We really like our Nissan Pathfinder. We got it used we also needed the 3rd row for our kids. I did not want a van. I love the way it handles it doesn't at all feel like I am driving as large of a vehicle as it is. Within the price range, it has such a smoother drive than the others we test drove. We can fit 4 adults and 3 kids comfortably in the car with a car seat. Also you can fold down all the back rows for cargo hauling and we can fit so much in it. We also have heated seats.