Finding the Best Vehicle for Your Car Seats
Are you confused about buying the right vehicle for your car seat? Well, you aren’t alone. Many parents face this dilemma and find it difficult to make the right choice. Here are a few options that will help make the your decision easier.
2017 Hyundai Elantra
The Elantra underwent a redesign in 2017 and now comes with several attractive features like a proximity key and push-button start. The backseat of the Elantra is a big plus for families. It has an additional 1.5 inches of extra legroom in comparison to the 2016 model and two car seats can be installed in the back seat. The seat bight has two sets of LATCH anchors just within its proximity for easy access. The leather upholstery may seem stiff but it’s easy to connect to the anchors. Forward- and rear-facing convertible seats can be installed effortlessly. The Elantra’s lightly bolstered seats provide hassle-free installation for booster seats as well.
2017 Honda CR-V
The 2017 Honda CR-V offers stylish updates adding more spirit to the car. It has two sets of lower anchors that are placed between the slits of seats’ upholstery. It also has an additional middle anchor. The two top tether anchors are easy to spot and are situated in the middle of the seatback. Infant seats can be installed easily without having to disturb the front seat passenger. Booster seats can be installed as well after adjusting the head restraint.
2017 Kia Sorento
If you are in need of an optional third-row bench, then the Kia Sorento is the SUV for you. It offers optional third-row seating that works great for driving the whole family around. The second-row seating also has a sliding feature that gives ample legroom and large cargo space for errands that require extra storage space.
Two sets of lower LATCH anchors are present in the second row and are placed about a half-inch into the seat cushions. Infant seats and booster seats can be installed easily and each row can hold up to two car seats. The third-row seat can be accessed more easily from the Sorento's passenger seat. You just have to pull a lever for the second seat to fold itself and slide forward to provide access to the third row.
2017 Honda Ridgeline
The Ridgeline is a great family hauler that can easily hold three car seats. The back seat has three sets of lower LATCH anchors, something that is quite uncommon. Tether anchors on the rear outboard seats are situated near the base, close to the door. You will need to pass the convertible tether strap through the Ridgeline's tether guide bar in order to use them. Rear-facing convertible seats can be installed easily. However, forward-facing convertible seats need to be moved to the middle seat for installation.
2016 Jaguar XF
This second generation of the XF sedan has been made larger, giving the back seat passengers greater legroom. Legroom has been made larger by 0.6 inches, while the knee room and rear headroom is increased by 0.9 inches and 1.1 inches respectively. Thanks to its extra space and easy to use latch anchors, the 2016 XF offers effortless car seat installation. Bolstered backseat cushions will hold booster seats firmly in place. In addition, the seat belt buckles are on stable bases and kids will find them easy to use.
Don’t be overwhelmed by the amount of family-friendly vehicle options on the market today. With some research, it’s easy to make an informed choice for the safety of you and your toddler.