If you're not a member, sign up for a £1 trial to access these reviews straight away, as well as the rest of the website.Of the three models we tested, we found that the space in the front was suitable for belt-secured child seats, although each car has specific restrictions about usage.
It is illegal to do so, and if the airbag went off it could cause death or serious injury to a child.
In fact, we don’t recommend putting any child in front of an active airbag, whether or not they are in a child seat, because airbags are optimised to protect adults.
If you do have to use a forward-facing child car seat in front of an active airbag, we recommend that you move the car seat to its rearmost position.
Fortunately, all the models we've looked at here allow the driver to disable the airbag, though they don't all make it as easy as it could be and one requires you to ask the dealer to fit a switch.
We've selected several popular medium hatchbacks to see how well-suited they really are to family motoring.
Buying an appropriate child car seat is necessary to carry your child.