Welcome to the ultimate guide where I share how you can fit Jeep Wranglers with 3 seats and which models will let you do this.
If you have two kids and expecting a new baby, you might be bothered by the fact that traveling will get tougher.
I don’t believe fitting 3 car seats in a vehicle is the safest thing to do. But until the age of 12, you have to keep the kids in the rear seat for their safety. So, you might be left with no choice but to use 3 rear-facing seats in your vehicle.
But in the Jeep Wrangler, 3 car seats can be installed for a ride. That said, you won’t be able to fit 3 seats in just any Jeep Wrangler. If your daily driver is either JK Unlimited or JL Unlimited, only then will you be able to fit three seats in it.
To learn how you’d be able to fit 3 seats in your vehicle, please stay with me till the very end.
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Can You Put 3 Car Seats in a Jeep Wrangler 2 Door?
No, this isn’t possible. Two-door Jeep Wranglers come equipped with a different type of seat restraint system. This prevents one from fitting 3 car seats in the back seat.
Usually, one would think that the width or the volume of the interior of a two-door Wrangler would be less than that of a four-door one. However, that isn’t the case. The total passenger volume of both two and four-door Wranglers is 104 cubic feet.
This settles that it’s not the space that creates the issue. The problem is that two-door Wranglers come with two-seat restraints at the back. This prevents the user from attaching 3 car seats.
On the other hand, 4-door Jeep Wranglers offer three-seat restraints, so you have the scope to fit three car seats.
Which Jeep Wrangler Models are Suitable for 3 Car Seats?
You can fit three car seats in Wranglers with a 4-door system. As explained previously, these offer the appropriate seat restraint system for fitting three seats.
That leaves you with Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 4xe, and Jeep Wrangler JK Unlimited. If you own any of these, then you have one less thing to worry about.
However, even with an ideal family vehicle like Wrangler Unlimited, you have to adjust the front seats. The booster seat can go behind the driver, and convertibles can be installed behind the front passenger seat.
Infant Car Seats that Fit in Jeep Wrangler
Not every model will fit well in a Wrangler. The best way to go would be to get car seats with a relatively slimmer profile. This way, the seats will not go offset.
In this section, I’ll share some of the best car seats that will be a good fit for Wrangler owners with three kids.
Diono Radian 3R
The Diono Radian 3R comes in five different colors and is one of the slimmest convertible seats on the market.
I recommend it because this one can be used as a rear-facing seat as well and leaves sufficient legroom. If you have a 4-door Wrangler as the family vehicle, you’ll be able to install three of these without offsetting any of them.
- Slim profile
- Can be used as rear-facing without reducing leg space
- Three of them can be fitted in a Wrangler without cramping
- A bit confusing as to how one can fold the seat
Graco offers one of the best infant car seats that fit Jeep Wranglers. Their Size4Me isn’t just a compact option, but I’d go as far as to say that they’re the most comfortable. These do come at a higher price point, but they do offer a ton of great features.
Unlike some other car seats on the market, you can use these as both forward-facing and rear-facing car seats. The feature that I love the most about these is their sides have sufficient cushioning. This makes them comfortable and also adds a layer of protection.
- Amazing side protection
- You can fit three of these easily in a Wrangler
- Comes with a cover that can be removed easily
- The seat is rather heavy, so it’s hard to move around
I like the Clek Fllo because of how sleek the seat looks and the feature it offers. Just like the previous two car seats, this too offers a compact design, so you can fit three of these in a Wrangler side by side.
If you use one of these, you should install it in the center of the second row as it’s the best fit there. It also can be installed with a seat belt.
What sets the Fllo apart is its build quality. Not only does it look great, but it’s also one of the safest car seats, as it offers impact protection.
- Slim yet sturdy enough to protect your child in case of a collision
- Very secure and easy to install
- Has an anti-rebound bar for extra protection
- Takes up a lot of space if put in a rear-facing position
How to Install Car Seat in Jeep Wrangler?
Car seats tend to have a similar installation process, even if they’re from different manufacturing companies. Jeep Wranglers make things even easier as they come with a latch system.
So, there are two anchors on the lower part of the seat. The left one is labeled 2D, and the right one is labeled 2P. To set up the baby carrier, you need to place it on the seat and attach the latch of the car seat to these anchors, and that’s it!
Frequently Asked Questions
Are Jeep Wranglers Safe for Car Seats?
Mostly, yes. It’s safe to use car seats on these vehicles as long as it’s a 4-door setup. Two-door Jeep Wranglers are great for fitting one or 2 seats at maximum. However, you won’t be able to put 3 seats across in a Wrangler with a two-door setup.
What Happens if One of the Car Seats is Offset?
Offset seats can’t be tightened properly, which makes them unstable and risky. This beats the very point of getting a car seat in the first place. And this is why you’re advised to get a baby carrier that has a slim profile.
Fitting a Jeep Wrangler with 3 car seats will get very tricky if you fail to get the right seats for yourself, even if the vehicle has a 4-door setup.
So, I would recommend you pick from any of the seats shared in this article. I’m certain that you won’t find better alternatives to these at their price point.
After you get the car seat of your desire, make sure you install them properly with enough time and care. Otherwise, they might come to lose or be uncomfortable for your child.
Last Updated on April 27, 2023 by Danny Reid