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2016 Toyota Avalon Hybrid: Car Seat Check

By Jennifer Geiger on February 9, 2016


CARS.COM – Toyota's full-size Avalon was updated for 2016 with minor exterior styling tweaks and more standard equipment. For this Car Seat Check, we tested the Avalon Hybrid with leather seats. It offers the same amount of rear legroom as… Read More

2016 Toyota Avalon Hybrid: Car Seat Check

By Jennifer Geiger on February 9, 2016

CARS.COM – Toyota's full-size Avalon was updated for 2016 with minor exterior styling tweaks and more standard equipment. For this Car Seat Check, we tested the Avalon Hybrid with leather seats. It offers the same amount of rear legroom as… Read More

2016 Chevrolet Silverado Crew Cab: Car Seat Check

By Jennifer Newman on February 4, 2016

CARS.COM — Full-size pickup trucks can work well for families with up to three children, and we've had a lot of success fitting three car seats into full-size crew-cab trucks in our Car Seat Checks. The 2016 Chevrolet Silverado's roomy backseat… Read More

Which 2016 Three-Row SUVs Offer Second-Row Captain's Chairs?

By Brian Wong on February 4, 2016

When life demands a larger vehicle to fit more passengers or cargo, but a minivan is not your style, the three-row SUV offers an appealing compromise between form and function. For many shoppers, second-row captain's chairs are the preferred setup… Read More

2016 Honda CR-V: Car Seat Check

By Jennifer Geiger on February 2, 2016

CARS.COM — Honda's popular compact SUV received an update for 2015 and the CR-V returns unchanged for 2016. In our Car Seat Check of the 2015 model, we praised the backseat's ample legroom, but it lost points for a confusing… Read More

Recall Alert: Graco Convertible Car Seats

By Jennifer Geiger on February 1, 2016

CARS.COM Models Affected: Graco is recalling approximately 47,000 mislabeled convertible car seats. Affected models include Graco ComfortSport, Ready Ride and Classic Ride convertible car seats sold between March 2014 and February 2015 with the following model numbers: 1794333, 1813040, 1812930,… Read More

2016 Porsche Macan: Car Seat Check

By Jennifer Newman on January 28, 2016

CARS.COM — With the Macan luxury compact SUV, Porsche hopes to duplicate the success of its larger Cayenne SUV. Despite its tight backseat, the 2016 Macan performed surprisingly well in our Car Seat Check. We tested the base Macan S with… Read More

2016 Lincoln MKX: Car Seat Check

By Jennifer Geiger on January 26, 2016

CARS.COM — Lincoln's five-seat midsize SUV is redesigned this year with a refined interior, additional technology features and a premium sound system. Although the 2016 MKX is longer, rear legroom is unchanged at a generous 39.6 inches. For this Car… Read More

Recall Alert: Britax B-Safe 35, B-Safe 35 Elite Infant Car Seats

By Jennifer Newman on January 21, 2016

CARS.COM Child-Safety Seats Affected: An unknown number of Britax B-Safe 35 and B-Safe 35 Elite infant-safety seats manufactured between Oct. 1, 2014, and July 1, 2015. Affected models are: B-Safe 35 model numbers E9LU65M, E9LU65P, E9LU63F, E9LU66R, E9LS63F and EXLU65M;… Read More

2016 Toyota Tundra: Car Seat Check

By Jennifer Newman on January 21, 2016

CARS.COM — In our Car Seat Checks, full-size trucks have proven that they can easily accommodate three child-safety seats in the backseat, and the 2016 Toyota Tundra crew cab is no exception. This roomy pickup truck easily handled our three… Read More

Features That Make the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica a Family-Car Game Changer

By Jennifer Geiger on January 20, 2016

CARS.COM — After years without any significant new features or styling updates, the grandmother of the minivan class was not aging well. But for 2017 the Chrysler Town & Country is reborn as the Pacifica, and its styling and features… Read More