Figures from a 2016 pediatrics study showed that up to 95% of people install car seats correctly.
This is National Child Passenger Safety Week, and Cars.com has released its annual Car Seat Check Honor Roll, which lists vehicles that earned top grades in the publication’s Car Seat Checks conducted a different times throughout the year.
Which 2018-19 vehicles made the Car Seat Check Honor Roll?
“This year we tested 85 vehicles in our Car Seat Checks, and only 9% earned perfect scores,” Cars.com Editor-in-Chief Jennifer Newman said. “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. That’s why we test and score car seats in many of the most popular vehicles for sale.”
Here’s what Cars.com, which graded on an academic A to F scale, found when it tested certain 2018-19 vehicles for their latch system, ease of use and other parameters.
|Grade||Year||Make & Model||Remarks|
|A||2018||Genesis G90||“Cavernous” backseat|
|A||2018||Hyundai Sonata||“Roomy” backseat|
|A||2019||Jeep Cherokee||Lots of legroom, “good fit”|
|A||2019||Lexus ES 350||Improved stability of rear-seat buckles|
|A||2018||Lincoln Continental||Car seats “fit like a dream”|
|A||2018||Suburu Impreza||Compact, but comfortable|
|A||2018||Toyota Camry||Easy-access lower latch anchors|
|A||2018||Toyota 4Runner||Second row easily handles 3 car seats|
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