The verdict: Cadillac’s CT5 compact sports sedan slots between the CT4 and CT6 in the automaker’s sedan lineup and accommodates two car seats very well thanks to ample backseat legroom and easy-access Latch anchors. For this Car Seat Check, we tested the sport-oriented V-Series trim.
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 CT5.
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- Latch: The two sets of anchors sit under flip-up plastic covers for easy connection. The three top tether anchors sit on the rear shelf. They’re also well marked and easy to use.
- Infant: We had no trouble installing this seat and our 5-foot-6-inch front passenger had plenty of room in front of it.
- Rear-facing convertible: As with the infant seat, connection was easy and our front passenger had enough legroom to be comfortable.
- Forward-facing convertible: We did not need to raise the head restraint to situate this car seat flat against the seatback. Connection to the top and bottom anchors was easy.
- Booster: We raised the head restraint to situate the booster flat against the seatback. The CT5’s floppy buckles could be difficult for kids to grasp and use independently.
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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