We bought a Honda odyssey. We got the 2012 model because the middle seat can have three regular carseats across all with LATCH. It also has two LATCH seats in the back but with 2 carseats back there, there isn't room to use the third seat. We have 2 seats third row and 2 in the middle row with one regular seat for my oldest(16y/o). I love this van. It's the second one we've owned. I had a pilot before and I think they drive exactly the same. I would have kept it but with three in carseats it didn't seem practical for us.
♥ Amanda ♥
♥ Mom to: Jesse 16, Jacob 5, Ethan 3, Eli 2, & baby Andrew ♥
We opted for an 8-passenger. Toyota Sienna over a Honda Odyssey for two reasons. It's a little less expensive, and it has more comfortable seats, which I really need for when we go on long trips. (I just can't sit in a Honda seat for very long without getting a backache.) We love it. It's very easy to handle and to parallel park -- better than our station wagon, by far. Gas mileage is the same as our station wagon, too.
Deb ................. DH Norm
DS Caleb, 13 ...... DS Patrick, 12
DS Isaiah, 8 ......... DS Thomas, 7
DD Cherish, 6....... DD Emily, 7\18\13 ....... Ripple, 17
William, 14 weeks, 4/11/12
We have a beast. I believe it was supposed to be a 15 passenger van but we bought it used and it has obviously been redone differently inside. We have a row of captain's chairs behind the front seats, and then two benches of three seats (we used to keep the 2nd one out but we've since put it back in and reshuffled the seating a bit), and then we have a place for another row of 4 seats but the bench needs replaced. Don't ask about the gas mileage, I don't like thinking about it.
We also have a Corolla for DH for work, and when it wants to run, an ugly old Omni.
I have a Mazda CX-9 and I love it! It has three rows and seats seven passengers. We definitely need something that will seat eight though, because now when we go to Idaho where my step-sons live, we can't all fit in the car anymore! The sad part is I told DH that when the time comes to get a bigger vehicle we'll have to trade his Charger in, as we can't go anywhere as a family in his car. So we'll need my Mazda for when we're here at home, and something like a Suburban for when we go to Idaho!
Krystal & Donovan - 12/2/06
Reagan - 10/2/02
Maximus - 3/10/05
Liberty - 12/11/08
My angel in Heaven 1/7/13