Family

2017 Honda Ridgeline: Car Seat Check

By Jennifer Newman on August 25, 2016


CARS.COM — Pickup trucks can be great family haulers and the redesigned 2017 Honda Ridgeline is no exception. Its crew-cab design easily swallowed three child-safety seats across the backseat and it has three sets of lower Latch anchors across that… Read More

2017 Honda Ridgeline: Car Seat Check

By Jennifer Newman on August 25, 2016

CARS.COM — Pickup trucks can be great family haulers and the redesigned 2017 Honda Ridgeline is no exception. Its crew-cab design easily swallowed three child-safety seats across the backseat and it has three sets of lower Latch anchors across that… Read More

Chevrolet Adds Teen Driver Safety System to Nine More 2017 Models

By Fred Meier on August 24, 2016

CARS.COM —  Chevrolet is expanding the availability of its Teen Driver safety and monitoring system. It debuted in the redesigned-for-2016 Malibu midsize sedan and will be available in nine more models for 2017. That's good news for parents of teens. In… Read More

2016 Nissan Frontier: Car Seat Check

By Matt Schmitz on August 23, 2016

CARS.COM — Nissan's midsize pickup truck, the Frontier, has changed little for the 2016 model year. We tested the car-seat capabilities of the Pro-4X trim, and the crew cab can accommodate either a workforce or a family of five thanks… Read More

2017 Jaguar F-Pace: Car Seat Check

By Jennifer Geiger on August 18, 2016

CARS.COM — Sales of SUVs are hot, so it's no surprise that carmakers are getting into the game. Jaguar introduced its first SUV this year, the 2017 F-Pace. The luxury SUV has seating for five and although it didn't fare… Read More

2017 GMC Acadia: Car Seat Check

By Jennifer Newman on August 16, 2016

CARS.COM — The redesigned 2017 GMC Acadia is 7.2 inches shorter than its predecessor, so we were surprised when this SUV easily handled child-safety seats in all three of its rows. The Acadia makes the most of its smaller size… Read More

Why My Toddlers' Car Seats Will Remain Rear-Facing

By Jennifer Geiger on August 15, 2016

CARS.COM — Parents have a lot of decisions to make from the mundane (Huggies or Pampers?) to the major (public or private school?). Choosing the right car seat can mean life or death in a car accident. The American Academy… Read More

I Tested Ford's Pregnancy Suit (and Learned Some Stuff I Wasn't Expecting)

By Matt Schmitz on August 12, 2016

CARS.COM — They say you can't understand another person's experience until you've walked a mile in their shoes — or perhaps in the case of Ford's "empathy belly," driven a car in a maternity suit. The Detroit automaker's pregnancy-simulating apparatus… Read More

2017 Audi A4: Car Seat Check

By Jennifer Geiger on August 9, 2016

CARS.COM — Audi redesigned its compact sedan for 2017; the A4 gets a mild styling update, a revised interior and an updated suite of engines. What hasn't changed are the five-seat luxury sedan's lower Latch anchors. They're under removable plastic… Read More

Conquer Your School Carpool With Our Tips

By Jennifer Newman on August 8, 2016

CARS.COM — The summer days are growing shorter, which means it's nearly time for the kids to head back to school. Of course, you've got to help the kids get to school, and for many families that means carpooling. Unfortunately… Read More

2017 Toyota Camry: Car Seat Check

By Jennifer Newman on August 4, 2016

Editor's note: This Car Seat Check was written in May 2016 about the 2016 Toyota Camry. Little of substance has changed with this year's model. To see what's new for 2017, click here, or check out a side-by-side comparison of… Read More