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An Extra-Large Rear-Facing Convertible Car Seat Fits, But Rear-Hinged Doors Not Ideal - 2014 BMW i3

Edmunds.comEdmunds.com Posts: 10,110
edited May 2015 in BMW
imageAn Extra-Large Rear-Facing Convertible Car Seat Fits, But Rear-Hinged Doors Not Ideal - 2014 BMW i3 Long-Term Road Test

Although a compact rear-facing convertible car seat fits well in our 2014 BMW i3's backseat, an extra-large convertible car seat is a real squeeze in this EV.

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Comments

  • throwbackthrowback Posts: 445
    I think BMW clearly has no intention for this car to be used for carrying car seats. Rear hinged doors and rear facing car seats are always a bad combination.
  • agentorangeagentorange Posts: 893
    I think the huge bolsters on that oversize child seat are a bigger threat to your child's safety than anything else I have seen. If (God forbid) somebody wanted to bring their child in my car, that seat would be their instant ticket for a bus ride. You don't put stuff in my car that blocks my view.
  • diigiidiigii Posts: 156
    There is nothing compact about that car seat. :)
  • ericheseriches Posts: 80

    I think the huge bolsters on that oversize child seat are a bigger threat to your child's safety than anything else I have seen. If (God forbid) somebody wanted to bring their child in my car, that seat would be their instant ticket for a bus ride. You don't put stuff in my car that blocks my view.

    Eh, that's OK, I prefer to do my own driving anyway. I'll just meet you at the restaurant.
  • ericheseriches Posts: 80
    throwback said:

    I think BMW clearly has no intention for this car to be used for carrying car seats. Rear hinged doors and rear facing car seats are always a bad combination.

    Perhaps not, but it's such a good setup for LATCH installs in this car. I complained about the suicide doors, yes, but installation of both of my car seats was super quick. So in spite of the inconvenience, I'll probably sign this car out several more times during our test.
  • fordson1fordson1 Posts: 1,512
    OMG that thing is almost as big as the regular adult seat it's attached to.
  • stillageekstillageek Posts: 114
    When she's old enough for a front facing car seat it's a breeze. My 4 year old climbs into the seat just fine and, with the seats in the I3 much higher than the average sedan, buckling her in is a breeze.
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