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5 Top Safety Pick+ Small SUVs With Great Car Seat Lock Systems

These safe new suvs with the best safety packages

If you are looking for a new little one SUV for your kids, how well the car seats fit is probably a big priority for you. After all, it’s no fun wrestling a car seat in the third row of a cramped car. Trying to find a latch buried so deep in a chair that you feel your hand being sucked into another dimension and being thankful when you can retrieve it unscathed shouldn’t be a normal part of your kids’ safety. These are the safest small SUVs that are good for kids — and their car seats.

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The 2022 Mazda CX-30 is the safest small SUV that’s great for car seats

The Mazda CX-30 from 2022 scores highest on the Insurance Institute for Road Safety (IIHS) list of Top Safety Pick+ awards. It also has good+ ratings for LATCH’s ease of use. To win the Top Safety Pick+ award, a vehicle must have good crash test scores in all major categories. It must also have superior or advanced safety systems and acceptable or good headlights as standard on all models.