Question 3 Across in Honda CRV 2015



I'm hoping I'll get lucky and get some help on possible 3 across install tips in my 2015 Honda CRV. I so appreciate any help!

I need to fit 3 convertibles: 1 FF, 2 RF. I already have a Chicco Nextfit and an Evenflo Sureride. I need to purchase the 3rd.

My daughter currently rides RF in the center in the Nextfit. I have my nephews a few times a week and I have been fitting the Sureride FF and a Chicco Keyfit, but it's time to move baby into a convertible.

I understand the Diono Radian and Cleks might be my best bet for narrowness. But it's a big price tag to pay for a seat that only get used twice a week. If I did a clek, I think it'd install it RF in the center and it'd become my standard seat for my daughter, and then use the other two for nephews. If I do a Radian, I'm thinking I'd use it FF on the side, just because of the front to back space when RF. I plan to uninstall one of the seats on days I don't have my nephews, just to make it easier for me to get my daughter in and out of the center.

Does anyone know if I can fit the Nexfit in the middle with an Evenflo on both sides (one RF, one FF)? Is there another narrow, more cost effective seat I should consider?

Thoughts? Ideas? Thank you so much.


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Can you test out the SureRide RF next to the NextFit instead of FF? (I don't know the CRV, so that may be a non-starter, but since you already have those seats that's what I would try first.) If that fits, I'd put the baby in that and get a combination seat for the oldest child. We have an Evenflo Maestro and it is relatively narrow and fits three across in our compact car; the Harmony Defender was also recommended as a good narrow combination seat when I was looking and is even narrower than the Maestro, if I remember. Both are much cheaper than the Clek or Diono seats.


Thanks for this advice. I just tried and I CANNOT get the evenflo sureride to install safety rear facing in my car in any position. My husband tried as well. I don't know seems like perhaps the Sueride RF is incompatible with the CRV. So, I think I have to stick with using it FF. Thanks for the idea!

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Not surprised that the Sureride doesn't fit RF. I doubt that a Nextfit will work in a 3-across. I'd try a Milestone/Slimfit or a Contender. If you don't need this set-up to work forever, a Coccoro or a Scenera Next might work.

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Just thought I would update in case anyone else comes across this issue too. I purchased the clek fllo and managed to get 3 across:

Nextfit RF, Fllo RF, Sureride FF.

The tether on the Sureride was slightly askew, so the car seat technician that installed them texted a picture to some other techs and they said it was fine because it was less than 20 degrees off.

Success! Thanks for the advice.

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