CARS.COM — In our Car Seat Checks, full-size trucks have proven that they can easily accommodate three child-safety seats in the backseat, and the 2016 Toyota Tundra crew cab is no exception. This roomy pickup truck easily handled our three car seats. Our test truck, a Tundra TRD Pro, had a leather interior. It didn’t have running boards, so climbing into the truck wasn’t easy for our 5-foot-8 tester. Kids will need a boost to get into this truck.
How many car seats fit in the second row? Three
What We Like
- Instead of tether anchors, the Tundra has three tether straps that sit behind the rear head restraints. You’ll need to thread the tether connector through the tether strap directly behind the car seat and then hook the connector to the loop that’s in the seating position next to the car seat, which was the middle seat’s tether strap in the Tundra. Learn more about using tether anchors in pickup trucks.
- Both the rear-facing infant seat and convertible seat fit well in the Tundra’s roomy crew cab. We didn’t have to move the front passenger seat forward to fit either seat.
- The forward-facing convertible and high-back booster seat also fit well, thanks to the Tundra’s flat bench seat. The head restraints didn’t interfere with either car seat’s installation.
- The Tundra’s seat belt buckles are on stable bases, making them easier to use for kids in booster seats.
What We Don’t
- Connection to the Tundra’s lower Latch anchors requires a two hands, one to hold the car seat’s connector and the other to push down the seat cushion, which blocks Latch access. It’s not a great setup and negatively affected the installation of our infant and convertible seats.