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Prevent In-Car Heatstroke With Parking-Lot Vigilance

By Jennifer Newman on July 31, 2015


From the Kansas woman who spent several long minutes working to break a car window to free a child trapped inside to the Massachusetts father who called police after he realized he'd left his sleeping baby in his parked car,… Read More

Prevent In-Car Heatstroke With Parking-Lot Vigilance

By Jennifer Newman on July 31, 2015

From the Kansas woman who spent several long minutes working to break a car window to free a child trapped inside to the Massachusetts father who called police after he realized he'd left his sleeping baby in his parked car,… Read More

2015 Mini Hardtop 4-Door: Car Seat Check

By Jennifer Newman on July 30, 2015

This Mini is surprisingly mighty when it comes to child-safety seats. The Mini Hardtop 4-Door is a new offering for 2015 that's roughly 6 inches longer than the Hardtop 2-Door. That additional length means there's extra space in the Hardtop 4-Door's… Read More

2016 Acura RDX: Car Seat Check

By Jennifer Geiger on July 28, 2015

Acura's compact crossover got a stylish new face for 2016. Standard LED headlights, an enlarged version of the brand's shield grille and chiseled front end really make the RDX pop in the brand's lineup. Inside, there's a lot to like… Read More

Do You Know What Your Teen Driver Is Doing? Survey Says No

By Matt Schmitz on July 27, 2015

A few decades ago, public service announcements on TV would admonish parents: "It's 11 o'clock. Do you know where your children are?" In today's smartphone era we are continually connected to one another, and parents may feel confident that they… Read More

2016 Acura ILX: Car Seat Check

By Jennifer Newman on July 23, 2015

In an attempt to boost sales, Acura tweaked its 2016 ILX compact sedan with some light restyling. The ILX is based on the popular Honda Civic sedan, so that means the two cars have the same interior space, right? Wrong. The… Read More

2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid: Car Seat Check

By Jennifer Geiger on July 21, 2015

Hyundai's midsize sedan was redesigned for 2015, but the hybrid version of the Sonata carried over. For 2016, the Sonata Hybrid is all new and is joined by a plug-in hybrid model for even better fuel efficiency. For the Car… Read More

Five Eco-Friendly Family Cars

By Jennifer Geiger on July 17, 2015

Kids change everything, but having a family doesn't mean you have to run to the dealership and buy a gas-guzzling, three-row SUV. Check out our list of five eco-friendly vehicles that are both fuel-efficient and family-friendly. Related: More Family News… Read More

2015 BMW 2 Series: Car Seat Check

By Jennifer Newman on July 16, 2015

BMW's entry-level coupe, the 2 Series, can pull family duty for families with older kids, but the coupe struggles to fit rear-facing child-safety seats in its small backseat. Our test car, the M235i, increases the fun for the driver with… Read More

2015 Volkswagen Jetta: Car Seat Check

By Jennifer Geiger on July 14, 2015

Volkswagen's Jetta got a light update for 2015 with some minor exterior revisions and additional interior trim options. The big news for families is the backseat; the 2015 VW Jetta earned straight-A grades in our Car Seat Check thanks to… Read More

With Compact Mifold, Kids Will Never Be Without a Booster Seat

By Jennifer Newman on July 14, 2015

Booster seats are perhaps the easiest car seat to use — until taxi rides, carpools or rental cars complicate things. Many families in these situations opt not to bring along this important but bulky car seat. One solution could be… Read More