How to Pick a Jaguar Car Seat

Refer to local and national guidelines before picking a car seat—your Jaguar’s owner’s manual will contain detailed information regarding installation.
Written by Jacqulyn Graber
Reviewed by Jessica Barrett
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Choosing the right car seat for your Jaguar is a big decision. Fortunately, both outer rear seat positions of every new Jaguar come equipped with standardized ISOFIX anchors and i-Size child restraints. The owner’s manual includes detailed instructions on safely installing your child’s seat.
Whether you’re planning for your new baby’s arrival or looking to upgrade your kid’s car seat for your new Jag, choosing a child safety seat can be a daunting process. You’ll have to consider safety ratings, recall numbers, aesthetics, price points, and more!
Fortunately, we're here to help with a handy guide to Jaguar car seats. Follow our tips to make car seat shopping a breeze! We’ll also talk about installation and take a look at some of the best Jaguar models for families.  
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How to choose a car seat for a Jaguar

The type of car seat that’s best for your child will depend on their age and size. To make things a bit simpler, the
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
articulates specific standards for children from birth to age 12.
Typically, per the NHTSA, your baby will outgrow a rear-facing seat around the age of three. You can refer to the manufacturer’s height and weight specifications for a more exact number. Once they’re big enough, your toddler will transition into a front-facing seat, which is typically appropriate between the ages of four and seven. 
Finally, your child will require a booster seat until they’re taller than four feet and nine inches, or until they’re twelve years old—whichever comes first. 
This chart breaks things down a bit more:
Category
Age groups
Features
Types
Rear-facing
0-12 months and up to three years
Protects neck and spinal cord during crashes
Infant car seat, convertible seat (for 12+ months), or all-in-one seat (for 12+ months)
Forward-facing
Four to seven years OR over manufacturer’s weight and height limits for rear-facing seats
Uses a harness and tether to limit forward movement during crashes
Convertible seat, all-in-one seat, or combination seat
Booster seat
Seven to twelve years OR over manufacturer’s weight and height limits for front-facing seats
Raises the child so the vehicle’s seat belt fits properly
Combination seat, all-in-one seat, high back booster seat (for cars without headrests), or backless booster seat (for cars with headrests)

The best car seats for Jaguar owners

The first step in choosing the best car seat for your child (and your Jaguar) is to carefully measure the dimensions of your rear seats. Once you know what size car seat you’re shopping for, and what type of car seat you need based on age, height, and weight, the rest depends on your safety rating expectations and aesthetic preferences. 
If you’re not sure where to start, use the NHTSA’s
Car Seat Finder
, which will help you compare ease of use and more. If you’re shopping for a booster seat, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS)
booster ratings
list is another handy tool.
Here are some car seats that Jaguar owners love:
Keep in mind that many of the best modern car seats are now considered convertible, meaning that you’ll only need to invest in a single seat, and—if you take care of it—it’ll last your little one’s entire childhood. 

Installing a car seat in a Jaguar

Choosing a car seat is just the first step in ensuring your baby’s safety—next, you’ll have to install it correctly.
Every Jaguar comes with ISOFIX attachment points (also known as LATCH, or “Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children”) as well as i-Size child restraint systems. These will be installed only in the outer rear seats of your Jag, regardless of the model. 
For
detailed installation instructions
, refer to the NHTSA’s webpage, the car seat’s instruction manual, and your Jaguar’s owner’s manual. Then, follow these basic steps:
  • Attach the car seat or seat base using either ISOFIX/LATCH lower anchors (for American car seats) or the i-Size child restraint system (for European car seats)
  • Ensure your car seat cannot move more than an inch and adjust attachments if necessary
  • Snuggly and completely buckle your child into the seat every time you drive
But where exactly should you install the child car seat? You may be tempted to put your baby’s car seat in the front seat next to you, but this is incredibly dangerous. Front seats aren’t equipped for car seats and airbag settings could injure your baby.
Instead, the safest place for your baby is in one of the outer rear seats, which have the standardized ISOFIX attachment anchors required by law for child safety seats. 
Experts recommend putting the car seat behind the front passenger seat so that you can keep an eye on your child with a quick glance. Additionally, you’ll be able to get your baby in and out of your car safely, as the passenger side is typically protected from traffic when parked. Of course, if you have multiple car seats, both outer back seats are safe options.
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The best family Jaguars for car seats

Jaguar is a brand known for its luxury and performance, but the Jaguar lineup isn’t exclusively sports cars. There are several SUVs and sedans that make wonderful family vehicles. Here’s a list of our top three:

Jaguar F-Pace

Starting price: $50,900
NHTSA safety rating: 5 stars
Inspired by the F-Type sports car, the
Jaguar F-Pace
is certainly fun to drive, but that doesn’t mean it lacks practicality. The midsize SUV’s interior dons all of the standard trappings of a modern luxury car plus ample leg and head room, large windows, and easy-to-reach controls. 
You’ll fit everything you need in the car’s ample cargo space—folding the rear seats flat allows room for up to 22 carry-on suitcases! That means, even with the seats up, baby bags and grocery bags won’t be a problem.
MORE: What is Jaguar's best midsize SUV?

Jaguar E-Pace

Starting price: $42,850
NHTSA safety rating: 5 stars
A small crossover SUV, the
Jaguar E-Pace
is slightly more affordable but equally as great for your small family. Its back seat and cargo area don’t exactly qualify as big (a tall adult may feel cramped), but it still has plenty of room for children and car seats. 
Fortunately, the E-Pace is decked out with safety features that can protect your family on the road, including standard driver-assistance technology and an optional 360-degree camera, adaptive cruise control, and self-parking assist. 

Jaguar XF

Starting price: $46,450
NHTSA safety rating: 5 stars
Not every family needs an SUV. If you’re in the market for a secondary family car, have just one child, and/or prioritize fuel efficiency, then the
Jaguar XF
is a great option for you. The XF is a classic luxury sedan that’s surprisingly more affordable than many of its competitors, and it offers a fuel economy of up to 33 mph on the highway
Plus, you won’t sacrifice space. The 2022 model includes larger front seats, and both the back seat and trunk are quite roomy.

Car seat laws by state

To add an extra layer of confusion, car seat laws vary by state. To make sure your Jaguar’s car seat is up to standards, check out this chart:
State
Minimum requirements for adult seat belt
Maximum base fine
6+ years
$25
7+ years OR 57 inches or 65+ pounds
$50
5+ years AND 57+ inches
$50
6+ years OR 60+ pounds
$100
8+ years OR 57+ inches
$100
8+ years
$81
8+ years AND 60+ pounds
$50
8+ years OR 66+ pounds
$25
6+ years
$60
57+ inches
$50
4+ years AND 57 inches or 40+ pounds
$100
7+ years
$79
8+ years OR 40+ pounds where only a lap belt is available
$75
8+ years
$25
6+ years
$25
8+ years OR 80+ pounds OR 57+ inches
$60
57+ inches
$50 for children restraint, $30 for booster seat
9+ years OR above manufacturer’s height and weight restrictions
$100
57+ inches OR 80+ pounds
$50
8+ years OR 57+ inches
$50
8+ years OR 57+ inches
$25
8+ years OR 57+ inches
$10
8+ years AND 57+ inches
$25
65+ pounds OR 57+ inches
$25
8+ years OR 80+ pounds OR 57+ inches
$50 if child is under 80 pounds or 57 inches, $10 for others
6+ years
$100
8+ years
$25
6+ years
$500
7+ years OR 57+ inches
$50
8+ years or 57+ inches
$75
7+ years
$25
8+ years
$100
8+ years OR 40-80 pounds in seats without shoulder belts
$25
8+ years OR 57+ inches
$25
8+ years
$75
8+ years OR 57+ inches
$50
8+ years OR 57+ inches
$115
8+ years
$75
8+ years OR 80+ pounds OR 57+ inches
$85
South Carolina
8+ years OR 57+ inches *only if* belt fits correctly
$150
5+ years OR 40+ pounds
$25
9+ years or 57+ inches
$50
8+ years
$25 (minimum)
8+ years OR 57+ inches
$25
8+ years AND 20+ pounds
$25
8+ years
$50
57+ inches OR 4+ years where only a lap belt is available
$124
8+ years OR 57+ inches
$20
8+ years OR 80+ pounds and 57+ inches
$75
9+ years
$50
MORE: Tips for holiday road trips with kids

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Every Jaguar has the mandatory-by-law ISOFIX/LATCH anchors installed in both of the outer rear seats. They also have the European i-Size child restraint systems.
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