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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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Cars.com's 2018 Car Seat Check Honor Roll

By Jennifer Newman on September 21, 2018

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How Do Car Seats Fit in a 2019 Toyota Prius?

By Jennifer Geiger on August 15, 2019

The verdict: For 2019, the Prius gains an all-wheel-drive model, making it more versatile in the driving department. In terms of car seats, the hybrid hatchback still excels in room and Latch conne... Read More
How Do Car Seats Fit in a 2019 Chevrolet Blazer?

By Jennifer Geiger on August 13, 2019

The verdict: Chevrolet resurrected its Blazer for 2019, but instead of a tough and rugged large SUV, the new model is a stylish, sporty, two-row SUV with space for five. For those with kids in car ... Read More
How Do Car Seats Fit in a 2019 Kia Optima?

By Jennifer Geiger on August 8, 2019

The verdict: Kia’s Optima got a host of changes for 2019, including flashier styling, additional standard safety features and a revised multimedia system. Although the sedan has plenty of legroom f... Read More
How Do Car Seats Fit in a 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee?

By Jennifer Geiger on August 6, 2019

The verdict: Jeep’s 2019 Grand Cherokee has something huge going for it when it comes to car seats: its size. In our test, the five-seat SUV’s backseat had ample room for three car seats, and our f... Read More
How Do Car Seats Fit in a 2019 Mazda CX-9?

By Jennifer Geiger on August 1, 2019

The verdict: Mazda’s largest vehicle is one of the more fun-to-drive SUVs in the three-row class and it’s no slouch when it comes to car seats either. The 2019 CX-9 has plenty of room in its second... Read More
How Do Car Seats Fit in a 2019 Ford EcoSport?

By Jennifer Geiger on July 30, 2019

Editor’s note: This Car Seat Check was written in April 2018 about the 2018 Ford EcoSport. Little of substance has changed with this year’s model. See what’s new for 2019 or check... Read More
How Do Car Seats Fit in a 2019 Mazda3 Sedan?

By Jennifer Geiger on July 25, 2019

The verdict: Most compact cars are a sensible, point-A-to-point-B mode of transport, but the Mazda3 has always offered a little more than that with more agile handling than most of the class. A red... Read More
How Do Car Seats Fit in a 2019 Ford Mustang GT?

By Matt Schmitz on July 23, 2019

Editor’s note: This Car Seat Check was written in June 2018 about the 2018 Ford Mustang GT. Little of substance has changed with this year’s model. See what’s new for 2019 or chec... Read More
How Do Car Seats Fit in a 2020 Jeep Gladiator?

By Jennifer Geiger on July 18, 2019

The verdict: The notion of a Jeep pickup truck has spent years swirling around the rumor mill, but for 2020, it’s finally materialized with the Gladiator. Rugged, capable and … kid-friendly? Sort o... Read More
How Do Car Seats Fit in a 2019 BMW X7?

By Jennifer Geiger on July 16, 2019

The verdict: BMW is way late to the three-row SUV party, but its new model is worth the wait. The 2019 BMW X7 shines in luxury, comfort, space and technology. We tested a six-passenger model with s... Read More
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