Which Cars Fit Three Car Seats?

2017 Nissan Titan

CARS.COM — Parents are often searching for the automotive holy grail: a car that's not a minivan and can fit three child-safety seats across the backseat. In our Car Seat Checks, we've found the answer that parents and caretakers need.

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In the more than five years that Cars.com editors have been installing car seats into test vehicles, we've come across cars and pickup trucks that can hold three car seats across a backseat. The 2017 Nissan Titan joins our growing list of pickups that can handle family duty. The Lexus LX 570 first appeared on our list for the 2014 model year. For 2017, it returns after the luxury three-row SUV received a redesign for the 2016 model year.

As we come across more cars 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:







About Cars.com's Car Seat Checks

For Car Seat Checks, the front seats are adjusted to a comfortable position for a 6-foot driver and a 5-foot-8 passenger. The three child seats — a high-back booster seat, convertible car seat and rear-facing infant-safety seat — are installed in the second row. The booster seat sits behind the driver's seat, and the infant and convertible seats are installed behind the passenger seat. We also install the infant seat in the second row's middle seat with the booster and convertible in the outboard seats to see if three car seats will fit; a child sitting in the booster seat must be able to reach the seat belt buckle. If there's a third row, we install the booster seat and a forward-facing convertible.

Editors Jennifer Geiger, Jennifer Newman and Matt Schmitz are certified child safety seat installation technicians. To learn more about how we conduct our Car Seat Checks, go here.

Editor's note: This story was updated on Nov. 29, 2016.

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Managing Editor/News Jennifer Newman is a certified car-seat technician. A mom of two, she owns a 2013 Subaru Outback crammed with sports gear.  Email Jennifer