We're looking for a new car, and we are considering the Jeep Compass. But we're not sure how the cuddle seat will fit in it (Graco Snug-Ride 35). We'll also thinking about the future when we have to switch to a larger forward facing sear. Yah, I know we can just bring the seat along, but we've only got the cuddle seat right now - so I'm looking for other's experiences - especially with forward facing seats.

Am I going to be in a world of hurt with the the Compass or not?

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In my experience, forward facing seats fit in cars better than the rear facing seats. I haven't used a Jeep Compass, but in our Chevy Lumina (sedan), Chevy Aveo (economy), and Nissan Quest (minivan), once our kids were out of the rear facing seats we no longer had issues with fitting them into the backseat. I wouldn't worry about the future car seats in your purchase. Just check the fit of your rear facing car seat and make sure the child will be secure without making yourself too uncomfortable.

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answered 12 Jun '11, 14:47

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I would add: getting a tight fit with the seat (so you have less than 1" of movement) always seemed easier with the rear facing seat if it came with a base, but with rear-facing, you have to worry about the distance to the back of the front seat. On the other hand, forward-facing seats were harder to install correctly, but "leg room" was never an issue.

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