Convert Prius Prime rear seat to seat three

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  1. doubleuohhohh

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    Has anyone looked into this?


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    Neighbor, please!!! What I need is a Prius Prime Advanced 2-seater coupe, with a yet bigger battery and a hatchback. Now that would be truly wonderful!! Think of the performance coupled with improved mileage due to lighter weight!! I must have one Now!!

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    the car seats 4 because 5 would overload it. as it is my five seater 07 prius had 5 people in it exactly once because it handled significanly worse on that trip.
     
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    I'll be hauling kids around, once in a while a third. The three kids will make up less than one average adult (160-200lbs.)



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    I guess I'll have to find someone with a non-pip willing to test fit the seats.


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    since its for children its more than putting in a different seat. you need at least a lap belt in the middle position and those are anchored to the car.
     
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    It would be cool to convert the back somehow to add an extra seat. I think there is enough space so it should be possible!!!
     
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    It’s obviously possible but Toyota purposefully didn’t do it to keep weight down.
     
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    It will be an interesting DIY project :)
     
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    IIRC, the Prime has charging equipment underneath the middle section so trying a simple seat swap from non-prime prius wouldn't work. Plus, you won't have the necessary 3rd point seatbelt mounts making this an unsafe idea.
     
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    Yeah but also a lot of empty space that’s filled with a chademo charger and solar battery in non US spec versions.
     
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    So are you saying there's nothing underneath the center section?
     
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    Worth noting that the charger and (on solar panel equipped cars) the solar hardware goes where the Liftback's battery goes.

    I wouldn't be surprised if you actually could put the Liftback's seat in a Prime.
     
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    No. There’s obviously a charger there. I haven’t opened mine up, but I wouldn’t be surprised if there’s a lot of empty space there. Toyota didn’t package this car incredibly well
     
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    you got that right.:cool:
     
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    check out the recent post from the fella who removed the flying bridge from his gen 3. i'll bet he could do it.
     
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    still concerned about how you are going to anchor the middle seat belt...
     
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    My guess is that the anchor points are still there in the unibody, given that it'd be more expensive to make a different floor stamping (and had Toyota made a different floor stamping, the packaging could've been vastly improved).
     
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