Child Seats and Leg Room - 2014 Mazda CX-5 Long-Term Road Test

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2014 Mazda CX-5: Child Seats and Leg Room

April 1, 2013

2014 Mazda CX-5

This morning I installed this Britax convertible child seat in the CX-5 to see how much rear leg room the Mazda offers. Turns out, there's plenty. With the front passenger seat set in my preferred position (I'm 5'9" with a 32- to 34-inch inseam), there's ample leg room in the rear.

Even enough for a giraffe.

Josh Jacquot, Senior Editor @ 4,008 miles


  • stovt001_ stovt001_ Posts:

    Good to know. How does a rear-facing seat fit? My wife and I are looking at maybe getting a CX-5, and with the way child seat rules are going (and any rules in the great state of California for that matter) our kid will have to be in a rear facing seat until she's 16.

  • medsmkn medsmkn Posts:

    Josh: you may already know this but is your child at least 4 yrs of age and 40 lbs? If so, she can be safely transitioned to a booster seat. Michael Ng

  • DLu DLu Posts:

    @ stovt001 -- you wild parent you, thinking of transitioning her by the young age of 16. I myself am driving while sitting in a rear-facing seat to keep it as safe as possible. ;)

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