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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2008

    Default Mazda 5 and rear facing car seat?

    I was wondering if anyone owns a Mazda 5 or have seen one with a rear-facing infant car seat installed? Will it install both in the middle second row and third row seats?

    When installed in the middle second row, will it allow the driver and front passenger seat for ample leg room without having to be jammed right up against the front dash?


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Richmond, Virginia, USA.


    I think it should be fine, that car is no smaller than any average honda civic, which fits infant (and RF convertible) seats fine for all but the tallest of front seat passengers. Not sure about the third row, that is one tiny row.... ( has a very active tech reviewer who has copious Mazda5 posts and carseat installs described and pictured in the 'review' section, or try a search in the google box at the bottom of the page there for your car and they should pop right up... Defrost is the poster and she's unfailingly helpful about that car! ) But I think you really should be able to fit anything in that middle row just fine
    Child Passenger Safety Technician (CPST)

    DS age 18--Driving--(booster till 11 and almost 5ft tall)
    DD1 age 16--Learner's Permit!(booster till 11 and almost 5 ft tall)
    DD2 age 9-Safety 1st Incognito

  3. #3
    Piglet is offline Emerald level (3000+ posts)
    Join Date
    Apr 2002


    My friends have a Mazda 5 and used to have a Snugride installed in the middle row (and they are tallish people). I don't know how well it would work in the back row. I used to have a Snugride in my Mazda Protege and it was fine as well.

    Mommy to:

    DS1 07/2001
    DS2 03/2005

    DD1 05/2007

    DD2 03/2014

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