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The decision: It’s arduous to beat a full-size pickup truck with regards to hauling the kiddos, and the 2020 GMC Sierra 1500 crew cab proves our level, incomes practically all A’s in our Automobile Seat Examine. It additionally match our three automobile seats throughout its spacious backseat.

Does it match three automobile seats? Sure



2020 GMC Sierra

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Check out how the Latch system and every automobile seat scored beneath in our Automobile Seat Examine of the 2020 GMC Sierra 1500.

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Grade A

Latch system: The GMC Sierra 1500 has two units of decrease Latch anchors within the outboard seats, which had been straightforward to connect with. It has three tether anchors behind the pinnacle restraints. To make use of the tether anchors, you’ll have to run the tether strap by way of the tether loop immediately behind your automobile seat after which join the tether strap to the tether anchor discovered behind the seat subsequent to your automobile seat. It may be complicated, so test the proprietor’s handbook for more information.
Toddler seat: This rear-facing automobile seat put in simply within the Sierra 1500 and match effectively. There’s a lot rear legroom that we didn’t want to maneuver the entrance passenger seat ahead to accommodate the automobile seat.
Rear-facing convertible seat: This automobile seat was a breeze to put in due to its inflexible Latch connectors; legroom was not a difficulty.

Grade B

Ahead-facing convertible seat: The tether setup could be a little difficult within the Sierra 1500 (and all full-size pickup vehicles with a crew cab), however apart from that, the ahead convertible put in simply.
Booster: Our high-back booster seat match effectively on the GMC Sierra’s broad rear seats. We set up the booster seat behind the driving force’s seat. Within the Sierra, the seat belt buckle in that place has a protracted, floppy strap, making it troublesome for little ones to make use of on their very own. The opposite rear seat belt buckles are on secure bases, which can be simpler on your baby to make use of.

Grade C

About Automobiles.com’s Automobile Seat Checks

Editors Jennifer Geiger, Jennifer Newman and Matt Schmitz are licensed baby security seat set up technicians.

For the Automobile Seat Examine, we use a Graco SnugRide Traditional Join 30 infant-safety seat, a Britax Marathon convertible seat and Graco TurboBooster seat. The entrance seats are adjusted for a 6-foot driver and a shorter passenger. The three baby seats are put in within the second row. The booster seat sits behind the driving force’s seat, and the toddler and convertible seats are put in behind the entrance passenger seat.

We additionally set up the forward-facing convertible within the second row’s center seat with the booster and toddler seat within the outboard seats to see if three automobile seats will match; a baby sitting within the booster seat should be capable of attain the seat belt buckle. If there’s a 3rd row, we set up the booster seat and a forward-facing convertible. Study extra about how we conduct our Automobile Seat Checks.

Dad and mom also needs to do not forget that they will use the Latch system or a seat belt to put in a automobile seat, and that Latch anchors have a weight restrict of 65 kilos, together with the load of the kid and the load of the seat itself.

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Editor-in-Chief Jennifer Newman is an authorized car-seat technician. A mother of two, she owns a 2013 Subaru Outback full of sports activities gear. E-mail Jennifer

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