How big are the kids? And what model year? We test-drove a 2014 Mazda 5 last year, and the teenagers' knees, when sitting in the third row, were up against the backs of the second row seats. Made me sad, because we love our Mazda 6, but that's certainly not going to work when we have four kids.May I suggest the Mazda 5? A friend of mine has one and we can fit all of our current children (for a total of 5) in it, and us, too. Not so much after May, though.