View Full Version : PLEASE HELP--combi tyro measurements
04-07-2005, 10:06 AM
Hello out there! Does anyone have a Combi Tyro and would be willing to do a measurement to help us out. We are very interested in this seat, but from what we can find out -- it is a bit on the big side. The concern is it will not fit in our backseat. There is not a store close where we can go and check it out physically.
So, here is the question specifically...
We were given by the Combi folks the measurements (with base):
28 in length X 18.25 in width X 24.25 height.
How much of the carseat base actually rests on the seat of the car? It can't possibly need 28 inches of seat to rest on, or does it?
Are these the measurements of the bottom of the base?
The backseat of our car is 18 inches deep.
Any help you could give would be most appreciated. Thanks so much.
04-07-2005, 03:28 PM
I have the Tyro installed in my Honda Odyssey. It is a big seat and does have a very large base. The base itself isn't 28 inches from my measurements, closer to 24 inches, but the seat itself is bigger than the base. We have the captain's chair pushed all the way back and the passenger seat in front of the Tyro needed to be moved up in order for it to fit. It may fit in your backseat if you can install it in the middle position though. The best measurement I could get of depth of the captain's chair in our van is about 20 inches. The Marathon rf fits better in the other captain's chair than the Tyro does so that may give you a little bit of info for comparison.
Mommy to Caroline Nov 03 and Chelsea due April 05
04-07-2005, 08:55 PM
I can go measure it for you tomorrow, but we have ours installed (and it was inspected) in the center position of our 2002 Ford Explorer with no problems. My husband is 6' and both seats can move far back enough to accomodate him.
I will say that my main gripe about this seat is that it has a big design flaw IMO- the incline knobs are right in the way of where the seatbelt goes, making it difficult to adjust. Also the green "level" indicator is so small that it's very hard to make it "in the green" level. But, now that it is installed I am very happy with it- our car doesn't have LATCH so I'm not sure how that install would be (although it seems the new CR testing says the tyro should not be installed using LATCH?). It was hard for the installer to get it done though, he was sweating!! If I had the time I'd get the newer combi infant seat,they seem to have fixed the knob issue, but it's coming out later this month I believe and I'm due in less than 2 weeks, so I don't have that kind of time :) .
04-08-2005, 10:29 AM
Thank you for the help. Looks like it's going to be large. Our car is a smaller "sport wagon" with non-movable backseat and our tallness would prevent moving front seats up too much. We'll keep looking. Your responses sure saved us much time and cost and return shipping hassles. (:
04-08-2005, 01:22 PM
In case you don't find anything better -- FWIW, we have a Tyro installed in the center back of a Mercury Tracer (which is probably a bit smaller than your car!), and the front seats didn't even have to be moved up (we're both 5'10"). And we still have room so that it's not to get in an out.
Now, moving up to a rear-facing convertible in a couple months -- that, I fear!!
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