The 3rd rows were originally reserved for my parents, but they will rarely visit us in the future. I keep the 3rd row because it is the reason to go for the X. And thus I want a 6 seater to make the 3rd row more comfortable. Though I might be the only one in the family who needs more leg room at the 3rd row. 6 seater is $1000 cheaper. My wife originally chose 7 seater, because she feels that the an isolated seat at the 2nd row is too small. Then I said you will usually sit at the front seat. Then she says when the kids sleeps sometimes they leaning towards the middle. If there are no middle seat, then they don't have support. I say that is not normal sleeping pose and they should adjust on their own. And if anyone wants arm/hand support at the second row, we can simply put a beverage cooler in the middle. Coleman Xtreme 120 Quart Cooler - Walmart.com It can also support the inflatable air mattress. No middle seat really required. Multi-functional In-Car Air Bed Set - Walmart.com And in the future Evannex is going to make a real rear console for 6-seater. (maybe $750?) The only thing that I cannot do is to fit seven people. Do I miss anything else? I have one more hour to decide (change). Any opinion welcome.