We don't need it as a permanent 3 car seat area, just when grandparents visit. I haven't used the lower LATCH anchors in years as my kids exceed the weight limit so that doesn't bother me. I think I will throw a tape measure in my purse for the auto show and find out myself. Thanks!When I looked at one I had two adults in the back and could have fit a kid (under 12) in the middle. It would have been tight but doable. Three kids should be no problem but if you add in car seats then I would say two would be max the seat is just not wide enough to have three with booster seats I think.
Spec sheet I have shows shoulder room for the 3rd row at 57.2 inches, shoulder room 2nd row is 60.3 inches. It also says that cargo width between wheel housings is 45.9 inches, so that would also basically be the hip room of the third row.I recall the 3rd row hip was around 45-47ish inches and the Shoulder was 57.