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Wednesday, October 17th 2018, 12:07pm

Fortuner suitable for 3 kids family ?

Dear Fortuner Community,
I write from Europe where this model doesn’t exist…
My family of 2 adults plus 3 kids (5 + 5 + 7 years old) will be in South Africa between mid-December and mid-January. We will be driving around Cape Town, Garden route and Great Karoo. As we are a family of 5, finding a car that can welcome us isn’t easy (except a big van) and we are considering a Fortuner for it’s 4x4 capability and inner space. Before confirming this model, I still need information about the 2nd row seats. Is it OK for 3 kids with child restraint? Some of you have already tried this configuration? We will take 3 restraint from Europe that are 43 cm large in order to avoid larger restraint hired from a car hire company.
Although the inner size of the 2nr row seems to be around 140cm (data found online) and thus would be enough for our 3x43 cm necessity, I would like to have some real-life users return before going further with the reservation.
Thanks a lot for your comment and response!
Alexandre Rochat

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Wednesday, October 17th 2018, 5:04pm

The Fortuner will be big enough for your family, 3 kids will be very comfortable in the 2nd row.
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Wednesday, October 17th 2018, 9:55pm

Agreed.

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Friday, October 19th 2018, 10:01am

I have three kids, twins of 7 and the older one is eight and yes three child seats do fit in the NEW 2016+ Fortuner. To get the middle seatbelt in place is just a bit of a mission as the chairs are close to each other but it works :) The older Fortuner only has a lap belt in the middle so make sure you get a later model.
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