So my wife is pregnant with our second and I am starting to think we need more space but I don't want a minivan. What I am looking for is an mid size SUV with seating for 7 or 8 but not to huge.
Is there any website where I can get a list of vehicles sorted by capacity?
BTW just off the top of my head I like the way it looks my top candidate would be the Honda Pilot. Durango I might consider if I decide to buy used because I don't like the new one but the old design was pretty cool. Obviously I would avoid the 5.2L one.
Well, there are a few sites that let you compare two side by side but I don't know if it will sort all of them by seating capacity. I think there could only be about half a dozen that offer 7 passenger seating though (in midsize form). Check these sites:
I like the Honda Pilot, and the similar Toyota Highlander. V6 models of both are very expensive though, for a car-based SUV. I think the '02-up Explorers are pretty nice, and have had no real problems or issues. Great deals out there on them too. Even the base model XLS can now be had with the 3rd row seat.
Would you also consider maybe a Pacifica? I looked at a used '04 awd one with 11,000 miles on it at Dartmouth Dodge that was priced at $25,800. To me, it was not worth it, but I didn't hang around to see if they'd budge on the price. I really LOVED the interior of it. However, I'm a power junkie and the 3.5 just didn't move that tank quick enough for me. Too bad, because it seemed like a great family vehicle.
When you factor in factory and dealer rebates, incentives etc. the Explorer is a good deal cheaper. Quirk Ford in Quincy sells XLT's for about $23,000 sometimes. Many other dealerships offer similar savings. The Pacifica has a 2 person bench in the rear.
Here's a link to QUIRK FORD new vehicles this weekend. These prices are no B.S. I've bought 2 vehicles from them, and the price was the price, except for tax/title/reg. fees. This week the XLT is under $22K.
Just crossed my mind. By other boss has an 04 GMC Denali. It's pretty nice, AWD, everything in it, and 3 rows of seats. And it's the short one too, not the "suburban" one. Just a suggestion out of left feild.