Car Seat Check

Tragedy Shows Front Blind Spot Also a Danger for Kids

By Fred Meier on Fri Apr 21 14:41:19 GMT-06:00 2017


CARS.COM —  The recent tragedy involving a former NFL player who killed his young daughter in his driveway spotlights a front blind spot danger that gets less attention than risks for kids lost in the blind spot behind a vehicle.… Read More

Tragedy Shows Front Blind Spot Also a Danger for Kids

By Fred Meier on Fri Apr 21 14:41:19 GMT-06:00 2017

CARS.COM —  The recent tragedy involving a former NFL player who killed his young daughter in his driveway spotlights a front blind spot danger that gets less attention than risks for kids lost in the blind spot behind a vehicle.… Read More

2017 Fiat 500X: Car Seat Check

By Jennifer Geiger on Thu Apr 20 05:30:18 GMT-06:00 2017

CARS.COM — Editor's note: This Car Seat Check was written in November 2015 about the 2016 Fiat 500X. 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… Read More

2017 Subaru Impreza: Car Seat Check

By Jennifer Geiger on Tue Apr 18 07:00:43 GMT-06:00 2017

CARS.COM — Subaru offers all-wheel drive on its compact sedan and hatchback, giving it a leg up in this crowded segment, but that's not all that helps the Impreza standout. Redesigned for 2017, the Impreza offers two things that are… Read More

2017 Volkswagen Jetta: Car Seat Check

By Matt Schmitz on Tue Apr 11 05:50:10 GMT-06:00 2017

CARS.COM — The Volkswagen Jetta's last significant update was for the 2015 model year, when it got exterior styling tweaks and a new diesel engine option. The 2017 model year brings a standard backup camera, LED daytime running lights and… Read More

2017 Mazda3: Car Seat Check

By Matt Schmitz on Thu Apr 06 09:14:40 GMT-06:00 2017

CARS.COM — While the Mazda3 has been updated and upgraded since its last Car Seat Check, stingy backseat legroom continues to plague the compact sedan in 2017. But if you're starting a family and are willing to sacrifice ease of… Read More

Which Cars Fit Three Car Seats?

By Jennifer Newman on Tue Apr 04 14:00:00 GMT-06:00 2017

CARS.COM — Parents are often searching for the automotive holy grail: a car that's not a minivan and can fit three child-safety seats across the backseat. In our Car Seat Checks, we've found the answer that parents and caretakers need. More… Read More

2017 Kia Forte: Car Seat Check

By Jennifer Geiger on Thu Mar 30 06:00:29 GMT-06:00 2017

CARS.COM — For 2017, Kia gave its compact sedan and hatchback a slight styling revision. The Forte gets a larger nose and reworked headlights this year. Inside, the cabin wears upgraded materials. Families will likely be most impressed with its… Read More

2017 Honda CR-V: Car Seat Check

By Matt Schmitz on Tue Mar 28 05:00:34 GMT-06:00 2017

CARS.COM — If a rising tide lifts all boats, does an improved crossover raise all Car Seat Check scores? In the case of the overhauled Honda CR-V the answer is ... almost. For 2017, America's sweetheart among small SUVs gets… Read More

2017 Toyota Highlander Hybrid: Car Seat Check

By Jennifer Geiger on Thu Mar 23 05:30:43 GMT-06:00 2017

CARS.COM — Families looking for a non-luxury hybrid SUV with three rows have very few choices: The Toyota Highlander Hybrid is it. Luckily, there's a lot to like, from its comfortable cabin to its pleasant road manners and standout fuel… Read More

2017 Honda Civic Sedan: Car Seat Check

By Jennifer Geiger on Tue Mar 21 08:42:52 GMT-06:00 2017

Editor's note: This Car Seat Check was written in January 2016 about the 2016 Honda Civic. 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