Skip to main content

How Do Car Seats Fit in a 2023 Jeep Wagoneer?

jeep grand wagoneer l 2023 16 exterior front angle scaled jpg 2023 Jeep Grand Wagoneer L | photo by Max Bednarski

Editor’s note: This Car Seat Check was published in January 2022 about the 2022 Jeep Wagoneer; little of substance has changed for the new model year. See what’s new for 2023, or check out a side-by-side comparison of the two model years. This Car Seat Check also applies to the long-wheelbase Wagoneer L, which has the same second- and third-row legroom as the regular Wagoneer model. See the models compared.

The verdict: Jeep’s Wagoneer returned to the market for 2022 as a full-size three-row SUV with luxury intentions (especially in Grand Wagoneer form, a posher version of the same SUV). It’s available with seven or eight seats. We tested an eight-passenger Wagoneer with a second-row bench seat and found it roomy enough to accommodate three car seats; its Latch anchors required some muscle to connect, however, and the fixed head restraints will likely cause car-seat fit issues.

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 Wagoneer.

Related: Search Car Seat Checks

jeep wagoneer 2023 interior csc 01 jpg graphic

A Grade

  • None

B Grade

  • Latch: In the second row, the three sets of lower anchors are exposed in upholstery pockets but sit up high against the seat cushion, requiring some muscle to connect. Three top tether anchors sit halfway down the seatback. They’re well marked and easy to use.
  • Infant seat: We needed to use a little muscle to push past the upholstery and connect to the lower anchors. The 5-foot-6-inch front passenger had ample legroom in front with the car seat installed behind them.
  • Rear-facing convertible: As with the infant seat, we had to work a bit to connect to the lower anchors. Likewise, front-passenger legroom wasn’t impacted by this car seat.
  • Forward-facing convertible: Again, connecting to the lower anchors in the second row was a bit of a chore, but we had no issues connecting to the top tether anchor. The fixed head restraint didn’t interfere with our car seat’s adjustable back, but that’s with the back in its lowest setting. The fixed head restraint will likely interfere once the car seat’s back is raised to accommodate a taller child, and the car seat should sit flush against the seatback.
  • Booster: In the second row, the fixed head restraint only flops down when the seat is folded. It’s not otherwise adjustable, so it pushes the booster off the seatback; the booster should sit flush against the seatback. The buckles are on stable stalks, which should make them easy for kids to grasp and use.
  • Third-row access: The second-row seat slides forward easily via buttons atop the seats. The running boards help mitigate the tall step-in, but the opening to the third row is a bit tight. You can also fold the middle seat down and climb through the center to access the third row, but that’s a bit awkward because the middle seat becomes a large hump once it’s folded down.
  • Third-row Latch: The driver’s side of the third row has one set of lower anchors, which are exposed in upholstery pockets, but the seating material in our test car crowded the anchor and poked out of the pocket, complicating access and creating a potential hazard for owners’ fingers. Three clearly marked top tether anchors sit halfway down the seatback; they’re easy to find and use.
  • Third-row forward-facing convertible: The fixed head restraint didn’t interfere, but as was the case in the second row, we needed the seat’s adjustable back in its lowest setting to work. The fixed head restraint will likely interfere with seat placement once it’s raised to accommodate a taller child. We had no trouble connecting to the top tether anchor.
  • Third-row booster: Again, the third row’s fixed head restraints only flop down when the seat is folded; it’s not otherwise adjustable. It pushes the booster off the seatback, and the booster should sit flush against it. The buckles are on stable stalks, which should make them easy for kids to grasp and use. Also, the middle spot should be avoided because to use the buckle, you need to disengage it from the ceiling; it blocks the driver’s view out back when it’s in use.
jeep grand wagoneer 2022 01 backseat car seat check interior scaled jpg 2022 Jeep Wagoneer | photo by Jennifer Geiger

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’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.’s Editorial department is your source for automotive news and reviews. In line with’s long-standing ethics policy, editors and reviewers don’t accept gifts or free trips from automakers. The Editorial department is independent of’s advertising, sales and sponsored content departments.

Photo of Jennifer Geiger
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

Featured stories

bmw x2 m35i 2024 01 exterior dynamic front angle scaled jpg
honda civic hybrid 2025 exterior front angle 12 jpg
kia ev9 2024 rivian r1s 2024 01 exterior group front angle scaled jpg