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How Do Car Seats Fit in a 2022 Cadillac XT5?

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The verdict: Cadillac’s XT5 is a mid-size luxury SUV that seats five. Thanks to easy-access Latch anchors and ample legroom, the XT5 easily accommodated two car seats in our test to receive top grades across the board.

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 2022 Cadillac XT5.

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A Grade

  • Latch: The two sets of lower anchors are exposed in the seat bight, where the back and bottom cushions meet, for easy connection. Three top-tether anchors sit halfway down the seatback; they’re exposed and clearly marked for easy connection.
  • Infant: Latch connection was easy. Our 5-foot-6 front passenger fit well with the car seat installed in the row behind.
  • Rear-facing convertible: As with the infant seat, this seat was easy to install and the front passenger had ample legroom.
  • Forward-facing convertible: Connecting to the lower anchors was again easy, and we had no issue connecting to the top tether anchor. We raised the head restraint to situate the car seat flush against the seatback, as it should be situated for maximum safety.
  • Booster: After we raised the head restraint to situate the booster flush against the seatback, it fit well. The buckle setup is odd, however: The floppy driver-side buckle slouches into a pocket in the seat cushion, but the buckles for the middle and passenger side have nice tall stalks for easy grasping. This category still gets an A grade because two of the three are easy to use.

B Grade

  • None

C Grade

  • None

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 and Jennifer Newman are certified child safety seat installation technicians.

For the Car Seat Check, we use a Chicco KeyFit 30 infant-safety seat, a Graco Contender 65 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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