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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2012 Toyota Prius: Car Seat Check

By Jennifer Geiger on August 7, 2012

We already know the Toyota Prius is on top when it comes to fuel economy, but how well does it handle child-safety seats? Toyota’s midsize hybrid hatchback seats five passengers and offers a comfor... Read More
2012 BMW M6 Convertible: Car Seat Check

By Jennifer Newman on August 2, 2012

The 2012 BMW M6 convertible is a high-performance version of the 6 Series. From its turbocharged V-8 engine to its highly bolstered seats, nearly everything about this soft-top convertible scream... Read More
2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class: Car Seat Check

By Jennifer Geiger on July 31, 2012

Mercedes-Benz's smallest SUV got a face-lift for 2013. This stylish five-passenger crossover's compact size shouldn't prevent families from checking it out, however. Although there's not a ton of r... Read More
2012 Scion iQ: Car Seat Check

By Jennifer Newman on July 24, 2012

The 2012 Scion iQ doesn't look like a family car, but it can be if your family includes just one child. The iQ is a three- or four-seater, depending on the driver's height. For our Car Seat Chec... Read More
2012 Hyundai Equus: Car Seat Check

By Jennifer Geiger on July 19, 2012

If you already feel like a chauffeur for your kids, ferrying them around in the Equus will make you feel right at home. Hyundai's largest sedan has a cavernous backseat with power reclining functio... Read More
2012 GMC Yukon XL: Car Seat Check

By Jennifer Newman on July 17, 2012

The 2012 GMC Yukon XL lives up to its name. With an extra 20 inches in length on the regular GMC Yukon, the XL is made for hauling a lot of people and cargo. The XL can hold up to nine peop... Read More
2013 Scion FR-S: Car Seat Fail

By Jennifer Geiger on July 13, 2012

So, dads, maybe you're looking for a weekend car — something with an anti-minivan vibe and affordable sticker price to spice up the garage. Perhaps you're thinking M-I-A-T-A spells fun, but let's b... Read More
2013 Nissan Altima: Car Seat Check

By Jennifer Geiger on July 12, 2012

Competition is fierce in the midsize car class and the players are always changing: Toyota's Camry was redesigned for 2012 and new versions of the Honda Accord and Ford Fusion are forthcoming for 2... Read More
2012 Hyundai Tucson: Car Seat Check

By Jennifer Newman on July 10, 2012

Good looks both inside and out don't have to break the family budget. The 2012 Hyundai Tucson is a stylish compact crossover that accommodates five passengers in style. Talk about family-friendly... Read More
2012 Kia Sportage: Car Seat Check

By Jennifer Geiger on July 5, 2012

Don't be fooled by the Sportage's edgy, sporty exterior styling. Inside is a family-friendly cabin. Although the Kia Sportage is a compact crossover, two child-safety seats fit comfortably in the s... Read More