Top 6 Cars for Infant Car Seats

Child Passenger Safety Week starts on Sept. 18 in 2016. The goal is to educate parents and caretakers about the importance of car seat safety for infants and young children. The team at has done some investigating and identified the best cars for car seat installation. Here are the top 6 cars on the list.

  • 2017 Ford Escape – Not only did the Escape make Car Seat Honor Roll, but the 2017 Escape also earned top honors in’s 2016 Compact SUV Challenge, deeming it the Best Compact SUV of 2016. This five-seat compact SUV makes quick work of car seat installation with its easy-to-access LATCH anchors, removable head restraints and reclining rear seatbacks. With a starting price of $24,495, it’s within reach for many small families.

  • 2017 GMC Acadia – Despite shrinking in size, the redesigned 2017 Acadia earned an A in all Car Seat Check criteria. This midsize SUV is available with two or three rows. With a starting price of $29,995 for a three-row Acadia, larger families can travel in style and comfort.

  • 2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid – Featuring a roomy backseat with plenty of space for two rear-facing car seats and exposed LATCH anchors for quick car-seat installation. The Sonata Hybrid starts at $26,835, making it wallet-friendly.

  • 2016 Jaguar XF –  While Jaguar may not be the first automaker that comes to mind when thinking about family cars, it certainly knows how to treat a family well. The redesigned XF features one of our favorite styles of LATCH anchors: They sit behind removable plastic covers, making car seat installation easy as pie. With a starting price of $52,895, the XF may not jump to the top of a family’s car shopping list, but for those who take a closer look, there’s a lot to like.

  • 2016 Mini Clubman – This Mini isn’t so mini anymore – the Clubman has grown a foot in length, helping it earn top honors in its Car Seat Check, but it also still manages to be fun to drive. With three rear seats in the 2016 version, the Clubman, which starts at $24,950, can work well for families of three or four.

  • 2016 Toyota RAV4 – When it comes to car seats, the RAV4 is at the top of the class. experts praise the RAV4’s “massive” backseat, which helps it easily handle those space-hogging rear-facing car seats. The best-selling RAV4 has a starting price of $25,250.

To learn more about’s Car Seat Checks or the Car Seat Honor Roll, visit