One of the goals on my 101 in 1001 list we’re planning to tackle this year is to decide on a second car for our family. Will and I have shared our Jeep Grand Cherokee (which we love!) for the past few years and while it’s been great to save money on a second car payment, the combination of having both of us working from home with a part-time nanny during the week and another baby on the way is making a second car a bigger priority than it was previously.
I know next to nothing about cars and I don’t think we’re quite ready to lean into the inevitable minivan years, so for now we’re looking for a family-friendly SUV that will easily accommodate 2+ carseats and 6 or 7 passengers (the Jeep seats 5 which has been great for the past few years, but we want to go bigger for the second car!). We’re thinking that second row captain seats (vs. a full second row where it’d be a super tight squeeze between two carseats) and a full third row would be great for getting two kids in and out of the car, but I’d love to hear your two cents if you have a car you love for a larger family! We plan to start our search in the next couple months before baby #2 arrives so I’ll definitely keep you posted on what we end up with!