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Comparing Convertible Car Seats

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Price $550 List
$549.99 at Amazon
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$319.99 at Amazon
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$399.99 at Amazon
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Pros Better crash score result, chair rotates easier installations, effortless harness adjustmentPadded lock off, similar LATCH and belt installs for easy crossoverAccessible recline, large belt pathway openings, smooth sliding harness adjustmentQuick clean zip-off fabric, well-padded seat, better crash testing, shorter lengthNarrow width, anti-rebound bar, smooth moving harness
Cons Doesn't rotate in FF mode, resistance when tightening, tight access for harness release, small latch storage, priceyClip LATCH hooks, no cup holders, convoluted belt and LATCH threading, small ClickTight lock-offPricier, resistance tightening harness, lower crash test analysisRemedial designs, more energy to installMore expensive, towels for RF installation, difficult-to-tighten belt, stiff padding, non-removable cover, no cup holder, no infant insert, can't clean entire seat
Bottom Line Stree-free installation and better crash-testing results make for a good seat, but it will cost youThe ClickTight design helps keep a snug fit, but it is small and hard to graspA helpful lock-off for belt and LATCH installation helped the overall score overcome the lower crash test resultThe SuperCinch design helps alleviate stressful installation, but you still have to put in work to get the seat tightThis seat was a pain to install and the hard padding is sure to create complaints
Rating Categories Baby Jogger City Turn Britax Boulevard Cl... Britax One4Life Cli... Chicco NextFit Zip Clek Fllo
Crash Test (35%) Sort Icon
8.3
7.1
6.8
8.4
7.7
Ease of Installation - LATCH (20%)
8.0
6.8
7.3
6.1
3.6
Ease of Installation - Belt (15%)
7.9
7.5
8.0
6.1
3.4
Ease of Use (15%)
7.0
6.0
6.5
8.5
6.0
Comfort/Quality (10%)
7.5
6.0
7.0
7.0
4.5
Weight/ Size (5%)
6.5
7.0
6.3
7.1
7.2
Specs Baby Jogger City Turn Britax Boulevard Cl... Britax One4Life Cli... Chicco NextFit Zip Clek Fllo
Min/Max Rear Facing Passenger Weight 4-50 lb 5-40 lb 5-50 lb 5-40 lb 14-50 lb
Min/Max Forward Facing Passenger Weight 22 - 65 lb 20-65 lb 22-65 lb 22-65 lb 22-65 lb
Rear Facing Maximum Height Top of head must be 1 in below the
headrest/harness adjustment lever
Top of head must be 1 in below the
head restraint
Top of head must be 1 in below the
top edge of headrest
43 in 43 in
Forward Facing Maximum Height 49 in 49 in 49 in 49 in 49 in
Weight 27.5 lb 29.8 lb 28.1 lb 25.8 lb 26.0 lb
Minimum Rear Facing Length 28 in 28 in 28 in 27 in 30 in
Minimum Seat Width 19 in 18 in 19 in 19 in 17 in
Number Of Recline positions 3 7 9 9 1
Shoulder Harness Positions 10 14 15 9 5
Crotch Strap Positions 2 2 3 2 2
Anti-rebound Device No No No No Yes
Head Support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Infant Positioning Insert Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Harness Type No-rethread No-rethread No-rethread No-rethread Rethread
Onboard Manual Storage Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Rear Facing Level Indicator On Seat Bubble, both sides Bead in water, both sides Dial, both sides Bubble, both sides Line on decal, both sides
Booster Mode Available No No Yes No No
Foam Type EPP Not mentioned Not mentioned EPS EPP
Seat Lifespan 10 years 10 years 10 years 8 years 9 years
Aircraft Certified Only in forward facing mode Yes Yes in harness mode, No in booster mode Yes Yes
Warranty 1 year limited 1 year limited 1 year limited Not mentioned on website 1 + 2 year limited