Toyota Camry Hybrid 2018

2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid

The Toyota Camry Hybrid is a great money-saving family car. We fitted two child seats in the back and it has a generous sized boot compared to much bigger SUVs Read More

Kia Sportage 2018

2018 Kia Sportage

The Kia Sportage is an agile family SUV that surprisingly held three child seats and has a good amount of boot space! Read More


2018 Mazda CX-8

The Mazda CX-8 is a practical seven-seater, it will hold five child seats and the boot space and legroom is generous too, making it a great family car. Read More

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Isuzu MU-X LS-U


The ISUZU MU-X is a seven-seat 4WD with three Isofix points and top tethers in the middle row, it fits three child seats across and has good boot space too! Read More

Subaru Forester 2019

2019 Subaru Forester

Looks aside, this Subaru Forester is all new! It easily fits three child seats, now has a bigger, easier to use boot, can recognise your face (!), has a great new touchscreen and lots of safety gadgets! Read More


2018 Lexus LX450D

The Lexus LX450D is a massive luxury SUV with only five seats and a huge boot to compensate! Three child seats can fit across the back, two with Isofix. But despite all the luxury it feels like a bit of a farm truck to drive! Read More



I was only able to install two child seats in the Honda Odyssey VTi-L due to the pair of plush second-row armchairs and no top tethers in the third row. Quite disappointing for a vehicle of this size! The boot is a bit smaller than the Kia Carnival with all seven seats in use, but with the third row folded the storage is VERY flexible Read More

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2018 Kia Stinger GT

The Kia Stinger is super sleek and sporty but has a huge boot to rival a wagon or SUV and can fit two child seats. It’s hard to load your child in under that swooping low roof though! Fashion over function perhaps, but the interior is otherwise pretty well thought out Read More

Kia Carnival Si

2018 Kia Carnival

The Kia Carnival is a practical eight-seater that will adapt with your growing family. Four big child seats fit nicely and there was ample legroom in all three rows. The boot is a strange shape but holds the same amount as in the Infiniti QX80, two more bags than the Nissan Pathfinder and three more than the Mazda CX-9 when using all eight seats. Read More

Mercedes X-Class X250d Power


There was room for three child seats across the back row of the Mercedes-Benz X-Class, using ISOfix for the outer two, but it is worth bearing in mind the woven fabric top tether loops are a bit of a grey area and as with the Nissan Navara it is uncertain if they are tested to hold three child seats. Read More

Hyundai Santa Fe Highlander 2018


The Hyundai Santa Fe is only an occasional seven-seater and more of an everyday five-seater with a nice big boot. Three child seats fit across the second-row seats, but there are no top tethers in the third row so I couldn’t install any child seats there. When using just five seats, the boot is a bit smaller than the Mazda CX-9 and bigger than the Kia Sorento but it’s tiny when using all seven seats. Read More

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Kia Cerato Sport 2018 hatch

2018 Kia Cerato Sport

The Kia Cerato gets big ticks for interior space! Even with a rear-facing child seat installed, there was 26cm of knee room in the front passenger seat! The boot was surprisingly practical too, and I could fit 10 shopping bags from empty and even a big twin stroller alongside a shopping bag, so very user-friendly! Read More

Mazda Mazda 6 GT

2018 Mazda6 GT turbo

Very surprisingly I could fit three child seats in the back of the Mazda6! I wasn’t expecting them to fit looking at the space but I got in the rear-facing Britax Graphene, the Maxi-Guard Pro and the Kid Guard Pro too! The boot fitted 12 shopping bags from empty, and each of the Mountain Buggy strollers fitted in the boot with fair amounts of shopping bags around them! Read More


2018 Nissan X-Trail Ti AWD

In the five-seat Nissan X-Trail Ti, legroom is much better than the seven-seat ST-L model I also tried, with plenty of space for tall adults in front of rear-facing child seats, but I could only fit two child seats as it’s not very wide! Boot space is better than the Mazda CX-5, Subaru Forester, Honda CR-V and VW Tiguan Read More

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Infiniti QX80

2018 Infiniti QX80

The Infiniti QX80 is the luxury version of a Nissan Patrol, meaning it’s a VERY large seven-seat SUV! I could install four large Britax child seats and with all seven seats up, I managed to fit the huge Mountain Buggy Duet twin stroller and three shopping bags in the boot as well! Read More


2018 Range Rover Velar D300 SE

Ooh Velar! What a beautiful BabyDrive test car!! The Range Rover Velar was everything I hoped for, fabulous, opulent and luxurious! Apart from the light cream leather seating, it was surprisingly practical too! Read More


2018 Volkswagen Passat Alltrack Wagon

The Volkswagen Passat Alltrack wagon could only fit two child seats and the headrest design caused our Britax forward-facing child seat to tilt forwards slightly. It’s a shame as the boot and cabin storage is excellent, all the annoying beeps can be easily muted and it’s a great car to drive! Read More