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 Nissan Sentra?

By Jennifer Newman on February 24, 2021

The verdict: The 2021 Nissan Sentra is a budget-friendly option for small families. We last tested the 2020 Nissan Sentra, but we’ve since updated our car seats, and the Sentra’s roomy backseat pla... Read More
How Do Car Seats Fit in a 2021 Mazda CX-5?

By Jennifer Geiger on February 22, 2021

The verdict: Mazda added some more standard safety features to its CX-5 compact SUV for 2020, and even more are available for 2021. The backseat is unchanged for 2021, and although its lower Latch ... Read More
How Do Car Seats Fit in a 2021 Hyundai Elantra?

By Jennifer Newman on February 17, 2021

The verdict: With a starting price of $20,645, including a destination fee, the 2021 Hyundai Elantra is a compact sedan that can work well for smaller families, even those with kids in rear-facing ... Read More
How Do Car Seats Fit in a 2021 Chrysler Pacifica?

By Jennifer Geiger on February 10, 2021

The verdict: Chrysler’s Pacifica minivan gets some new features for 2021. Most significant are an updated version of the Uconnect multimedia system and available all-wheel drive — both of which we’... Read More
How Do Car Seats Fit in a 2022 Acura MDX?

By Jennifer Geiger on January 28, 2021

The verdict: Acura’s largest SUV, the MDX, grows in size for 2022 and gets fresh, aggressive styling, upgraded interior materials and some additional safety and tech features. With exposed Latch an... Read More
How Do Car Seats Fit in a 2021 Lexus IS 350?

By Jennifer Geiger on January 27, 2021

The verdict: Lexus updated its entry-level sports sedan for 2021, and the IS 300 and IS 350 get more muscular styling as well as an updated multimedia system that should be easier to use than the o... Read More
How Do Car Seats Fit in a 2021 Genesis GV80?

By Jennifer Geiger on January 20, 2021

The verdict: Genesis hit the affordable luxury space with a trio of sedans and has now entered the SUV market with the GV70 and GV80. We tested the larger GV80 model and found a lot to like about i... Read More
How Do Car Seats Fit in a 2021 Kia Sorento?

By Jennifer Geiger on January 13, 2021

The verdict: Kia redesigned the smaller of its three-row people-movers for 2021, and the new Sorento grows in size and adds updated technology along with new engines — including a hybrid option. Fo... Read More
How Do Car Seats Fit in a 2021 Chevrolet Suburban?

By Jennifer Geiger on January 6, 2021

Chevrolet redesigned its full-size Tahoe and Suburban SUVs for 2021 with an emphasis on interior quality, and the High Country edition of the Suburban we tested for this car seat check hit the mark. Read More
How Do Car Seats Fit in a 2021 Lincoln Aviator?

By Jennifer Geiger on December 30, 2020

Take a look at how the Latch system and each car seat scored in our Car Seat Check of the 2020 Lincoln Aviator, which has few changes for the 2021 model year. Read More
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