No, no, no. I have dealt with this many times. Stand to side of vehicle. Reach in through open driver's window and pull hood release hatch. While pulling latch, slap hood with open palm, hood will release.
You'd be surprised (or not) by how convenient rear side doors are for loading and accessing cargo. The LWB van type wagon is cool, but a 5 door has higher utility IMO. No offense to Jack Preston of course.