Does the 2014 Acura MDX Allow Third-Row Access with Child-Safety Seats in the Second Row?

By Rick Popely  on September 29, 2013

https://www.cstatic-images.com/stock/765x765/28/694858942-1425510485028. "Will this work in the new MDX through its "slide forward" feature without removing the car seat?"

Lisa S.


https://www.cstatic-images.com/stock/765x765/51/-1270784772-1425510485051. You can have access to the third row in the 2014 MDX if you have one child-safety seat installed in the second row, but not if two are installed.

Instead of two captain's chairs with walk-through space between them, the MDX's second row is a 60/40-split folding bench. Each side has a push-button release that lets you slide that side of the seat forward to climb into the third row. That means if you have a child-safety seat installed on the passenger side, you can access the third row from the driver's side and vice versa.

The second row has about 6 inches of forward-and-back travel, and the center portion has a folding armrest, but there is no walk-through provision to the third row.

You can learn more about the seating arrangements in our review here.

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