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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2010

    3 seats, 3rd row: '10 Sienna or Odyssey?

    We're van shopping and I found an 8-passenger '10 Sienna I really like. We need to get 3 in the 3rd row, most likely a Radian(ff), MyRide(rf), and either a snugride, radian, or scenera(rf). The Myride-er will turn around in another 6-9 months. Can we fit 3 across in the 3rd row?

    I think most of the time there will be two kids in each row, Radian and MR in the back and Snugride and an EFTA65 in the 2nd row, but I'm hoping we'll be up to 5 kids soon. Plus we have an extra kid 1-2x per month in a snugride or scenera.

    Would 3 across fit in the 3rd row of a 2010 Odyssey? Then we could push the 2nd row captains seats together in this model, correct? Besides the smaller +1 seat in the '10 Odyssey, which one is best for 5 kids in harnessed seats? Sienna or Odyssey? The Sienna I found is about $6000 less and 10,000 less miles than the Ody I'm looking at, but the Ody is a Touring with all the bells and whistles and the Sienna is 1.5 hours away!

    I'll have up to 4 FF-ing kids at once and it'll be another 1.5-2 years before we move anyone to a HBB.

    I hope that makes sense, typing fast before the baby wakes up! Thank you!

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  3. #2
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    Join Date
    Nov 2011

    Re: 3 seats, 3rd row: '10 Sienna or Odyssey?

    I had an 08 8-pass and you cannot beat it for car seats and space. The only flaw is there is no tether for the driver side 3rd row. But the 3rd row is wider and all 3 2nd row seats are good for sitting and car seats. the middle seat is just fine for daily use so while you can't push a captains chair over you can fold the outboard seat and achieve the same effect.

    Take the sienna!



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