The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety conducts a wide range of tests on vehicles to help make sure that they're safe for you and your family. One of the most important tests they do is the LATCH evaluations, and you can explore below what they entail.

LATCH or Low Anchors and Tethers for Children deal with the hardware in each vehicle that allows for child safety seats to be installed properly. The IIHS uses a series of scientific methods to test vehicles for safety and how they perform in a collision.

Each vehicle gets a LATCH rating from good, acceptable, marginal, or poor depending on how well the safety restraints work. They also take a look at the ease of use and force required to attach the safety seat properly. LATCH evaluations, along with other considerations can help you find the right car.