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How Do Car Seats Fit in a 2020 Nissan Versa?

The verdict: The Versa, Nissan’s smallest sedan, got redesigned for 2020 with fresh styling, more safety features and additional room. The new Versa is longer and wider, which translates into more passenger room — and it offers a lot more for car seats than its subcompact dimensions imply.

Does it fit three car seats? No

Take a look at how the Latch system and each car seat scored below in our Car Seat Check of the 2020 Nissan Versa.

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A Grade

  • Latch: The two sets of anchors are exposed for easy access and connection.
  • Infant seat: Easy latch access made installation a breeze, and our 5-foot, 6-inch-tall front passenger had a comfortable amount of legroom.
  • Rear-facing convertible: Again, installation was problem-free and front passenger legroom wasn’t an issue.
  • Forward-facing convertible: The three top tethers on the rear shelf were red (matching our car’s body color — bonus!) and very easy to find and use. We tested a model with cloth seats and fixed head restraints, but they’re so small that they don’t interfere with how the car seat sit sits against the seatback (it should be flush). Since our convertible seat’s tether strap is two pieces, we looped it around the fixed head restraint; if yours is one piece, it can go over the head restraint. Check the car’s owner’s manual for details.

B Grade

  • Booster: Again, the fixed head restraint didn’t push this seat off the Versa’s seatback because the restraint has a pretty narrow profile. The car’s floppy buckles could make it tough for kids to buckle up independently, however.

C Grade

  • None

About Cars.com’s Car Seat Checks

Editors Jennifer Geiger, Jennifer Newman and Matt Schmitz are certified child safety seat installation technicians.

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 shorter 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. Learn more about how we conduct our Car Seat Checks.

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.

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