Trucks & SUVs

Do Car Seats Fit in Jeep Wranglers?

Jeep Wranglers can take you just about anywhere you want to go. If you are a parent, you likely aren’t going to many places without your toddlers in tow, though. Adventurous families will be pleased to know that the Jeep Wrangler can be a family vehicle. You’ll need to take a few precautions to make sure the car seat is secure when taking your family off the beaten path.

2020 Jeep Wrangler
2020 Jeep Wrangler | Jeep

The Jeep Wrangler remains a wildly popular 4×4. It’s available in either a two-door or four-door model. Four people will ride comfortably in the two-door model and up to five people in the four-door. You’ll have more space in the four-door Unlimited, and for this reason, it will be the most convenient for car seats.

A standard 285-horsepower, 3.6-liter V-6 engine combined with a six-speed manual transmission or an available eight-speed automatic will provide plenty of power to get your groceries or get you over the next boulder. You’ll also never feel confined in the Jeep Wrangler. Freedom of the open-air is easily obtained thanks to removable doors, fold-down windshield, and removable tops.

Do Car Seats Fit in Jeep Wranglers?

Before we get into the specifics on how the car seats fit in a Wrangler, it’s important to note different types of car seats may require additional space. Rear-facing, forward-facing, and booster seats will all fit a bit differently.

It is recommended that you drive your vehicle to an expert for a free car seat safety installation check. The Latch anchors are easily accessible in the Jeep Wrangler making car seat installation easy.

Make more room for a car seat in the Jeep Wrangler

Rear-facing car seats can be a bit snug in the Wrangler, but there are simple modifications you can do yourself to alleviate this issue.

Car seat recommendations and reminders

There are many car seat options on the market to choose from and it is important that you choose the right one for your child’s development stage.

Always refer back to your car seat manufacturer’s specific instructions (check height and weight limits). Read through your vehicle’s owner manual on how to properly install the car seat using either the seat belt or anchors, if available.

Keeping your child in their car seat for as long as possible will maximize their safety while on the road. Children need to remain in the back seat through age 12.