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How Do Car Seats Fit in a 2022 Volkswagen ID.4?

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Editor’s note: This Car Seat Check was written in December 2021 about the 2021 Volkswagen ID.4. Little of substance has changed with this year’s model. See what’s new for 2022 or check out a side-by-side comparison of the two model years.

The verdict: Volkswagen’s latest all-electric vehicle is a small SUV that seats five. The 2021 ID.4 can go around 250-260 miles on a full charge, depending on trim level, and it has a backseat that’s roomier than its tidy dimensions suggest. In this Car Seat Check, the ID.4 scored all A grades thanks to easy-access anchors and ample legroom.

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 2021 VW ID.4.

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A Grade

  • Latch: Two sets of lower anchors are exposed under hinged plastic covers. The anchors themselves are body-colored for great visibility. Three top-tether anchors sit on the seatback. The outboard anchors sit a third of the way down and the middle one sits at the base of the seat; all are clearly marked.
  • Infant: Connection to the anchors was easy, and our 5-foot-6-inch front passenger had ample legroom with the seat installed in the row behind.
  • Rear-facing convertible: As with the infant seat, installation was easy and front passenger legroom was plentiful ahead of the car seat.
  • Forward-facing convertible: After raising the head restraint, the convertible fit well in its forward-facing position. We had no trouble connecting to the lower anchors or the top tether anchor.
  • Booster: Again, we raised the head restraint to situate the booster flush against the seatback (as it should be). The buckles are short, but they sit on stable stalks and stick up just enough, so kids should have no trouble using them independently.
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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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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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