Originally Posted by godzilla
wifes pregnant, and im wondering if an extra cab truck would be suited for a car seat. Anyone with first hand experience have any comments?
My wife is due this Sept/Oct-
Fortunately - We previously purchased an SUV with starting a family in mind.
I have an Xtracab and have this info to offer-
Behind the passenger seat is a foldout "base/ table" Its designed to increase surface area to accommodate a child seat.
It will do the job...However.........
As others have said its a tight fit, and not all car seats may fit- getting the infant/child in & out may not be as convenient either-
Also - Research has concluded that children (Even if restrained) are more likely to incur bodily harm in Extended cab trucks compared to vehicles with larger cabins/4 doors-
So basically - the Xtracab will work...However- a Double cab would be a better choice- Even with a child on the way- I probably will not get rid of my Xtracab- But I will prefer to transport the child in my wife's vehicle than in my truck - Probably only use the Xtracab as needed only.
In the next 2-3 years, I would consider retiring my 4wd Xtracab to trailrig status and getting a DoubleCab as a DD.
I also have a cousin that managed with their first child with an Accesscab Tundra- However they are expecting their second child and have already traded in on a Doublecab Tundra- He loves it!