Question Camry vs. Legacy - FF seats in Camry?

wagonlover

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We're thinking about a new car for DH, and deciding between a Toyota Camry and a Subaru Legacy. Lots of family members have Camry's and love them, but I had read that it can be difficult to install FF seats because the vehicle headrests are fixed and can push the child car seat forward. I am worried about tall FF seats and high-back boosters. I was just wondering if anyone has any experience? I love some of the features of the Legacy, but the Camry would be cheaper for us. The issue with installing FF seats is my only reason not to buy the Camry.
 
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urwnl

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We're thinking about a new car for DH, and deciding between a Toyota Camry and a Subaru Legacy. Lots of family members have Camry's and love them, but I had read that it can be difficult to install FF seats because the vehicle headrests are fixed and can push the child car seat forward. I am worried about tall FF seats and high-back boosters. I was just wondering if anyone has any experience? I love some of the features of the Legacy, but the Camry would be cheaper for us. The issue with installing FF seats is my only reason not to buy the Camry.
We looked at both cars in way back in 2009. We went to the dealers with all three car seats (we needed to get 3 across) and tried installing them before even bothering with test drives. With those models (I know the legacy is recently updated, not sure about the camry), the legacy was much better for 3 across because it didn't have big side bolsters like the camry did. I don't remember about the headrests as the bolsters ruled out 3 across. My point is that I wouldn't be shy about taking whatever car seats you want to try out in the car and testing it out. FWIW, we went with the legacy and we really like it. Our model gets great gas mileage for an AWD, and even in balmy Texas, AWD is nice to have because of the rain.
 

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