We have a 2018 and our car seat is behind the passenger because it is a little tight in the middle as the driver's seat is pushed back (I'm 6'1" tall). The removable "basket" car seat would fit fine, I believe, but we recently installed a rear-facing Clek Foonf and it's a little tight in the middle.
I have 2015 (so slightly smaller) but I safely fit 3 seats in the back (rear facing infant seat in the middle).
I am 6'3", but I sit relatively high and close to steering wheel for my height. You shouldn't have any problem fitting it in the middle (if you are not much taller then me). Just make sure you use seatbelt not latch.