CARS.COM — Along with eye-popping new styling and increased fuel economy, the 2016 Toyota Prius got wider and longer for its model-year 2016 redesign. Although front legroom and cargo room are up this year, rear legroom is down by almost 3 inches compared with the 2015 Prius. However, the new Prius’s backseat still easily accommodated two child-safety seats in our Car Seat Check, though it lost some points for deeply-set top tether anchors.
How many car seats fit in the second row? Two
What We Like
- The two sets of Latch anchors were easy to access behind Velcro flaps.
- In rear-facing mode, we had no issues installing the convertible, and the front passenger had ample legroom.
- After removing the head restraint, the convertible in forward mode fit well.
- After removing the head restraint, the booster fit well. The seat belt buckles are on stable bases, which should make them easier for kids to grasp.
What We Don’t
- Although the infant seat installed without incident, we had to move front passenger seat up to accommodate it, slightly impeding our 5-foot-6 tester’s legroom.
- The three top tether anchors are clearly marked, but the anchors are set deeply within slits in the upholstery, complicating connection with the forward-facing convertible.