As your family grows – especially from second to third baby, you can have a lot on your mind. So many things to organise and manage that you sometime forget that you very possibly will need to get 3 kids in the same car which can mean 3 car seats, especially for those fun family road trips!
Can your car fit multiple car seats comfortably and safely, or is it time to upgrade? In this post, we explore the options you have so there’s one less thing you need to worry about.
5 seater options that fit 3 car seats
It’s true that many cars can not fit 3 car seats due to a lack of space in the back. It also depends on the type and brand of car seat, rear facing, forward facing etc. Infasecure posts about some of the do’s and don’ts with the installation of multiple car seats. And, ACRI has a wealth of information about car seats and safety.
Luckily, there are some good 5 seater options out there that will not only fit 3 seats in the back but their price might also work with your budget.
The award winning Subaru Forester (best small SUV 2018), is not short of bells and whistles. It is a very practical family car that starts at $38,523 Drive Away. Some of our customers have driven away in a base model for around $35,000. Learn more about how they achieved this price.
Car seats will fit comfortably in the back seats with 3 anchor points and two ISOFIX points. It also has some rear features such as USB charge points and cup holders which would come in handy as the kids grow. Subaru comes with a 5 year warranty.
When it comes to bang for your buck, Hyundai Tucson is an option. Based on owner reviews, it is a bit of a tight squeeze getting 3 car seats in. However, can be done with the slimmer line brands. Hyundai Tucson is a very practical and budget friendly car that starts at $28,990 drive away.
Kia Sportage is well known for it’s smooth ride. Currently, the base model can be purchased for around $30,000 drive away. It can fit the car seats required for a growing family. It comes with 3 anchor points for the car seats and 2 ISOFIX points. Kia now comes with a 7 year warranty which can set it apart from other compact SUV’s.
Popular family cars that can fit 3 car seats
It can be hard to know if a car can easily fit the necessary amount of car seats across. This list is not exclusive, comment below if you have a 5 seater car that fits 3 car seats comfortably.
We would be interested in hearing what your experiences are with fitting car seats in a 5 seater car.