Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats.

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2017 Honda Pilot: Car Seat Check

By Jennifer Geiger on September 21, 2017

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CARS.COM — Editor's note: This Car Seat Check was written in November 2016 about the 2016 Honda Pilot. Little of substance has changed with this year's model. To see what's new... Read More

2017 Honda Pilot: Car Seat Check

By Jennifer Geiger on September 21, 2017

CARS.COM — Editor's note: This Car Seat Check was written in November 2016 about the 2016 Honda Pilot. Little of substance has changed with this year's model. To see what's new... Read More

Car Seat Check Saturday: Car Seats Are Hard, Get Help

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Car Seat Check Saturday: Car Seats Are Hard, Get Help

By Jennifer Geiger on September 21, 2017

CARS.COM — One look at a car seat manual and it's easy to see why so many caregivers get it wrong. Car seats are confusing, and according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Adminis... Read More

Cars.com's 2017 Car Seat Check Honor Roll

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Cars.com's 2017 Car Seat Check Honor Roll

By Jennifer Geiger on September 20, 2017

CARS.COM — School has only just started again, but it's never too early to focus on grades. Out of 65 model-year 2017 and 2018 vehicles tested in our Car Seat Checks bet... Read More

How Cars.com Conducts Car Seat Checks

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How Cars.com Conducts Car Seat Checks

By on September 19, 2017

CARS.COM — At Cars.com, we have three certified child passenger safety technicians who install and write our Car Seat Checks, helping to shed a little light on the often complicated and co... Read More

2017 Land Rover Discovery: Car Seat Check

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2017 Land Rover Discovery: Car Seat Check

By Jennifer Geiger on September 14, 2017

CARS.COM — Land Rover's new Discovery slots between the smaller Discovery Sport and larger Range Rover in the automaker's stable. Standard seating is for five passengers; we tested... Read More

2017 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid: Car Seat Check

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2017 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid: Car Seat Check

By Jennifer Geiger on September 7, 2017

CARS.COM — Toyota lightly updated its popular RAV4 compact SUV for 2016, but the big news is the addition of a hybrid model to the lineup. The 2017 RAV4 Hybrid offers the same legroom as t... Read More

2017 Nissan Rogue: Car Seat Check

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2017 Nissan Rogue: Car Seat Check

By Jennifer Geiger on August 29, 2017

CARS.COM — Nissan's compact SUV is one of only a handful that offer a 40/20/40-split second row and an available third row, making the Rogue attractive to families. What will disappoin... Read More

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan: Car Seat Check

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2018 Volkswagen Tiguan: Car Seat Check

By Jennifer Geiger on August 24, 2017

CARS.COM — There are a lot of impressive SUVs in the compact class, but Volkswagen's traditionally hasn't been one of them. The previous Tiguan was cramped and inefficient compared... Read More

2017 Toyota RAV4: Car Seat Check

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2017 Toyota RAV4: Car Seat Check

By Jennifer Geiger on August 15, 2017

Editor's note: This Car Seat Check was written in March 2016 about the 2016 Toyota RAV4. Little of substance has changed with this year's model. To see what's new for 2017, click her... Read More

2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio: Car Seat Check

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2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio: Car Seat Check

By Jennifer Geiger on August 10, 2017

CARS.COM — Alfa Romeo's return to the U.S. mass market started with the 4C sports car, but then the automaker followed up with more family-friendly entries in the Giulia sedan and rela... Read More