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Question about Tacoma Access Cab 2011 or 2012

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by reznor, Jan 17, 2012.

  1. Jan 17, 2012 at 5:21 AM
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    reznor

    reznor [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hi,

    Looking foward to buy my first Taco ever :)

    I would like to buy a 2011 or 2012 Tacoma Access Cab 4x4 with the 2.7 engine.

    I have 2 young kids (7 months old and 3 years old). One who required a baby seat (rear facing) and another with a child seat. I would like to know if this is possible to install child seats on both rear seats in the Access Cab version ?

    I think latch connector only exists behind the driver rear seat ? Is the other rear seat allows to install a child seat ?

    If not, do you know if this is possible to modify the rear seats to add the LATCH and/or child seat anchors by the dealer ?

    I know ... some of you will tell me : "Buy a Double Cab". I know this would be the ideal. But for a matter of budget, I'm not pretty sure I could afford it. Also, I would like to have the 4 Cyl because of the better mpg ($$$).

    This won't be my primary vehicle to carry all the family. Most of the time, I will be alone in the truck. So, I would like to know if the access cab would be suitable to carry on all the family for short rides (not more than 60 minutes).

    Thank you.
     
  2. Jan 17, 2012 at 5:54 AM
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    speedydave

    speedydave A-TRAC Equipped

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    I just read the specs, but from what it says it only has a the LATCH system for the front passenger seat. I thought you could put child seats in the back.

    Someone with kids want to chime in?
     
  3. Jan 17, 2012 at 5:55 AM
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    speedydave

    speedydave A-TRAC Equipped

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  4. Jan 17, 2012 at 6:00 AM
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    TexAggie

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    I'm pretty sure you can't put car seats in the back of an access cab, that's why they allow you to turn off the passenger airbag when you want. If I where you and in this situation I would look for a 99 or early 2000 4 door, that way you still get a great truck in your budget.
     
  5. Jan 17, 2012 at 6:10 AM
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    Firetech

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    I have a 2010 AC and I tried to put a child seat behind the drivers seat for my grandson. I had to pull the drivers seat too far up for me to drive. I am only 5'7". I would not reccomend buying one for using as a family truck. Other than that I love my truck.
     
  6. Jan 17, 2012 at 6:12 AM
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    bassfan

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    I had an 07 Access cab before. Girlfriend has a 3yr old in a forward facing seat and we did it once. The front seat has to be pretty much all the way up. You can do it, its just not the most convenient.
     
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