Tesla Model 3 Baby Seat And Stroller Test – Video

4 weeks ago by Steven Loveday 15

So, how well does the Tesla Model 3 accommodate a rear-facing baby seat, and can you easily fit a stroller in the car’s trunk?

Aside from the fact that this video shows a baby seat in back and a stroller in the trunk, it’s really just very satisfying on the eyes. CHRIZ VIDEOGRAPHY obviously puts some time into its work.

Tesla Model 3

Tesla Model 3 with rear-facing baby seat

It’s artistic, with crystal-clear video and nice transitions. Additionally, the camera work is slow and calculated, so you really get an opportunity to check out each view, and it doesn’t overwhelm the senses.

The premise is simple: Display the Tesla Model 3 in vivid detail in the form of a music video, and hone in some important aspects, including rear-seat space and trunk capacity.

As you can see, with the rear-facing baby seat installed, it fits fine, though it touches the front passenger seatback. In most smaller cars, this is usually the case. There’s no question that just about any stroller would fit in the trunk with plenty of room to spare. It appears that even a double stroller would fit with ease.

When purchasing a smaller vehicle, and knowing you’ll need to put a baby seat in back, the more important question relates to how much legroom is lost for the person sitting in front of the safety seat. The video shows a significant amount of legroom up front.

Check out the links below to see the exact baby seat and stroller used in the video. This way, you can better compare with your own equipment.

Video Description via chriztrax on YouTube:

Baby seat: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01…

Stroller: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01…

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15 responses to "Tesla Model 3 Baby Seat And Stroller Test – Video"

  1. HVACman says:

    it will be interesting to see how the M3 scores on Cars.com’s seat check test when they get the chance to do test one

    The Bolt EV was fours “A”s and a “B”. (B for the booster install).

    https://www.cars.com/articles/2017-chevrolet-bolt-ev-car-seat-check-1420695413381/

    I suspect if dad makes the buying decision, testosterone will drive the decision to the M3. If mom makes the call, it will be a Bolt. The Bolt is more about “nesting”. The M3 is more about being “cool”, Dragtime videos and flying over creeks.

    1. Six Electrics says:

      The Bolt also fearures traditional door handles, which appear easier to open one handed.

      1. Shaun says:

        You can actually open the Model 3 doors with just a finger. Seen a couple owners post videos doing this.

    2. Stimpy says:

      Mom may notice the Tesla has standard safety features the Bolt doesn’t even offer as an option.

    3. Unplugged says:

      I know these comments are mostly populated by men; but such sexual prejudice should be outdated for even this site. “Moms” and “dads” aren’t as cookie cutter as you may believe. In fact, I have as yet to find a “mom” who has no interest in car styling or performance.

      I know it is popular to buttonhole preferences, and some of this is borne out in car purchases. But I suggest that any parent who is interested in buying an EV, wouldn’t make that decision because she likes “mom” cars.

      1. Rightofthepeople says:

        “In fact, I have as yet to find a “mom” who has no interest in car styling or performance.”

        Allow me to introduce you to my wife.

  2. Spoonman. says:

    This is the best thing about my C-Max. Three rear-facing car seats in the back and they don’t touch the front seats.

    (It’s also why I looked at the S90 T8 PHEV but holy crap is that expensive.)

    1. V2 says:

      When I got our car seats I specifically asked the manufacturer and child seats SHOULD NOT touch front seat. Even in our ES300h, which is much larger car, we have to use the middle seat so there is more room for the car seat to the front seats.

  3. ThreePixel says:

    Artistically it’s nice, but damn I need some details about the spacing. Is the childseat actually touching the front seat? How much room does the passenger have with the seat behind it?

    I have a front facing 3 year old and now a 1 week old newborn to contend with fitting in a Model 3. I think it’s possible but having some actual measurements and height of passenger estimates makes me feel better than just a floaty art video.

    1. Spoonman. says:

      Turn that three-year-old back around! They’re much safer facing backwards for as long as they can with the seat limits.

      My oldest just hit four and she’s still facing out the back, because she can be. Our seats allow rear-facing until 43 inches and some weight that the growth chart says will come well after 43 inches. She hit 40 inches a few weeks ago and the chart says a slowdown is approaching, so I’m expecting her to be rear-facing until 5.

      1. ThreePixel says:

        I know he’d be better rear facing. He’s nearly 40 inches and 40lbs already (max of his seat in rear facing) already, but it’s more that we can’t all fit in our car if he’s rear facing. I’m 6’ 2” so for me to be able to drive with him behind me in our Prius he’s gotta be forward and then the newborn is rear behind my wife in the passenger seat. It’s not even worth trying to fit the four of us in my Honda Fit.

      2. guillaumef says:

        I keep telling my girlfriend that the child is better protected front facing to reduce the impact of a 2,4s 0-60 😉

        However, I never got to convince her.

        This said, with the model S, a rear facing seat limits the legroom space of the seat in front. I found this to be surprising considering the length of the car.

  4. Al S says:

    Can three child seats fit in the back?

    1. Spoonman. says:

      As with most cars you’ll likely need to belt in all three seats rather than using LATCH. I don’t have specific information on the Model 3, though.

  5. Aaron says:

    Nice. I have the same stroller and it barely fits width-wise across my LEAF’s hatch.

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