I’d love input on this: we will buy buying a new car soon, and need one with a third row for the kids and their friends. We don’t want a minivan, keep our cars for a long time (have a 2002 Highlander with 150k+ miles), and quality is important.
We love our current Highlander, and besides the fact having two would make us seem pretty dorky, we would definitely consider another (because the 2002 doesn’t have a third row). We also love the quality/high end touches in the MDX, but are concerned that it may not be roomy enough; we are tall people with tall kids, and I’m wondering about the space in the second row, and the cargo capacity. Price is not a big factor - we would pay up to $50k for the right car. AWD is important, because we get a lot of snow where we live.
As for other options, I’m not sure the Mazda crossover is as roomy as we’d like. I like the look of Volvos, but hear horror stories about their maintenance costs. Are we missing some obvious other options?
Opinions? Thoughts? Personal experiences? Appreciate any insights.