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Acura MDX, Car Safety, SUV
#20 of 46 Re: Acura MDX & car seats [soccerandlost]
Jul 02, 2009 (6:26 pm)
Anybody who pays somebody else to install their car seats has too much money. I think a lot of local fire departments, hospitals will do car seat checks for free.
I will agree normally the center position is safer in general but in the 2007-2009 MDX I would disagree. The center does not allow for a car seat or base to be placed flat and secure, it always has a lot of give in terms of rocking motions. I applaud Acura for having 3 LATCH sets, but that middle one is useless to me. I can get the seats wedged in pretty good on the outboard seats where they don't budge a millimeter but not so in the center.
I currently have a Chicco infant seat and a Britax Boulevard that fit fine. The Boulevard causes the front seat to have to be a little closer, but not terrible. If we have the need for three car seats, I will probably use the tailgate for 3rd row access as removing and installing car seats repeatedly would be painful, even with the LATCH system. That, and we'll probably trade my wife's Camry in for an Odyssey!
The design of the 3rd row access is poor but not a deal-breaker personally. In 12 months of ownership of my 2008, I have driven with passengers in the 3rd row (6 total adults) exactly once for a lunch trip.
#21 of 46 Center position fro a car seat in teh MDX
Feb 13, 2010 (7:02 pm)
I am looking at the 2010 MDX (tech+ent) and wanted to know if teh cente position for a forward facing is a secure position. I alos feel that the center position is safer, but teh seat does need to be secure. Any recent innformation on putting a car seat in teh center seat position. I was only able to find one latch for the center position, even the salesman could not find teh second latch. Based on these posts it seems that the center positio does have the necessary latches. ???
Aslo has anyone here ever purchase any kind of seat cover to help potect the leather during these "messy" years. Looking to have something to protect against my sons dirty shoes as he climbs in and out during these messy winter months in New England.
#23 of 46 3 carseats- Is the MDX family friendly?
Feb 18, 2010 (11:43 am)
I have 3 kids and all are still in carseats. My new car must have 3 rows of seating. How family friendly is the MDX? I want to get rid of my minivan, but I still need room for 3 carseats.
Is the MDX a good car for a young family with 3 kids? Also plan to look at Audi Q7, Mercedes GL, and Lexus GX. I don't want something too large, which is why the MDX is appealing.
Anyone have experience with 3 carseats in an MDX?
#24 of 46 Re: 3 carseats- Is the MDX family friendly? [familycar5]
Feb 19, 2010 (10:25 am)
Well, i agree with you on getting rid of the minivan , we have 2 car seats in the second row and i dont think a third would fit in the middle. The third row IMO would only be for a booster or youngin' with out a booster.
#25 of 46 Best Car Seat for 2009 MDX?
Feb 21, 2010 (4:19 pm)
We are ready to transfer our 10.5 month old son out of the Graco Sungride and into a convertible car seat. We bought a Maxi Cosi Priori and brought it to a police station this weekend - we liked the seat because it seemed small and possibly easier to travel with - but the police officers did not like the way it fit on either the center or side seat in the second row. They recommended Britax or Graco models as better options - does anyone have any recommendations?
#26 of 46 Re: Best Car Seat for 2009 MDX? [jsperelman1]
Feb 22, 2010 (6:21 am)
Can't go wrong w/ the Britax, we bought one for our first and now our second is cruising in it. Fits fine in the outboard positions of the 2nd row, haven't tried latching it in the middle.