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How Do Car Seats Fit in a 2020 Cadillac CT4-V?

Front angle view of a white 2020 Cadillac CT4-V 2020 Cadillac CT4-V | Cars.com photo by Aaron Bragman

The verdict: Cadillac’s new 2020 CT4 is the automaker’s entry-level sedan, a counterpart to the XT4 subcompact SUV. For this Car Seat Check, we tested the sport-tuned CT4-V and found ample legroom for two car seats despite its compact size, but we had a lot of trouble situating the booster seat.

Does it fit three car seats? No.

Take a look at how the Latch system and each car seat scored below in our Car Seat Check of the 2020 Cadillac CT4.

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A Grade

  • Latch: The two sets of lower anchors are easy to find and use. They sit under flip-up plastic covers that are embedded into the seatback cushion. The three top tether anchors sit on the rear shelf behind the head restraints and are also easy to see and use.
  • Infant: This seat was easy to install and fit well. Our 5-foot, 6-inch-tall front passenger had enough legroom.
  • Rear-facing convertible: Again, this seat was easy to install and the front passenger had enough legroom.
  • Forward-facing convertible: In forward mode, the convertible was easy to install and fit well after we raised the head restraint. We had no trouble connecting to the top tether anchor, either.

B Grade

  • None

 C Grade

  • Booster: The CT4 has a lot of seat cushion bolstering as well as crowded buckles, which complicated our booster install and impacted fit. Kids may have some difficulty navigating the buckles by themselves, especially because the buckle sits snug against the side of the booster seat. Room is also an issue; with the driver’s seat set for a 6-foot-tall driver, legroom and even foot room could be an issue for older kids in booster seats.

Grading Scale

A: Plenty of room for the car seat and the child; doesn’t impact driver or front passenger legroom. Easy to find and connect to Latch and tether anchors. No fit issues involving head restraint or seat contouring. Easy access to the third row.

B: One room, fit or connection issue. Some problems accessing the third row when available.

C: Marginal room plus one fit or connection issue. Difficult to access the third row when available.

D: Insufficient room, plus multiple fit or connection issues.

F: Does not fit or is unsafe.

About Cars.com’s Car Seat Checks

Editors Jennifer Geiger, Jennifer Newman and Matt Schmitz are certified child safety seat installation technicians.

For the Car Seat Check, we use a Graco SnugRide Classic Connect 30 infant-safety seat, a Britax Marathon convertible seat and Graco TurboBooster seat. The front seats are adjusted for a 6-foot driver and a shorter passenger. The three child seats are installed in the second row. The booster seat sits behind the driver’s seat, and the infant and convertible seats are installed behind the front passenger seat.

We also install the forward-facing convertible in the second row’s middle seat with the booster and infant seat in the outboard seats to see if three car seats will fit; a child sitting in the booster seat must be able to reach the seat belt buckle. If there’s a third row, we install the booster seat and a forward-facing convertible. Learn more about how we conduct our Car Seat Checks.

 Parents should also remember that they can use the Latch system or a seat belt to install a car seat, and that Latch anchors have a weight limit of 65 pounds, including the weight of the child and the weight of the seat itself.

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