How Do Car Seats Fit in a 2022 Cadillac XT6?

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The verdict: Cadillac’s XT6 SUV joined the lineup for 2020 and has seen few changes since. The three-row SUV scored well in our Car Seat Check thanks to easy-access Latch anchors and ample room for two car seats in the second-row captain’s chairs. The XT6 doesn’t have lower anchors in the third row, which has seating for two, and we had installation issues with the head restraints.

Does it fit three car seats? No; we tested a model with second-row captain’s chairs. A second-row bench seat with seating for three is also available.

Take a look at how the Latch system and each car seat scored below in our Car Seat Check of the 2022 Cadillac XT6.

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A Grade

  • Latch: The two sets of lower anchors are partially exposed in the seat bight, where the back and bottom cushions meet, and can be exposed even more by reclining the seat a bit. They’re easy to use. Two top tether anchors sit about a third of the way down the seatback. They’re also easy to find and use.
  • Infant: This seat was easy to install, and the 5-foot-6-inch front passenger had ample legroom up front with the seat installed behind them.
  • Rear-facing convertible: As with the infant seat, we had no trouble installing this seat, and the front passenger was comfortable.
  • Forward-facing convertible: After raising the head restraint to situate the convertible seat flush against the seatback, it fit well. Connecting to the lower anchors and top tether anchor was problem-free.
  • Booster: We again raised the head restraint to get a good fit for the high-back booster. The XT6 has stable buckle stalks that stick up enough for kids to grasp and use independently.
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B Grade

  • Third-row access: The captain’s chairs slide forward with a pull of the seatback lever on either seat. They’re easy to move, but the opening to the third row is on the small side.
  • Third-row forward-facing convertible: The third-row head restraints flip down but aren’t otherwise adjustable or removable, pushing the convertible off of the seatback; it should fit flush against it. Also, because the opening in the head restraint is too small for the top tether strap, the owner’s manual recommends routing the tether strap around the inboard or outboard side of head restraint before connecting to the anchor on the seatback. The anchor sits halfway down the seatback and is easy to find and use.
  • Third-row booster: Again, the fixed head restraint pushed the booster off of the seatback. The third row’s tall, stable buckles should be easy for kids to grasp.
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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’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.’s Editorial department is your source for automotive news and reviews. In line with’s long-standing ethics policy, editors and reviewers don’t accept gifts or free trips from automakers. The Editorial department is independent of’s advertising, sales and sponsored content departments.

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News Editor Jennifer Geiger joined the automotive industry in 2003, much to the delight of her Corvette-obsessed dad. Jennifer is an expert reviewer, certified car-seat technician and mom of three. She wears a lot of hats — many of them while driving a minivan. Email Jennifer Geiger

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