Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats.

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How Do Car Seats Fit in a 2021 Honda CR-V Hybrid?

By Jennifer Geiger on April 21, 2021

The verdict: Honda added a hybrid model to the lineup of its popular CR-V compact SUV for 2021. For this Car Seat Check, we tested a 2021 CR-V Hybrid in the top Touring trim. While the SUV earned h... Read More
How Do Car Seats Fit in a 2021 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid?

By Jennifer Geiger on April 19, 2021

The verdict: Toyota’s popular RAV4 compact SUV comes with a gas engine or a hybrid — with or without a plug. For this Car Seat Check, we tested the regular hybrid model in Limited trim and gave it ... Read More
How Do Car Seats Fit in a 2021 Toyota Camry?

By Jennifer Geiger on April 14, 2021

The verdict: Toyota’s mid-size sedan, the 2021 Camry, gets some minor updates for 2021, including a revised multimedia system and light styling tweaks. For this Car Seat Check, we tested the perfor... Read More
How Do Car Seats Fit in a 2021 BMW 5 Series?

By Jennifer Newman on April 12, 2021

The verdict: With its refreshed looks and tech, the 2021 BMW 5 Series remains a capable family hauler, though it stumbled slightly with one of our car seats. We tested the mid-level BMW 540i xDrive... Read More
How Do Car Seats Fit in a 2021 Buick Envision?

By Jennifer Geiger on April 7, 2021

The verdict: Buick redesigned the Envision, a premium compact SUV, for 2021 with improved interior materials, additional technology and a new engine. The Envision also rides a slightly longer wheel... Read More
How Do Car Seats Fit in a 2021 GMC Yukon?

By Jennifer Newman on April 5, 2021

The verdict: GM has been wowing us with its redesigned 2021 three-row SUV siblings, the Chevrolet Suburban, Cadillac Escalade (which we named Cars.com 2021 Luxury Car of the Year) and now the GMC Y... Read More
How Do Car Seats Fit in a 2021 Nissan Leaf?

By Jennifer Geiger on March 31, 2021

Editor’s note: This Car Seat Check was written in October 2020 about the 2020 Nissan Leaf. Little of substance has changed with this year’s model. See what’s new for 2021 or see the models compared... Read More
How Do Car Seats Fit in a 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe?

By Jennifer Geiger on March 29, 2021

The verdict: Hyundai heavily revised its five-occupant Santa Fe for 2021 with updated styling, new engines and revised tech. We tested the top trim level, called the Calligraphy, and found it very ... Read More
How Do Car Seats Fit in a 2020 Audi SQ8?

By Jennifer Geiger on March 24, 2021

The verdict: Audi’s Q8 is a five-passenger SUV with coupelike styling and seating for five. We tested the performance-oriented SQ8 version with a twin-turbocharged V-8 engine that makes 500 horsepo... Read More
How Do Car Seats Fit in a 2021 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport?

By Jennifer Geiger on March 17, 2021

The verdict: The Volkswagen Atlas three-row SUV excels as a people-mover with a roomy, comfortable cabin. How does the related two-row Atlas Cross Sport fare? The five-passenger SUV performed almos... Read More
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