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Compact SUV Car Seat Checks


Compact SUVs are a prime target for young families when shopping for a new car. Our certified child passenger safety technicians tested each of the seven compact SUVs in our challenge. $28,000 Compact SUV Challenge Index | Results | What The Judges Said

Compact SUV Car Seat Checks

By David Thomas  on May 26, 2015

Compact SUVs are a prime target for young families when shopping for a new car. Our certified child passenger safety technicians tested each of the seven compact SUVs in our challenge. $28,000 Compact SUV Challenge Index | Results | What The Judges Said

2015 Chrysler Town & Country: Car Seat Check

By Jennifer Newman  on May 21, 2015

When it comes to minivans, the Chrysler Town & Country is at the top of many families' shopping list. In 2014, the Town & Country ranked No. 1 in minivan sales with 138,040 sold, according to Automotive News. For the 2015

2015 Toyota RAV4: Car Seat Check

By Jennifer Geiger  on May 19, 2015

Toyota's compact crossover carries over relatively unchanged to model-year 2015. Adequate legroom eased the installation of our rear-facing child-safety seats, but tricky top tether anchor placement kept the RAV4 from earning higher grades in our Car Seat Check. More Car

2015 Subaru Forester: Car Seat Check

By Jennifer Newman  on May 14, 2015

The 2015 Subaru Forester is a straight-A student when it comes to our Car Seat Checks. This compact SUV makes easy work of child-safety seats, though it gets a demerit for one issue, but it didn't affect its overall GPA. More

2015 GMC Terrain: Car Seat Check

By Jennifer Geiger  on May 12, 2015

GMC's smallest SUV gets a mild face-lift for 2016, but we tested the 2015 model in our Car Seat Check. Like its Chevrolet Equinox twin, families will find a lot to like about the Terrain's backseat, including room for two

2016 Mazda CX-5: Car Seat Check

By Jennifer Geiger  on May 5, 2015

Mazda's compact crossover is updated for 2016 with a revised grille outside along with more upscale cabin materials and a revised control layout inside. Accessible Latch anchors and enough backseat legroom made the CX-5 very accommodating to our car seats.

2015 Chevrolet Equinox: Car Seat Check

By Jennifer Newman  on April 30, 2015

If rear-facing child-safety seats or long-legged teens are part of your life, you need a car with plenty of backseat legroom. The 2015 Chevrolet Equinox fits the bill with 39.9 inches of rear legroom for passengers — or car seats.

2015 Honda CR-V: Car Seat Check

By Jennifer Newman  on April 28, 2015

The 2015 Honda CR-V doesn't seem like a compact SUV when it comes to its backseat. With plenty of rear legroom and hip room, this small SUV could easily be mistaken for a midsize model. Rear passengers will relish all

Which Cars Fit Three Car Seats?

By Jennifer Newman  on April 27, 2015

UPDATED APRIL 27, 2015: Parents are often searching for the automotive holy grail: a car that's not a minivan and can fit three child-safety seats across the backseat. It's a short list. More Car Seat Checks In the more than

2016 Acura MDX: Car Seat Check

By Jennifer Newman  on April 23, 2015

For 2016, Acura has tweaked the MDX, giving it a new transmission, a revised all-wheel-drive system and some newly available safety features. While this three-row crossover can haul seven passengers, that number will go down if there are child-safety seats