05 Chevy Silverado crew cab

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Hannah jose

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My husband is looking to buy a 05 Chevy Silverado I was wondering if my 4 month olds car seat can go in the middle seat . Tia 😊
 
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MelodyoftheForest

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Assuming you mean the middle rear seat, it looks likely from what I can see of the vehicle online, especially with the center of the front seat folded down. However, that seat may be somewhat shallow, so you'd have to be sure the seat doesn't exceed its overhang limit. Trying your seat in the vehicle is really the best way to know for sure. If you mean the center front, you'd have to get your hands on the manual, but I would think it would be highly unlikely to be safe.
 

Brigala

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The Silverado/Sierra Crew Cab (make sure it really is a crew cab, not an Extended Cab) is very car set friendly. We have a 2012 but I've worked in model years all over the place including older ones and they are generally very easy to install in.

Some things to watch for: The center position doesn't have a head restraint, so later when you're past the high-back booster stage this can be an issue for multiple children. The outboard seats have head restraints but they don't adjust very high. I discovered I could buy a used front seat head rest and use it in the back seat when the child is too tall for the included head rest. I cannot say whether this trick works for a 2005 model, but it works for our 2012.

The center position is probably just a lap belt. This is fine for installing car seats. In fact, it's usually easier than a lap/shoulder belt. If you prefer to use lower anchors, these are included in the center seat for that model year, as well as behind the passenger.

While the center seat pan is a little shorter than the outboard ones in the crew cab, it's still as deep as most cars. It's not an extremely short seat like you find in some other pickups. I think it's unlikely that you'll find a car seat that doesn't install well there.

Everything changes if you go with an Extended cab. These can be quite tricky for car seats and I would strongly encourage you to stick with the crew cab as it's a MUCH more family-friendly vehicle.
 

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