The Eight Best Vehicles for Car Seats
A recent survey published by Cars.com revealed which automobiles earned a perfect score on the website’s Car Seat Safety Checks test.
Vehicles were tested by hands-on experts who evaluated each car’s latch system and overall ease of use. An infant seat, rear-facing convertible seat, forward-facing convertible seat, and booster seats were all installed in the cars and given a grade ranging from A through F, evaluating how it fits in with 2018 and 2019 car models.
"Parents often spend a lot of time determining the right car seat for their children but overlook how that seat will actually fit in their car,” said Cars.com editor-in-chief, Jennifer Newman.
Newman is also a certified child passenger safety technician. She noted that out of 85 vehicles tested this year, only 9 percent earned perfect scores.
This year, vehicles from six different brands earned perfect scores. Toyota earned three perfect scores with its Camry, 4Runner and Lexus ES 350 models.
Below are the eight cars that earned perfect scores in the Cars.com annual Car Seat Safety Check test.
Latch anchors have easy access to the large backseats.
“Roomy” back seats according to Cars.com.
Rear-facing infant and convertible car seats fit well in 40.3 inches of legroom.
The 2019 version of ES 350 earned an A for booster seat fit, compared to the 2017 ES 350's C grade.
Cars.com said car seats "fit like a dream" in this Lincoln.
36.5 inches of legroom in the back seat even though it is a compact car.
"Easy-access lower latch anchors" that make a difference in car seat installations, according to Cars.com.
Spacious interior makes it optimal for all car seat accommodations.