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 2018 Jeep Compass?

By Jennifer Geiger on October 11, 2018

Editor's note: This Car Seat Check was written in May 2017 about the 2017 Jeep Compass. Little of substance has changed with this year's model. To see what's new for 2018, click here... Read More
Honda Odyssey Vs. Toyota Sienna: Which Minivan Is the Car Seat Check Champ?

By Matt Schmitz on October 10, 2018

Let's face it: Parenthood can often feel like being in a street brawl where only the strong survive. And if you wanna be the last mom standing (or dad, of course), you're gonna need a st... Read More
How Do Car Seats Fit in a 2019 Chevrolet Suburban?

By Jennifer Geiger on October 9, 2018

If you have loads of people, lots of cargo and something to tow, only a full-size SUV will do. Chevrolet's largest, the Suburban, has up to eight seats across three rows and ample room for c... Read More
How Do Car Seats Fit in a 2018 Mazda3?

By Matt Schmitz on October 4, 2018

Editor's note: This Car Seat Check was written in April 2017 about the 2017 Mazda3. Little of substance has changed with this year's model. To see what's new for 2018, click here, or... Read More
Chrysler Pacifica Vs. Honda Odyssey: Which Minivan Is the Car Seat Check Champ?

By Jennifer Geiger on October 4, 2018

For many families who need to carry all the kids plus all the gear, only a minivan will do. Luckily, automakers are on top of their game and there are several excellent contenders in the class. ... Read More
How Do Car Seats Fit in a 2018 Lexus RX 350L?

By Jennifer Geiger on October 3, 2018

For 2018, Lexus added a third-row option to its RX 350. Lexus' mid-size SUV is a popular vehicle, so it makes sense that adding more available seats would only widen its appeal. Not so fast:... Read More
How Do Car Seats Fit in a 2018 Mazda CX-5?

By Jennifer Geiger on September 27, 2018

Editor's note: This Car Seat Check was written in May 2017 about the 2017 Mazda CX-5. Little of substance has changed with this year's model. To see what's new for 2018, click here, ... Read More
Honda Accord Vs. Toyota Camry: Which Fits Car Seats Better?

By Jennifer Geiger on September 26, 2018

Mid-size sedans may have seen their demand wane in the wake of the SUV's popularity spree, but the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry still hover near the top of the sales charts each month, maki... Read More
In Cars.com's Car Seat Checks, There's No Such Thing as an Easy A

By Jennifer Newman on September 26, 2018

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. ... Read More
How Do Car Seats Fit in a 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback?

By Jennifer Geiger on September 25, 2018

In a class full of solid, comfortable and affordable cars, Toyota's Corolla compact sedan hasn't managed to stand out recently. The new 2019 Corolla hatchback changes that with a peppy n... Read More