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Posted at 12:04 PM ET, 10/15/2013

Which Cars Fit Three Car Seats?


(Cars.com)

UPDATE 10/15/2013: Parents are often searching for the automotive holy grail: a car that's not a minivan and can fit three child-safety seats across the backseat. It's a short list.

In the more than three years that Cars.com editors have been installing car seats into test vehicles, we've come across several vehicles that can hold three car seats across a backseat.

The newest vehicle to make our list is the 2014 Honda Odyssey. The minivan has loads of room and plenty of accessible Latch anchors.

As we come across more cars that fit three child-safety seats, we'll add to this list. For now, here are the cars from our Car Seat Checks that can fit three car seats in the second row:

Minivans

If you have three or more kids in car seats, consider a minivan. They excel at hauling families and all their gear and can be quite luxurious as we found out in the Ultimate Minivan Shootout .

2014 Honda Odyssey

2013 Dodge Grand Caravan

2013 Toyota Sienna

2012 Mazda5

2011 Chrysler Town & Country and 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan

2011 Honda Odyssey

2011 Nissan Quest

2011 Toyota Sienna

2011 Volkswagen Routan

Sedans

2014 Ford Taurus

2013 Chevrolet Impala

2013 Chrysler 300

2011 Chrysler 300 and 300C

SUVs

2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2013 Land Rover Range Rover

2013 Lexus GX 460

2013 Nissan Armada

2013 Toyota Land Cruiser

2012 GMC Yukon XL

2012 Honda Pilot

2012 Land Rover LR4

2012 Mercedes-Benz M-Class

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2011 Land Rover LR4

Trucks

2013 Ford F-150 XLT SuperCrew Cab

About Cars.com's Car Seat Checks

For Car Seat Checks, the front seats are adjusted to a comfortable position for a 6-foot driver and a 5-foot-8 passenger. The three child seats — a high-back booster seat, convertible car seat and rear-facing infant-safety seat — are installed in the second row. The booster seat sits behind the driver's seat, and the infant and convertible seats are installed behind the passenger seat. We also install the infant seat in the second row's middle seat with the booster and convertible in the outboard seats to see if three car seats will fit. If there's a third row, we install the booster seat and a forward-facing convertible.

Editors Jennifer Geiger and Jennifer Newman are certified child safety seat installation technicians. To learn more about how we conduct our Car Seat Checks, go here .

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By Cars.com  |  12:04 PM ET, 10/15/2013

 
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