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Oct 6, 2013 10:32AM
I've always wondered, as a motorist, just exactly how I'm supposed to respond or change the rules of the road when I see a "Baby on Board" sticker on a mini-van. Can anybody shed some light on this? How about "Passenger on Board" or "Old Person on Board" or "Eggs on Board" or ????? Seems like kinda a non-issue to me.
Oct 6, 2013 10:22AM
Half of the vehicles listed won't comfortably carry a family of six, especially to the grocery store. A pack of water would barely fit in the cargo area left over from having kids in the third row.
Oct 6, 2013 11:47PM
Seven people are NOT going to fit in most of the cars on the list, possibly 6 some, most just 5. When you start talking about 7 people and leave off the Suburban / Yukon XL twins, I know you aren’t serious. I have spent days looking at nearly every one of these cars and this list is trash. For example the Mazda CX-9 is NOT a 7 passenger car. It is 5 at max. I tried to get in the 3rd row and realized it was for groceries only, since the truck was a joke. Lastly, to say the Tribeca is 7 passenger lets me know the writer hasn’t tried these cars in person, with 7 people.
Oct 6, 2013 11:07AM
Out of all the cars listed I know two will fit a family of 5 comfortably with a large family dog. The Quest and the Flex. Both cars were comfortable for my brothers family with three people well over 6 feet and two over 5'8". The Explorer fits everyone but the back is a little cramp but the family loves their Explorer, dogs favorite car. The Quest was comfortable they had problems with interior build quality, (2004 model) though they drove it for over 200,000 miles. Now they have a Flex love the bells and whistles comfortable and well built. My brother who has a notoriously bad back liked the Quest and Flex's seat support and the fact that they were heated didn't hurt. I know the people across the street from me had to trade in their Caravan for an Expedition so they could fit 4 or 5 car/booster seats and their large dog. Both families looked at several of these models and they just didn't have the interior space needed.
Oct 6, 2013 9:52PM
That is a list of every minivan and midsize crossover vehicle made. If you really have to seat 7 full size humans, you need either a minivan or a full size SUV (Suburban, Expedition, Excursion, Tahoe etc). A crossover is just not going to work if those 7 people need to travel more than a few blocks.
Oct 18, 2013 11:03AM
Where's the Audi Q7? I love my Q7, and so do my kids. I have 3 teenagers and 2 little ones and they all fit comfortably with the occasional peep about someone's elbow touched theirs....but they're kids and thats bound to happen! The 3rd row may be a little cramped, but the second row has adjusted sliding seats for added leg room. And there is plenty of headroom with the sleek lines of the roof, not to mention the panaromic glass sunroof! Nothing beats German engineering. It is definitly family friendly. Granted we cant throw a huge ice chest and body boards in the back when we hit the beach, but we are able to go on little trips in comfort. And its a beautiful SUV unlike some of these on here, especially the addition of new 22" wheels and tires. Definitly not your everyday grocery getter ;)
Oct 4, 2013 9:54AM
Only 5 out of 22 were minivans. It would more aptly be called the midsize SUV/CUV section, plus a few minivans.
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