Cars with 3 Isofix points

If you need to fit three car seats using Isofix points, you'll need to look at this list

BuyaCar team
Dec 31, 2018

Isofix child seat mounting systems were first introduced in 1997, following development from car seat maker Britax Römer and Volkswagen. They have been mandatory on new cars since 2013.

The idea behind the child seating system is 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 points

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

There was a time when the Nissan Leaf was the only electric car available with three Isofix points, but that has changed thanks to the Renault Zoe and Tesla Model S. A Leaf is the most realistic everyday family car of the three, as well as being fantastically smooth and quiet to drive – it is surprisingly fast, too. 

Skoda Octavia

Skoda’s Octavia is great value for money and proves that cheap doesn’t always mean nasty. Strong petrol and diesel engines combined with high-tech automatic 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. The older (but basically the same car) Grand C4 Picasso could even be had with 4 Isofix points.

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 Berlingo
Citroen C3
Citroen C4 Spacetourer
Citroen Grand C4 Spacetourer
DS7 Crossback
Honda CR-V
Hyundai Santa Fe
Land Rover Discovery
Mini Clubman
Mini Countryman
Nissan Leaf
Nissan Micra
Vauxhall Combo Life
Vauxhall Grandland X
Peugeot 3008
Peugeot Rifter
Renault Captur
Renault Scenic
Renault Zoe
Seat Alhambra
Seat Tarraco
Skoda Octavia
Volkswagen Sharan
Volkswagen Touran
Volvo V60

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