The Diono Radian® is the original 3-across all-in-one car seat. We're often asked, "will a Radian fit 3-across in my vehicle?" Our CPST, Scott, explains how to find out.
"Truth is, it’s not always an easy yes or no answer; a lot of it depends on the actual physical space in your car. Diono car seats are 17 inches wide so you need a bare minimum of 51 inches of space from one side to the other in your back seat. The other thing you have to think about it actual seat shape and seat contour, if there’s a big hump in the center, and where your seatbelts are located. Sometimes in a situation like this where the seat belts are right next to each other, a car seat might actually sit on one or both of the seat belt buckles. In this scenario, you might have to fudge the seats and move them a little bit to get them to install correctly. I always recommend installing the center seat first to see if you can get a good installation there and then move to the outboard positions to see if you get good installations. If that’s true and you can get a solid installation in all three seating positions, then 3-across will work for you."