TWO CHEVY’S MAKE CARS.COM CAR SEAT HONOR ROLL
In honor of Child Passenger Safety Week, which began on September 17th and runs through the 23rd (National Seat Check Saturday), we wanted to discuss car seat safety. Did you know that car crashes are a leading cause of death for children ages 1 to 13?
Many times, deaths and injuries can be prevented by the proper use of car seats, booster seats, and seat belts. Cars.com’s 2017 Car Seat Check Honor Roll included both the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox and the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV. At Cars.com, they have three certified child passenger safety technicians who install and write their Car Seat Checks.
For their checks, they investigate the car’s Latch system, which is supposed to make car-seat installation easier, as well as how four different car seats fit into the a vehicle.
Out of 65 model year 2017 and 2018 vehicles tested between September 2016 and August 2017, only 10 made the honor roll! According to Cars.com, their Honor Roll recognizes cars that were tested, that have ample room for at least two car seats, and have Latch anchors that make car-seat installation easier.
Families will find a lot to like about the all-new and redesigned 2018 Equinox compact SUV. Although the Equinox shrunk a little in size this year, there’s still plenty of room for two car seats in its ample backseat, as well as exposed Latch anchors that make car seat installation a breeze. Cars.com graded the 2018 Equinox with A’s across their Car Seat Check.
Honorable Mention: 2017 Bolt EV
The 2017 Bolt EV was given an honorable mention, for basically defying physics. The compact hatchback provides a lot of backseat space. The Bolt EV had no problem accommodating two car seats.