Add the 2014 Ford Taurus to the list of cars that can hold three child-safety seats across its backseat. This full-size sedan aced our Car Seat Check, earning A’s in all our fit categories.
Ford has an interesting Latch anchor setup in the Taurus. The two sets of anchors are set more inward than usual in the backseat, allowing a car seat to be installed in the middle seat position with the Latch system. This makes it more flexible than a lot of sedans, but it’s important for parents to remember that only one car seat may be installed using one set of Latch anchors — there’s no doubling up.
When we installed three car seats in the Taurus, we put the infant seat in the middle and used Latch anchors to secure it. Then we used the seat belt to install the forward-facing convertible behind the front passenger seat. We also used a seat belt with the booster.
How many car seats fit in the second row? Three
What We Like
- The Latch anchors are set pretty deep into the seat cushions, but they’re easy to access because the seat bottom cushions are pliable.
- A flat seat bottom cushion made for easy installation of all the child-safety seats.
- Both the rear-facing infant and convertible seats fit easily in the Taurus’ backseat. There was no need to move the front passenger seat forward.
What We Don’t
- Because the Latch system setup is unusual, there’s a chance that parents will misuse it and connect two car seats to one Latch anchor. This is dangerous because Latch anchors in any car haven’t been crash-tested with two car seats attached to a single anchor.