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How Do Car Seats Fit in a 2022 Genesis GV70?

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The verdict: After wowing us with impressive luxury sedans, including the Cars.com Best of 2019-winning G70, South Korean brand Genesis has introduced its compact SUV, the 2022 GV70. There’s a lot to like about it, but the limited rear legroom was a big dislike when it came to car seat fitment.

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 2022 Genesis GV70.

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A Grade

  • Latch: The GV70 has two sets of lower Latch anchors in the outer rear seats. The anchors are exposed and although they sit deep between the back and bottom seat cushions, we didn’t have any issues connecting to them. There are three top tether anchors midway down the rear seatbacks. They’re well marked and easy to use.
  • Forward-facing convertible: This car seat installed easily in the backseat. We raised the head restraint to route the tether strap between the posts.

B Grade

  • Infant: To fit this rear-facing car seat, we had to move the front passenger seat forward a bit. Legroom was acceptable for our tester, and the seat installation was problem-free. 
  • Booster: The only issue we had with our booster seat installation was with the seat belt buckles. They sit low in the bottom seat cushion, but when raised they remain upright. It’d be better for little ones in boosters if the buckles were upright all the time.

C Grade

  • Rear-facing convertible: Installation was easy, but we had to move the front passenger seat all the way forward to fit the rear convertible behind it. The tester’s legroom was a little cramped but livable. 

Grading Scale

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: One room, fit or connection issue. Some problems accessing the third row when available.

C: Marginal room plus one fit or connection issue. Difficult to access the third row when available.

D: Insufficient room, plus multiple fit or connection issues.

F: Does not fit or is unsafe.

About Cars.com’s Car Seat Checks

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

For the Car Seat Check, we use a Chicco KeyFit 30 infant-safety seat, a Graco Contender 65 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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Editor-in-Chief Jennifer Newman is a journalist with more than 25 years of experience, including 15 years as an automotive journalist at Cars.com. Jennifer leads the Editorial team in its mission of helping car shoppers find the vehicle that best fits their life. A mom of two, she’s graduated from kids in car seats to teens behind the steering wheel. She’s also a certified car-seat technician with more than 12 years of experience, as well as member of the World Car Jury, Automotive Press Association and Midwest Automotive Media Association. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jennilnewman/ Instagram: @jennilnewman Email Jennifer Newman

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