When it comes to finding your next new vehicle, our team here at Sale Kia understand the importance of finding one that's safe for you and your family. For the smaller members of your family, the LATCH system enables you to easily attach a child seat to your vehicle.

The IIHS conducts safety tests on a wide range of vehicles from different manufacturers. One of the evaluations involve the Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) that consists of hardware that allows you to attach a car seat easily. For rating criteria, the IIHS looks at the accessibility of the lower anchors. It considers anchors located 3/4 inch or less easy to access. It also looks at the force needed to attach the seat as well.

Other factors include if there's any confusing hardware required to attach a car seat. Overall, the IIHS wants to make sure that the LATCH system in a vehicle is easy to use so that car seats are installed properly.



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