Which Vehicles Are Best for Car Seats?

March 6th, 2019 by

Which Vehicles Are Best for Car Seats?

Car seats reduce the risk of injuries and death for children in the event of an accident. When buying a car, one of the most important things parents look for is if can they install car seats in the vehicle. If you are looking for the vehicles best for car seats, here are some of the best.

2018 Buick Enclave

The 2018 Buick Enclave is an SUV with room for seven passengers. The Enclave has two captain seats in the second row and three in the third row. One good thing about the Enclave is that all five seat tether anchors are located midway down the backseat. You have two lower tether anchors near the captain seats in the second row, but there are no lower tether anchors in the third row. It’s worth noting that the Buick Enclave does not have LATCH anchors and you have to use tether anchors to install infant, booster, or convertible seats in a secure manner.

2018 Hyundai Santa Fe

The 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe is a comfortable family hauler with lots of space to install car seats and stow luggage. The car has three rows and you can easily install two car seats in both the second and third rows. The second row features two sets of LATCH anchors that are located just within the seat bight and can easily be found. The tether anchors are located midway behind the captain seat’s back. The third row only offers tether anchors. Booster seats fit perfectly behind the driver’s seat and you can install both infant seats and convertible seats behind the front passenger seat. The driver and the front passenger will have ample legroom even after installing car seats.

2018 Dodge Durango

The 2018 Dodge Durango is a muscular three-row SUV that can haul families with ease. The Durango comes with several child safety features including anchors for car seats. There is enough room to install in two car seats in the second and third rows. Infant seats and rear-facing convertible seats fit well in the second row without pushing the front seats forward. High-back booster seats also fit easily in the second row and the foldable second-row seats make the access to the third row easy. Thanks to the stable seat belt buckles, booster seats can be installed without hassle in the third row as well.

2019 Ford Flex

The 2019 Ford Flex is a midsize SUV that is available as both a six and seven-seat model. When it comes to car seat installation, there are LATCH connectors are located on the outboard second-row seats and on the passenger side of the third-row seat. The seven-passenger model also has a tether anchor in the second row. The Ford Flex also has inflatable seat belts that can be used to secure car seats, though experts don’t recommend it. In addition, since the third-row head restraints protrude forward, you will need to flip the head restraint down to fit forward-facing convertible seats or booster seats comfortably.

The cars featured on our list have all kinds of attachments to install infant seats, booster seats, and rear- and front-facing convertible seats. The next time you go car shopping, look for the vehicles listed here.

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