Installing a car seat is not a simple feat, and it often requires a little elbow grease and a whole lot of patience. In order to improve the process and tighten safety measures for child passengers, Toyota redesigned their child safety seat mounts.

In 2015, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) developed a new rating program specifically to evaluate every vehicle’s Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) system. This was prompted by the fact that many vehicles had very hard-to-use anchors and mounts, which led to the improper installation of car seats. In response to the IIHS, Toyota began redesigning their LATCH system to make it easier to use. Watch the video below to see how the new system, which has been debuted on the Toyota Prius, works.


As a result of their efforts, Toyota was awarded with the highest rating in the IIHS’s Child Safety Seat Ease-of-Use segment: Good+. Toyota has the most vehicles rated as Top Safety Pick and Top Safety Pick+*, which is further evidence of the auto maker’s dedication to user safety.

For more information on the safety features available on Toyota vehicles, visit our dealership in Sanford!


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