2018 Volkswagen Atlas 3-Across


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I am considering purchasing the Volkswagen Atlas and having 3-across and 2 seats/1-adult fit is a requirement for me.
See their advertising here (takes a couple seconds to load).
Then take a look at the seatbelt buckle layout here
In order to use the middle position with a car seat installed with seatbelt and also use the 2nd row drivers side for adult, booster, or car seat with seat belt, the base of the center car seat needs to be 13" or less. The only one I could find is the Clek models. I am not sure what is shown in the photo and if the marketing team who did that video had all those seats properly installed.
Any thoughts from the experts or people with this vehicle already?

I have a 6-year old in a Britax Frontier Clicktight still harnessed (plan to leave him that way until he reaches height or weight limit) and I have a 3 1/2 year old in a Britax Boulevard Clicktight (also have a Chicco Nextfit Zip for him, but that base is too wide). I will need to transition him to a harnessed booster when he reaches height limit of those two seats.


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This was an issue that I hadn't even considered, so thanks for bringing it up. I found one comment complaining of this issue, but just found this thread http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread.php?8724185-How-do-car-seats-fit that seems to suggest that they didn't have trouble. i am also considering an atlas purchase, with similar seats (boulevard is a g4 not CT) and an added parkway booster, and i definitely need to 3 across and am over weight for latch install on the frontier. let me know if you so a test install, i would love to see how it goes.

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