2014 Land Rover LR4: Car Seat Check
The Land Rover LR4 has been a mainstay in our story, Which Cars Fit Three Car Seats, since we started performing Car Seat Checks in 2010. The 2014 LR4 still fits three child-safety seats across its second-row bench, but there are some problems that resulted in less than perfect grades for this three-row, seven-seat SUV. There's also a two-row model with seating for five.
How many car seats fit in the second row? Three
How many car seats fit in the third row? Two
What We Like
- The second-row bench can hold three car seats and has two sets of exposed lower Latch anchors in the outboard seats.
- The forward-facing convertible was easy to install and fit well in the second row.
- The booster seat fit well in both the second and third rows, but floppy seat belt buckles in the second row knocked down its grade to a B. It received an A in the third row.
What We Don't
- The LR4's two-seat third row doesn't have lower Latch anchors or tether anchors, so a forward-facing convertible can't be installed there. This limits the third row's usability for families. Only kids in booster seats or older should sit in the third row.
- We had to move the front passenger seat forward to accommodate the rear-facing convertible and then even farther forward for the rear-facing infant-safety seat.
- Third-row access wasn't great because the seats are heavy and complicated to fold, and the opening to the third row was narrow.
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.
About Cars.com's Car Seat Checks
Editors Jennifer Geiger and Jennifer Newman are certified child safety seat installation technicians.
For the Car Seat Check, we use a Graco SnugRide Classic Connect 30 infant-safety seat, a Britax Marathon convertible seat and Graco TurboBooster seat. The front seats are adjusted for a 6-foot driver and a 5-foot-8 passenger. The three child seats are installed in the second row. The booster seat sits behind the driver's seat, and the infant and convertible seats are installed behind the front passenger seat.
We also install the forward-facing convertible in the second row's middle seat with the booster and infant seat in the outboard seats to see if three car seats will fit; a child sitting in the booster seat must be able to reach the seat belt buckle. If there's a third row, we install the booster seat and a forward-facing convertible. To learn more about how we conduct our Car Seat Checks, go here.
Parents should also remember that they can use the Latch system or a seat belt to install a car seat, and that Latch anchors have a weight limit of 65 pounds, including the weight of the child and the weight of the seat itself.
Cars.com photos by Evan Sears