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First test-drive today - DEAL BREAKER ISSUE - 2nd row with car seat issue - shocking

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Hi EVeryone,

ORdered a pilot touring even before prices released in the fall - expecting delivery in a few weeks.
the demo models arrived in Ontario this week - first drive was today. (ELITE US model equivalent - touring in canada)

Very sad to learn today - that the 2nd row seats can't slide all the way forward without being folded!
so if two child safety seats are installed you can't access the third row without taking out 2nd row middle seat - massive inconvenience.

Does anyone if its possible? i tried but couldn't find any latches to make it happen. If you press anyone of the easy slide button then it easily folds and slides ALL the way forward. the under latch only lets you slide it forward maybe 4 inches - not all the way to touch the back of the front seats.

the Subaru ascent has huge door opening so when you slide seat forward - easy to access third row without folding leaving car seat in place.
Similar story in the kia telluride SX with the bench seat.
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yeh that is why ppl like captains chairs. or leave a booster in 3rd row and leave one main second row seat open . I have two kids in boosters but not deals breaker for me. my dealer still didn't call me about test drive or demo and I also pre ordered before pricing released. are you in Ontario?

honestly don't need new vehicle at moment so will prolly wait for grand Highlander pricing (pre ordered that but seems shady that one dealer suggested I won't get car until 2025 considering I put deposit before reveal lol)
I pre-ordered end of January black touring. ETA is end of March to April 1st week. Yesterday while walking, i saw one , black, being driven just outside my dealership with dealer license plate.
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