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    Hi guys,

    Sorry about this. Having a hard to deciding what to do next as I will have my 2 kids and niece to drop off for child care in the mornings starting this fall. Will require 3 car seats to fit. It will be either 2 rear facing plus 1 forward facing OR 2 forward and 1 rear facing configuration.

    Currently have my MB C450 and was originally looking at the GLC43 but unsure if it will fit. Don't need a mini van as my wife is doing the pick up and she drives one.

    Please provide feedback or what you're driving that fits 3 car seats in one roll. If anyone has a smaller vehicle with 3 car seats - can you post a pic of what it looks like? I'm running fairly slim car seats too (Diono's)

    TIA

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    Three cars eats in one row is very tough. Pickup truck and minivan are the obvious answers.
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    http://workabouthouse.com/blog/2015/...in-a-subaru-xv

    It's a Subaru XV, but it notes that the back seat is 54.2", and doable with their combination of seats (including 2 diono's). So look for a minimum of 54.2" in a vehicle.

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    You probably already know, but the Dionos take a ridiculous amount of fore/aft space in rear facing configuration. I can't fit one behind the driver's seat in my X3 while still being able to drive. You're probably into MDX territory with 3 seats.
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    Does it not fit 3 Diono now? Those are as narrow as they get. I certainly believe we could get 3 (have 2 now) in an RX350.

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    He’s talking in rear facing configuration they are gigantic. I have three kids and my ram 1500 works fine, we bought a navigator just to have the ability to carry more than 5 people. A minivan works great

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    Does it not fit 3 Diono now? Those are as narrow as they get. I certainly believe we could get 3 (have 2 now) in an RX350.

    Haven't tried in my C450. Tried to fit it in an A4 and it was probably a couple of inches too narrow. I think the GLC or X3 could fit but it will be very tight and just squeezing it. In addition, I don't think I would be able to use the UAS and have to use seat belts to secure the car seat.

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    GLC and C-Class interior dimensions are quite similar, so I don't think the GLC is going to be the right move unless you are less than 25mm from making it work.

    C-Class Sedan
    Headroom (rear) 1,039 mm
    Legroom (rear) 894 mm
    Shoulder room (rear) 1,398 mm

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    Headroom (rear) 1,005 mm
    Legroom (rear) 947 mm
    Shoulder room (rear) 1,436 mm

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    We've got 2 front facing Clek Foonf, and a rear facing seat in our 2nd row of an LX570. It's very tight. We are part way down the path of getting something with a pass thru second row (suburban yukon xl).

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    2 Britax and 1 diono or 2 Diono and 1 Britax.

    The Diono's sit low and the Britax sits high, so they can overhang each other a little.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blitz View Post
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    2 Britax and 1 diono or 2 Diono and 1 Britax.

    The Diono's sit low and the Britax sits high, so they can overhang each other a little.
    @blitz That combo fits in which car?
    @rage2 If I'm not mistaken, I think you had 3 car seats in a GLA?
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    If you have to fit three car seats in your car with regularity, you have made some terrible life choices. I hope any younger dudes reading this don't follow in your footsteps.
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    If you have to fit three car seats in your car with regularity, you have made some terrible life choices. I hope any younger dudes reading this don't follow in your footsteps.

    I don't see how that is a fair assessment or tip to anyone. Considering I have 2 kids and will be helping out my sister 3 days a week for drop off. Do you have any kids? Cause you do realize car seats laws are pretty strict (see below) and it's for the safety of the kids. Plus what does it matter? It's a personal choice on how kids people have. How is it's fair to judge one or tell others not to have kids and if we/they can financially afford kids, lifestyle (eating out, travelling, sports, etc), retirement, education for the kids and still have cash left over. Pretty bad judgment on your part when you don't know me or how others financial capacity as I know there are multiple people on this forum that has 2/3 kids or even more.

    https://myhealth.alberta.ca/alberta/...uidelines.aspx

    For children under 18 kg (40 lb) or under 6 years of age the law says:
    an appropriate child safety seat must be used
    the child safety seat must be correctly installed in the vehicle
    the child must be properly secured into the seat
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    Quote Originally Posted by s2k_boi View Post
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    I don't see how that is a fair assessment or tip to anyone. Considering I have 2 kids and will be helping out my sister 3 days a week for drop off. Do you have any kids? Cause you do realize car seats laws are pretty strict (see below) and it's for the safety of the kids. Plus what does it matter? It's a personal choice on how kids people have. How is it's fair to judge one or tell others not to have kids and if we/they can financially afford kids, lifestyle (eating out, travelling, sports, etc), retirement, education for the kids and still have cash left over. Pretty bad judgment on your part when you don't know me or how others financial capacity as I know there are multiple people on this forum that has 2/3 kids or even more.

    https://myhealth.alberta.ca/alberta/...uidelines.aspx

    For children under 18 kg (40 lb) or under 6 years of age the law says:
    an appropriate child safety seat must be used
    the child safety seat must be correctly installed in the vehicle
    the child must be properly secured into the seat
    I assumed he was joking, although there's no evidence of that, other than its such an appalling, ridiculous thing to say. I don't believe he's known as a massive douche.

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    I assumed he was joking, although there's no evidence of that, other than its such an appalling, ridiculous thing to say. I don't believe he's known as a massive douche.
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    Before considering getting a new vehicle, I would look into narrower car seat first. This website list some combinations of car seats + car where it is possible to fit 3 across.

    https://www.thecarcrashdetective.com...at-guide-html/

    All facing the same direction would probably take up the most space. With three across installations, only the outboard seats can be installed using the UAS. The middle one will need to use the seatbelt.

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    Do you have any concern about your seating position with all the car seats installed? My wife has an A4 and it would be unbearable to have a rear facing seat behind me when driving. I'm a short legged 5'10. We are looking for something bigger when our second child arrives.

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    Just ensure the rear facing is behind the passenger/middle spots?

    There's no way we could put our rear facing in our RDX behind me, but my wife's a shrimp so it goes behind her seat. By the time we need to put a second one in, we should be able to flip it around for front facing and put it behind me (unlikely we'll keep our first kid rear facing til she's 4).

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