Are you and your family in the market for a new or used vehicle or maybe sometime in the near future? As a parent one thing we look for in buying a new car is the safety features it has and how will it help to protect my child. We also look for how we fit inside the vehicle, the space especially with car seats because they take up a lot of space.
I’m sure you’ve heard of Cars.com, a website that makes it easy for site visitors to access their massive database of new and used cars for sale nationwide. But did you know they also have tips and tools for car owners, like Car Seat Safety Checks. They grade a lot of popular models during their checks.
A: Plenty of room for the car seat and the child; doesn’t impact driver or front-passenger legroom. Easy to find and connect to Latch and tether anchors. No fit issues involving head restraint or seat contouring. Easy access to the third row.
B: Plenty of room. One fit or connection issue. Some problems accessing third row when available.
C: Marginal room. Two fit or connection issues. Difficult to access third row when available.
D: Insufficient room. Two or more fit or connection issues.
F: Does not fit or is unsafe.
They test/review each vehicle and give reports; they let you know how many car seats fit in the rows, what they like and what not.
Some other tips and tools you can find on Cars.com is reviews, lessons for first time buyers, multi-car comparisons and American made index. It’s a great website for anyone interested in purchasing a new(or used) vehicle.
Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Cars.com but the opinions expressed here are my own.