The ideal case would be to take your children (or your relatives' kids if you don't have your own yet) when your going to test drive your possible candidates. This will help you build an overall idea about what you should look for in your car. Since baby cars seats are vital to your child's protection, a good idea would be to see if the one you chose fits the family car of your dreams.
First, you should take a look at the placement of the seat belts. You wouldn't like to discover any unpleasant problem when trying to install the child's car seat. So, the wisest thing would be to buy the baby car seat first and then try it out in the possible vehicle candidates. Although you might think it's time wasting as it fits perfectly in your next door neighbor's car, remember that people are different and so are cars. The placement and the angle of the seat belt is way too important when you're expecting your precious baby.
Then, pay attention to the seat-bottom cushions. For a family car, the flatter it is, the better it becomes as you will be able to install the infant car seat easier. Also, thanks to this precise feature, your baby car seat will be more securely fastened to the bottom-seat. Reality proves it's more difficult to install it if the car has heavily contoured seats.
Moreover, as most newer vehicles have automatic locking retractor seat belts for the back seat (meaning that when you pull the belt all the way out, it also locks while it retracts), why not benefit from the feature? Why wouldn't your baby benefit from a safer position for it ensures a tighter fit for the child's car seat?
Last but not least, let's not forget the ease of access. Now you have to look if doors are wide enough to allow you insert bulky baby car seat with a minimum of turning and twisting. Just think about how easy would be to get your child in or out!
Honda Accord or Honda Odyssey could be top of the list with their roomy cabins and perfectly contoured cushions pt the multiadjustable seats offered by the last one. Your choice regarding one of the two models will always be a good bet for a family car.
Although not very powerful, Ford Freestyle excels at the cavernous interior chapter which would make it extremely useful for a family vehicle. Another one coming from the blue oval company is the Ford Five Hundred. The generous space together with the biggest trunk in the sedan world (20 cubic feet) might make babies cry... of happiness.
Chevy could also live up to a mom's high expectations with its two models: Equinox and Malibu Maxx. The first one offers you the recline back cushions we've spoken about a little bit earlier, while the last will provide your baby with a flat seat bottom and let's just not forget the wide door openings and the ore/aft adjustment in the second row.
In case you happen to be a Toyota fan you can make your choice between the Camry and the Sienna, both featuring roomy comfortable cabins. While the Camry offers soft, flat seat cushions that can welcome a bulky infant seat, Sienna models with second-row bench seats were designed in order to accommodate three car seats across.
Certainly you can opt for any other vehicle besides the examples above but remember to fit the position's requirements. A rushed decision can expose your baby to a higher risk. We wouldn't want this to happen, would we?