2014 Lexus GS 350: Car Seat Verify


The Lexus GS’; extraordinary mix of nimble dealing with, quiet street manners and intriguing seems may make it appeal to a wide variety of consumers, but families may not be as impressed. Despite the fact that Lexus’; GS 350 sedan is in the midsize class, we had some trouble putting in kid-safety seats into its backseat. Heavily bolstered rear seats, significantly less than optimal legroom and tough-to-entry Latch anchors complicated set up.

How several automobile seats match in the second row? 2

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What We Like

  • The forward-facing convertible fit effectively following we eliminated the head restraint it was pushing the car seat too far forward.
  • We did not have to move the front passenger seat forward to accommodate the rear-facing convertible.

What We Do not

  • The 2 sets of Latch anchors sit about a quarter-inch into the seat bight, but they’;re pushed into the prime of the seatback cushion, so it really is hard to connect to them. The stiff leather seats only add to the problem.
  • The buckles are on recessed stalks, so the booster can slide above them. Also, the heavily bolstered seats lead to the booster to sit at an awkward angle.
  • We had to move the front-passenger seat forward to accommodate the infant seat and the front passenger wasn’;t relaxed. The car seat was also hard to set up since of the inaccessible Latch anchors.
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Grading Scale

A: Plenty of room for the car seat and the youngster isn’;t going to influence driver or front-passenger legroom. Easy to uncover and connect to Latch and tether anchors. No fit troubles involving head restraint or seat contouring. Effortless entry to the third row. 

B: Plenty of area. A single match or connection problem. Some problems accessing third row when accessible.

C: Marginal space. 2 match or connection issues. Difficult to accessibility third row when obtainable.

D: Inadequate space. 2 or a lot more match or connection issues.

F: Does not match or is unsafe.

About Autos.com’;s Car Seat Checks

Editors Jennifer Geiger and Jennifer Newman are licensed youngster security seat installation technicians.

For the Automobile Seat Verify, we use a Graco SnugRide thirty infant-safety seat, a Britax Roundabout convertible seat and Graco TurboBooster seat. The front seats are adjusted for a 6-foot driver and a 5-foot-8 passenger. The 3 youngster seats are put in in the 2nd row. The booster seat sits behind the driver’;s seat, and the infant and convertible seats are set up 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 3 vehicle seats will fit a kid sitting in the booster seat need to be in a position to reach the seat belt buckle. If there is a third row, we set up the booster seat and a forward-facing convertible. To learn more about how we perform our Automobile Seat Checks, go here.

Dad and mom need to also keep in mind that they can use the Latch system or a seat belt to install a car seat, and that Latch anchors have a excess weight limit of 65 lbs, including the fat of the little one and the bodyweight of the seat itself.

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