We've got #3 on the way and recently went car shopping for her. Goal was 20 mpg and lots of room. Looked at Explorer, Traverse, Impala, and Taurus. They were all about 52" wide in the back seat, which isn't quite wide enough for three car seats. Explorer and Traverse obviously have the third row, but it's a total pita to access a car seat back there and kills the cargo space when you use the seat. Pretty much the same deal with minivans unless you get the extended length ones, not to mention the horrible access to mechanicals on the minivans.
Looked hard at the Transit connect passenger wagon, but the wait to get one is ridiculous and I wasn't too enthused about a naturally aspirated 4 cylinder in a 7 seater. I have the 2.3 in my 2011 ranger and it's just barely enough with the manual trans. Add weight and a auto trans and it was just too much of a dog for her to drive daily. The new turbo diesel may alleviate that but who knows how long it will be until it finally gets here.
Finally, we ended up with a used Town Car. At 59" wide in the back seat, it's enough for three car seats in a row. On top of that the trunk is the size of a ranger bed lol. Gas mileage is great for what it is, averaging about 22 mpg in mixed rural/suburban driving thus far.
I know, rag me for being a member of the panther mafia and buying old used cars, but this car was an excellent solution for us.
Edited by Sevensecondsuv, 25 April 2018 - 10:23 AM.