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    Default Best car for 4 kids in car seats??

    For those with 4 kids in car seats what cars did you find work the best? I have a 5 year old in a booster and 3 year old twins in 0-4 forward facing seats, and potentially a newborn. We currently have a 5 seater Holden Astra which won't be big enough. I am thinking ford territory or Hyundai Santa Fe 7 seater or a Kia carnival??

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    We have a pathfinder, which is gorgeous and a beautiful drive.. However I think the Carnival will be the easiest logistics wise

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    theres the Kluger 7 seater, the honda odyssey, kia carnival, tarago, pathfinder..

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    Kia Carnival all the way! We had a 7 seat Kia Rondo and it was a pain in the ***. Getting kids into the back row was a nightmare plus it couldn't fit 3 seats in the middle row due to how the seats were split. Plus it had zero room.

    We upgraded to Kia Grand Carnival and its a dream. So much space, sliding doors make access simple and even with all the baby seats the kids still are not squished.

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    With SUV's does anyone know what ones have the split seats in the 2nd row do you can get the older ones down the back? Ice read that some the kids literally have to climb in from the boot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dancingtren View Post
    With SUV's does anyone know what ones have the split seats in the 2nd row do you can get the older ones down the back? Ice read that some the kids literally have to climb in from the boot.
    Most of the 7 seaters have split seats so you can climb in that way but if all your middle row has 3 car seats in it you won't be able to fold the seat down if you get what I mean.

    We have the new Kia Sorento it's a great 7 seater but if you having 4 car seats the carnival would be a lot easier 😄

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    I've got a 7 seater Toyoya Kluger and LOVE it, the middle seat in the middle row can be completely removed to make somewhat of a walk way to the third row. I don't think I'd fit my pram in it with the third row being used, though my pram is pretty big.

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    Also, not all 7 seater have more than 3 anchor points. I'm not sure if they can be installed or not either, something to consider if your child in the booster requires an anchor point. DS1 has the evolve which goes to 8 yrs but it requires an anchor point, so can't be used on the back row.

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    We had 4 in anchored car seats and our best option was a Tarago. Three anchor points in the middle row, and we paid about $500 for a C.R.A.B in the boot so we had another 3 anchor points in the back row

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    We have a Santa Fe & love it. When all seats up there isn't much boot space but I think that's the case with most 7 seaters. There's 3 anchor points in the back & you would easily be able to fit a booster in the back row. Great on fuel, smooth drive. Couldn't recommend it more. If you have any other questions feel free to ask


 

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