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Old 01-18-2019, 11:53 AM #16
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Iíve got the tallest post in here beat by 5 inches (Iím 6í7Ē) and I can sit in front of my daughterís rear facing seat just fine. I honestly donít understand how others could possibly be uncomfortable in the slightest.
You must be all torso. My knees are literally touching the dash to clear my infant rear-facing seat behind me (6'2"). Maybe my carseat is bigger than average?

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All car seats are different. Forward facing you’ll be fine. Rear you need to check before u buy or you may have to buy a different seat. I have a clek foonf. Leg room is not an issue (5’11”) but it barely fits rear facing because it is so tall it almost touches ceiling. How upright you like your seat affects as much or more than fore/aft for legroom as well. I like mine all the way upright so it gives me more room to move back for leg room
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Well, as the short guy in this line up at 5'9" I can't add much other than we just traded our 18 Tacoma for a 19 4Runner for for this exact reason. 2 grandkids and two dogs. One dog is 33" at the withers and 115lbs dry weight. The 2019 TRD Pro fit the bill perfectly for everything. Kids love more room. We love more room, and the dogs appreciate not being left at home and the back window.
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4 year old, wife, and grunt sized lab. My wife likes to pack like we are bugging out. It can get a little sketchy, but it all fits.

My 4 yr old can easily maneuver into the car seat with my driver's seat in a comfortable position.
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I’ve got the tallest post in here beat by 5 inches (I’m 6’7”) and I can sit in front of my daughter’s rear facing seat just fine. I honestly don’t understand how others could possibly be uncomfortable in the slightest.
I don’t know how that is possible. Maybe you just have short legs because I’m 6’4 and I need the driver seat all the way back... and with the seat back, no rear facing seat I ever put back there would ft. So, it would have to go on the passenger side and the front passenger seat would have to move forward which was annoying because it obstructed some of my view as a driver.

The forward facing seats are fine of course.

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You must be all torso. My knees are literally touching the dash to clear my infant rear-facing seat behind me (6'2"). Maybe my carseat is bigger than average?

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Ditto. I had the same experience in a 2018 Yukon as well... so not just a problem with 4Runners.
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Ditto. I had the same experience in a 2018 Yukon as well... so not just a problem with 4Runners.
Minivans are perfect for this. My wife's 2013 Sonata (120k miles) is being replaced with a Sienna when it dies.
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I donít know how that is possible. Maybe you just have short legs because Iím 6í4 and I need the driver seat all the way back... and with the seat back, no rear facing seat I ever put back there would ft. So, it would have to go on the passenger side and the front passenger seat would have to move forward which was annoying because it obstructed some of my view as a driver.

The forward facing seats are fine of course.
Wish I could figure out how to upload a picture easier (how is that so hard in 2019?) but I just went and sat in mine. Probably 4+ inches from my knees to the dash. My rear facing seat must be small or something.
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I'm 6' and I have a Recaro car seat (they are huge). My 4yr old has plenty of leg room.
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2019 TRD Pro - car seats a nightmare!

We currently have the Nuna Pipa Lite infant seat behind the passenger seat and itís doable but you sacrifice leg room up front. We are now looking for a convertible car seat and wanted to make sure it works behind the driverís seat bc weíre planning baby #2 and know the infant seat doesnít fit there. I tried 3 yesterday, the Clek Foonf, Britax Advocate, and the Nuna Rava. Only the Rava fit without having to move up the seat and the anti-rebound bar was about 2 inches away from the seat making it too dangerous to use. Right now weíre struggling to find a seat that will work. Iím seeing these posts from ppl with seats behind the driver and Iím curious which seats you fit there rear facing?
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We currently have the Nuna Pipa Lite infant seat behind the passenger seat and itís doable but you sacrifice leg room up front. We are now looking for a convertible car seat and wanted to make sure it works behind the driverís seat bc weíre planning baby #2 and know the infant seat doesnít fit there. I tried 3 yesterday, the Clek Foonf, Britax Advocate, and the Nuna Rava. Only the Rava fit without having to move up the seat and the anti-rebound bar was about 2 inches away from the seat making it too dangerous to use. Right now weíre struggling to find a seat that will work. Iím seeing these posts from ppl with seats behind the driver and Iím curious which seats you fit there rear facing?
Diono Radian Rxt with this angle adjuster. Iím 5í10Ē but easily fit it rear facing behind the driver seat with this as it adjusts the angle but also lifts the top of the seat above the seat back of the front seats. Super secure with the 4runnerís latch system. Iíve used it in our outback before the 4runner (with my 7 year old daughter) then for 2 years with the 4runner until we flipped my son around to be forward facing.

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Best thing with the Dionoís is how much room they leave forward facing and they work from 5-100lbs (Rear facing, convertible, booster).

Here is a pic I snapped today for another thread. We put the two next to each other (now that my kids are 4 and 7). We used to have the forward facing in the middle and rear facing on the end. I like the two here so an adult can more easily sit in the back seat (insert grandparent).

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Hi there, so

How to choose a baby car seat:
Rule number one - give preference to models that have passed a crash test and have the necessary certificate.
Pay attention to car seats with ECE R 44/04 certificate, which is a confirmation of the European safety standard.
The car seat must be equipped with side protection - a special design that protects the child during a side impact. The larger the sidewall and headrest area, the better.
The car seat casing must be made of high quality materials: energy-absorbing plastic or aluminum frame and power frame. If the case is plastic, it must have damping capabilities due to air chambers and stiffeners.

Pay special attention to the certification of car seats by age and weight categories and follow the manufacturer's instructions for installing the device in the car. You can read more here - Best Car Seat Protectors Review (Oct. 2019) | Top-Mom.com

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6'4 with a read facing car seat behind me and two greyhounds in the hatch. You'll be fine.
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Well, as the short guy in this line up at 5'9" I can't add much other than we just traded our 18 Tacoma for a 19 4Runner for for this exact reason. 2 grandkids and two dogs. One dog is 33" at the withers and 115lbs dry weight. The 2019 TRD Pro fit the bill perfectly for everything. Kids love more room. We love more room, and the dogs appreciate not being left at home and the back window.
I got you beat at 4'13" I have a lot of extra room in the back to bring along a mistress with my 2 kids and their big boy car seats. Wife wanted the third row but I had to have a ORP or a PRO.
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Iíve got the tallest post in here beat by 5 inches (Iím 6í7Ē) and I can sit in front of my daughterís rear facing seat just fine. I honestly donít understand how others could possibly be uncomfortable in the slightest.
You must just have a super slim rear-facing seat or it's not properly installed? I am 6' and my kid's rear-facing seat goes on the passenger side because otherwise I have to sit uncomfortably upright and/or close to the steering wheel. My wife is 5'9" and she's comfortable in the passenger seat with the car seat behind it, but like, barely. If she drives and I ride shotgun, my knees touch the glove-box. Our Graco car seats are pretty bulky I suppose but also pretty standard as far as car seats go...

Or maybe you just have a giant torso and short legs?
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You must just have a super slim rear-facing seat or it's not properly installed? I am 6' and my kid's rear-facing seat goes on the passenger side because otherwise I have to sit uncomfortably upright and/or close to the steering wheel. My wife is 5'9" and she's comfortable in the passenger seat with the car seat behind it, but like, barely. If she drives and I ride shotgun, my knees touch the glove-box. Our Graco car seats are pretty bulky I suppose but also pretty standard as far as car seats go...

Or maybe you just have a giant torso and short legs?
We also have Graco seats. They are also located on the passenger side in both of our vehicles. But even if I ride shotgun, there is still plenty of space (we now have moved to front facing so not really an issue anyway).

I actually took a picture when I first posted that message to show how much room I still had in front of my knees. Probably at least 3-4 inches in the picture. But I can't figure out how to post pictures to this site and frankly don't care to learn at the moment.

I do have a longer torso but still wear a 36-38" inseam depending on the style of pants so it's not like my legs are short. I continue to be boggled by the struggle of "tall" people to fit in this vehicle. I guess I'm happy that I fit just fine.
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