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I'm very interested to see how much room there is for the front passengers after the seat(s) are installed. I currently have both a front and rear facing seat in my 07 4Runner. The rear facing seat is behind the front passenger seat and the legroom for the passenger could use some improvement. The front facing seat is behind the driver, the legroom isnt bad there. I haven't had the time to go check the Ridgeline in person yet. It was >110 in Vegas today and will be for the next few days, no way I'm going after work in this heat. I'll be trading in my Acura TL and keeping the 4Runner, the TL rear seats can only accommodate 1 infant seat comfortably. I will miss the TL though, been a great car.
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That was one of my concerns, but seeing it yesterday in person I have no doubt my car seats will fit and leave plenty of leg room up front.
 

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Plenty of front seat leg room with a car seat installed in the rear. The real pain in ass is getting the top tether secured properly. Once you get it in right you may never want to take it out again.
 

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Plenty of front seat leg room with a car seat installed in the rear. The real pain in ass is getting the top tether secured properly. Once you get it in right you may never want to take it out again.
I'm gonna get the rear seat covers that way I'll minimize the seat removal for cleaning. Learned my lesson with the mess of a backseats now with my 3 and 2 year old.

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Went to the Honda dealer and saw the G2 at lunch today. Put put the base of car seat (Graco Click Connect) in the back with no problem. I didn't have the actual carrier because it is at daycare with my daughter, but the base is basically the same width as the carrier and I had absolutely no trouble at all getting it in. That said, if you are over 6ft, you may have to put a rear facing seat in the passenger side, just so that you can move your seat back to a comfortable position without your carseat rubbing on it. Having a forward facing seat or a booster will be no problem on the driver's side regardless of the driver's height.

I actually took some extremely bad pictures (it was bright and I was in a hurry), but am unable to upload them to a sharing site from our extremely locked down computers at work and will see if I can do so after I get home.
 

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This is the base of a rear facing carseat, though were I actually driving, I probably would have moved the seat back 1 to 2 inches, and thus I would feel more comfortable with it being on the passenger side. Sorry about the image quality, it was taken with my phone in very bright light.

 

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Cool, thanks for the info. So rear facing seats should definitely not having any issues?
It greatly depends on the brand of the car seat and how far back you put your seat. I can only speak to the G1, but I could not sit myself comfortably (I'm 6'1") with a Britax B-Safe or Britax Boulevard in a rear facing behind the driver seat. I put the seat on the passenger side and had to move the passenger seat up a little so it wasn't sitting against the car seat. Once he went front facing it obviously isn't a factor.

I would just take the seat to the dealer and place it in the back seat and try. Also if you are using a base and infant carrier see how easy or not it is to put the seat in the base with the way the back door opens.
 

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Awesome, thanks for the pic and for the info in the post after that. We have a baby on the way, due in December so haven't bought the car seat yet, but am starting the planning process. My wife is only 5'4 so I'll put the rear facing car seat behind her. I like lots of room on my side. lol
 

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Thank you very much for posting the pic. The door does seem to open wide enough for my use. Will have to see it for myself. The backseat legroom looks similar to my 4Runner, again will have to decide when I see it in person. I currently use the maxi cosi pria 70 for both kids. Another year or so of rear facing and we should be good after. We went camping last month at Zion National Park and we barely fit all the crap wife wanted to bring. With the G2, it shouldn't be a problem! Just need a lock for the tailgate and a tonneau cover and I'll be happy!

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This is the base of a rear facing carseat, though were I actually driving, I probably would have moved the seat back 1 to 2 inches, and thus I would feel more comfortable with it being on the passenger side. Sorry about the image quality, it was taken with my phone in very bright light.

That's a great pic Marshal thanks. I'm 5'6 so for myself that works for sure.
 

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That's a great pic Marshal thanks. I'm 5'6 so for myself that works for sure.
Thats what I figured its a bit less than what gen 1 is. That seat will be rubbing on a backward rear seat configuration for sure unless you don't mind moving your seat up and driving fairly tight to the wheel. The Britex Car seats are very good seat quite large and legs will be kicking that backs with ease when they switch over. I couldn't imagine someone who is 6 feet tall which is common height. It honestly can't be comfortable. Just the truth no hate at all. I have a gen 1 have two kids and going through this right now. Its barely doable if its less and it is, I don't see it working all that well.

It is what it is and people will accept what they want to accept. The other midsize trucks are no better but I wouldn't say is A ok and acceptable considering the last one had more.
 

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Thats what I figured its a bit less than what gen 1 is. That seat will be rubbing on a backward rear seat configuration for sure unless you don't mind moving your seat up and driving fairly tight to the wheel. The Britex Car seats are very good seat quite large and legs will be kicking that backs with ease when they switch over. I couldn't imagine someone who is 6 feet tall which is common height. It honestly can't be comfortable. Just the truth no hate at all. I have a gen 1 have two kids and going through this right now. Its barely doable if its less and it is, I don't see it working all that well.

It is what it is and people will accept what they want to accept. The other midsize trucks are no better but I wouldn't say is A ok and acceptable considering the last one had more.
I'm still learning this dad thing, but honest question...couldn't the car seat just be put behind the passenger seat if there is only one child? Again, not trying to sound sarcastic...just wanting to know for sure before so I can make an educated purchase/decision.
 

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I'm still learning this dad thing, but honest question...couldn't the car seat just be put behind the passenger seat if there is only one child? Again, not trying to sound sarcastic...just wanting to know for sure before so I can make an educated purchase/decision.
Yes, in fact that's what I stated in my original post. I actually have 2 kids, my son is in a booster and my daughter is still in the rear facing carrier. I will place the booster behind me and the rear facing carrier behind the passenger seat as my wife is much shorter than I am.
 

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Thanks man. Hope this isn't off topic, but any recommendation for a good rear facing seat that will fit well? I have been looking at the Graco 4 ever All-in-one car seat since it can be rear and front facing as the baby gets older.
 

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Thats what I figured its a bit less than what gen 1 is. That seat will be rubbing on a backward rear seat configuration for sure unless you don't mind moving your seat up and driving fairly tight to the wheel. The Britex Car seats are very good seat quite large and legs will be kicking that backs with ease when they switch over. I couldn't imagine someone who is 6 feet tall which is common height. It honestly can't be comfortable. Just the truth no hate at all. I have a gen 1 have two kids and going through this right now. Its barely doable if its less and it is, I don't see it working all that well.

It is what it is and people will accept what they want to accept. The other midsize trucks are no better but I wouldn't say is A ok and acceptable considering the last one had more.
I have to disagree. I do 2 car seats backwards in my focus and it is tight but doable. The G2 has a much larger cabin so somebody larger than myself would be fine.
 

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Thanks man. Hope this isn't off topic, but any recommendation for a good rear facing seat that will fit well? I have been looking at the Graco 4 ever All-in-one car seat since it can be rear and front facing as the baby gets older.
I honestly don't have broad enough knowledge of car seats to make a recommendation. My daughter is going to inherit my son's old Britax convertible when she gets out of the Graco carrier seat and I can say that Britax seats are excellent, the buckles in particular. You wouldn't think that there could be that much difference in buckles, but in my admittedly limited experience, there is. That is the sum total of my knowledge on car seats.

If you want, I can try to take a picture tomorrow of the Graco carrier and the Britax beside one another and that will at least provide a basic frame of reference as to how much space the convertible would take up in the back seat of the RL.
 
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