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How does a Baby-seat fit in a 2010 Frontier SE-V6 Crew Cab?

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Hey guys,

I am looking to buy a 2010 SEV6 CC, and will be a first time dad in Feb. It is very important if i go with the frontier that a baby-seat fit in the back seats. Does anyone have a 2010 (or a frontier that is similar enough to compare dimensions) that has kids in a baby-seat? Does the CC have enough room to comfortably fit a baby seat and do all the tasks needed with said baby-seat? Not only does it fit, but is the Frontier baby-seat friendly? Any other input on baby seats and CC frontiers is welcomed as my learning curve will be huge, and just trying to get as much up top speed as possible.


thanks guys!
 

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I don't have a kid myself, but when I babysit for a friend, the baby seat goes in my Frontier and fits just fine, no issues. I always put it behind me on the driver's side and I'm 6'4", so the seat is pushed all the way back and reclined, still 0 issues with fitment.
 

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Thanks guys! That's exactly what i needed to know! I appreciate it!


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Fits just fine..we just had our baby saturday, and the frontier does just fine.
We folded the front pass seat down into the desk and push it all the way up, so the GF has plenty of room and a place to set stff on. She sits back there with him.
 

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I think its too damned tight for a car seat. When I mounted my daughters infant seat in my truck, I could only do so in the middle and there are not LATCH brackets for mounting in the middle. If you use 1 bracket from each side (like I did) then you are mounting it wrong. I was told this by 2 different certified child restraint installation specialists. Supposedly it is not safe. My daughter has since grown out of her infant seat but still has to be rear facing. So, I bought a new car seat. A damned expensive one too. I bought a Recaro car seat and it is rock solid but it is very tight in my truck. I couldn't make it fit right in my truck so I decided we would use the Recaro seat in my wifes car. I'm still searching for a seat that fits my truck well.
 

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I think its too damned tight for a car seat. When I mounted my daughters infant seat in my truck, I could only do so in the middle and there are not LATCH brackets for mounting in the middle. If you use 1 bracket from each side (like I did) then you are mounting it wrong. I was told this by 2 different certified child restraint installation specialists. Supposedly it is not safe. My daughter has since grown out of her infant seat but still has to be rear facing. So, I bought a new car seat. A damned expensive one too. I bought a Recaro car seat and it is rock solid but it is very tight in my truck. I couldn't make it fit right in my truck so I decided we would use the Recaro seat in my wifes car. I'm still searching for a seat that fits my truck well.
my crew cab has a latch bracket (for the tether strap) in the middle of the rear seat right behind the back rest and use the seat belt to secure the lower portion. if you secure the seat properly, the seat belt is just as safe as a lower anchor, when used along with the tether anchor. the center of the rear seat is the safest spot. the baby seat (forward facing) fits just fine. i will have to replace with a booster seat soon.

http://www.thecarseatlady.com/index2.php?option=com_content&do_pdf=1&id=34
 

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No experience with "baby" seat, but I did place my nephew in a "toddler" car seat in the rear driver side position. It fits, but there wasn't too much wiggle room. I normally drive with my seat all the way back (with some recline) and I had to scoot it forward a little to give the kid some leg room. Hey, i'm tall and have a gut! I've also had a coworker trade in his Fronty because of space issue with his kids and the carseats.

My .02 cents. I say buy the babyseat you and your lady want, then take it to the dealership and install it. See how you like it. Heck, borrow a kid and figure the mechanics of it. Although we have 4 doors, the back seat is by no means big. If this is your primary baby-hauler, you may want to reconsider. Long trips, grocery/store runs, and other kids have to be added into the equation. I LOVE MY TRUCK, but would not be happy in the long term as a baby-hauler (personally). I appreciate space where it is needed. I bought the Frontier for my personal needs and the crew cab was merely for extra in-cabin room and not people hauling. I actually feel bad for my passengers when I lug full size adults in the back. Remember, it is a fixed upright rear seat. Baby seats have angles. Good luck! Just wanted to give you some points to consider.
 

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I had a 2000, a 2002, and this 2008 Frontier Crew Cab. This generation is larger than the last. My kids were 2 1/2 and 5 1/2 when I bought the first one and they fit fine with their seats. They are now 12 and almost 15 and still fit fine. Truth be told they liked the rear seat in my 2005 Titan more but I let that go last year.
Don't take our word as your decision maker, go to a dealer with a seat and test it out as I did in 2000. We live in a society of over the top safety nuts. I will NEVER do anything to jeopordize my kids but you can't keep them in bubble wrap either. We can only do so much within reason.
Best of luck with the baby, they are amazing to watch grow up. I only wish we had a third one but she said no. I bought her two puppies instead, she wasn't a happy woman that day. lol
 

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I have two kids, 5 years old and 19 months old. When I first bought the truck, my little one was still in a rear facing car seat (the one that takes up the most room). We would put that seat behind the passenger side seat, and my 5 year old was in a booster seat behind me. My wife had plenty of room up front, as did I, and the car seats fit just fine. My wife is very petite though (5'6" 105 pounds) so that could be a factor. I know I wouldn't of had any room on the passenger side with that car seat though and I'm only 5'10" 220 pounds.

Once the car seat faces forward, then there is room for the passenger seat to adjust and recline so they are comfortable. Hope this helps....but as someone stated previously, just take the car seat you are going to use to a dealer with the wife/girlfriend and try it out. Congrats on the baby.
 

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I have three kids, and they fit fine in mine. They are 2, 5, and 8 with the 2 year old in a toddler seat and the other 2 in boosters. We have no issues with room, in fact, the kids like the rear seat in this truck much more than the one in my previous Silverado Ext. Cab. As mentioned, try it out, but a rear-facing infant seat in the center position should fit with no room issues. Good luck and congratulations!
 

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My kids fit in mine fine. (4 year old son and 2 year old princess) My 2005 and your new one have the same size cab. But take your car set to the dealer and try it for your self, thats the only way to know for sure.
 

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I have one of the rear facing baby seats that transfers to the stroller. it fits but I had to the move the passenger seat up a little bit more than my wife would have liked on our last trip. she is about 5'9". I'd say the passenger seat is about 4/5 slid forward.
 

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my 9 month old baby girl rides in a rear facing car seat behind the front passenger seat which is pushed up about halfway. the wife sits behind me in the back. now throw in a 95lb. chocolate lab and i get bad looks from the wife. needless to say but we use my 06 CC LE about 10% of the time for family trips.
 

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I purchased a Britax Roundabout today which is specifically designed for a back seat with limited space. It fits fine in the center or the side. Just make sure if you use it in the center you use the seat belt and NOT one LATCH anchor from each side. It's probably just as safe but I'm not gonna mount it that way and risk my daughters safety. Britax is kinda pricey at $199.00 (although $100.00 cheaper than the Recaro I bought for my wifes car) but once you compare the build quality and features of the cheaper seats you will appreciate the Britax.
 

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The only negative is that if both you and your wife are tall you will have to put the rear facing baby seat in the middle. Once you get into a front facing seat you are golden. I had a 3 month old and a 6 yr old when I got the truck. No problems.
 

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If you're wondering which car seat to buy I would go with Britax. I have one for my 05 cc and one for my wife 06 Sentra S and they fit great and are top of the line. They also will last till your kid is 5-6. We have them in the middle so it's a little squeeze for passengers in the back but it works fine.
 
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