Making kids safer, one question at a time.  Welcome to the Car-Seat.Org community!   Motor Vehicle Crashes are the #1 cause of fatal injury for children and adults, age groups 1 to 34.   Selecting a safe car, minivan or SUV, plus correctly using child restraints and seatbelts may be the most important things you can do to protect your family.   Need help installing an infant, convertible or booster seat?   Looking for carseat reviews or compatibility advice? Need help buying the best and safest car seats for your baby, toddler or older kid?   No question is a bad one, so please click here to ask our experts a question and then join our friendly community of moms, dads, caregivers and advocates in the USA and Canada.   Thank you for visiting; buckle-up and drive safely!


Sponsored Ads

+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. #1

    Question Armrest in 2009 Prius - center install?

    Hi all -

    I am expecting my first in a few weeks and was planning to install my keyfit 30 in the center seat of my 2009 Prius. The certified installer at the shop said the fold-down armrest in the center position may make a center carseat install unsafe, and the owner's manual doesn't say one way or another.

    What's your take on this? Does the center armrest cancel out the safety advantages of the center install? Am I better off installing passenger/driver side?

  2. # ADS
    Sponsored Ads

  3. #2
    Admin - CPST Instructor wendytthomas's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006

    Re: Armrest in 2009 Prius - center install?

    Hi there.

    Those cars that DO have armrest restrictions (2011+ Jeep Grand Cherokee, 2010+ Chevy Equinox, and 2011+ GMC Terrains) have a mention on the armrest or in the manual. Toyota has no restrictions at all there for the armrest. Nor does Chicco.

    You should be able to do a very easy seatbelt installation there, since neither Chicco nor Toyota allow LATCH in that position.

    wendy, cpst-i mom to
    piper, 7/26/02, 62", 108#, seatbelt, driving her own car
    laine 9/16/09, 54", 96#, Nuna Aaces, Diono Solana 2
    in my husband's 2018 Toyota Land Cruiser, my 2017 Volvo XC90, and big sister's 2016 Honda Civic  785

Tags for this Thread



Posting Permissions

  • You may post new threads
  • You may post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts