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

Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2016

    Best minivan for 4 kids in carseats

    We are expecting baby #4 and debating upgrading our vehicle. Kids are 7, 4, and 2, so we will have 1 ff harnessed and 3 rf once the baby arrives. We will need this setup for about the next year or so then we will switch to 1 boostered, 1 ff, and 2 rf. What is the best for 4 carseats? Convenience and ease of getting everyone in and out multiple times a day is very important so wondering what the best option would be for us those things considered!

  2. # ADS
    Sponsored Ads
    Join Date
    April, 2001

  3. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2007

    Re: Best minivan for 4 kids in carseats

    Any minivan with a sliding rear door will be very convenient. The Dodge/Chrysler (not sure about the absolute newest one, that may not be out on the market yet) is narrower than the Toyota/Honda. However, they tend to be cheaper used. My mom has owned 2 or 3 over the years and I much prefer the Honda/Toyota whether new or used.

  4. #3
    CPS Technician featherhead's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Manitoba, Canada

    Re: Best minivan for 4 kids in carseats

    I would avoid Dodge. The third row is pretty terrible for just about everything. Honda or Toyota are both great options. I have an older Odyssey and it has really served us well.

    Heather ~ CRST ~ mom to...
    S ~ Harmony nbb, K ~ Parkway SG
    M ~ Radian XTSL, S ~ Fllo
    T ~ June 4, 2016 ~ Boulevard G4.1

  5. #4
    Senior Community Member Dillipop's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005

    Re: Best minivan for 4 kids in carseats

    The Sedona seems pretty car seat/ family friendly as well. Definitely worth a look.

    CCO 4/15

  6. #5
    CPS Fanatic
    Join Date
    Dec 2012

    Re: Best minivan for 4 kids in carseats

    What's your budget?

    If you're looking at 2011+, pretty much everyone loves the Odyssey. It has 6 tether anchors, so you can put forward facers wherever you want. That may be less urgent for you, given how long you rear face your kids (although you harness super long too).

    The Sienna has 3-4 tether anchors depending on which model year you get. The 2015+ Sedona is an 8 seater with 4 tether anchors, and the center seat is much more usable than the one in the Sienna.

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 03-11-2015, 10:40 AM
  2. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 05-07-2012, 02:40 PM
  3. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 10-10-2011, 10:40 AM
  4. Can I get this many carseats in a Minivan?
    By shannonv in forum Car and Vehicle Safety
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 03-16-2009, 08:19 PM
  5. carseats in a minivan
    By kleines in forum CAR SEATS - General Child Safety Seat Questions, Help and Advice
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 09-11-2007, 02:41 PM



Posting Permissions

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