For years, I — along with Cars.com editors Jennifer Geiger and Matt Schmitz — have been installing car seats into vehicles of all sizes to find out which play nicely with car seats. After years of testing, sometimes you can look at a car and just know it’s going to be a rough car-seat installation. When things go poorly, there’s often sweating and swearing as our certified car-seat technicians work to get a car seat installed correctly.
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For the majority of cars we test each year, the car-seat installations go well enough. And for a few, they’re a breeze thanks to tons of rear legroom and easy-to-use Latch anchors. Those cars made our 2018 Cars.com Car Seat Check Honor Roll.
The seven vehicles listed below missed our Honor Roll by a couple of letter grades. All of them scored a D in one category of their Car Seat Checks, earning them a spot on our needs-improvement list.