Post # 31
Bride2BeeVA28: we have the same SUV and the middle seat scoots back toward the back as long as the third row is folded flat. When the middle row is forward, its tight in there, but with it pushed back, it should have plenty of space. (I haven’t seem a rear facing seat in awhile, my daughter is in a booster, but that seems crazy that it wouldn’t fit! I swear our CX-9 is a land yacht!)
Post # 32
Bride2BeeVA28: I read that as CX-9. So sorry! Just know, they aren’t rear facing forever!
Post # 33
Ohiogal1201: You may want to check safety ratings. The 2015 RAV-4 scored good across the board but the 2013 and 2014 models scored poor in the small front overlap crash test and the results were not pretty. It’s the newest IIHS safety test and indicates an area a lot of manufacturer’s neglected to reinforce as well as the rest of the vehicle. We compared a TON of small crossover’s and decided to stick with a larger car instead as it suits our needs better.
Post # 34
I would suggest a few to drivethe Ford Escape, the Ford Flex, and any of the Subaru SUVS.
The safety records for all of these cars are excellent, and they are amazingly comfortable and convenient.