Last post on Mar 25, 2010 at 6:29 PM
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Toyota Highlander, SUV
#8 of 17 Highlander 3rd Row
Aug 07, 2007 (2:09 pm)
Is it possible to add a third row to a Highlander after buying the car? My family has grown and I kind of need one now.
Aug 08, 2007 (7:28 am)
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#11 of 17 Car seat fit in Highlander's 3rd row w/out headrests?
Jan 29, 2008 (8:33 pm)
Will a forward facing car seat fit in the Highlander's 3rd row seat with the head rests down? I'm considering buying a Highlander and will need to put toddlers in the third row who are small enough that they don't need head rests. I'd love the increased visibility of not having headrests when they're not necessary, but from the photos I can't tell whether a car seat would fit properly when the head rests are down (they fold in front of the seat). I'd check it out a the dealer's but the closest one is 45 min away and I'd rather not make the trip just yet.
#12 of 17 Re: Car seat fit in Highlander's 3rd row w/out headrests? [nekmom]
May 19, 2008 (9:20 am)
I have an '05 Highlander with 3rd row and have had no problems installing any of the following child safety seats and boosters:
-Britax Roundabout (forward facing)
-Britax Parkway highback booster
-Fisher Price Safe Voyage highback booster
I take the headrests out first or flip them around so that the "bumpy" side faces backwards.
and in case anyone's curious - I can fit three boosters across in the second row, or two boosters plus one harnessed seat (Graco CarGo). The fisher price boosters are narrower than the Britax boosters so buckling's easier.
#13 of 17 Re: Car seat fit in Highlander's 3rd row w/out headrests? [edcinca]
Jan 23, 2009 (7:14 pm)
Just curious how you got 3 across. I too have an 05 Highlander. One baby that is still rear facing in either a Roundabout or Marathon who sits behind me and a 4.5 year old in a booster behind the passenger. Would like the ease of an additional booster in the second row for carpooling but am not able to buckle them in. Do you have any space between the armrests to get your hands in there? I have even tried a narrower (17 inch vs 18 or 19) convertible seat for the baby and still struggle to get the kids buckled in the boosters. Is there a trick Im missing? The Fisher Price Safe Voyage is no longer being made. Any suggestions?!?!?!?
#14 of 17 Re: 3 child car seats [bwalton2]
Sep 28, 2009 (4:00 pm)
Thought I'd ask if "bwalton2" ever came up with a solution to the 3 carseat issue...I'm in the same situation where I need a vehicle that can hold 3 carseats and be able to get the kids in and out of them without removing the seats. Specifically, the seats are one forward-facing, one rear, and one infant with the base. I want a Highlander Hybrid, but with 2 carseats in the 2nd row I don't think I can get to a carseat in the 3rd. Anyone know if I can put on on the side and one in the middle (2nd row) so that I can fold one side to get to the 3rd row? Trying to avoid the minivan downfall...
#15 of 17 Re: 3 child car seats [mjnviking]
Oct 02, 2009 (1:00 pm)
I have read that the Highlander has a stow away function for the middle part of the 2nd row. In other words, you can remove the middle section, allowing access to the 3rd row in much the same was as an SUV with club seats. I don't know how much leg room there is so depending on the size of the adult trying to get back there this may be a decent feature.
#16 of 17 Re: 3 child car seats Solution!
Dec 04, 2009 (6:25 pm)
I found this site to be helpful when I was searching for an answer to my 3 car seats issue. We had purchased a 2007 Highlander (and we had two young children) and then a surprise third came along. Since we had recently purchased the Highlander we didn't have much choice but to make the car seats work. After much research and professional car seat installation, here is the only configuration that works (with a 2 year old, 4 year old and infant):
Two Sunshine Radian carseats on either side (forward facing), and one 2008 Peg Perego Primo Viaggio in the middle (obviously, rear facing).
The Sunshine Radian car seats are one of the smallest on the market and are supposed to be able to fit three across. We will have to buy a third when it is time to move out of the infant seat.
We also use a double stroller and found the only one we could get to fit in our trunk was the Peg Perego Aria Twin. There is very little space for groceries, etc. However, we do have a Thule box that we use for traveling, etc.
It is a tight squeeze in the car and a pain to get in and out but we are making it work. (Much cheaper than a new car, anyway!)
Hope this is helpful!
#17 of 17 Painful leather driver's seat
Mar 25, 2010 (6:29 pm)
Love my 2006 HH but after just three weeks ownership the leather seats HURT. Coming from an old CRV the HH LTD was luxery. But now the backs of my thighs ache and it feels as if the side of my right thigh is bruised (high on the rt side). I'm not large (6 feet, 35 waist) but my bottom rides on the bolsters. The bolsters become wider and the seat more narrow towards the back. I bought a pad but it's not the same ride experience which I loved. I don't like driving the car anymore.
Are there softer leather seats available? Suggestions?!