Why not just have the 2 rear seats!!!???!!! During our test drive just this last Friday - & remembering how many people bitched about the mid row not laying flat - reducing potential cargo area ... it dawned on me while taking the overhead picture of the rear row (above) ... "why not just take out the middle row permanently ?!" Yes, anyone with a bit of wrenching experience can do it their self ... but still ... you have to pay for that middle row. That can't be too cheap. We're set to get the 5 seat configuration. Hmmm - I wonder how much I can get for that middle row . . . . in exchange for the rear row . . . . :tongue: .