The verdict: For the 2020 model year, Mercedes-Benz redesigned the GLC, one of its most popular SUVs. The 2020 GLC gets revised exterior styling, an updated multimedia system, a new engine and additional safety features. It has the same backseat dimensions as the outgoing model, but our rear-facing car seats needed a bit more space.
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 Mercedes-Benz GLC300.
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- Latch: The two sets of lower anchors sit under hinged plastic covers for easy access and connection. The three top tether anchors sit about a third of the way down the seatback; access and connection are easy once you push past the cargo cover.
- Forward-facing convertible: Once we raised the head restraint, this seat fit well. After threading the top tether strap through the small slot between the seatback and cargo cover, we were able to easily connect to the top tether anchor.
- Rear-facing convertible: Again, this seat was easy to install. Our 5-foot, 6-inch-tall front passenger had to move the seat up a little to accommodate the car seat; taller passengers will not be comfortable.
- Booster: We raised the head restraint to situate the booster flush against the GLC’s seatback. Its bolstered seats provided a nice snug fit for the booster. The SUV’s buckles are on stable bases, but the stalks are short, which could make them difficult for kids to grasp and use independently.
- Infant: This seat was easy to install, but our front passenger did not have enough legroom to be comfortable.
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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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