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Do you use your 3rd row? (VIP Seat Owners Only)

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...do you use your 3rd row? If so, how do you get back there? Everything I've seen online makes it look cumbersome at best and darn-near impossible at worse.
 

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I haven't seen mine since I bought it but I'm told that I will be tasked to provide additional seating for the kids "friends" (please help, teens are dating again...) I'll need to get an idea of how to do this too.
 

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Although we are a family of 3 with a 6 year old, we've used it quite a bit. Last weekend I drove my wife and 5 of our friends to dinner. So three guys in the back. It was tight. We didn't even belt in as that would have been too cumbersome. Getting out was a slight challenge....if you're over 5 6
 

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Although we are a family of 3 with a 6 year old, we've used it quite a bit. Last weekend I drove my wife and 5 of our friends to dinner. So three guys in the back. It was tight. We didn't even belt in as that would have been too cumbersome. Getting out was a slight challenge....if you're over 5 6
What was your method for entering/exiting the 3rd row? Any tips to share to the group that might make it easier?
 

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I guess we need to know the trim level, I assume having the "dentist chairs" vs the non "dentist chairs" makes a difference.
 

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What was your method for entering/exiting the 3rd row? Any tips to share to the group that might make it easier?
On our SXP we slide the second row apart and have people walk in the middle. Its not a great third row but great for short trips. Better than the Telluride.
 

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I guess we need to know the trim level, I assume having the "dentist chairs" vs the non "dentist chairs" makes a difference.
I'm not sure what you mean. Both the title of the thread and the title of the poll specifically call out which trim we're discussing.
 

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On our SXP we slide the second row apart and have people walk in the middle. Its not a great third row but great for short trips. Better than the Telluride.
I was curious about that. Some reviews make it sound like there isn't enough space to form a center aisle. Thanks for sharing.
 

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What was your method for entering/exiting the 3rd row? Any tips to share to the group that might make it easier?
My 6 year old has a booster seat on the left side. Since she doesn't recline, we move her seat closer to the door. If we need to access the 3rd row we need to pull the right seat out to make way to the middle. You'd have to bend over the waist and out your knee on tbe right seat climbing in. But we had three adults do that this lady weekend and nobody had issues. Its a little cumbersome but it can be done. I wish that the recliner buttons are on the outside so I can move the backrest forward. Then you can go in the 3rd row without going up the middle. They need to change that.
 

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I was curious about that. Some reviews make it sound like there isn't enough space to form a center aisle. Thanks for sharing.
We use our third row all the time and the kids have zero issue getting in and out. We keep our middle row as far apart and as back as possible. Getting to the back you get into the middle and then walk straight back. The only time I've found it challenging is when you are trying to unload from the rear seat through the sliding doors. The combo of lifting luggage over the rear seat and carrying it out through the side doors gets old quickly. If you are just hopping back there to ride, it's not a big deal at all.
 

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My boys are both 5’ 11” and they take turns with my younger daughter sitting in the back. They go in and out from the middle where the 8th seat would be with no problem.
We tested them getting in and out and sitting in the back before we bought the SXP, and they say they have more room and it is more comfortable than our old Odyssey.
We also had to carpool and take some of their teenage friends and have 3 of them sit in the back. They were all fine.
 

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My boys are both 5’ 11” and they take turns with my younger daughter sitting in the back. They go in and out from the middle where the 8th seat would be with no problem.
We tested them getting in and out and sitting in the back before we bought the SXP, and they say they have more room and it is more comfortable than our old Odyssey.
We also had to carpool and take some of their teenage friends and have 3 of them sit in the back. They were all fine.
Excellent feedback. Thank you!
 

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I have a SXP with a family of 5 and love it. We take lots of trips and came over from owning an Odyssey. Definitely love the new SXP better. When the third row is needed, the second row seats are just slide to the side and the third row is accessible via the middle row. Same as our previous Odyssey. No problems other than the occasional arguing about who gets to ride in the second row with the entertainment screens and the heated/cooled chairs. Not to mention the great second row sunroof!!!
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I have a SXP with a family of 5 and love it. We take lots of trips and came over from owning an Odyssey. Definitely love the new SXP better. When the third row is needed, the second row seats are just slide to the side and the third row is accessible via the middle row. Same as our previous Odyssey. No problems other than the occasional arguing about who gets to ride in the second row with the entertainment screens and the heated/cooled chairs. Not to mention the great second row sunroof!!! View attachment 488
On an unrelated note, this is the only color IMO that was truly meant to have black wheels. Looks great!
 

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We wanted the Asta Blue but it wasn't available so we ordered the Grey (as pictured here). But it was a long wait for one. We called another dealership and found out they had an Astra Blue with grey leather interior from a cancelled order. I think it looks damn sharp. You don't see that color in many other cars. The grey would have been nice but the Astra Blue is sharper. The black wheel looks great with that color.
 
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