Last post on Dec 20, 2007 at 5:29 AM
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Mazda CX-9, SUV
#6 of 15 Re: Car Seats and the CX7 or CX9 [achrist]
Aug 29, 2007 (1:00 pm)
I test-drove a CX-9 with my toddler twins back there. Not a problem to install the car seats, but bear in mind there is no latch or tether anchors in 3rd row:-(
In 2nd row I'll have yet another car seat for our upcoming kid (due on November
#7 of 15 Re: Car Seats and the CX7 or CX9 [achrist]
Oct 02, 2007 (8:19 am)
Had no problems installing a Graco snugride and a toddler booster in the 2nd row. However, the Snugride DOES seem "off" (though it feels tight and secure, and I haven't really tried to adjust it), so I will try center to see if that helps. Having my toddler RIGHT beside our 5 month old though...hmmm.
#8 of 15 Re: Car Seats and the CX7 or CX9 [kbedwards]
Oct 02, 2007 (10:22 am)
I was very excited about the prospect of owning and driving a CX-9 but reality hit me hard even before test driving. I have two children and a third on the way in March 2008. The realization was that I would not have enough cargo room for a double stroller, a single stroller and at least one bag. With the 3rd row bench up I could not fit my double stroller which is 35" in height. My single is 40" in length. Dropping the far right seat in the 3rd row and sliding the double stroller would cause serious injury to the third row passenger in the event of an accident. Needless to say I am researching MiniVans now.
#9 of 15 Re: Car Seats and the CX7 or CX9 [albluirod]
Oct 03, 2007 (10:15 am)
I agree. 3 small/young kids/babies or more imo requires a minivan, if only for the sliding door action and ease of inserting and extracting car seats.
While the CX9 handles the third row better than anything else I have seen, I would not want to use that everyday for a carseat. Depending on ages of your kids I guess. With a toddler booster in back and two infant carseats in the second row, that would be fine (esp. since my toddler can get out of her booster by herself now).
But yeah, if I had three young kids all in carseats, I would def. pass up any CUV and go for the Odyssey.
#10 of 15 Car seat in second row in CX9
Dec 18, 2007 (12:03 pm)
We have a rather big 1 year old.. Does anyone know if the a car seat can go in the middle seat of second row seat in the CX9? Also when there is a car seat in middle is it diffcult to access the third row?
#11 of 15 Re: Car seat in second row in CX9 [myvanny]
Dec 20, 2007 (5:29 am)
I don't have a CX-9 but it does have a 60/40 splic second row. That means you could put a car seat in the middle of the second row and still be able to easily access the 3rd row from the "40" side of the split row.
That being said, we have a 4 year old and a 22 month old, who is also rather large, and found that the car seats we are using for them are a bit wide in the base. When we put the two of them next to each other they almost blocked the "40" side from folding up in our '06 Explorer. So if you have a seat with a wide base in the middle of the row then it could hang over the split and make it difficult to fold the seat for access to the 3rd row. That goes for pretty much any vehicle except a minivan so choose your car seat wisely if you plan to put it in the middle of the 2nd row of any SUV/CUV.