Redesigned for 2015, the Toyota Camry has a new look that will likely cause shoppers to love it or hate it, thanks mostly to its wide-mouth grille. This midsize sedan seats five, but in our tests it only fits two child-safety seats across the backseat.
How many car seats fit in the second row? Two
What We Like
- The rear-facing convertible fit well in the Camry, and there was no need to move the front passenger seat forward to fit the car seat behind it.
- The forward-facing convertible also fit well in the Camry, and we didn’t have any problems connecting to the tether anchor; three anchors are found on the Camry’s rear shelf.
- The Camry’s flat seats made installing the booster seat a breeze. Seat belt buckles on stable bases are easy for younger kids to use independently.
What We Don’t
- The Camry’s two sets of lower Latch anchors were difficult to access, especially with our infant-safety seat’s hooklike anchors. The anchors sit 2 inches into the seatbight, where the back and bottom cushions meet.
- To fit the rear-facing infant-safety seat in the Camry, we had to move the front passenger seat forward slightly.
A: Plenty of room for the car seat and the child; doesn’t impact driver or front-passenger legroom. Easy to find and connect to Latch and tether anchors. No fit issues involving head restraint or seat contouring. Easy access to the third row.
B: Plenty of room. One fit or connection issue. Some problems accessing third row when available.
C: Marginal room. Two fit or connection issues. Difficult to access third row when available.
D: Insufficient room. Two or more fit or connection issues.
F: Does not fit or is unsafe.
About Cars.com’s Car Seat Checks
Editors Jennifer Newman and Matt Schmitz are certified child safety seat installation technicians. Editor Jennifer Geiger is working on renewing her certification.
For the Car Seat Check, we use a Graco SnugRide Classic Connect 30 infant-safety seat, a Britax Marathon convertible seat and Graco TurboBooster seat. The front seats are adjusted for a 6-foot driver and a 5-foot-8 passenger. The three child seats are installed in the second row. The booster seat sits behind the driver’s seat, and the infant and convertible seats are installed behind the front passenger seat.
We also install the forward-facing convertible in the second row’s middle seat with the booster and infant seat in the outboard seats to see if three car seats will fit; a child sitting in the booster seat must be able to reach the seat belt buckle.
If there’s a third row, we install the booster seat and a forward-facing convertible. To learn more about how we conduct our Car Seat Checks, go here.
Parents should also remember that they can use the Latch system or a seat belt to install a car seat, and that Latch anchors have a weight limit of 65 pounds, including the weight of the child and the weight of the seat itself.
Cars.com photos by Evan Sears