3 Across Installations: Which Car Seats Will Fit In a Ford Edge?

The Ford Edge is one of the most popular American-made mid-sized SUVs on the market right now, competing with foreign and domestic offerings like the Dodge Journey, Honda Pilot, Jeep Grand Cherokee, and Mercedes M-Class, as well as with its structural twin, the Lincoln MKX. The Edge is frequently chosen by families interested in a comfortable and stylish SUV with a good amount of trunk space. I borrowed one this weekend in order to see which car seats fit best in a Ford Edge, and to test the limits of the SUV in terms of 3 across installations.

I always advocate starting with the basics when it comes to car seat safety, and that means rear-facing children as long as possible (ideally until 4!), and then forward-facing our kiddos as long as feasible (ideally until 8!), and then placing them in booster seats until they’re capable of using a regular seat belt (which typically happens between 10 and 12). These guidelines are meant to keep our little ones as safe as possible by restraining them appropriately as long as feasible.

However, to put this information to use, you’ve got to apply it to the car seats that will and won’t fit your Ford Edge, which is where this guide comes in. I’ve reviewed a lot of car seats over the years, and I took out a lot of them to see which ones would and wouldn’t work in the Edge. It took a lot of scraped knuckles and clanking about in my garage, but I’ve finally got a list put together. If you find it useful, you can show your support by shopping through my Amazon link below. I’ll add more seats as I test them over time.

You can access the complete 3 across guide for every vehicle here and the complete list of recommended seats here. The Canadian car seat guide is here. 3 across car seat images are courtesy of Wikipedia.

edge - 2015 - publicdomain2015, 2016 Ford Edge

Guaranteed 3 across installations:

Clek Fllo (x3).

 

Clek Foonf (x3).

Graco Size4Me 65 (x3).

Graco Contender (x3).

Diono Radian / RXT, Diono Radian / RXT, Britax Parkway SGL.

Diono Radian RXT (x3).

Diono Radian R120 (x3).

Diono Radian R100 (x3).

Diono Radian / RXT, Safety 1st Onboard 35 Air, True Fit SI C680.

Britax Marathon, Graco Snugride 35, Britax Parkway SGL.

Britax Advocate, Graco Snugride 35, Britax Parkway SGL.

Britax Boulevard, Graco Snugride 35, Britax Parkway SGL.

Combi Coccoro (x3).

Tips and Tricks:

The current generation of the Ford Edge is 188 inches long and 76 inches wide, which means that any car seats that fit in the previous generation for 3 across setups are basically guaranteed to fit into the current generation. Using your seat belts instead of LATCH will increase your odds of getting good fits even further. Remember that seat belts are as safe as LATCH, but allow you to install seats in more outboard positions, allowing you to fit wider seats in the same amount of back row space.

edge - 2011 - publicdomain2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 Ford Edge

Guaranteed 3 across installations:

Clek Fllo (x3).

Diono Radian / RXT, Safety 1st Onboard 35 Air, True Fit SI C680.

Clek Foonf (x3).

Graco Contender (x3).

Diono Radian / RXT, Diono Radian / RXT, Britax Parkway SGL.

Diono Radian / RXT (x3).

Britax Marathon, Graco Snugride 35, Britax Parkway SGL.

Britax Advocate, Graco Snugride 35, Britax Parkway SGL.

Britax Boulevard, Graco Snugride 35, Britax Parkway SGL.

Combi Coccoro (x3).

Tips and Tricks:

The initial generation of the Ford Edge is 186 inches long and 76 inches wide, which means you’re going to be able to fit the majority of car seats out there in it in 3 across configurations. In fact, the ease of 3 across installations in the Edge should be comparable to that of just about any other mid-sized SUV currently available.

If you find the information on car safety, recommended car seats, and car seat reviews on this car seat blog helpful, you can bookmark and shop through this Amazon link. Canadians can bookmark and shop through this link.

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