Car Designs Make Seats Hard to Install

A new study says what many of us have suspected all along: Improper installation is not our fault! Blame the car design industry

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Installing a car seat can cause plenty of parental frustration. And, more often than not -- after cursing those confusing latches and tussling with tethers-- it is done incorrectly. But finally, a new study says what many of us have suspected all along: Improper installation is not our fault! Blame the car design industry. Read more from MSNBC

Here are the 2011 vehicle models that meet all three easy-installation criteria:

  • Audi A4 Quattro
  • Cadillac Escalade
  • Chevrolet Equinox LT
  • Chevrolet Silverado 1500 crew cab LT
  • Chevrolet Suburban LT
  • Chevrolet Tahoe LS
  • Chrysler Town & Country (2010)
  • Dodge Caliber Mainstreet
  • Dodge Grand Caravan
  • Dodge Ram 1500 crew cab
  • Ford Escape XLT
  • Ford F-150 SuperCrew Cab
  • GMC Sierra 1500 crew cab SLE
  • Honda Pilot EX-L
  • Kia Sedona LX
  • Land Rover Range Rover Sport
  • Mercedes-Benz C300
  • Mercedes-Benz E350
  • Mitsubishi Eclipse coupe GS
  • Mitsubishi Lancer ES
  • Toyota Tacoma extended cab
  • 2011 models that don’t meet any easy-installation criteria:
  • Buick Enclave CX
  • Chevrolet Impala LT
  • Dodge Avenger Express
  • Ford Flex SEL
  • Ford Taurus Limited
  • Hyundai Sonata Limited
  • Toyota Sienna XLE
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