New user here and I am in the market for a new family roadster.
Riddle me this: There is Prius model sold outside the US with a third row of seats making it a seven-seater. Kia Canada sells a car called the Rondo which also seats seven. We had the Mazda 5, but it is being discontinued after safety ratings fell.
What gives? Why must US buyers be forced to buy a ginormous minivan or SUV to seat more than 5 people (really 4 people when you still are dealing with car seats and boosters)? This has to be more than market demand. Is this a MPG/regulation thing? Safety ratings? Or is it really just that US buyers only buy huge cars so there is no market?
What’s your take??