Because I load my kids in and out of the car 2 or 3 times a day and I think it would be way easier with the sliding doors. I have a bunch of nieces and nephews in the area that I'm close enough with to grab at the spur of the moment. Probably going with a third row either way. I have an accord hybrid now that I love but it would be way nice to have something bigger. Teluride/Sorento/Palisade or carnival is kind of where I'm at. Edit: also, not a driving enthusiast by any means. I look for technology and comfort in a car so minivan is probably my wheel house lol.