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Has anyone ever fit 3 car seats across the back row? I鈥檓 wondering if narrow 17 inch ones like the Diono radian brand or similar will fit. Hoping so, because we want this car to be able to grow with our family. Currently only have 1 kid but planning for future. Thanks
 

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Three car seats fit fine in the back with the Diono Radian RXTs. This is what I installed in mine. Actually, it's more comfortable than in a low sedan like the Model 3 because the high stance of the Bolt means you don't have to bend over as much to buckle the kids in. Also, Chevy designed the seats so that they can accommodate LATCH connectors for all three seats.

Lastly, the uncomfortable Bolt front headrests have the side benefit of making more room available for rear facing car seats.
 

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I just put a second car seat in my Bolt a week ago, and while my skinny self could fit okay in between them for short trips you'd be hard pressed to get a third child seat in there. But then again, I have not looked at narrowness as a requirement when shopping for car seats either.

Fitting the two car seats in the back without impacting front passenger comfort was the primary reason I selected the Bolt over other EV's I looked at.
 

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I just put a second car seat in my Bolt a week ago, and while my skinny self could fit okay in between them for short trips you'd be hard pressed to get a third child seat in there. But then again, I have not looked at narrowness as a requirement when shopping for car seats either.

Fitting the two car seats in the back without impacting front passenger comfort was the primary reason I selected the Bolt over other EV's I looked at.
You need the Diono Radian car seats. They have a steel construction that allows them to be narrower, but provide the same safety as a thicker plastic framed seat. With those, three across is no problem.
 

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Yep I had those Radians with the steel frame. I ran them three across in both a Volvo and a minivan. Never had to try it in the Bolt... I have a pic where we have 5 or 6 child seats in one car.. I should try to find it. Funny.
 

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Three car seats fit fine in the back with the Diono Radian RXTs. This is what I installed in mine. Actually, it's more comfortable than in a low sedan like the Model 3 because the high stance of the Bolt means you don't have to bend over as much to buckle the kids in. Also, Chevy designed the seats so that they can accommodate LATCH connectors for all three seats.

Lastly, the uncomfortable Bolt front headrests have the side benefit of making more room available for rear facing car seats.
Sorry for the late response. Would you possibly be able to share a pic of the three diono鈥檚?
 

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Sorry for the late response. Would you possibly be able to share a pic of the three diono鈥檚?
Did you go with the diono eventually? How are they serving you would you recommend them?
I've been eyeing the diono brand for while now. Sorry for being off topic.
I'm pondering between the diono rainier and the diono radiant at the moment i'm leaning towards the latter. My main selling point would be ease of use and no excessive strength required. I've been researching these car seats for a while. I've checked out countless review sites and didn't get anywhere. The main problem is that they don't say anything about negatives. There's no such thing as the perfect product so why lie? Anyways I've came across a real looking blog, these guys have tested the seats for real. After reading the diono radian vs rainier comparison I gravitated towards diono radian 3rxt. Is it a good choice? Or which one would you choose from the list?
 

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Third little one on the way, and our lease on our 3rd bolt still has over 2 years to go. Just got the diono 3 RXT via the recent amazon deal and test fit them earlier today. Space is real tight for all rear facing. Front seats will be at either an awkward upright angle, or you'll need to sacrifice leg. For short rides it will work in a pinch. Even with middle forward facing the two rear facing will still have the same space issue on the front seats. But, the main thing is, you can go 3 across including all rear facing with the dionos. Middle seat has a slightly more recline angle due to middle seat hump but they're all mostly the same. Hope this helps others.

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Y'all are crazy. I like it. Nice to know it can accommodate 3 kids.

We barely fit everything we need for a short camping trip with our 1 child into a Mazda CX-5. I've been threatening that if we have a 2nd child, that will prompt a CyberTruck order.
 

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Third little one on the way, and our lease on our 3rd bolt still has over 2 years to go. Just got the diono 3 RXT via the recent amazon deal and test fit them earlier today. Space is real tight for all rear facing. Front seats will be at either an awkward upright angle, or you'll need to sacrifice leg. For short rides it will work in a pinch. Even with middle forward facing the two rear facing will still have the same space issue on the front seats. But, the main thing is, you can go 3 across including all rear facing with the dionos. Middle seat has a slightly more recline angle due to middle seat hump but they're all mostly the same. Hope this helps others.

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did you use the the top tether for the your rear facing seats? Saw in the car seat manual that you can loop it onto The chair rail but check the vehicle manual. I did not see anything in the bolt manual regarding that set up.
 

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I'm glad this thread popped up again. I'll have to look at this seat.

I currently have three kids, one in a rear-facing seat and two without boosters (there is an 8.5 year gap between children 2 and 3). Right now it works because the older kids have some "overlap" where their shoulders aren't bumping up against the car seat. When I turn the seat around in a year or so, things will get tight back there. I've been debating whether I'll be looking for a new, wider car at that point. Good to know about these narrower seat options!
 
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