Hi all, we're in the hideous process of car shopping for something to transport our soon-to-arrive twins and 3.5yo. We're loving the BMW 2 series grand tourer but it's looking like a struggle to get 3 isofix in the back, S Max is looking surprisingly like a good option, and the audi A6 is also an option. I'm very much of the mindset that we find the car seats to fit the car we want rather than vice versa but my husband reckons there's just not that many car seats (slim or otherwise) out there! Please help me before I go totally mental!! All advice greatly appreciated...
The BMW I don't think would actually take 3 if two were in isofix seats. We tested it at the weekend and although we managed to get 3 across on belted installation the isofix points were slightly further towards the middle - quite a common problem we found!
Cars we got 3 in across the middle - VW touran, VW Sharan, Audi Q7, S-max, kia sportage, Renault grand scenic, Citroen grand c4 picasso, Toyota Verso...it's a lot of dull cars! We have friends with 3 across in the Merc GL and the Land rover discovery, the Discovery Sport might do too (we ruled this out without testing because we need 7 seats and with all 7 up the boot was way too small for the double buggy!)
Cars that didn't do it: Mitsubishi outlander, mitsubishi shogun, Merc C Class, Merc E Class, Fiat 500L MPW