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3 Child Seats Across Vehicles

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But First Snide's Remarks: Hey Ladies, I know you vowed back in high-school to never be “that girl” who drove a mini-van no matter what, but listen to old Uncle Milton and have enough self-confidence to break your SUV shackles and enjoy the many benefits and practicalities of a minivan, the No Excuses Vehicle!
Come'on Mom it's time to put aside your misguided vanity and get over the childish memories of the derogatory high school yearbook and admit that minivans are good for you; like flats instead of heels, sports bra's or no bra's instead of pushups, yoga pants instead of tights that show every bump on your ass, washing machines, dishwashers, microwaves and robot that make your life easier and less crazy (if that is possible)'s time to be a big girl, trade-in that "can't even see over the steering wheel" SUV and start living with a minivan, a no excuses vehicle that the whole family will enjoy. Inside is what matters for a minivan. It has to change, often quickly, between passenger and cargo duty, has to have easy access for everything and everyone, and has to be comfortable enough to prevent family discord on long trips.

Here at The Auto Channel we believe that your vehicle is an appliance (that may also offer a bonus of emotional benefits)that most of all must provide for your practical driving needs and only a minivan will meet those needs. If you have a large family or drive carpool or enjoy family road trips or need to move some furniture or make monthly trips to Costco or like antiquing or flea-marketing or need take your kid to college, or or or...choose a minivan...

CUV's and SUV's are not a minivan substitute but a come-in-second choice as the family hauler...when you REALLY need your family car to have the space and flexibility, no SUV can compete with the assets a minivan provides.

Be Careful Out There - Make Good Decisions You Have Precious Cargo On Board
Milton Snide, Guardian of truth and family way.

CHICAGO, Aug. 1, 2023 -- Car-shopping marketplace™ found more than 40% of parents purchased a new vehicle as a result of welcoming a third child to the family.1 released its 2023 Car Seat Fit Report Card to help current and expecting parents navigate the challenges of buying a vehicle that easily and safely accommodates car seats for their growing family. This in-depth resource identifies vehicles that best fit car seats for infants, toddlers and young children.

"As a mom of three — which includes twins — I absolutely understand the need for the right vehicle that can easily fit multiple car seats and the whole family for years to come," said Jennifer Geiger, news editor and certified child passenger safety technician. " has tested over 700 vehicles for car seat fitment to help inform parents about the best family-friendly vehicle options available to them on the market today."

Making the Grade

Out of the 56 model-year 2022-24 vehicles evaluated in's 2023 Car Seat Fit Report Card, only six vehicles earned straight A's — all of which are SUVs. The complete list of vehicles tested can be found at This year's valedictorians include:

New Cars That Will Fit 3 Child Seats In Middle Row

  • 2023 Acura RDX
  • 2022 and 2023 Audi E-Tron
  • 2023 Chevrolet Equinox
  • 2023 Kia EV6
  • 2023 Volkswagen ID.4
  • 2023 Volkswagen Tiguan

Used Vehicles That Will Fit 3 Child Seats In Middle Row

As we come across more cars, trucks, vans and SUVs 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: