New vehicle recommendations

Rachelndil

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My husband is starting new vehicle research.

We have 5 year old girl booster rider (Evenflo Spectrum in his car, also have Kiddy Cruiser 3 in my Honda Pilot) and 3y 9m Girl RF in Grace E2F. Planned to RF until 5ish (although with the new research, I'm wondering if that's the best decision). Both girls are top of growth charts height-wise and 75% weight.

He is considering the following (likely new)
Ford F-150
Chevy Colorado
Toyota RAV4 hybrid
Toyota Highlander hybrid
Mazda CX-5
Mazda CX-9
Honda Ridgeline
Honda CR-V

I understand the Rav4 has been difficult for car seats, but unsure if this is still the case. Chevy Colorado safety ratings don't look great.

Any recommendations?

Thanks!
 

aeormsby

New member
The only one of those that I've done any research on recently was the Mazda CX-9. It had surprisingly bad safety reviews so we took it off our list. It surprised me because we have a Mazda3 and they have great safety reviews.

I was looking at the IIHS safety ratings. Looks like the new 2017 CX-9 have good reviews, much different than even two years ago (I guess we were looking at used and it was a year ago so the 2017 weren't out yet).
 

Rachelndil

New member
The only one of those that I've done any research on recently was the Mazda CX-9. It had surprisingly bad safety reviews so we took it off our list. It surprised me because we have a Mazda3 and they have great safety reviews.

I was looking at the IIHS safety ratings. Looks like the new 2017 CX-9 have good reviews, much different than even two years ago (I guess we were looking at used and it was a year ago so the 2017 weren't out yet).
He looked at one several years ago, and we did the same. He puts a lot of miles on his vehicles for work, so it's time to start again.

Thanks
 

kookaburra

New member
I don't think the overlapping seat belts have been changed in the Rav4. We had one of the older models, and it was a great vehicle if you thought of it as a 4 passenger one rather than a 5 passenger one. There were no problems with just two kids, but you can't do three across.
 

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