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Which extra cab utes have child seat anchor points?

It's rare to find a space cab/extra cab ute with child seat anchors in the back row.

One of our avid readers, Jasmine, is in the market for a space cab ute, but she’s been struggling to find one that has child seat anchor points in the rear seats.

Most space cab (or extra cab, King Cab, Freestyle Cab or Super Cab) utes have two additional small seats behind the front seats, but the comfort and convenience varies depending on the variant. 

These utes offer you “sometimes” seats in the back, or alternatively, secure and weather-proof storage for expensive tools. It also means you get a longer tray - and these utes are available with either pick-up (styleside) tubs or in cab-chassis tray back design, depending on what you need. We’ll specify the options below.

Surprisingly, there are many big-name omissions from this list.

  • The Mitsubishi Triton Club Cab also doesn’t come with child seat anchor points in the rear row. The Mitsubishi Triton Club Cab also doesn’t come with child seat anchor points in the rear row.
  • The Toyota HiLux has no child seat anchor points in the Extra Cab models. The Toyota HiLux has no child seat anchor points in the Extra Cab models.
  • The Nissan Navara King Cab models don’t come with child seat anchor points either. The Nissan Navara King Cab models don’t come with child seat anchor points either.
  • No variant in Isuzu D-Max range has rear child seat anchors. No variant in Isuzu D-Max range has rear child seat anchors.

You won’t find a Toyota HiLux Extra Cab here, as it has no child seat anchor points in the Extra Cab models (available in Workmate, SR and SR5 trim). The facelifted model isn’t expected to have child-seat anchors in the Extra Cab models, either. Interesting tidbit: the HiLux is the only space cab model with pop-out rear windows on sale today.

The Mitsubishi Triton Club Cab is available in a few trim grades (GLX and GLX+) and cab-chassis and pick-up body styles, but it doesn’t come with child seat anchor points in the rear row.

The Nissan Navara King Cab models don’t come with child seat anchor points either, though there are five versions to choose from across RX, ST and ST-X trim levels.

There might be 4x2 (SX) and 4x4 (SX and LS-U) Isuzu D-Max Space Cab models, but no variant in that current range has rear child seat anchors. Will that change with the new-generation model? We’ll have to wait and see. 

Here’s a list of the extra cab utes on sale in Australia in 2020 that have rear seats with child seat anchor points.

Ford Ranger Super Cab 

In the Ford Super Cab models there are two upper child seat anchor points In the Ford Super Cab models there are two upper child seat anchor points

The Ranger - which is our pick of the ute segment more broadly - has a space cab body with rearward opening back doors (often called suicide doors) with two seats in the back.

The seats aren’t comfortable - it’s a pretty cramped space for adults, but that’s the case with all the utes in this story - and in the Ford Super Cab models there are two upper child seat anchor points, but because of the seat design there are no ISOFIX attachments.

The 2020 Ford Ranger Super Cab is available in a number of different variants (all prices MSRP):

XL Super Cab Hi-Rider 2.2-litre six-speed auto 4x2 cab-chassisfrom $37,390
XL Super Cab 3.2-litre six-speed manual 4x4 cab-chassisfrom $45,590 (auto: $47,790)
XL Super Cab 3.2-litre six-speed auto 4x4 pick-upfrom $49,190
XLT Super Cab 3.2-litre six-speed auto 4x4 pick-upfrom $57,440
XLT Super Cab 2.0-litre Bi-turbo 10-speed auto 4x4 pick-upfrom $58,940

Mazda BT-50 Freestyle Cab

The Freestyle Cab model has two top-tether child seat points. The Freestyle Cab model has two top-tether child seat points.

No surprise to see the current Mazda BT-50 make the list alongside its twin-under-the-skin. This is specific to the model sold between 2012 and 2020.

The Freestyle Cab model has identical rear-swinging back doors with two seats in the second row, as well as two top-tether child seat points (no ISOFIX).

The 2020 Mazda BT-50 Freestyle Cab is available in a few different variants (all MSRP):

XT 4x2 cab chassis 3.2-litre six-speed manualfrom $35,090
XT 4x2 cab chassis 3.2-litre six-speed autofrom $37,430
XT 4x4 cab chassis 3.2-litre six-speed manualfrom $40,790 
XT 4x4 cab chassis 3.2-litre six-speed autofrom $42,790 
XTR 4x4 pick-up 3.2-litre six-speed manualfrom $45,290 
XTR 4x4 pick-up 3.2-litre six-speed autofrom $47,290