Quoting I♡C.:" Are you dead set on a van? I own an SUV, it's a Toyota Highlander and it's seriously AWESOME. It does ... [snip!] ... moms" quite yet so we went with this bigger SUV which I don't think we'd have issues with even if we had another kid...or two."
Yeah, I'm pretty set on a van. Our SUV now has the capability to seat 7, but we just need more room. DH is military and our closest family lives about 7 hours away. His side lives 15+ hours away so we end up traveling a good bit. It's tight now with just 1 kid, 2 dogs, the two of us, and luggage. Plus I'm really excited about having sliding doors haha.