her work on her website here: http://anamarietta.com/bio/ or you can follow her on Twitter at https://twitter.com/anamarietta

Artist: Ana Maria - Location:  800 Garrison Avenue Fort Smith, Arkansas. (Photo: Rom Levy)

Artist: Ana Maria - Location:  800 Garrison Avenue Fort Smith, Arkansas. (Photo: Rom Levy)

Artist: Ana Maria - Location 10th Street and Rogers Ave Fort Smith, Arkansas. (Photo: Ben and Sara)

Artist: Ana Maria - Location 10th Street and Rogers Ave Fort Smith, Arkansas. (Photo: Ben and Sara)

Vhills

Vhills, also known as Alexandre Farto, is a Portuguese based street artist born in 1987. Growing up in an urban area, he couldn't help but notice the way the the city walls molded to the historical and social changes that took place around him. "His striking form of visual poetry, showcased around the world in both indoor and outdoor settings, have been described as brutal and complex, yet imbued with a simplicity that speaks to the core of human emotions." -source

He has one mural located on the backside of a building on Garrison avenue that will be known as the Garrison Commons. You can find out more about Vhills and his work on his website:  http://vhils.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vhils/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/vhils1?lang=pt

Artist: Vhills Location: 900 Garrison Avenue Fort Smith, Arkansas (Photo Credit: Rom Levy)

Artist: Vhills Location: 900 Garrison Avenue Fort Smith, Arkansas (Photo Credit: Rom Levy)

Bicicleta Sem Freio

Bicicleta Sem Freio (translates to: No Bicycle Brake) is a two man team made up of two guys, Douglas and Renato, who met in a visual arts course at their local university in Brazil. Together they started small projects like local rock concert posters and worked their way up to collaborations with major brands such as Nike, Nokia, MTV and Levi's just to name a few. They have probably one of the most popular and colorful murals you will see in Fort Smith, Arkansas. You can easily spot their work at 800 Garrison Avenue. 

To learn more about this duo and see their work, check out their website or follow them on Instagram

Artist: Bicicleta Sem Freio . Location 800 Garrison Avenue Fort Smith, Arkansas (Photo: Rom Levy)

Artist: Bicicleta Sem Freio . Location 800 Garrison Avenue Fort Smith, Arkansas (Photo: Rom Levy)

Maser

Irish born artist, Maser, began his career by painting on the streets of Dublin as early as 1995 where he soon learned the respect of seasoned graffiti artists. He later studied visual arts in his home country while he established himself as a leading graffiti artist that would soon go on to partake in street art projects worldwide..  He is well known for his abstract and colorful style that can be seen at our own home at 1004 Garrison Avenue by the United States Post Office.  You can even bring his work into your home by purchasing prints from his online store

Artist: Maser . Location: 1004 Garrison Avenue Fort Smith, Arkansas . (Photo: Rom Levy)

Artist: Maser . Location: 1004 Garrison Avenue Fort Smith, Arkansas . (Photo: Rom Levy)

We have even used the murals as a backdrop for blogging out vehicles! 

D*Face Street Artist
Fort Smith Murals