The Graco MyRide 65 LX came in the bottom third of products in this review. During testing, this seat failed to earn scores over the average in most metrics, and despite looking pretty good on the surface, it didn't have what it takes to keep up with the competition. The MyRide claims side impact protection, but the claim only means harness retention of the child in the seat, which bothers us and seems misleading to the average parent who is likely to misinterpret the claim. While Graco isn't lying, it does appear as though they are knowingly misleading parents by using terms that so far have no agreed-upon industry meaning. This information coupled with the poor showing during testing make the Graco a seat we don't love.
Graco has issued a recall on MyRide 65 LX seats manufactured in the summer of 2014 with specific model numbers. Certain components of the harness webbing do not meet federal safety requirements. Graco is issuing replacement harness sets free of charge. To learn more about which seats are affected and how to get a replacement kit, go to Graco's recall page.