Check Suitability With Your Car
When choosing a child seat it is advisable to check the suitability in your car before you purchase it. The best way to do this is to have it fitted in the car; preferably by someone who has experience of children’s safety in cars, and preferably with your child.
However, in the event that you cannot try before you buy here are some points that you may find useful. Please note that these are guidelines only and are not a guarantee that the car seat will fit into your car. The only way to know for certain is to have the seat fitted.
The space needed for rear facing seats can be considerable. Below are the measurements of each car seat and also the room required on the back seat at seat level (bottom) and higher up (top). See the pictures for where we measured this. The measurements here were taken in a BMW 3 Series Touring but they will vary a little from car to car. Measurements were taken in full recline where recline option was available.
Underfloor Storage Compartments
Child car seats with support legs should not be fitted into cars where there are underfloor storage boxes or compartments. All of our car seats, except for the Brio Zento, have a support leg and this must sit flush on the solid floor of the vehicle. Some cars, particularly people carriers, have underfloor storage compartments and the support leg must not be placed on top of such a compartment as it is likely that the leg will punch through the floor in an impact.
If your car has underfloor storage compartments (check your car manual if you are unsure) it may still be possible to use a seat with a support leg, but we would have to see the car before making a decision.
Vehicle lists are available on the respective product pages but please note that these lists offer no guarantee. Please visit our showroom where you can try before you buy and to receive full fitting advice. If you are unable to visit Securatot, it may be possible for us to try the seats in a similar vehicle to get an idea of the fit. Please be aware that there can be slight differences from car to car even within the same make and model, so at best this can only be seen as a guideline.