I am a Ford girl and have an Edge. The 3 car seats are cozy- I currently have 3 Diono radians in, but once had 2 infant seats and a rear, and later FF radian in.
The "downside" is no room for friends in, but I like it. the trunk is good. If I hit the lottery I'd have to soul search to see if I were willing to give her up for a Flex. I love love my car but the Flex looks awesome.
My neighbors have a Toyota Highlander and it looks awesome, spacious and has a 3rd row, and is a hybrid.
When I was in the market for my edge, DH was pestering me to get the Infinity FX- very nice, but I'm a brat and wanted my ford.
I'm expecting #3 in Feb and just bought a honda pilot. Because of carpooling with my friend I already drive 3 kids daily (my two and the friend) and have occasionally had 4 (friend's little sister). It works well. When I know I'll have four kids I put the two harnessed kids driver and center middle row (both FF in radians) leaving the middle passenger seat open so it pushes forward to let the two older kids (both in boosters) into the back row. Otherwise I have one harness, two boosters across the center row without a problem.
When #3 comes he will be RF middle row center, DD2 will be FF middle row outside, the two boosters in back (and if I need to fit friend's sister I will put a FF radian middle passenger and load the booster kids through the trunk, that will be rare though).
For road trips and such when I need to use the trunk my three will fit across the middle (have tried it, it will be easy) and we'll have the entire back for storage.
NicoleWI:Minivan (Odyssey) and loving it!
+1~ love the sliding doors, truck space, DVD, butt warmers, the 1000x drink holders, the built in sun shades, etc
ALTHOUGH, we are getting at a point where carseats will be no more (counting down!) and I think that at point, I might move onto a 3rd row SUV~ more my style and the kids will be older and ready.