Learn How the IIHS Determines LATCH Ratings

Ontario Honda wants to inform you about how the IIHS evaluates vehicles’ LATCH systems. LATCH deals with child seat attachment hardware, which is an extremely important component to your car if you have little ones.

LATCH, which stands for Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children, offers an easy way to install child restraints. To evaluate LATCH, the IIHS gives each seating position a certain ranking: Poor, marginal, acceptable or good. They check the accessibility of lower anchors, looking to see if they’re easy to access. Next, the attachment force to connect a child seat is tested. Finally, the clearance angle is evaluated, and they’re looking for anything higher than 54 degrees for easy maneuverability.

If you have a family, you should check LATCH ratings for all vehicles you’re considering buying. Knowing the car that you’re going to purchase has a Good LATCH rating keeps your loved ones save and provides peace of mind.



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