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Best EV SUV for 3 baby seats?

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NewnoelNewnoel Forumite
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We are looking to get a new SUV soon, needs to be an EV and be able to take 3 rear facing baby seats
Shortlist is 7 seater Tesla X or the Jag i-Pace
Thoughts?
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  • mgfvvcmgfvvc Forumite
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    7 seat Tesla model X seems risky to me. Tesla build quality is poor, at least for the US built cars. The Chinese made cars are supposed to be much better. Apparently the 2 popup seats have very little legroom, if that matters to you. Can you actually see/drive one before ordering? I don't think 7 seaters are in production yet. I don't think I'd like to have all my controls on a touch screen. I'd like buttons and knobs for the air con and stereo. Depending in where you need to drive, the Model X may be just too big.
    The i-Pace looks great and you can actually try before you buy. I'm assuming it's not as wide as a Model X because it's designed with UK roads in mind, but I could be wrong.
    I've not tried either.  They are way too expensive and too big for me to seriously consider.
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    frost500frost500 Forumite
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    Hi Newnoel. What you need to do is go to Tesla, try it for size etc, see if you like. Then do the same thing at Jaguar. 
  • Grumpy_chapGrumpy_chap Forumite
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    frost500 said:
    Hi Newnoel. What you need to do is go to Tesla, try it for size etc, see if you like. Then do the same thing at Jaguar. 
    And take the baby seats with you and check how well and how easily they fit in and out.
  • mgfvvcmgfvvc Forumite
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    Coincidentally a YouTube review of the 7 seat Model X popped up in my feed. The legroom seems to be better than I thought on the 3rd row, but there seem to be onkhy 2 Isofix points in row 2 and none in the 3rd row.
  • ontheroad1970ontheroad1970 Forumite
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    mgfvvc said:
    Coincidentally a YouTube review of the 7 seat Model X popped up in my feed. The legroom seems to be better than I thought on the 3rd row, but there seem to be onkhy 2 Isofix points in row 2 and none in the 3rd row.
    That will be no coincidence ;)
  • NewnoelNewnoel Forumite
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    THanks all - less concerned about the isofix points or the rear seats and more concerned about the internal width across the middle row
    Is there another EV that offers greater width?
  • RambosmumRambosmum Forumite
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    Do both allow a child seat in the middle seat? Not all cars do - even ones you would think would. So definitely check that first. 
  • bengalknightsbengalknights Forumite
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    Think the Volvo XC90 also allows 3 baby seats but not sure if the all electric version if still to be released in April or has been deferred
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    Newnoel said:
    needs to be an EV 
    Why does it need to be an EV?  There are so many great cars out there for your usage, why give yourself such a narrow choice?
  • NewnoelNewnoel Forumite
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    Newnoel said:
    needs to be an EV 
    Why does it need to be an EV?  There are so many great cars out there for your usage, why give yourself such a narrow choice?
    Because the communists that run this country tax any other form of company car to the absolute pips.
    I agree that EVs are overpriced, but the tax advantages are too good to turn down
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