The best cars with three ISOFIX points are:
- Audi Q7 (2015-)
- Ford S-Max (2015-)
- Citroen C4 Grand Picasso (2014-)
- Hyundai Santa Fe (2012-)
With six ISOFIX points – one for every passenger seat, the Audi Q7 is a great choice if you’ve got several small children to fit safely and securely in car seats. With five Euro NCAP stars, you can rest assured that the Q7’s safety credentials are second to none, too.
It’s a large vehicle, so there’s unsurprisingly heaps of space inside. There’s plenty of leg and headroom for all passengers, and even the third row of seats isn’t too cramped, and is easily accessed. Boot space of 295 litres with the third row of seats up is decent, which is expanded considerably if you put them down, which is quick and easy.
It’s a luxuriously comfortable interior, too. From small touches to the use of LED lights throughout the car to the fantastic refinement which leaves even travelling at speed in such a large car a smooth and quiet affair, this upmarket MPV can easily rival the likes of the Rover Rover or the BMW X5. Optional extras such as the same 12.3-inch virtual cockpit used in the R8 add to the upmarket feel of the Q7.
This is the second generation of the Q7, and represents marked improvement on the previous model – not only is there more space and comfort, but performance has been improved too. There’s one 3.0-litre engine which is available with an impressive 268bhp, which’ll return 47.9mpg; this is also available with 215bhp for a slight improvement on fuel economy. There is also a hybrid version available in the form of the e-tron Quattro, which is a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle with a claimed fuel economy of 166.1mpg.
This second generation Ford S-Max has three ISOFIX points, one on every seat of the middle row. Additionally, five Euro NCAP stars and a raft of safety tech means this large vehicle is a good choice for ferrying your family around.
The interior is incredibly large and practical. From the spacious seating which can be folded down at the touch of a button to the great levels of refinement, this is a car which has enhanced the levels of luxury and comfort to be a truly class-leading people carrier. The SYNC 2 infotainment system is fantastic and adds to the sense that this is an upmarket vehicle. In five seat form, it has a cavernous 700 litre boot. Fold them flat and you’ve got an enormous 2200 litres to fill.
Despite its size, the S-MAX is also really enjoyable to drive, and is packed with driver assist features such as Ford Adaptive Steering, which improves the stability of the vehicle. There’s six engines to choose from, but in terms of the best combination of efficiency and power your best bet is the 2.0-litre diesel, which with 147bhp returns 56.5mpg.
Like the S-Max, the C4 Grand Picasso has an ISOFIX point on every seat of the middle row and five Euro NCAP stars, making it a good choice for travelling with several small children.
As large people carriers go, it’s got stylish and sleek exterior looks, and is less boxy than many rivals. Inside, you get loads of space, and head and legroom is great. The seats are noticeably comfortable and supportive, and the middle row of seats slide back and forth to adjust the amount of space.
There’s also fold-down trays in the backs of the front row seats, which can come in really handy, especially on longer trips. Speaking of practicality, the cabin’s packed full of storage spaces, so there’s plenty of places to put things like childrens’ books, games consoles and snacks all over the car. Reading lights for those in the rear seats are a nice touch.
There’s two impressive-looking LCD screens on the dash, with the larger upper screen displaying vital car information such as speed, with the lower and smaller screen acting as the touchscreen infotainment system.
There’s three diesel and two petrol engines to choose from. The best for efficiency is the 1.6-litre e-HDi 90 Airdream diesel, which delivers a claimed 74.3mpg; all diesels utilise stop start technology.
Opt for the seven-seat model, and the Hyundai Sante Fe also brings three ISOFIX points and a five-star Euro NCAP rating to the table. Like the Q7, it’s an SUV, and there’s not many cars this size with seven seats and three ISOFIX points at the price of a Santa Fe.
You get the choice between five or seven seats with entry level Premium trim; at the top level of Premium SE trim you’ll be limited to seven seats. You get a spectacular high driving position in the Santa Fe, which is useful for the driver and pleasant for passengers. Indeed, it’s a particularly large car, so the cabin’s very spacious and comfortable. It’s obviously not as luxurious as the likes of the Audi Q7, but does admittedly have an upmarket feel to it, with leather trim and the use of good quality materials lending it a sense of sophistication.
There’s just the one engine to choose from, which is a 2.2-litre diesel which delivers 194bhp and returns 47.9mpg. It’s possible to choose between front or all-wheel drive and a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic gearbox, though.
These fantastic cars all have at least three ISOFIX points and scored highly on Euro NCAP safety tests, meaning they’re great choices if you have a need for more than two children’s car seats to be properly fitted. Each one is available on Carsnip with a range of specifications, so get browsing and find the ideal car today.