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2014 Nissan Armada: Vehicle Seat Verify

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Editor’;s note: This Car Seat Check out is repurposed from our test of the 2013 Nissan Armada, but our final results apply to the 2014 model.

With its towering ride height and loads of cargo and passenger room, Nissan’;s biggest SUV is king of the street and very easily dealt with all of our child-safety seats. The 8-passenger Armada joins the listing of cars that can comfortably accommodate 3 vehicle seats in the 2nd row. Its roomy third row held 2 with space to spare for an added little passenger.

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How several vehicle seats match in the second row? 3

How several auto seats fit in the third row? 2, with space leftover

What We Like

  • We had no dilemma fitting 3 car seats across the second row 2 vehicle seats match well in the third row.
  • Our rear-facing automobile seats fit properly, and we didn’;t need to have to move the front-passenger seat forward to accommodate them.
  • There are 2 sets of lower Latch anchors in the 2nd row’;s outboard seats they are set shut to seat bight, making them a breeze to use.

What We Will not

  • Despite the fact that the 2nd-row’;s seat very easily tumbles forward for third-row accessibility, the step-in is uncomfortably substantial and then there’;s an further floor hump to stage more than once inside.
  • The 2 second-row tether anchors are on the floor behind the seatbacks, pushed far off to side below carpet flaps. They’;re awkward to entry, and with a forward-facing seat installed, you can’;t get to third row.
  • There’;s 1 third-row tether anchor on the cargo area’;s lip. When you connect, it cuts across cargo region, so you will not be able to fit bulky things back there with a child seat linked.
  • The 2nd row doesn’;t slide forward to share legroom with the third row, so the little ones back there may well be kicking the seatbacks.
  • The third-row’;s seat belt is floppy, and it can very easily fall into the seat bight and get caught.
  • The third-row seat sits on angle. The seatback position is also upright and the bottom cushion angles sharply, making for an unpleasant spot.
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Grading Scale

A: A lot of area for the car seat and the youngster does not affect driver or front-passenger legroom. Effortless to find and connect to Latch and tether anchors. No fit issues involving head restraint or seat contouring. Effortless accessibility to the third row.

B: Plenty of space. 1 match or connection problem. Some troubles accessing third row.

C: Marginal space. 2 fit or connection issues. Difficult to entry third row.

D: Inadequate room. 2 or much more match or connection concerns.

F: Does not match or is unsafe.

About Vehicles.com’;s Auto Seat Checks

Editors Jennifer Geiger and Jennifer Newman are licensed kid security seat set up technicians.

For the Auto Seat Verify, we use a Graco SnugRide 30 infant-safety seat, a Britax Roundabout convertible seat and Graco TurboBooster seat.  The front seats are adjusted for a 6-foot driver and a 5-foot-8 passenger. The 3 child seats are installed in the 2nd row. The booster seat sits behind the driver’;s seat, and the infant and convertible seats are set up behind the front passenger seat.

We also set up the forward-facing convertible in the second row’;s middle seat with the booster and infant seat in the outboard seats to see if 3 automobile seats will fit a kid sitting in the booster seat need to be in a position to attain the seat belt buckle. If there is a third row, we install the booster seat and a forward-facing convertible. To learn much more about how we perform our Auto Seat Checks, go right here. Parents should also remember that they can use the Latch method or a seat belt to set up a vehicle seat, and that Latch anchors have a fat restrict of 65 lbs, such as the excess weight of the child and the fat of the seat itself.

Vehicles.com pictures by Evan Sears

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