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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2014 Subaru Forester: Car Seat Check

By Jennifer Newman on April 2, 2013

Subaru redesigned its Forester crossover for the 2014 model year. The Forester’s interior remains roomy, with a backseat that can easily accommodate rear-facing child-safety seats. For... Read More
2013 Honda Civic: Car Seat Check

By Jennifer Newman on March 21, 2013

It's been a busy couple of years for the Honda Civic. The compact sedan was redesigned for the 2012 model year, but it wasn't well-received. This sent Honda back to the drawing board with the fr... Read More
2013 Kia Soul: Car Seat Check

By Jennifer Geiger on March 19, 2013

Kids — and hamsters — may love the way Kia's compact, quirky Soul looks, but parents won't be impressed with the boxy hatchback's backseat. Stiff seat cushions obstruct its Latch anchors, and the ... Read More
2013 Dodge Charger: Car Seat Check

By Jennifer Newman on March 14, 2013

The 2013 Dodge Charger isn't the typical family car, but its wide, roomy backseat means it can easily handle hauling kids in their child-safety seats. Although this is a full-size family sedan, ... Read More
2013 Lexus GX 460: Car Seat Check

By Jennifer Geiger on March 12, 2013

Lexus' large SUV is just that — huge inside and out. The 2013 GX 460 easily accommodates three child-safety seats in its second row, and accessible Latch anchors make them easy to install. Watch o... Read More
2013 Buick Encore: Car Seat Check

By Jennifer Newman on February 28, 2013

The all-new Buick Encore is part of a new class of cars: the near-luxury subcompact crossover segment, which also includes the BMW X1 and Audi Q3. The 2013 Encore seats five, but space is at a p... Read More
2013 Toyota Avalon: Car Seat Check

By Jennifer Geiger on February 26, 2013

The large-car class is typically full of forgettable faces, but the Toyota Avalon isn't one of them. For 2013, Toyota injected a big dose of style into its largest sedan, but the Avalon also got a... Read More
2013 Ford Flex: Car Seat Check

By Jennifer Newman on February 21, 2013

The 2013 Ford Flex is a three-row crossover with a look all its own. The box on wheels can carry six or seven passengers. Our test car had a three-seat bench in the second row and a two-seat thi... Read More
2013 GMC Acadia: Car Seat Check

By Jennifer Geiger on February 19, 2013

For 2013, GMC's people-mover got a face-lift with updated exterior styling and a freshened interior. We recently tested its corporate cousin, the 2013 Chevrolet Traverse, and found it roomy enough... Read More
2013 Ford F-150 XLT SuperCrew Cab: Car Seat Check

By Jennifer Newman on February 14, 2013

The 2013 Ford F-150 comes in plenty of trims, cab styles and bed styles, but the F-150 XLT with the SuperCrew cab passed our Car Seat Check with flying colors. It easily held three child-sa... Read More
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