How Do Car Seats Fit in a 2020 Lexus UX 250h?
The verdict: Lexus’ UX compact hybrid SUV was new for 2019 and carries over into 2020 with minimal changes. We gave the UX 250h high grades for its easy-access Latch anchors.
Does it fit three car seats? No.
Take a look at how the Latch system and each car seat scored below in our Car Seat Check of the 2020 Lexus UX 250h.
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- Latch: The two sets of lower anchors sit in under removable plastic covers; they’re easy to find and use. Three top tethers anchors sit near the top of the seatbacks in slits in the upholstery; they’re well-labeled and easy to find.
- Forward-facing convertible: This seat was easy to install and fit well after we removed the head restraint.
- Infant: This seat was easy to install, but we needed to move the front passenger seat forward an inch to accommodate it. The 5-foot, 6-inch-tall front passenger had just enough legroom to sit comfortably, but one’s legs could become fatigued on a longer road trip.
- Rear-facing convertible: This seat was also easy to install, but we again had to move the front passenger seat forward to fit it.
- Booster: The booster fit well on the wide, flat rear seat, and the buckles are easily accessible. One hiccup is tight rear legroom; this could cause kids in boosters to complain about the lack of space.
A: Plenty of room for the car seat and the child; doesn’t impact driver or front passenger legroom. Easy to find and connect to Latch and tether anchors. No fit issues involving head restraint or seat contouring. Easy access to the third row.
B: One room, fit or connection issue. Some problems accessing the third row when available.
C: Marginal room plus one fit or connection issue. Difficult to access the third row when available.
D: Insufficient room, plus multiple fit or connection issues.
F: Does not fit or is unsafe.
About Cars.com’s Car Seat Checks
Editors Jennifer Geiger, Jennifer Newman and Matt Schmitz are certified child safety seat installation technicians.
For the Car Seat Check, we use a Graco SnugRide Classic Connect 30 infant-safety seat, a Britax Marathon convertible seat and Graco TurboBooster seat. The front seats are adjusted for a 6-foot driver and a shorter passenger. The three child seats are installed in the second row. The booster seat sits behind the driver’s seat, and the infant and convertible seats are installed behind the front passenger seat.
We also install the forward-facing convertible in the second row’s middle seat with the booster and infant seat in the outboard seats to see if three car seats will fit; a child sitting in the booster seat must be able to reach the seat belt buckle. If there’s a third row, we install the booster seat and a forward-facing convertible. Learn more about how we conduct our Car Seat Checks.
Parents should also remember that they can use the Latch system or a seat belt to install a car seat, and that Latch anchors have a weight limit of 65 pounds, including the weight of the child and the weight of the seat itself.
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