Child Safety Seat Fitment - 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Z71 LT Crew Long-Term Road Test
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2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Z71 LT Crew Long-Term Road Test

2014 Chevrolet Silverado: Child Safety Seat Fitment

June 19, 2014

2014 Chevrolet Silverado

When it comes to the use of child safety seats, our 2014 Chevrolet Silverado leaves a bit to be desired...

I want to be clear. The Chevrolet has all of the means to securely install a car seat. But if you prefer the LATCH system, as I do, you may be disappointed.

The lower tethers in the Silverado are easy to locate and access. But take a look at the loops on the seatback. Those are the upper tethers. They aren't my favorite for a couple of reasons. One, they require removal of the headrests first, which is a hassle. And two, I could not securely attach to them with my particular car seat. Perhaps this will not affect all users. Still, there is a solution. Use the Chevy's seatbelt system to secure the child seat. This approach was quite simple and just what you'd expect.

Mike Schmidt, Vehicle Testing Manager @ 21,621 miles


Comments

  • meckser meckser Posts:

    They look fine. Why won't they work? and why can't you just lace the upper strap under the headrest? And was this really the best picture you could get of them?

  • hdprice hdprice Posts:

    You would think if someone wanted to criticize something, they would take a better photo to prove their point. I do own a 2014 Chevy 1500 LT 4x4 crew cab, and my grandson's child seat is a breeze to install and remove from the rear seat. Yes the upper tether is located behind the headrest, but all that is necessary to be done to access it is simply raise the headrest. Why the person that wrote this article felt he was required to remove the headrest is beyond me.

  • hdprice hdprice Posts:

    You would think if someone wanted to criticize something, they would take a better photo to prove their point. I do own a 2014 Chevy 1500 LT 4x4 crew cab, and my grandson's child seat is a breeze to install and remove from the rear seat. Yes the upper tether is located behind the headrest, but all that is necessary to be done to access it is simply raise the headrest. Why the person that wrote this article felt he was required to remove the headrest is beyond me.

  • 12ltz 12ltz Posts:

    You should read the owners manual, you have the upper tether improperly installed for this truck. You feed the belt through the loop behind the headrest and then attaches to the middle loop. You should always read the owners manual before installing a car seat to make sure its done correctly. you know for safety sake

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