I don't really care for or have any use for the 3rd row; I'm more interested in the increased cargo space... I go on a lot of solo trips or couple trips for camping, surfing, skiing, mountain biking... with usually just myself or one other passenger... In my Subaru Forester I would just put the back seats down with a thermarest and bedding in the back... Problem is the forester is I needed more length... The Outback has the length but sacrifices too much height... The Ascent looks perfect for height, width and length... but will the 2nd and 3rd row seats lay flat and line up together in harmony? Allowing for comfortable sleeping?