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Reviews of Top 15 Car Seats
Reviews of Top 15 Car Seats
Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Very safe car seat for kids from 20 to 100 lbs
  • Converts to highback booster or backless booster as kid grows
  • Plush comfort seat with cup holder and storage compartment
  • One-hand height adjustable contoured headrest
  • Easy to install and adjust
  • Good looking and easy to clean
  • Value for money

    Cons

  • Crotch strap is too short for some kids
  • Not enough recline for comfortable head position while sleeping
  • 5 point harness system does not work for kids more than 45 lbs.
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Review Summary

Graco Nautilus™ 3-in-1 car seat helps keep your child secure from 20 to 100 lbs. Nautilus™ is a 3-in-1 car seat that grows as your little one continues to grow. The harness booster can be used up to 65 lbs., transitioning into a highback belt positioning booster which can be used from 30 – 100lbs, and finally into a backless belt positioning booster for a comfortable fit from 40 to 100 lbs. The seat is designed to help keep your child in a harness booster longer as well as to fit them up to 57" tall. Graco Nautilus™ 3-in-1 car seat is extremely safe as this seat is extensively crash tested to meet or exceed U.S safety standards, side-impact testing, and outfitted with reinforced steel for effective energy management. Nautilus™ has been thoughtfully designed with plush comfort features, an integrated cup holder and storage compartments, as well as a one-hand height adjustable headrest to help keep your growing child happy on even the longest rides!

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Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Very safe and comfortable
  • 5-point harness with multiple slots to accomodate growing kids
  • 2 position recline with head and body pillow for more comfort
  • Easy-off, machine-washable pad
  • Easy to install and remove
  • Lightweight, compact and strudy
  • Value for money at its reasonable price

    Cons

  • Not so good as rear facing car seat
  • Difficult to adjust the straps
  • Straps tend to twist easily
  • Thin padding
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Review Summary

The The Evenflo® Tribute™is a light weight and spacious convertible car seat, which provides your child with the comfort they deserve along with great convenience features for parents. This seat, along with all other Evenflo car seats, meets or exceeds all applicable United States' Federal safety standards and Evenflo's side impact test standards. Safety features of the Tribute 5™ include a 5-point harness, two piece chest-clip, four shoulder harness positions, a central front adjust for an easy harness adjustment and tether and LATCH connectors to securely fasten your child into the vehicle. The Evenflo Tribute’s 5-point harness securely fastens your child while providing up-front harness adjustment for easy access for parents. This car seat also has 2-position recline and a new body pillow and head pillow, enhancing the comfort of your child. Some parents find it difficult to adjust and tighten the straps during installation. The straps provide discomfort to some kids as they get easily twisted from daily buckling and unbuckling.

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Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • 5 point safety harness, easy one hand harness adjustment and push button release
  • 4 position push button height adjustable base with level indicator
  • Height adjustable seat back without harness rethreading
  • Flex-Loc stay in car base
  • Smooth carrying handle and lightweight
  • Boot providing extra warmth and comfort
  • Elegant gender neutral colors and stylish looks

    Cons

  • Huge height difference between the first and second shoulder strap settings
  • Buckles seem to flip and twist
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Review Summary

The Baby Trend Flex-Loc 30 Infant car seat lets you take your baby safely and comfortably, with you for those long or short road trip. This car seat can accommodate infants from 5-30 pounds (2.2 and 13.6kg) and up to 30" (76.2cm) or less, and the seat base is included. It features a beautiful butterfly pattern with soft fabric and elegant gender neutral colors. With a 5-point safety harness, your child will remain safe and secure in this toddler car seat. You can adjust these harnesses easily with just one hand. With EPS energy-absorbing foam, this safety infant car seat provides side-impact head protection to your baby while out on the road.

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Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Converts from high-back to backless booster
  • Fully-adjustable headrest and height-adjustable armrests
  • Lightweight, compact and fits most cars
  • Well padded, comfortable, machine washable seat cushion
  • Open loop belt guides ensure proper fitting of the vehicle seat belt
  • Gender neutral colors with cute patterns
  • Dual hide-away cup holder

    Cons

  • Does not have 5-point harness system
  • No LATCH connectors
  • Armrests do not go up
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Review Summary

The Graco Highback Turbo Booster is a well designed and well constructed booster seat that kids and adults love equally. It comes with many safety and convenient features and can securely transport kids from 30-100 lbs in high-back mode and 40-100 lbs in backless mode. With a fully adjustable headrest and armrests, the Graco High Back Turbo Booster provides a comfortable fit for kids. The EPS foam and the open-loop belt guides provide maximum protection.This booster is well-padded, lightweight and easy to install. It can be easily converted from high-back belt positioning to backless belt positioning booster. Dual hide-away cup holders are within easy reach to keep kids comfortable on even the longest journeys.

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Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Safe
  • Easy to install base
  • Comfortable
  • Good quality
  • Easy to buckle child into seat
  • Stays cool in hot weather
  • Car seat goes on base securely

    Cons

  • Difficult to carry
  • Uncomfortable to use if not used with Britex B-Agile Stroller
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Review Summary

Lightweight and travel friendly, the BRITAX B-SAFE Infant Car Seat provides your child with comfort and safety. Featuring Side Impact Protection and an energy-absorbing foam liner, the B-SAFE car seat ensures your child is protected from all angles. For parental convenience, the seat also includes premium, push-button lower LATCH connectors, a built-in lock-off, and an ergonomically designed handle to make the seat easy to install, remove, and carry. Side Impact Protection distributes crash forces, shields from vehicle intrusion, and contains the head and body. For further safety, a tangle-free, five-point harness provides a secure fit and distributes crash forces across the strongest parts of the body. Additionally, an energy-absorbing foam liner inside the seat further absorbs and distributes crash forces.

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Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Very safe for infants from 4 to 30lbs and 30 inches tall
  • Latch equipped base with on-base level indicator
  • 5-point, front-adjust harness and removable infant head support
  • 3-Panel rotating canopy and machine washable cushions
  • Easy to install, sturdy and lightweight
  • Stylish looks with gender neutral colors and patterns
  • Compatible with Classic Connect Graco strollers

    Cons

  • Difficulty in tightening the base with latch system
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Review Summary

The Graco SnugRide Classic Connect 30 is a top rated car seat that helps keep your baby safe and secure from 4 – 30 lbs and up to 30'' tall. Its latch-equipped stay-in-car base and the easy-to-read level indicator ensure hassle-free installation. This seat is compact and easily fits in most cars. The Graco SnugRide Classic is extremely safe as this seat is extensively crash tested to meet or exceed U.S safety standards, side-impact testing, and outfitted with reinforced steel for effective energy management. Other features include a 3- Panel rotating canopy, machine washable seat cushion and the 5-point front-adjust harness system that helps you get baby in and out easily. The removable infant head support cushions baby's head and the EPS energy absorbing foam makes it the most desirable rear-facing infant car seat.

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Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Very safe and sturdy with integrated steel bars and side impact protection
  • 5-point harness with a holder that makes boarding quick and easy
  • Deep comfortable car seat with recline
  • Easy to install and remove with push button release and built-in-lock-offs
  • Two-position buckle and a no re-thread harness
  • Stylish looking and easy to clean fabric
  • Great quality and value for money

    Cons

  • Little heavy
  • Not recommended for taller babies
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Review Summary

The Britax Marathon 70-G3 convertible car seat is a rear and forward facing recline, designed with various high-end revolutionary safety features for child’s comfort and positioning. It comes with a Safecell Technology Base which is designed to compress in crash, significantly lowering the center of gravity and counteracting the forward rotation of the child seat which normally propels the child toward the front seat. A side impact protection system comprised of deep side walls lined with energy-absorbing EPP foam distributes crash forces, shields from vehicle intrusion, and contains the head, neck and body. The Britax Marathon 70-G3 can transport children from 5-40 pounds in rear facing position and 20-70 pounds in forward facing position. The 5-point harness is tangle free with an EZ-buckle system to retain the harness buckle in a forward position to prevent the child from sitting on the buckle when boarding. The harness holders keep the traps pulled to the sides to make boarding quick and hassle-free.

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Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • 4-point harness with 3 buckles for secured fit
  • Air Protect Technology with Side Impact Protection
  • Latch or belt for easy installation
  • Cushy comfortable sides and good padding overall
  • Has fashionable looks and comes with a clip-on cup holder
  • Lightweight yet sturdy
  • Reasonably priced

    Cons

  • Difficulty in installing rear facing mode
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Review Summary

The Safety 1st Onside Air Convertible Car Seat is a comfortable seat designed for baby’s safe travel. It comes with 4 point adjustable harness height and 3 buckle locations to help your baby fit comfortably. This seat is designed to carry a rear facing baby from 5-40 lbs and forward facing baby 22-40 lbs. The Safety 1st car seat has Air Protect Technology specially designed for added protection around the head. The advanced side impact protection shields the head and immediately reduces any side impact forces through precise release of air. The Safety 1st Onside Air Convertible has an easy belt or latch installation process.

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Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Safe and modern design
  • Easy to install
  • Lightweight for the size
  • Comfortable and padded nicely with and head wings
  • Comes with strap covers for the shoulders
  • Convenient to loosen and tighten the harness on the child once the car seat is installed
  • Two cup holders to hold binkies and sippy cups

    Cons

  • A bit bulky for cars with small cabin space in the rear-facing mode
  • Button to loosen or tighten the straps is hard to reach in rear facing position
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Review Summary

The Graco My Ride 65 LX Convertible Car Seat is top of the line in safety, comfort and style. This latch-equipped car seat offers rear-facing seating for children from 5 to 40 pounds. It also comes equipped with a built in easy-to-read level indicator for hassle free rear-facing installation. You can secure your forward-facing child in a 5-point harness from 20 to 65 pounds.The My Ride 65 provides great fit and comfort for your growing child by including a removable body support. The infant insert removes easily, when your child no longer needs it and it also has a removable toddler headrest to ensure your child's comfort. The five-point harness with upfront adjustment makes securing your child in seat and removing them quick and simple. My Ride 65 features a machine-washable cover and seat cushion.

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Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Very easy to install using the latch system
  • Very safe 5-point harness system that grows with your child
  • Comfortable for short and long rides
  • Excellent safety rating
  • Belt path installation is also easy
  • Roomy and plush seat
  • Two useful built in cupholders

    Cons

  • Little bulky
  • Arm rests are fixed
  • Lever to loosen the harness is not easy to access
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Review Summary

Britax Frontier 85 Combination Booster Seat is engineered to grow with you child with its 5 point harness seat capacity. It accommodates children starting at 2 years old and 25 pounds up to 85 pounds when used as a forward-facing harnessed seat, and 40 to 120 pounds when used as a booster seat. It is available in a selection of distinctive patterns, including Rushmore, Red Rock, Onyx, Canyon, Maui Blue, and Pink Sky. It features a plush, premium cover set with underlying comfort foam that makes for a comfortable ride for your little one. The Frontier 85 provides proper safety and posture-support for children during long car rides. In case of any unexpected intrusions it offers good side impact protection with its true patented versa-tether that introduces a staged-release tether webbing that anchors the top of the child seat at two points to minimize forward movement in a crash.

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Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Safe
  • Easy to install
  • Easy to adjust straps
  • High quality
  • Easy to wipe clean
  • Comfortable
  • Worth high price

    Cons

  • Harness straps too short
  • Difficult to pull straps tight
  • Expensive
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Review Summary

The ProSPORT is a premium Combination Harness-to- Booster seat designed to offer your most precious passengers the safety you demand and the comfort they need.  A stable base and reinforced side wings allow the child to be protected in the five affected areas in a side impact collision – the head, face, neck, torso, and pelvis. When the ProSPORT is used in harness mode, the five point harness system allows the child to be restrained safely for minimum movement in the event of a collision. As the child grows, this two-in-one seat can be converted into a high back booster seat to continue to safely protect the child. The harness of the ProSPORT can be removed and the seat can be adjusted to grow with your child. A universal top tether system and a built-in premium push button LATCH system also allow the seat to stay fixed to the vehicle for minimum movement.

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Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Easy to install
  • Safe
  • Easy to adjust straps
  • Comfortable
  • Good amount of padding
  • Easy to clean
  • Worth its price

    Cons

  • Fabric gets warm in summers
  • Babies outgrow seat before they are 30 lbs
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Review Summary

The Chicco KeyFit 30 Infant Car Seat is the premier infant carrier for safety, comfort, and convenience. With its removable newborn insert, the KeyFit 30 Car Seat will accommodate your baby from four to thirty pounds. The KeyFit 30’s thickly cushioned seat includes a five-point safety harness and is lined with energy-absorbing foam for increased safety and comfort. The KeyFit 30 Base’s spring-assisted level foot, two precision bubble levels, and “Center-Pull” LATCH adjustment guarantee quick and correct installment from either side of your vehicle and give you confidence that your child is safely secured in your vehicle. This car seat is said to be easy to install.  It also has easy to adjust straps to keep babies of all sizes secure and safe.  This seat is comfortable because it has a good amount of padding in the seats.  And the fabric that is used in the seat is easy to clean off. An issue that people have experienced with this car seat is that during the summers, the fabric tends to get too warm, causing the baby to sweat.  Another problem is that the babies outgrow this seat before they are 30lbs.

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Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Very safe and well padded, comfortable car seat
  • Has multiple positions and can be used front facing or rear facing
  • Easy to install and adjust
  • Easy to clean fabric
  • Extremely attractive with a modern design
  • Good integration with LATCH install and it works well
  • Sturdy

    Cons

  • Not easy to install as rear facing in certain positions
  • Not much leg room when rear facing
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Review Summary

The Maxi-Cosi Pria 70 with Tiny Fit Convertible Car Seat is designed to provide the right fit. It fits little occupants in the TinyFit™ system, starting at only 4 pounds and keeping them cozy up to 22 pounds. Remove the TinyFit system and it fits larger toddlers rear-facing from 18-40 pounds. When they're ready, turn it around to comfortably fit children up to 70 pounds forward-facing. This seat is very easy to install and all the straps are easily adjustable to fit your child comfortably. This car seat fits with a parent's protective nature. It fits with Air Protect advanced side impact protection. It fits with the safety of FlexTech for multi-directional crash energy management.

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Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Very safe
  • Durable
  • Easy to install
  • Fabric is easy to clean
  • Easily adjustable
  • Good quality material

    Cons

  • The seatbelt sometimes twists and turns in the buckle
  • Stiff shoulder pads
Where to Buy
Review Summary

The Peg Perego Convertible Premium Infant to Toddler Car Seat is made with the highest quality of materials, providing complete safety and peace of mind to parents of little ones. It offers added safety features like adjustable Side Impact Protection (SIP), a Shock Absorbing Foam Element (SAFE) device and Expanded Poly Styrene (EPS) energy-absorbing foam. The Convertible was designed to provide the utmost in safety and fashion. Parents will find the innovative Fresco Jersey performance fabric to comfortably suit their little ones, as well as present a chic and stylish look that would be a welcome addition to any vehicle. The Peg Perego Convertible Premium Infant to Toddler Car Seat is very safe and comfortable. The material that the seat itself is made of is quality material that feels extremely durable.  The car seat can be installed into cars effortlessly and can also switch between front facing and rear facing without difficulty.  The straps of the car seat can be adjusted to comfortably fit babies of various sizes.  The fabric used on the seat is also soft and adds to the comfort of the seat.  Another benefit of this fabric is that it is easy to clean. Some people have issues with the seatbelt twisting in the buckle, causing them to have to take some time to fix it once in a while.  Some parents also thought that the shoulder pads were slightly stiff.

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Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Safe
  • Comfortable
  • Easy to install
  • Affordable price
  • Easy to clean
  • Lightweight
  • Looks good

    Cons

  • Thin padding in seat and straps
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Review Summary

The Cosco Scenera® Convertible Car Seat gives you two cars seats in one! Starting as a rear-facing car seat for babies from 5-35 pounds, it easily converts over to a forward-facing seat for children from 22-40 pounds. There are four different harness locations to accommodate your growing child and a 5-point harness system with center front harness adjustment which makes it easy for you to give your little one a snug fit. This car seat also features a removable cup holder which is a handy place to rest a drink or small snack during the ride. Cosco Scenera® is a comfortable and lightweight car seat.  It is sturdy and is good quality for its low price.  This car seat is very easy to install as well as is adjustable to fit babies of all sizes.  It  can carry children from infants to toddlers.  Some issues that people have with this car seat are that it does not have enough padding and it can feel a bit hard.  Another issue is that the seat does not feel safe and sturdy when used as a rear facing seat.  It moves around and does not sit properly.

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