Successful Three Across thread



CPST Instructor
Make/Model/Year: Subaru Legacy (not sure of year but pre lower anchor)
Install method: outboard seats are lap/shoulder w/locking clip (due to lateral lift) & lapbelt in the middle. All 3 positions required the belt stalk to be twisted 3 full twists due to long belt stalks
Configuration of seats: all Rear-facing (RF)
Seats used: 3 Evenflo Embrace infant seat w/bases
Checked by a Tech: Yes

This was a TIGHT fit and honestly I was shocked that it worked. Parents are due in July with triplets but have already said they are getting a minivan in a few weeks.


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Just achieved it! Chrysler T&C 2001 model - I got the follow seats across the back bench seat:

OP - RA f/f
Middle - Graco Cargo
OD - RA r/f

Not checked by tech.
All installed using seatbelts instead of LATCH.

Now dreaming of buying a couple of Radians to make the fit even better...


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No pictures yet but today I got.

2 FF Radians outboard
safeseat with base center

all with seatbelt, all independant installs (I was able to take base out with Radians still tight)
Tricks: recline the FF Radians, install safeseat base first
What was the vehicle? (sorry if I missed it in a previous post)


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2004 Saturn VUE

RF Cosco Scenera (seatbelt)
FF Marathon (LATCH)
RF Cosco Scenera (seatbelt)

I tried to turn the Marathon RF, but it caused the Sceneras to touch the doors more than I liked.


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2000 Chevy Cavalier
All seatbelt installs
All independently snug

RF Britax MA
Harnessed CarGo
HB TurboBooster- had to do the pull out, buckle, slide in, tighten trick.

MA installed with help of tech, CarGo done in front of tech.

(Weird angle... it is not that reclined)

ETA: I resized and flipped the picture... I don't know why it is looking like this. Hopefully it isn't for everyone else.
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2007 Pontiac G6

FF Radian/RF Radian/Nautilus
RF Radian/FF Radian/HB Turbobooster
RF Radian/FF Radian/Ambassador
RF Radian/HB Turbobooster/FF Radian
RF Radian/Ambassador/FF Radian
HB Turbobooster/ RF Radian/ HBTurbobooster

Checked by me.


I tried it after reading this thread at the right start store to try out the radian.

accord 2002
FF MA (seatbelt), Radian 80, FF MA (seatbelt). i didn't try to buckle the radian in yet b/c the salesperson was waiting patiently for me. i'm gg to try to see if i can fit a snugride in one of the place of the MA. has anyone tried that?


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in a volkwagan golf

britax trio high back booster with harness
britax horizon backless booster in the middle
britax hi-liner same as your parkway.

a very tight fit and hard to buckle the boosters in, but it worked.

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2006 Honda Civic

RF Graco Snugride
FF Cosco Scenera
FF Sunshine Kids Radian
(all installed with seatbelts)

RF Graco Snugride
FF Britax Boulevard
FF Sunshine Kids Radian
(all installed with seatbelts)


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2002 Honda Odyssey, 3rd row, all seatbelts:

FF Radian, FF Roundabout, FPSV booster

I put the booster driver's side outboard to minimize the chance of unbuckling the center seat, but ideal would be the booster center.


2006 Scion xB - 3 seats across

I just wanted to post this information so it was out there. I know some other threads speculate that it might be possible to fit three car seats across the back of a 2006 Scion xB. It is indeed possible. We have done it, using 2 Sunshine Kids Radian 65s (outboard LATCH), and one Fisher-Price Safe Voyage Booster (middle shoulder belt). When one Radian is rear-facing, it pushes the front passenger seat up quite snuggly, because it is such a tall seat. But it is possible.

Don't have to upgrade to some bigger car just yet.


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Re: 2006 Scion xB - 3 seats across

Good to know, thanks for posting. I'm going to move your post to our "Successful 3 across" thread, where it will no doubt be helpful for other xB owners. :thumbsup: I :love: our '08 xB (technically DH's car but he shares it when he works at home) and prefer to drive it instead of my van around town to save on gas.


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Re: 2006 Scion xB - 3 seats across

1996 Grand Caravan

Third row bench

These were very tight together, but individually tight. I installed two, then took the first one out, got all three, then took the center one out, and then redid it all :) I am a Tech.

I have also had Cosco High Rise Backless/FF Radian/ Cosco High Rise

Difficult to buckle the boosters, but doable :)


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2008 CRV, same model as 2007 CRV

Snugride without base | FF Safety First Uptown | FF Cosco seat to 40lbs (My friend didn't know the name of it). All with seatbelt installs. Not checked by a tech, but I checked all seats independently. The snugride base fits, but you can't snap the infant seat in, maybe a narrower infant seat would work.

I can get FF Safety First Uptown center | FF Como driver outboard. The snugride base can fit in the passenger outboard but you can't snap the infant seat in it. I would try a narrower infant seat and this might work.

I'm going to test a Radian center one of these days at the Right Start. If it works with seatbelt in center position, I think many other seats could fit either side.

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