This may be the lamest, most nerdy post ever but there is no shame in my minivan game!
Searching for a vehicle that can manage kids and carseats and cargo is STRESSFUL! One of the hardest things for me to find online was an example of vehicles with carseats. Because lets be real, test loading and packing 3 or more vehicles on a dealer lot with car seats is ideal but not a reality.
Today I’m showing our 2018 Odyssey Elite with four convertible carseats installed. We do extended rear facing for our girls, and today I took two extra friends to preschool. All. The. Carseats. Equals a demo video and some photos!
We absolutely love the ’18 Oddy. This is coming from someone who swore UP AND DOWN that I would never drive a minivan! The 2018 Odyssey is NOT your mother’s minivan.
My husband and I love our Oddy so much we actually fight over who gets to drive. Here’s my video demo-ing the magic slide 2nd row seats with four convertible carseats installed, two of them being rear facing.
I took some stills to better show the space and flexibility with four carseats, utilizing the Magic Slide 2nd Row. If you have 3 or more kids, I’m sorry but this van is for you. The second row is a game changer!
When we searched we bounced between the Oddy, ths Toyota Highlander and the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica. We did almost purchase a Pacifica, but with doing extended rear facing the sliding second row was a more usable feature to us as opposed to the tilting captains chairs and Stow-and-Go the Pacifica had to offer.
If you have any questions or would like me to demo any other Odyssey features, let me know in the comments and I’d be glad to help!