Whenever you are pregnant, you hear about all the many wonderful things about having kids, but also the challenges. One of those being the car seat situation. We all know how important this safety equipment is, so much so that choosing the right one for you can be a very anxiety driven trip to Target. Once you make that major decision, there then is the hurdle of getting it installed properly. And then once it is, no one better mess with it.
To make things a little bit easier for parents (well, sort of), Cars.com has released their 2019 list of vehicles that are the absolute easiest for installing a car seat into. You're going to want to read the list carefully and if you don't happen to own one of these cars, welp....you're just going to want to make sure you add car shopping to your to-do list before the baby arrives. (We kid, we kid).
So first, what exactly is the criteria for a car to make this list? It all comes down to two basic things: a roomy backseat and an easy-to-access Latch system, the anchors that are supposed to make car-seat installation easier. But, it goes beyond that, too, as they shared that, "a vehicle must receive the top grade of A in our Car Seat Check categories that test fit for an infant seat, a rear- and forward-facing convertible seat, and a booster seat. Our on-staff certified child passenger safety technicians also test a car’s Latch system for ease of use."
And this year the list is the longest ever - with thirteen vehicles. Sounds like more car manufactures are taking parents into consideration, right?
Out of the 13 cars and SUVs that made the list, eight were recently redesigned, including the Hyundai Santa Fe, Toyota Avalon, Toyota Camry and Toyota RAV4. Translation: automakers are taking note the importance of the Latch system and making sure they work well for families.
You can check out the full list here to see if yours made the cut!
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