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2015 Toyota Prius v: Car Seat Check

By Jennifer Newman on July 2, 2015


With its wagon body style, the 2015 Toyota Prius v looks ready for family duty, and for the most part, it is. The Prius v is nearly 6 inches longer than its smaller Prius sibling, but don't expect to find… Read More

2015 Toyota Prius v: Car Seat Check

By Jennifer Newman on July 2, 2015

With its wagon body style, the 2015 Toyota Prius v looks ready for family duty, and for the most part, it is. The Prius v is nearly 6 inches longer than its smaller Prius sibling, but don't expect to find… Read More

2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport: Car Seat Check

By Jennifer Geiger on June 30, 2015

The Land Rover Discovery Sport marks the first of a new family of Discovery-branded vehicles, and if the other models are anything like the Sport, there's a lot to like for families. Wonderfully simple Latch anchors, ample legroom, seats that… Read More

Cool Products That Keep Kids 'Chilled' in the Car

By Kristin Varela on June 30, 2015

Summer is in full swing with the solstice having just passed and much of the country sweltering in 90-degree-plus weather. For many families summer also means plenty of hot hours in the car shuttling the kids from camp to pool… Read More

2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen: Car Seat Check

By Jennifer Newman on June 25, 2015

For many of us in our 40s and older, wagons were the family-haulers of our childhood. Before minivans became popular, a wagon — sometimes with three rows of seats — was the choice for carting a brood around town. The… Read More

2015 Toyota Prius c: Car Seat Check

By Jennifer Geiger on June 23, 2015

Toyota's tiny hybrid has a lot of strengths – like excellent fuel economy and an affordable price – but roominess is not one of them. The 2015 Toyota Prius c should not be on families' new-car shopping list if it… Read More

Doona Infant Car Seat Takes Stroll-and-Go to a New Level

By Jennifer Newman on June 22, 2015

Rear-facing infant seats are a favorite with parents because the carrying handle makes it possible to move a sleeping baby without waking him or her up. However, the combined weight of the infant carrier and your growing little one can… Read More

Teach Your Kids Car Safety

By Kristin Varela on June 19, 2015

Temperatures are heating up as summer gets into full swing. I'm thrilled to be back in flip-flops, but on a more serious note, summer is also a dangerous time for kids and cars. There have already been five tragic and… Read More

IIHS Rates Latch Access in 102 Cars; Only 3 Earn Top Ratings

By Jennifer Newman on June 18, 2015

At Cars.com, we've been evaluating car-seat fit and ease of installation using a vehicle's Latch system for more than five years and reporting our findings in our Car Seat Checks. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is now conducting similar… Read More

2016 Honda Pilot: Car Seat Check

By Jennifer Newman on June 18, 2015

Talk about a makeover. For 2016, the Honda Pilot shed its boxy styling for a new curvy silhouette. From the exterior to the engine to the interior, this three-row SUV's redesign left nothing untouched. The Pilot has seating for eight… Read More

Fiat 500L, Kia Soul Make Fun Family Car Short List

By By Carrie Kim on June 16, 2015

It seems like yesterday that my husband and I leased a 2012 Volkswagen Jetta to accommodate our new family, but recently the lease came up and I was ready for a new car. Now that our daughter is entering preschool,… Read More