for a new vehicle with a third row to accommodate 3 car seats.
This will be the biggest purchase we'll have to make as we get ready for baby #3 to arrive.
Some of our options include the Toyota Sequoia, Mazda CX9, and the Toyota Highlander Hybrid (notice no minivans were listed).
All of the above had really good ratings in various factors (safety, reliability, etc.), but I think ultimately the biggest factor in our final decision will be how much we can afford (which isn't much to begin with).
DH really wanted a Sequoia. One of our friends has one and loves it, but another friend told me how two of her neighbors had one and ended up trading them in because of how much it cost gas-wise, it was hard to park, etc.
I know several people who have "regular" Toyota Highlanders and love it, but I don't know anyone who has a Hybrid.
And I also don't know anyone who has a Mazda CX9.
Do you have any of the vehicles mentioned? If so, what do you like/don't like about it?
Or do you have another vehicle with a 3rd row?
We really need to make a decision quickly because before you know it, baby will be here!
Gem is a Hawaii Mom Blogger who posts reviews and giveaways, and blogs about life in Hawaii as a mom of 3 boys, including one with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. She loves to travel, bake, and eat anything with chocolate.