Cars with 3 Isofix points

If you need a car with 3 Isofix points, you'll need to look at this list

BuyaCar team
May 15, 2018

Isofix child seat mounting systems were first introduced in 1997, following development from car seat maker Britax Römer and Volkswagen.

The idea behind the seating system was to create a solid connection between the car seat and the vehicle, in order to achieve greater safety for little ones.

The fourth-generation Volkswagen Golf was the first car to use it - although today it’s a universal standard used by all manufacturers.

Studies conducted by the German Insurance Association showed 70% of child car seats are installed incorrectly when only a seatbelt is used - but 96% are installed correctly when an Isofix system is used.

How does Isofix work?

Isofix child car seats allow you to connect the seat to the car via a metal anchor which is built in to the car’s chassis.

Basically the seat will hook on to the anchor, and secure it in place. Some seats require a an additional base, so, as ever, it’s worth consulting the seat’s guidebook on how to fit it.

It’s important to note that if a car has three Isofix points spread across three seats on the same row, there might not be enough room to fit three individual Isofix seats.

Best family cars with three isofix point

Audi A4

Audi’s A4 is a highly-rated large family car -  it’s stylish, well built, and has a beautiful interior. It’s also rated five stars for safety by Euro NCAP, with a child occupant score of 87%.

Nissan Leaf

The Nissan Leaf is the only electric car available with three Isofix points, and it’s a corker too. It boasts green credentials and is fantastically smooth and quiet, as well as being surprisingly fast. A child safety scoring of 86% is also helpful.

Skoda Octavia

Skoda’s Octavia is great value for money and proves that cheap doesn’t always mean nasty. Strong diesel engines and hi-tech DSG gearboxes are a major selling point, as is the car’s five star safety rating from Euro NCAP.

Best people carriers with three Isofix points

Citroen Grand C4 Spacetourer

Spacetourer might make it sound like a rocket, but it’s certainly no supercar. Citroen’s new Grand C4 Spacetourer is a seven-seater that’s endlessly adaptable - and has some funky new styling touches too. It also can be had with four Isofix points spread across two rows.

Honda CR-V

Honda has been long-famed for its reliability, and the CR-V is yet another car with rock-solid credentials. It also has a decent amount of kit and loads of room. Good amounts of electronic safety equipment like traction control is also commendable.

Peugeot 3008

The 3008 is a striking looking car, and has an up-market feeling interior too. There’s a good selection of economical engines. The 1.6-litre diesel gets up to 70.6mpg. A five star Euro NCAP rating also ratifies the choice.

Best SUVs with three Isofix points

Land Rover Discovery

Land Rover’s Discovery blends nigh-on unrivalled off-road ability with an incredibly spacious and practical interior. It also had clever tech options (like turning the heating on via an app). Five stars from Euro NCAP too.

Audi Q5

It shares some mechanical parts with the excellent A4 mentioned above, but the Q5 offers a higher driving position and some off-roading abilities. The interior is well-finished and lovely to sit in, especially for long drives. And like most Audis, it has plenty of safety tech, like rear cameras that watch out for oncoming cars that will pass behind you, as well as blind spot monitoring.

DS7 Crossback

Label this as one of the most flamboyant ways to get your Isofix fix. It’s big and sharp on the outside and plush on the inside - and even has an analogue clock. Euro NCAP also awarded it an 87% for child occupants which is useful to know.

Full list of new UK cars with three or more Isofix points

The cars on this list are new cars available from the start of 2018. For used cars made before 2018, contact the seller and ask individually. Some new cars may also have a third Isofix point as an optional extra.

Audi A4
Audi A5
Audi A6
Audi A7
Audi Q2
Audi Q3
Audi Q5
Audi Q7
Audi TT
Citroen C3
Citroen C4 Spacetourer
Citroen Grand C4 Spacetourer
Honda CR-V
Hyundai Santa Fe
Land Rover Discovery
Mini Clubman
Mini Countryman
Nissan Leaf
Nissan Micra
Vauxhall Grandland X
Peugeot 3008
Renault Captur
Renault Scenic
Renault Zoe
Seat Alhambra
Skoda Octavia
Volkswagen Sharan
Volkswagen Touran
Volvo V60

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