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2012 Kia Sorento: Car Seat Check

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With seating for seven and a low starting MSRP of $21,250, the 2012 Kia Sorento is on a lot of parents’ must-see lists when car shopping. Despite its less-than-ample legroom in the second and third rows, the Sorento did well in our Car Seat Check. One knock against it, though, is it doesn’t have any tether anchors in the third row, so a forward-facing convertible car seat can’t be installed there. That could frustrate a family with three or more kids.

For the Car Seat Check, we use a Graco SnugRide 30 rear-facing infant-safety seat, a Britax Roundabout convertible child-safety seat and Graco high-back TurboBooster seat.

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How many car seats fit in the second row? Two

How many car seats fit in third row? Two

Editor’s note: For three car seats — infant-safety seat, convertible and booster seats — to fit in a car, our criterion is that a child sitting in the booster seat must be able to reach the seat belt buckle. Parents should also remember that they can use the Latch system or a seat belt to install a car seat.

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