Which Vehicles Are Best for Car Seats?
There is no better way to ensure the safety of your child than by placing them in a car seat. It’s no surprise that people shop for car-seat friendly vehicles. If you’re looking for your family’s next ride, you’ll be happy to know that we have compiled a list of vehicles that are best for car seats.
2018 Chevrolet Traverse
The 2018 Chevrolet Traverse is one of the biggest people movers, boasting three rows of seats. The second row of the Traverse is the more child-friendly of the two rows, but both the second and thirds row of the Traverse can accommodate two car seats. The LATCH and tether anchors are easy to locate and installation is quite easy.
There is plenty of space to fit either an infant seat or a convertible car seat in the second row without affecting the front passenger and driver’s comfort. Due to the placement of the connectors, installing car seats in the third row might be difficult.
2018 Chrysler Pacifica
The 2018 Chrysler Pacifica is a popular minivan that has received several awards in consecutive years. You can easily install two seats in the Pacifica’s second and third rows. The third row has captain seats and LATCH anchors that are located in the intersection of the seat cushions. Though the LATCH anchors are conveniently placed, their access is a bit difficult due to the fabric that covers the anchors.
The tether anchors in the second row are well placed and easy to use, but the top tether anchors in the third row sit at the base of seatbacks and can be hard to access. Infant seats and convertible seats fit well and there are no issues with legroom or head restraints.
2018 Lincoln MKX
The 2018 Lincoln MKX is a midsize SUV with a powerful engine and oodles of space for passengers. The second row of the MKX can accommodate up to three car seats. The LATCH anchors are located on the outboard seats and the middle seat has a tether anchor. Even with the car seats installed, the driver or front passenger will not face any legroom or head restraint issues.
2018 Toyota Highlander
The 2018 Toyota Highlander is a three-row SUV with a powerful engine and several passenger comfort features. This SUV is available in both 7- and 8-seat models. The 7-seat model has two captain seats in the second row where you can easily install two car seats. You can also install two car seats in the third row, but only one of them can be a front-facing convertible seat, as there is only one tether anchor. The two sets of LATCH anchors in the second row are easy to locate and use and the seats allow you to easily install infant seats, booster seats, or convertible seats.
The vehicles in the list have everything necessary to secure different types of car seats. The next time you go shopping for a child-seat friendly car, don’t forget to check out the models above.