Families Travel Safer and With Less Stress: The Best Vehicles for Car Seats, According to the Cars.com 2020 Car Seat Check Honor Roll
September 21, 2020
CHICAGO, Sept. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Cars.com (NYSE: CARS), a leading digital automotive marketplace and solutions provider, releases its annual Car Seat Check Honor Roll to arm parents and caregivers with vital information on which family vehicles best fit car seats and have the easiest-to-use Latch systems for car seat installation. This year, Cars.com tested more than 87 vehicles and 14 made the Honor Roll, which is the highest number of vehicles ever featured on the list. And as the demand for used cars increases due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Cars.com created a list of the best used cars for car seats, which highlights cars from the 2014-19 model years that earned all A’s in our Car Seat Checks.
“Since COVID-19 began, families are relying on their cars more than ever. Cars have become our mobile bubbles and a critical piece of navigating our way through the pandemic,” said Jenni Newman, Cars.com editor-in-chief and certified child-passenger safety technician. “As a certified child-passenger safety technician, it feels like I’ve seen it all when it comes to car seat mistakes. Car seats can be confusing, but getting them right is so important, especially now as families spend more time on the road.”
When used correctly, child-safety seats decrease the risk of death by up to 71% for infants and 54% for 1-to-4-year-olds1. Car seats are critical to keeping kids safe, but they can be complicated — there’s a seemingly endless array of sizes and types, and a child will need a few different kinds to make it through childhood safely. Cars.com’s annual honor roll recognizes the vehicles that make it easy to correctly install a car seat, each evaluated by Cars.com’s certified car seat technicians.
The following vehicles made Cars.com’s 2020 Car Seat Check Honor Roll:
● BMW X7
● Lexus ES 350
● Toyota 4Runner, Avalon
● Chevrolet Equinox
● Nissan Maxima and
● Hyundai Santa Fe
● Volkswagen Atlas
● Jaguar I-Pace
● Subaru Forester
● Volvo V60
● Jeep Cherokee
“Cars.com research recently revealed that 64% of car shoppers have moved up their purchasing timeline due to COVID-192,” added Newman. “With the increased number of shoppers, new and used cars are in demand. The average new-car list price on Cars.com was $37,651 in late August, but the average used-car price (2000 model year or newer) was $23,650. That price savings allows a new family to find a car that will grow with them as their babies grow from rear-facing infant seats to convertible car seats and eventually booster seats in the years to come.”
About CARS CARS is a leading digital marketplace and solutions provider for the automotive industry that connects car shoppers with sellers. Launched in 1998 with the flagship marketplace Cars.com and headquartered in Chicago, the Company empowers shoppers with the data, resources and digital tools needed to make informed buying decisions and seamlessly connect with automotive retailers. In a rapidly changing market, CARS enables dealerships and OEMs with innovative technical solutions and data-driven intelligence to better reach and influence ready-to-buy shoppers, increase inventory turn and gain market share.
In addition to Cars.com, CARS companies include Dealer Inspire, a technology provider building solutions that future-proof dealerships with more efficient operations and connected digital experiences, FUEL, which gives dealers and OEMs the opportunity to harness the untapped power of digital video by leveraging Cars.com’s pure audience of in-market car shoppers, and DealerRater, a leading car dealer review and reputation management platform.
The full suite of CARS properties include Cars.com™, Dealer Inspire®, DealerRater®, FUEL™, Auto.com™, PickupTrucks.com™ and NewCars.com®. For more information, visit www.Cars.com.
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