Cars that can accommodate 3 carseats?

posted 2 months ago in Babies
Post # 2
2500 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

i think lots of cars do- it is just about finding the right combination of carseats which could be like a puzzle.  I’ve heard that most stores will let you see if it fits in your car before you buy.  I can’t imagine 3 car seats wouldn’t fit in any of those cars you’ve mentioned- they are HUGE cars!  Definitely would be higher up and harder to get kids in and out than a minivan, but I’m with you that I would settle for a slight inconvenience not to have to drive a dorky minivan.  Not owning a mini van was something my husband and I agreed to before we were even engaged.  In the very off chance that we have a high order multiple pregnancy my husband jokes that he would buy a limo and chauffeur our kids around- lol

Post # 3
918 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

A coworker with 3 small kids drives a Honda Pilot and all three car seats fit. I don’t think it has the best cargo space ever but it does have some.

Post # 4
603 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2017 - Cottage

Weddingobsessed :  

I dont have any car suggestion, just wanted to say dont forget to do this:


Post # 5
7181 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

I have 3 kids and a Buick Enclave- which seats 7. My oldest isn’t in a seat anymore- but I still have a rear facing car seat, a booster seat and could easily fit 2 more if I needed to. 

Post # 6
870 posts
Busy bee

We have a ford mondeo (its a 5 seater) and it fits out three little ones in the back. It also has a really big boot which I love. It’s been a great car, but we will be upgrading to something bigger soon as baby #4 will be here in a few months. We are thinking the Hyundai Santa Fe which is a 7 seater.

Post # 7
235 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

I don’t have kids yet but we are planning to trade in my Cherokee in the next 6 months for a Yukon. I just like the look of them! Plus we’ll  prepared when we do have kids. The Yukon XL and suburban are essentially the same thing. I think the Yukon’s look nicer and have more quality finishes

Post # 8
6107 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

I personally would go right to the Suburban or Yukon XL.

I drive a Toyota Highlander, and with both back rows in use there is NO trunk space. All of my friends with kids drive Suburbans. Every one of them bought a Tahoe, and within a year or two had traded it in for Suburbans because they quickly realized that even with the Tahoe if the 3rd row is in use there is no trunk space. Now with those you could easily sit 3 car seats across a second row bench – but then you have 3 kids smacking the shit out of each other and fighting in the car.

Post # 10
381 posts
Helper bee

Definitely go with the Suburban!! And one where the middle row is bucket seats, not a bench.  It would be near impossible to get a car seat situated in the back seat if the middle was bench.  We LOVE our Suburban.  No kids yet (pregnant with #1 right now smile) but I can already tell I’m going to be so glad I have my Suburban.  Our 100lb dog can easily hang out in the “trunk” as there is SO much room back there, and she won’t bother the kiddo.

Post # 11
344 posts
Helper bee

We fit two car seats and a booster into a Nissan Sentra with no issues. That being said I looooove our mini van. It’s ugly but the space (our oldest it 11 now and almost as big as I am) can’t be beat. Road trips aren’t cramped and shopping is easy.

Post # 12
38 posts
  • Wedding: May 2013

We just got another GMC Acadia and will have 2 kids in their seats in the back and 1 in the second row

Post # 13
1697 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

My mom is a car set technician. She says it will really depend on what kind (e.g. bucket, high back booster, convertible, etc.) and brand of car-seats. Many cars with a 3rd row don’t have latch connectors, making installation of seats a big pain. Hondas are generally the easiest to install seats into. 

The benefit of a mini-van (or some Honda Pilot’s)  is that you don’t have drag the kid and seat through the car to get it all installed. Also, I’m 6′ tall and my mini-van has saved my back (Toyota Sienna 2016). Belive me, I resisted and resisted getting one as a former competative autocross racer, but I don’t regret it for one minute.

Read the details carefully, not all the cars can accomodate all combos of seats.


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