2013 Toyota Land Cruiser: Car Seat Check

Posted on 26. Apr, 2012 by in Auto News

There is nothing small about the 2013 Toyota Land Cruiser. Of its size – it can store up to eight passengers – its starting price of $ 77,955, this is a ginormous three-row SUV. The Land Cruiser is equipped with two small figures attached to it: 13/18 mpg city / highway. With a 5.7-liter V-8 engine, the fuel-economy numbers are probably not too much. Of a shock, though

Here's another number: three. Three child safety seats fit onto the Land Cruiser second row, making it one of the few cars that can handle this feat.

For the Car Seat Check, we use a Graco SnugRide 30 rear-facing infant seat safety seat, a Britax Roundabout convertible child safety seat and Graco high-back seat turbocharger.

The front seats are adjusted to a comfortable position for a 6-foot driver and a 5-foot-8 passenger. The three child seats installed in the second row. The child seat installed sitting behind the driver's seat, and the infant seat and convertible seats behind the passenger seat. We install the car seat in the second row of the middle seat with the booster and convertible in the outboard seats to see if three car seats fit. If there's a third row, we install the booster seat and a forward-facing convertible.

Here's how the 2013 Land Cruiser is in Cars.com 's Car Seat Check:

Latch system: These three lines SUV has only two sets of the lower latch anchor in the second row of the outer seats. They sit under leather flap, lifted to reveal easy to use latch can anchor. A knock against the anchors she seemed to be placed too close together, forcing our installer of car seats to get around a lot to scoot to the anchor.

The second row has three tether anchors. The outer seats' tether anchors are midway down the seatback and the middle seat of the line anchor is almost at the end of the check. In the third row are two tether anchors in the cargo area of the ground is under the floor mat.

Booster seat: In the second row, the booster seat fit well, thanks to a long lower cushions. The belt buckles are on stable bases, making it a snap buckle for younger children independently. The booster seat also good in the third row (photo below), but there was not enough room on the three-seat and three car seats. The buckle is sinking a well in the seat when seat belts. My children, aged 5 and 9 find this frustrating in cars I test drive.

Convertible seat: Both of the forward and backward Convertible also fit in the second row, with no need to move the passenger seat to the front in order to provide more space. The forward Convertible well in the third row. We installed the car seat with a seat belt.

Infant-safety seat: To fit this rear-facing child seat in the second row, we had the front passenger seat forward an inch or move Sun The front passenger still had plenty of leg room.

Third row access: To get the third row, the second row rush forward to create a walkway.

How many car seats fit in the second row? Three

How many car seats in the third row? Two

Editor's note: For three car seats – infant-safety seat, convertible and booster seats – to fit in a car, our criterion is that a child sitting in the booster seat must reach the buckle. Parents should also remember that they can use the Latch system or a seat belt to install a car seat.