"Over all, this is a good car, some small configuration issues (lighter outlet on top of the drink holder makes it tough to plug in things that charge and have a drink, people in the 3rd can't easily let themselves out) but the limited seating options with small kids is a bummer with the 8 seater (2nd row bench -60/40).
I really liked the idea of having an SUV that seats 8, the problem is, the seating doesn't work if all your kids are in car seats. The 2nd row does not fit 3 car seats adequately and you can't split up the seats and get to the 3rd row in the back b/c of how the 2nd row seats slide and fold. The 60 side does not hold 2 car seats and leave room to move the 40 side back and forth to allow for access to the 3rd row. For now, my oldest climbs into the back with the 40 seat folded down (so he has to climb on top of it). Even with that, the 2 car seats on the larger side are crammed.
Over all a good car, but not a great choice need to fit multiple car seats and use the 3rd row."