2008 Ford Taurus X Limited 4dr Wagon AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
We wanted a car to replace our old Villager that was more sedan than minivan but w/ more seating than a SUV - the answer was the Taurus X. 3rd row seats are real and fits our family of 5 perfectly with lots of room for the gear (ski, scuba, camping, etc) for the long haul (Mammoth, Lake Tahoe, etc). The new engine is smooth and does not hesitate. Good mpg for the type of car (beats 8-12 for most SUVs).
SYNC, cup holders, fold flat seats (great for sleeping when not tenting).