2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA250: Difficult Child Seat Install
September 26, 2014
Last weekend I installed two Britax child seats in our 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA250. The car's lower (LATCH, ISOFIX) anchors are exposed so that part was easy and secure. However, the top tether, which is located behind the rear headrests, was more difficult.
As you can see in the first photo, the shape of the hole in which the seat's top tether must fasten isn't conducive to use with the Britax hook. In fact, the hole is so small that the only way to latch the hook to the tether is to invert it, which twists the strap and makes it less secure, less safe and more difficult to tighten. In the end, that was my only choice. I was able to tighten the seats, but not as easily as I'd like.
Here's a shot of the lower anchors, which are exposed and easy to use. Make the top tether the same, Mercedes.
Josh Jacquot, Senior Editor