NHTSA Vehicle-Child Seat Information 

Vehicle features are as important as child seat features...

Safety is one of the most important considerations when buying a family vehicle. Knowing that, manufacturers offer a number of safety features you should look for. The charts below list the makes and models of vehicles that include one or more of the following features.

The data that appears in this page is taken from the publication Buying a Safer Car for Child Passengers 2001 publishered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).


TABLE: Legend for Vehicle Table Below
Safety Key   Explanation
S Standard
O Optional
A Available as an option on some or all vehicles in that model line
* Federal requirements allow the switch only for vehicles that have no rear seat, or that have rear seats too small to safely accommodate a rear-facing infant seat.
** Not available on some models until January 2001.
Check with your vehicle manufacturer.

TABLE: Child Safety Features Available in Vehicles for Model Year 2001
Manufacturer Model Manual
Air Bag
On-Off Sw.*
Rear Center
Seat Lap &
Shoulder Belt
Child Seats
Chevrolet Prizm   S A   S S
Daewoo Nubira   S        
Ford Escort/ZX2           S
Ford Focus   S     S S
Honda Civic   A     S S
Kia Optima         S  
Kia Sephia         S  
Mazda MX-5 Miata S         S
Mazda Protégé   S     S S
Mitsubishi Mirage A          
Nissan Sentra   S     S S
Toyota Corolla   S     S S
Toyota Echo   S     S S
Toyota MR2 S          
Acura Integra Sedan           S
Acura 3.2CL           A
Chevrolet Cavalier       S   S
Chrysler PT Cruiser   S     S  
Dodge Neon   S       S
Ford Mustang           S
Honda S200           S
Hyundai Accent           S
Hyundai Sonata   S       S
Mazda 626   S       S
Mercury Cougar           S
Mitsubishi Eclipse A          
Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder A          
Plymouth Neon   S       S
Plymouth Prowler S          
Pontiac Sunfire       S   S
Saturn S-Series       S   S
Subaru Legacy   S A   S  
Toyota Prius   S     S S
Volkswagen Cabrio         S  
Volkswagen Golf   S   A S  
Volkswagen GTI   S   A S  
Volkswagen Jetta   S     S  
Volkswagen New Beetle         S  
Acura 3.2TL   S       S
Acura NSX Series           S
Audi A4 Avant   S        
Audi A6/A6 Avant   A        
Audi TT Coupe/Roadster S          
BMW 3 Series   A     S  
Buick Century       S   S
Buick LeSabre   S   S    
Buick Regal       S   S
Chevrolet Corvette S          
Chevrolet Impala   S   S   S
Chevrolet Lumina       S    
Chevrolet Malibu       S   S
Chevrolet Monte Carlo       S   S
Chrysler 300M   S       S
Chrysler Concorde   S       S
Chrysler LHS   S       S
Chrysler Sebring 4-Door   S   S S S
Chrysler Sebring 2-Door & Convertible           S
Dodge Intrepid   S       S
Dodge Viper Coupe/Roadster S         S
Ford Taurus   A     S S
Honda Accord   S     A S
Infiniti G20   S        
Infiniti I30   S     S S
Lexus ES 300   S       S
Lexus IS 300   S       S
Mazda Millenia           S
Mercedes-Benz C-Class   S   S S S
Mercedez-Benz CLK-Class       A   S
Mercury Sable   A     S S
Mitsubishi Galant A S     S  
Nissan Altima   S        
Nissan Maxima   A     A S
Oldsmobile Alero       S S S
Oldsmobile Intrigue       S   S
Pontiac Grand Am       S   S
Pontiac Grand Prix       S   S
Saab 9-3   S A S    
Saab 9-5   S A   S  
Saturn L Series   S   S   S
Toyota Avalon   S       S
Toyota Camry   S       S
Toyota Camry Solara   S       S
Toyota Camry Solara Convertible         S
Volkswagen Passat   S        
Volvo S40/V40   S A      
Volvo V70   S O   S  
Volvo S60   S O   O  
Volvo S80   S O   O  
Acura 3.5RL   S       S
Audi A8   S        
Bentley Arnage   S        
BMW 5 Series   S        
Buick Park Avenue       S   S
Cadillac Catera   S   S   S
Cadillac Deville   S   S   S
Cadillac Eldorado           S
Cadillac Seville   S   S   S
Ford Crown Victoria           S
Infiniti Q45   S        
Jaguar S-type   S     S S
Jaguar XJ series   S       S
Lexus GS 300/430   S     S S
Lexus LS 430   S     S S
Lincoln Continental   S       S
Lincoln LS   S     S S
Lincoln Town Car   S       S
Mercedes Benz CL-Class       S   S
Mercedes Benz E-Class   S   S   S
Mercedes Benz S-Class   S   S   S
Mercury Grand Marquis           S
Mitsubishi Diamante   S        
Oldsmobile Aurora   S   S    
Pontiac Bonneville       S    
Rolls Royce Silver Seraph   S        
Acura MDX   S        
Audi allroad quattro   S        
BMW X5       S S  
Buick Rendezvous   S   S S  
Chevrolet Blazer       S    
Chevrolet Suburban       S    
Chevrolet Tahoe       S    
Dodge Durango       S    
Ford Escape         S  
Ford Excursion       S    
Ford Expedition       S    
GMC Denali       S    
GMC Jimmy/Envoy       S    
GMC Yukon/XL       S    
Honda Passport       S S  
Hyundai Sante Fe         S  
Isuzu Rodeo       S S  
Jeep Grand Cherokee       S    
Jeep Wrangler S          
Land Rover Discovery Series II   S        
Land Rover Range Rover       S    
Lexus LX470   S   S S  
Lexus RX300   S     S  
Lincoln Navigator       S    
Mazda Tribute         S  
Mercedes Benz ML-Class   S   S    
Mitsubishi Montero         S  
Mitsubishi Montero Sport A       S  
Oldsmobile Bravada       S    
Pontiac Aztek   S   S S  
Suzuki Grand Vitara XL-7       S    
Toyota Highlander   S     S  
Toyota Land Cruiser   S   S S  
Toyota RAV4   S     S  
Toyota Sequoia   S     S  
Chevrolet S-10 S          
Chevrolet Silverado S     S    
Dodge Dakota A          
Dodge Ram Van A          
Ford F-150 A          
Ford F-250 A          
Ford Ranger S          
GMC Sierra S     S    
GMC Sonoma S          
Mazda B-Series S          
Nissan Frontier A          
Toyota Tacoma A          
Toyota Tundra S          
MY 2001 VANS
Chevrolet Astro       S    
Chevrolet Express       S    
Chevrolet Venture     A S S  
Chrysler Town & Country Limited     A S S  
Chrysler Town & Country LX     A S S  
Chrysler Voyager     A S S  
Dodge Caravan     A S S  
Dodge Grand Caravan     A S S  
Ford Econoline Van A          
Ford Windstar       S S  
GMC Safari       S    
GMC Savana       S    
Honda Odyssey   S   S S  
Mazda MPV       S    
Mercury Villager         S  
Nissan Quest   S A   S  
Oldsmobile Silhouette       S S  
Pontiac Montana       S S  
Toyota Sienna   O     S  

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