How Do Car Seats Fit in a 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee?

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The verdict:  Jeep updated its two-row Grand Cherokee SUV for 2022 with new styling, significant tech upgrades and the first 4xe plug-in hybrid powertrain for the model. The backseat should look familiar to caregivers with kids in car seats; it again features room for three car seats. This Car Seat Check covers the two-row model; we cover how the three-row Grand Cherokee L accommodates car seats in a separate post.

Does it fit three car seats?  Yes.

Take a look at how the Latch system and each car seat scored below in our Car Seat Check of the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee.

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A Grade

  • Latch: The two sets of lower anchors are under a large flap in the upholstery; they’re easy to find and use. Three top tether anchors are clearly marked midway down the seatback for easy access and connection.
  • Infant: This seat was easy to install, and our 5-foot-6-inch front passenger had good legroom in front of it.
  • Rear-facing convertible: As with the infant seat, the convertible in rear mode went in easily and the front passenger had ample legroom in front of it.
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B Grade

  • Forward-facing convertible: The SUV’s fixed head restraint doesn’t impede the forward-facing convertible from sitting flush against the seatback, but it will if the car seat’s adjustable back is raised to accommodate a taller child. We had a little trouble connecting to the top tether anchor; the strap should be routed through the headrest, but that opening is small, so we struggled to push the strap and tightener through to connect to the anchor.
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C Grade

  • Booster:The SUV’s fixed head restraint pushed the booster off of the seatback and it should sit flush against it. The outboard head restraints flip down but aren’t otherwise adjustable or removable. The middle seat’s head restraint is adjustable. Also, the second row’s short buckle stalks are flush with the seat-bottom cushions, making them difficult for small hands to grasp and use independently.

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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News Editor Jennifer Geiger joined the automotive industry in 2003, much to the delight of her Corvette-obsessed dad. Jennifer is an expert reviewer, certified car-seat technician and mom of three. She wears a lot of hats — many of them while driving a minivan. Email Jennifer Geiger

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