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 Audi A4?

By Jennifer Geiger on July 26, 2018

Editor's note: This Car Seat Check was written in August 2016 about the 2017 Audi A4. Little of substance has changed with this year's model. To see what's new for 2018, click here, ... Read More
How Do Car Seats Fit in a 2018 Lexus RX 450h?

By Matt Schmitz on July 24, 2018

Editor's note: This Car Seat Check was written in May 2017 about the 2017 Lexus RX 450h. Little of substance has changed with this year's model. To see what's new for 2018, click her... Read More
2018 BMW X2 Biffs IIHS Crash Test

By Jennifer Geiger on July 24, 2018

BMW's smallest and newest SUV has some catching up to do in the safety department. The 2018 X2 failed to qualify for an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety crashworthiness award because i... Read More
How Do Car Seats Fit in a 2018 BMW X2?

By Jennifer Geiger on July 19, 2018

BMW's SUV lineup can be confusing: The all-new-for-2018 X2 is the sixth SUV in the automaker's stable, and its placement is a head scratcher. Although it shares a wheelbase with the X1, ... Read More
How Do Car Seats Fit in a 2018 Lexus IS 350?

By Matt Schmitz on July 17, 2018

Editor's note: This Car Seat Check was written in May 2017 about the 2017 Lexus IS 350. Little of substance has changed with this year's model. To see what's new for 2018, click here... Read More
How Do Car Seats Fit in a 2019 Subaru Ascent?

By Jennifer Geiger on July 12, 2018

When Subaru canceled its underwhelming Tribeca three-row SUV after the 2014 model year, larger families had to cross the brand off their vehicle shopping list. However, a new large SUV has joined i... Read More
How Do Car Seats Fit in a 2018 BMW 340i?

By Matt Schmitz on July 10, 2018

Before our reviewers refine their official positions on a vehicle, their hot takes often make for some juicy reading. In the case of the 2018 BMW 340i with a manual transmission, our experts din... Read More
How Do Car Seats Fit in a 2018 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid?

By Jennifer Geiger on July 5, 2018

Editor's note: This Car Seat Check was written in July 2017 about the 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid. Little of substance has changed with this year's model. To see what's new for 2018, c... Read More
How Do Car Seats Fit in a 2018 Lincoln Continental?

By Jennifer Geiger on July 3, 2018

Editor's note: This Car Seat Check was written in March 2017 about the 2017 Lincoln Continental. Little of substance has changed with this year's model. To see what's new for 2018, c... Read More
Which Cars Fit Three Car Seats?

By Jennifer Newman on June 28, 2018

CARS.COM — 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 back seat. In our Car Seat Checks, we've ... Read More