UPDATE OCT. 8, 2014: Parents are often searching for the automotive holy grail: a car that's not a minivan and can fit three child-safety seats across the backseat. It's a short list.
In the more than three years that Cars.com editors have been installing car seats into test vehicles, we've come across several vehicles that can hold three car seats across a backseat.
The 2015 Dodge Challenger is the latest car we’ve tested that can fit three child-safety seats across the backseat. Before parents start dreaming of driving this powerful beast with the kids in tow, they should know that in our tests, a rear-facing infant seat didn’t fit in the Challenger. We had better luck fitting a rear-facing convertible into this full-size sedan, so parents with infants should consider this car seat instead of the infant seat, which has a removable carrier.
As we come across more cars that fit three child-safety seats, we'll add to this list. For now, here are the cars from our Car Seat Checks that can fit three car seats in the second row: