|Not actually our car...|
On our recent vacation we traveled with Lauren and Katie 14 hrs down to Myrtle beach, and to be honest they both preferred sitting all the way in the back because it was easier to sleep than in the bucket seat in the second row. Admittedly the seats are a oddly uncomfortable after a long period of time, not something you notice until you've been sitting there for over an hour but that is a little strange.. I can't even put my finger on why they aren't comfortable because they look like they would be. We had a roof rack installed and purchased a soft sided waterproof roof top luggage carrier, it was the perfect solution to our limited cargo room while carrying extra passengers (we put one back seat down and left the other up for a passenger).
Anyway, if you are considering a bigger vehicle because you are outgrowing a sedan, I highly recommend the Mazda 5. We (okay maybe it should say I...) love ours, and we got a great deal with Hertz Rent2Buy!