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How Do Car Seats Fit in a 2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe?

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The verdict: Jeep’s two-row Grand Cherokee SUV comes in a variety of powertrain flavors, from the gas-guzzling 357-horsepower, 5.7-liter Hemi V-8 version to the less thirsty 375-hp plug-in hybrid model. We tested the latter for this Car Seat Check and found room for three car seats in what Jeep dubs the Grand Cherokee 4xe. It has the same amount of rear legroom as the non-hybrid model, so this Car Seat Check applies to both versions. See the models compared.

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 2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe.

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A Grade

  • Latch: The two sets of lower anchors sit under a large flap in the upholstery; they’re easy to find and use. Three top tether anchors sit midway down the seatback; they’re clearly marked, and we had no trouble with 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 head restraint, but that opening is small, so we struggled to push the strap and tightener through to connect to the anchor.

C Grade

  • Booster: The SUV’s fixed head restraint pushed the booster off the seatback; 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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