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I am looking at buying a Maxda CX3 2016 model. I did a test drive and really liked it, however, I am concerned about the space in the rear seats. I have two tall teenagers. My 16 year old is 6.10 and my 13 year old is already 5.4 and is still growing. They weren't around when I tried the car but I am concerned that it will be a squeeze in the back area. Any views on this?
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They will fit but won't be very comfortable as legroom is limited and there is no center armrest. Fine for short trips around town but if you travel with them often, I'd look at something larger or with better interior packaging.

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I would go for the much roomier CX 5 which would also include a much bigger cargo area. Its still pretty sporty to drive while also not hurting on the comfort department. The new 2017 CX5 is quieter, better ride quality while still feeling sporty, and with ample room for your growing kids as well as any adventures you may go on. I would probably go wit the middle range model (Touring Trim) as it has all the necessities while the upper tier (GT) maybe just the "I'm gonna spoil myself" trim but I would test drive both models and see what suits you.

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Thanks for your comments. I live in Norway where cars are pretty expensive so the CX 5 is outside my budget. Legroom is quite important so may have to give the CX3 a miss, it's a shame as I really like the car, the look and the drive!
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Honda's HRV is something consider in terms of decent comfort, awd, much more cargo space (base of the Honda Fit), and that Honda reliability is a pretty good plus as well. Its definetly more of a "average" commuter CUV and is equipped with a CVT which may be a pro or con depending if thats an issue for you.

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Honda's HRV is something consider in terms of decent comfort, awd, much more cargo space (base of the Honda Fit), and that Honda reliability is a pretty good plus as well. Its definetly more of a "average" commuter CUV and is equipped with a CVT which may be a pro or con depending if thats an issue for you.
"More filling, less taste," to paraphrase a recent Stateside beer commercial ...

The HR-V is reputed to be the best-selling SUV in Japan.

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The HR-V is reputed to be the best-selling SUV in Japan.
It seems like 1 out of every 5 vehicles on the road in Thailand is the HR-V. To be honest, I would may have bought one myself if the US got ROW features like the fancy LED headlights, pano roof, upgraded wheels etc.

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