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#1 thingsarelookingup

Posted 02 January 2013 - 11:12 AM

Hi, sorry if this is located elsewhere but I've been searching for what feels like forever and can't get any advice on fitting 3 seats in the middle row of my 2012 kluger.

Has anyone done it and if so, which seats do you have?

I have a 2.5yr old in a maxi rider and just about to move my 5month old out of the capsule (hired) and into a ff seat.  We will have at least one more child so want to get her a seat that will fit in long term.

thanks for your help

#2 IsolaBella

Posted 02 January 2013 - 11:17 AM

Later on you will probably have to ditch the maxi rider as it is a wide seat.

I like the sns compaq (new one ) as it sits high and I can get down to do up booster seatbelts. The Lifestyle is the same seat without the extras ( ie.no quick adjust of straps).

The Infa secure Kompressor is also a slim seat with narrow base.

Your bubs is safer RF. the seats mentioned above allow for RF for a long time.

6 m is legal FF minimum. 12 m is recommended minimum.

Edited by lsolaBella, 02 January 2013 - 11:18 AM.


#3 machine

Posted 02 January 2013 - 09:51 PM

We were looking at buying a Kluger and I can't imagine getting any three seats side by side in the second row.  I don't understand why a 'family' vehicle wouldn't have three equal seats in the middle row.  I have just bought a Safe N Sound Compaq which may be worth trying as it's quite narrow.

#4 thingsarelookingup

Posted 03 January 2013 - 03:21 AM

Thanks for your responses. Any success stories out there?

#5 Cherish

Posted 03 January 2013 - 05:23 AM

Don't RF yet.... It's not safe.
Sorry- no advice on the Kluger.

#6 ReadySetRace

Posted 03 January 2013 - 05:53 AM

I fit 3 seats across the Rav4 so you won't struggle with the Kluger which is bigger.

I have infa vario booster, a sNS unity capsule and a baby love FF seat.

#7 IsolaBella

Posted 03 January 2013 - 07:55 AM

Most cars are 40-20-40 split for the rear row.

There are only 2 cars which have equal middle row seats.... The Peugeot 308SW or the Citroen C4 Picasso. They have 3x45cm seats in middle row. So their split is 33.3-33.3-33.3.

Look at the three across successes in the sticky at the top of this forum. It is about the width of the seats and how they puzzle together.

As I said earlier you MaxiRider will have to go in the Future... It is a huge seat. If people can fit 3in a VW golf , the Kluger can fit 3.



#8 melaine

Posted 03 January 2013 - 08:04 AM

We have an older model kluger and can fit 3 forward facing seats across the middle row, or we can fit one rear facing with two ff either side.

You just need to right combo of seats. Seats next to each other need to be different styles - ie we have a hipid senator that has a wide low base, next to a seat that has a narrower base and the seat part sits higher than the seat of the senator so they puzzle together as IB said.

A friend has the 2012 model and its bigger than mine and she fits her 3 kids in car seats across the middle row

#9 Natttmumm

Posted 03 January 2013 - 08:11 AM

We have a 2012 klugar. We have just installed the hi liner booster for 5 year old, maxi rider for 3 year old and safe and sound capsule for new bub due in 6 weeks. We were told by the fitting specialist that the meridian ahr will fit once we take the capsule out. I would find a fitting specialist and call to ask.
I looks like it will fit. The current set has room where the capsule is.
We have capsule, then maxi rider then hi liner.





#10 ras500

Posted 03 January 2013 - 09:19 AM

I can tell you shortly, we recently got a 2012 Kluger, I have a 6.5yo in a hi-liner and 3.5yo in a Meridian and yesterday picked up my steelcraft capsule so will be playing around with positioning in the next week or so,
I have a few friends with 3 in the rav 4, biggest prob seems to be accessing the buckle for the booster seat belt

#11 thingsarelookingup

Posted 03 January 2013 - 02:21 PM

QUOTE (Natttmumm @ 03/01/2013, 09:11 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
We have a 2012 klugar. We have just installed the hi liner booster for 5 year old, maxi rider for 3 year old and safe and sound capsule for new bub due in 6 weeks. We were told by the fitting specialist that the meridian ahr will fit once we take the capsule out. I would find a fitting specialist and call to ask.
I looks like it will fit. The current set has room where the capsule is.
We have capsule, then maxi rider then hi liner.



Thank you Nattmumm!

QUOTE (melaine @ 03/01/2013, 09:04 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
We have an older model kluger and can fit 3 forward facing seats across the middle row, or we can fit one rear facing with two ff either side.

You just need to right combo of seats. Seats next to each other need to be different styles - ie we have a hipid senator that has a wide low base, next to a seat that has a narrower base and the seat part sits higher than the seat of the senator so they puzzle together as IB said.

A friend has the 2012 model and its bigger than mine and she fits her 3 kids in car seats across the middle row



Thanks melanie

QUOTE (ras500 @ 03/01/2013, 10:19 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I can tell you shortly, we recently got a 2012 Kluger, I have a 6.5yo in a hi-liner and 3.5yo in a Meridian and yesterday picked up my steelcraft capsule so will be playing around with positioning in the next week or so,
I have a few friends with 3 in the rav 4, biggest prob seems to be accessing the buckle for the booster seat belt


THanks ras500 - would be interested to hear how you go.

#12 ubermum

Posted 03 January 2013 - 02:30 PM

I am buying an Infa Secure style rider. It's one of the narrower seats available and my 6mo dd will be rear facing in it until she reaches the weight where she has to be turned. It's convertable so can go both ways when we ditch the capsule. Watch some youtube videos of forward facing infants and you won't be in any hurry to turn.

I picked my seat by looking at the CREP safety specifications and then checking the company website for seat specifications on width.

#13 GeminiSix

Posted 03 January 2013 - 02:32 PM

I have the 2008 Kluger which is the same body as the 2012.  

Behind the driver I have DD7 in an Infa Vario booster, DD4 in the middle seat in a Maxi Cosi Air, and DD 11 months behind the passenger RF in a Safe and Sound Platinum AHR.  I coulnd't imagine fitting 3 across if you had a Maxi Rider in there, the Infa and Maxi are both quite narrow seats and the 3 all just fit in.  

And I'm joining in on with PP's - rearfacing is safest until a minimum of 12 months.  Please do not turn your little one FF yet.

#14 azalia

Posted 07 January 2013 - 11:34 AM

Hi there,

I did a thread about this when I first got my 2011 Kluger last year.

Long story short you wont get 3 car seats comfortably into the Kluger. Its a PITA and I didnt find this out till we had already purchased the car.  I had a Rav4 before this and had all 3 in it perfectly with no problems. Moved them into the Kluger and tried every option available and couldnt get it to work.

For reference I was using two seats that are 35cm at the base and 44 at the widest top wings. These are narrow seats. I then also had the youngest in a SNS Merridan. The problem is only there when you have one child using a seat belt and not a 5 point harness. Mine fit (just!) when we were all in 5 point harnesses, but as soon as I moved the 6 year old to a seatbelt he could not buckle it up and nor could I. We tried to make it work for about 2 weeks before my knuckles couldnt cope anymore and we changed the seating.

I now have the middle seat removed in the 2nd row and two on either side of the second row and my DS1 who is 6 boostered in the 3rd row. Tbh this is a pita because I now have no boot with a pram in.

We bought this car to give us more room, but in fact I have less, when I food shop I now have to put groceries all under the kids feet, or take the pram out and leave it at home. I dont know how we will make it work when/if we have #4, aside from waiting till my DS2 is no longer at the height/weight/age for a booster and I will likely put two anchored into the 2nd row then 2 boostered into the back. I find it totally ridiculous that one of the top family vehicles cannot even accomodate a family of 3 kids 7 and under.  I would be purchasing a seat that is very narrow that can take you from 6 months to 8. I would also keep your little one RF till as late as possible. Our car seat allows to 2, but obviously this is illegal in AU.

#note the boostered in the 3rd row are not anchored because there are no anchor points to the 3rd row in the Kluger.

Edited by azalia, 07 January 2013 - 11:37 AM.





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