3 child car seats in the 7 seater - does it work?

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Re: 3 child car seats in the 7 seater - does it work?

Post by Bazzer » Fri Dec 29, 2017 3:32 pm

I've changed rececently from an Smax to a Kodiaq. Smax far more versatile for kids seating. 3 isofix in the middle row.
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Re: 3 child car seats in the 7 seater - does it work?

Post by FiXXXeR » Sat Dec 30, 2017 11:59 am

Got three across in the middle row, but it's tight. Might have to abandon the youngest's one's isofix connection and use it belted instead to allow it to be further towards the door once it goes forward facing.
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Re: 3 child car seats in the 7 seater - does it work?

Post by Pink72 » Mon Jan 01, 2018 6:35 pm

Have you checked the multimac car seats. They are not cheap but they cover new born to 12. I have a 2, 5 and 7 year old and it is tight across the 2nd row. Britax make narrow seats but that kind of defeats the object of protection cramming 3 little ones across the back bench.
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Re: 3 child car seats in the 7 seater - does it work?

Post by Extracampine » Sun Feb 03, 2019 12:08 pm

According to Carbuyer, there are 3 isofix points in row 2:

https://www.carbuyer.co.uk/reviews/reco ... fix-points


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Re: 3 child car seats in the 7 seater - does it work?

Post by Kenny R » Sun Feb 03, 2019 12:21 pm

Extracampine wrote:
Sun Feb 03, 2019 12:08 pm
According to Carbuyer, there are 3 isofix points in row 2:

https://www.carbuyer.co.uk/reviews/reco ... fix-points
Not according to Skoda it hasn’t. My 2018 only has isofix on the outer 2 seats..

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Re: 3 child car seats in the 7 seater - does it work?

Post by Kodiconvert » Sun Feb 03, 2019 2:52 pm

Also consider the Peugeot 5008. I would of done but it won't tow the weight I need it to with my caravan
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Re: 3 child car seats in the 7 seater - does it work?

Post by Extracampine » Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:21 pm

So would it be possible to have a rear facing isofix seat on one side of row 2, a front facing isofix seat on the other side, with some kind of high backed booster (non-isofix) in between the two for a 6 year old? Isofix seats are Maxicosi. Also, does the middle seat in row 2 have a 3-point harness for a child seat?


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Re: 3 child car seats in the 7 seater - does it work?

Post by Kenny R » Fri Feb 08, 2019 3:08 pm

Extracampine wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:21 pm
So would it be possible to have a rear facing isofix seat on one side of row 2, a front facing isofix seat on the other side, with some kind of high backed booster (non-isofix) in between the two for a 6 year old? Isofix seats are Maxicosi. Also, does the middle seat in row 2 have a 3-point harness for a child seat?
I wouldn’t think it possible, I can’t get 1 isofix and the 2 high back booster seats I’ve got all in row 2 at one time, I have to resort to row 3, and it’s a fight to who gets to sit in the rear. :lol: Once youngest granddaughter is out of isofix seat I recon 3 high back booster seats will fit no problem, it’s just the way isofix seats are fixed that seems take up a lot of space.
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Re: 3 child car seats in the 7 seater - does it work?

Post by scratch113 » Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:22 pm

mcsparshatt wrote:
Wed Aug 23, 2017 3:43 pm
Hello All!

A couple of weeks ago my wife and I found out we were expecting twins, so along with our 2 year old, we will be the parents of three children under 3. We're just about getting used to the news, but it definitely wasn't in the plan!

Anyway, obviously we are going to have to change our Mazda 3 to something a little bigger, and after a fair bit of research, I am really keen on the Skoda Kodiaq. However, the wife is more keen on the fugly MPVs like the Citroen Grand Picasso or Ford S-Max.

Is anyone in a similar position / predicament and has the Kodiaq? Can it fit 3 car seats comfortably? I would imagine that we will be going Isofix for the twins, and from what I have seen the third seat (seatbelt fastened) that my daughter is in just now, would go in the third row. I have seen some chat that the headrest here can get in the way - how much of an issue would this be for a toddler? How hard / easy would it be to get past the Isofix to the third row to put child 1 in their seat? Is there no boot space at all then?

Any help much appreciated!
In answer to the topic line of this thread, yes you can have 3 configurable child seats in the middle row, but it would come at a not inconsiderable cost!
Try this:
https://multimac.co.uk/p/superclub_3_seater_1200
It does in effect make the third row inaccessible and also involves tethers into the floor of the car (see the link to the fitting instructions), but would provide a system even more secure for your little ones that ISOFIX as it is tethered to the seatbelt fixing points (or directly into the floor of the car) whereas the ISOFIX points are into the frame of the seat and are therefore inherently weaker. Don't get me wrong, I'm not knocking ISOFIX, but with that you're only fixing a single seat and child, so it's plenty strong enough and obviously better than just using the car's own seatbelt on a single seat. With the Multimac system there's a lot of weight and the ISOFIX wouldn't be strong enough in a crash. As I said, not cheap though...!

Just food for thought - you could even have one in your Mazda 3 and save the cost of changing car at all, but from experience of twins, you'd struggle more with the lack of boot space for a double pram/buggy and all the other detritus generated by carting kids around in a 'family' car!

Don't knock the idea of a people carrier - we had a VW Touran for 5 years when our twins were born and as a family car, it was superbly practical, if a little boring (grey outside, grey inside, grey dash, grey seats - it was basically a grey car!!). I did at least win the argument with my wife that we "needed" one with the 2.0TDI 190 engine with DSG, heated leather sports seats, satnav, dynamic lights, bigger alloys, etc., etc. which we bought at just under 3 years old so all of those optional extras had depreciated to nearly no value (i.e. they almost cost me nothing!). It was basically a Golf GTD underneath...
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Re: 3 child car seats in the 7 seater - does it work?

Post by Extracampine » Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:48 pm

Thanks for the reply. Disappointed to hear that you can’t fit 3 child seats in the second row if one of them is isofix. It beggars belief that a big SUV family car like this Kodiaq can’t do this! Sure you can put one or two kids in the 3rd row, but as previous people have mentioned, many will want all 3 kids in the 2nd row - and also putting them in the 3rd row means if you go on a family holiday you have a small boot. Even the Peugeot 5008, VW Sharan or Citroen Grand Space Tourer can do this. I had previously looked at the Multimac seats but I figured it would be better to just get a new car that has this capability built in, as my current car (2013 Kia Sportage) is getting a bit on the small side.


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