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Hi everyone, I've been eyeing the Ascent for a while..only debate with the better half is this over a mini van..(yes, sigh) Would pehaps go for a Limited with upgrades or a Touring.. Could anyone share pictures of their 7seater Ascent with 2-3 child carseats on ? I'd like to see and hear from you how it's worked out .. comfort and access to row 3, etc

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I test drove a 7 seater with two boosters in the back, one backless booster for my 6 yr old and one full back booster for my 4 yr old. It worked fine, both kids could climb back their by simply going between the captains chairs and buckle themselves in. I ordered a 7 seater premium knowing that it would work. I plan to put a third infant carrier in one of the captains chairs come October whenever my third one is born. I didn’t take any photos but if your local dealer has a 7 seater in stock I’d take my car seats their and test them out, most are very accommodating with this.
 

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I have 2 kids car seats in the captains chairs. It works well, they have plenty of room. Loading takes longer now, cause they load in the car and go straight to the back (for fun). Maybe I can get a pic later.
 

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We have 2 forward facing car seats up front and 1 booster in the back. It is slightly annoying to get into the back as an adult, because the captains chairs won't fold with the car seats in them. But it doesn't seem to bother my 8 year old who is in the 3rd row.



When we get rid of 1 of the 2 captain chair car seats it will make it a lot easier.
 

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I have child carseats in both captain chairs of the 2nd row. One facing forward (3 year old), another facing backward (14 month old). In the 3rd row I have two boosters for my 8 year old and 5 year old.

No issues whatsoever with spacing. I'll try to grab some photos tonight or this weekend.

We do also have a Honda Odyssey minivan. It's definitely more "convenient and practical" comparatively speaking for my family of 6, but i still hate minivans.
 

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We had friends in town this past week.
The configuration that ended up working was:
Touring 7-passenger
Two rear-facing seats.
One in 2P, one in 3D
4 adults

The 1 yo kid sat in the back, and her mom would climb back there with her. She is pretty tall and seemed to do alright, but the longest rides were 45 minutes to/from the airport.

We tried both seats in the 2nd row captains chairs, but that required removing a seat to allow the two adults to get to the third row - tedious.

Two rear-facing seats completely block the 3rd row access, as you can't slide them forward enough or fold the seat backs forward to allow access from behind the seats, and there isn't room in front of them.
 

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Did you have your seat protector approved by Chicco? If so, which one do you have? We have a Chicco Keyfit 30 and will be transitioning our son to the NextFit Zip once we get back from our vacation and would love to have something to protect the new seats in the Ascent.
LOL - not even remotely legit.

I bought a 2015 OB new in 14 for Thing 1 and my main concern was long-term stress marks in the leather more than stains. I bought generic car floor mats at Target, flipped them over upside down, trimmed off the little nubs, and the Chicco Keyfit 30 base sits on top of it. My theory is that it won't compress in an accident, the LATCH anchors will keep the seat in place, and I cinch these seats down so tightly that in the unlikely event the mat slips out I am still ok. I hope to never find out.

As Thing 1 grew into a full seat, Thing 2 followed the same path, and Thing 3 arrived - I have used the same system.
 
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