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    Maybe you need to adjust the seat`s height and take off the car seat from stroller and put it to the seat for you baby, Graco`s car seat seems can be taken off from stroller.

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    I do agree this is a very stroller dependent problem.

    The price difference between the MDX and CX9 can buy you MANY other strollers. Maybe you can get an umbrella stroller that you can dedicate for roadtrips.

    Our Nuna Tavo can fit behind the 3rd row. Just had to take off the front wheels, which is thankfully pretty easy to do. Here's a pic for reference:


    This is how big it is when behind the 2nd row.


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    So... this is sort of up my alley. We recently had twin girls, and at least once a month we travel to the in-laws, with our dog and cat. So, my wife and I up front, the two girls in their infant car seats in the second row, with the cat in her carrier between the car seats, and our dog (60 lbs) takes at least one of the seats in the third row. Now, with twins, our stroller is very long (48" in length when folded). Initially we would just put one of the third-row seats down and try to wedge the stroller in at an angle. This sort of work, but we didn't like the fact that it really cramped the space for our dog (we're talking almost a 2 hour drive down, so our dog needs adequate space). Even when we were evaluating our options between the CX-9, Pilot and even the Chevy Traverse, we knew that the best solution (outside of a Suburban) would be to purchase cargo/roof box. Throw the stroller in there, some bags, and that leaves plenty of space for the dog, and even another passenger if need be..plus still maintains all the space behind the third row if we're packing a lot of crap for a vacation or going down to the in-laws for Christmas.

    Yeah it's another $500 purchase, and yes it's a bit of a pain taking it on and off, but it sure beats having to use two cars! They can store a LOT of stuff!!!




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    You can usually get almost new roof boxes on Craigslist very reasonably priced. I have two now.
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    I have 2 kids (ages 7 and 9) and a dog and the CX9 has been enough room for us. We use the third rooms a fair amount for quick drives but never for drives when we'd need true cargo room. But today I hauled 3 kids and 3 adults (including me) from a baseball game with the third room in use and was still able to fit 2 pair of kids skis, 2 pairs of ski boots and a back pack full of baseball gear behind the third row. And there would have been room for more. We had room for one or two more people as well.

    Third rows comes in very handy and get a lot of us when your kids get to a certain age and they start taking friends places and you start carpooling.....but you are a lease or two away from that.

    I know for sure that certain strollers would fit in the cargo area with the 3rd row in use--the smaller umbrella strollers that fold up small. Best thing to do is go to a dealer with the stroller and try it...I did that with bags etc to get a sense of how things fit. Cubic measurements are one thing, but doing it is another.....

    Good luck in your search.

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    Hey SK77X,

    You've got the right idea. I am amazed how many Americans don't embrace this mentality more often.
    Granted some people really need tons of space if they have 4 kids, play hockey, or just haul stuff all the time...
    But for most of us, 90% of the time what do we really need to carry around?
    - the roof rack is ideal, since you use it only when needed. I am considering the THULE cargo basket for our next trip.
    I'd be willing to bet my family of 4 (2 kids), could get by on a day to day basis with a Mazda 3 or CX-3, with a roof rack for cargo when needed.
    Less gas, easier parking, etc.

    Otherwise, I wish Mazda would make the 3rd row an OPTION. We barely use it. I'd rather have the space than a folded down 3rd row.

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    Yep I got by with 2 row 5 seat vehicles for years with 3 kids. No problem. Some fairly small 5 seat vehicles at that.

    Search "umbrella stroller" and there is your answer. Those will fit in almost any vehicle. The Escalladification of the stroller is the real problem here. Not lack of trunk space in the cx9. Yes it has a tiny trunk, but its not a problem. Least not for me. Maybe for some. Have you seen how gigantic some of the new strollers are? Its crazy. Yeah don't buy those.

    Yes the CX9 does not use space in the most efficient way. I'm ok with that. And look at it. It looks good. Like it looks really really gooood. Look at that long hood with all that wasted space above it. That looks good. If you think about it, taken to its logical extreme the most efficient space per wheelbase inch is a van. Do you want to drive a square van every day? Maybe. If so I'm ok with that too. I've done that and it worked out fine. Vans are awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by forties View Post
    Yep I got by with 2 row 5 seat vehicles for years with 3 kids. No problem. Some fairly small 5 seat vehicles at that.

    Search "umbrella stroller" and there is your answer. Those will fit in almost any vehicle. The Escalladification of the stroller is the real problem here. Not lack of trunk space in the cx9. Yes it has a tiny trunk, but its not a problem. Least not for me. Maybe for some. Have you seen how gigantic some of the new strollers are? Its crazy. Yeah don't buy those.

    Yes the CX9 does not use space in the most efficient way. I'm ok with that. And look at it. It looks good. Like it looks really really gooood. Look at that long hood with all that wasted space above it. That looks good. If you think about it, taken to its logical extreme the most efficient space per wheelbase inch is a van. Do you want to drive a square van every day? Maybe. If so I'm ok with that too. I've done that and it worked out fine. Vans are awesome.
    They way I see it you live in a city or walking town and need a escalade stroller and a smaller car or you live in the 'burbs or further and need a car and umbrella stroller.

    Both is just, well, American.

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    We have 5 kids (7,5,3,2, and 1). Trunk space was a huge concern of ours, with stroller space being top priority. With 3 kids in boosters and 2 in full size car seats, we don’t have much room to spare. When it came to storing a stroller in the trunk, we had to think minimalist. My wife, being a connoisseur of strollers (she’s probably had 20 over the years, no joke), decided to finally splurge on the Uppa Baby Cruze. It’s not cheap, but it’s an amazing stroller that fits in the trunk of the CX9 when on its side. And if you’re concerned about the wheel making contact with the rear window when closed, the wheels pop on and off in one click. My wife usually hauls the kids around in our Odyssey so if we need to bring more things with us or take the BOB double jogging stroller that’s a behemoth, we rock the Honda. But when it’s just us and the little people and we don’t need the double stroller, we enjoy the zoom zoom with the Uppa Baby Cruz in the trunk just fine! Hope this helps! I’ll take pics next time if you’d like to see for preference. And I’m probably going to purchase a Yakima Cargo Roof Box in the near future so we can take the Mazda even more since we love it so much!

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    Our two baby stroller fits fine when folded as long as it's stood up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thewraith View Post
    Our two baby stroller fits fine when folded as long as it's stood up.
    I think a lot of people forget how much height there is. Also how the greenhouse sticks out to create more volume.

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