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How Do Car Seats Fit in a 2022 Hyundai Tucson Hybrid?

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The verdict: Hyundai redesigned its compact Tucson SUV for 2022 and added the model’s first hybrid to the lineup. For this Car Seat Check, we tested the Tucson Hybrid, and it received a perfect score of straight A grades thanks to ample legroom and easy-access anchors. The hybrid’s headroom and legroom dimensions match the non-hybrid version, so these results apply to both models; a plug-in hybrid version will join the lineup at a later date. 

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 Hyundai Tucson Hybrid.

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A Grade

  • Latch: The two sets of anchors peek out from the seat bight, where the back and bottom cushions meet; they’re easy to use. Three top tether anchors sit on the seatback; they’re clearly marked and have good clearance around the anchors for quick connection.  
  • Infant seat: Our rear-facing infant seat was easy to install, and a 5-foot-6-inch front passenger had ample legroom with the seat installed behind them.  
  • Rear-facing convertible: As with the infant, this seat was easy to install, and the front passenger was comfortable. 
  • Forward-facing convertible: After raising the head restraint, the seat fit well, and we had no issues connecting to the lower anchors or top tether anchor. 
  • Booster: After removing the head restraint to situate the booster flush against the seatback, the booster fit well. The outboard buckles have short but stable stalks, which should be easy for kids to use independently. The inboard buckle is floppy, however. 
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B Grade

  • None

C Grade

  • None

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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