2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid: Car Seat Check

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Subaru's new XV Crosstrek wagon was introduced for the 2013 model year and the brand's first hybrid followed for 2014. The XV Crosstrek Hybrid retains the regular version's cargo and passenger dimensions, so there was enough room for two child-safety seats in this five-passenger wagon; accessible Latch anchors also make it family-friendly.

How many car seats fit in the second row? Two

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By Jennifer Geiger | May 29, 2014 | Comments (1)

2014 Lincoln MKZ and MKZ Hybrid: Car Seat Check

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Since its 2013 redesign, the Lincoln MKZ has delivered in the looks department. When it comes to child-safety-seat fit, this near-luxury midsize sedan and its hybrid counterpart perform well, but a difficult-to-access Latch anchor caused it to lose some points. In this Car Seat Check, we tested the MKZ with optional inflatable rear seat belts ($195) in the outboard seats. The MKZ Hybrid has the same dimensions as the MKZ.

How many car seats fit in the second row? Two

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By Jennifer Newman | May 27, 2014 | Comments (0)

2014 Infiniti Q70: Car Seat Check

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The backseat of Infiniti's largest sedan is almost as luxurious as the front seat. The 2014 Infiniti Q70 (previously called the M) boasts a roomy, comfortable interior, and parents will love its easy-to-access Latch anchors and its booster-friendly seat belt buckles.

How many car seats fit in the second row? Two

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By Jennifer Geiger | May 22, 2014 | Comments (0)

2014 Audi A6: Car Seat Check

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The 2014 Audi A6, a midsize luxury sedan, makes quick work of installing most child-safety seats. That's because it has some of the best Latch anchors ever. They sit behind plastic covers that, when removed, expose easy-to-access Latch anchors. There's no fighting to get past seat belt buckles or straps or struggling with stiff seat cushions that block access to buried Latch anchors. If only other automakers would take note.

How many car seats fit in the second row? Two

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By Jennifer Newman | May 20, 2014 | Comments (0)

2014 Volkswagen Tiguan: Car Seat Check

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Volkswagen's compact crossover is at the smallest end of the class, so it's no surprise that the Tiguan didn't exactly excel in accommodating child-safety seats. During our Car Seat Check, Latch access wasn't the best and backseat room was an issue for one of our two rear-facing child seats. The Tiguan's stable seat belt buckles, however, helped earned it an A in the booster category.

How many car seats fit in the second row? Two

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By Jennifer Geiger | May 15, 2014 | Comments (0)

2014 Toyota 4Runner: Car Seat Check

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The Toyota 4Runner sticks to its SUV roots with a mostly cosmetic redesign for model-year 2014. While its tall step-in height might make it a difficult sell to some families, the full-size SUV fits three car seats across its second row. The 4Runner seats five passengers in two rows. A third row is optional but wasn't available in our test car.

How many car seats fit in the second row? Three

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By Jennifer Newman | May 13, 2014 | Comments (2)

2014 BMW 328d Wagon: Car Seat Check

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When BMW's compact wagon showed up in our test car fleet, several parents on staff got excited — very excited. The pricey 328 didn't quite live up to their expectations, however. For our Car Seat Check, we tested the 328 in diesel trim and were pleased with its accessible Latch anchors but not impressed by the amount of room the wagon offered for our rear-facing infant seat.

How many car seats fit in the second row? Two

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By Jennifer Geiger | May 8, 2014 | Comments (1)

2014 Land Rover LR4: Car Seat Check

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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

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By Jennifer Newman | May 6, 2014 | Comments (0)

2014 Hyundai Elantra: Car Seat Check

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Hyundai's popular five-passenger compact sedan, the Elantra, received freshened exterior styling, a revised control panel design and a new engine for Sport trim models for 2014. The Elantra comes in sedan, coupe and hatchback trim. For this Car Seat Check, we tested the sedan model, and backseat legroom is unchanged for 2014. Not surprisingly, the revised Elantra performed well in our tests, as the 2013 sedan did.

How many car seats fit in the second row? Two

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By Jennifer Geiger | May 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

2014 Nissan Rogue: Car Seat Check

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Redesigned for 2014, the Nissan Rogue has a new look inside and out. It also has more legroom for front and rear passengers. Front-row legroom has grown by a half-inch, and in the backseat, there's 2.6 inches of additional legroom — helpful for accommodating child safety seats. Nissan also added an optional third row to the 2014 Rogue, but our test car didn't have it.

How many car seats fit in the second row? Two

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By Jennifer Newman | April 29, 2014 | Comments (1)

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