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Comparing Infant Car Seats

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Awards Editors' Choice Award Editors' Choice Award  Editors' Choice Award  
Price $300 List
$299.00 at Amazon
$270 List
$269.99 at Amazon
$350 List
$349.00 at Amazon
$320 List
$294.79 at Amazon
$320 List
$319.99 at Amazon
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Pros Better crash test results, anti-rebound bar, easy installReasonable price, better crash test results, super easy LATCH installLoad leg, easy belt install with and without baseBest crash results, easy LATCH, additional safety features, comfySuper easy LATCH install, easy to use, nice comfort and quality
Cons Heavier, harder to install LATCH system, few strollers are compatibleHeavier, canopy/handle rubbingPrice, heavy carrierHigher price, hard to useHeavy, only compatible with limited strollers
Bottom Line A great all-around seat with good crash test results, but limited stroller optionsA really nice seat with better crash tests analysis and a reasonable price tag, but it could be too heavy for some usersImpressive performance but somewhat heavy and more money than mostCompelling, quality seat with additional safety features and the best crash test scoreEasy to install and use seat made with quality materials, but has limited stroller options
Rating Categories Peg Perego Primo Vi... Chicco KeyFit 35 Peg Perego Nido Cybex Aton 2 Chicco Fit2
Crash Test (20%)
7.5
7.5
6.5
8.5
7.0
Ease of Install - LATCH (20%)
7.0
9.5
7.0
8.5
9.5
Ease of Install - Belt (10%)
9.0
7.0
8.5
6.5
6.5
Ease of Install -w/o Base (5%)
9.5
7.0
10.0
5.0
7.5
Ease of Use (15%)
6.6
7.1
6.7
4.5
6.8
Comfort/Quality (15%)
8.1
6.5
8.4
7.3
7.8
Weight/Size (15%)
6.0
5.0
5.0
6.0
2.0
Specs Peg Perego Primo Vi... Chicco KeyFit 35 Peg Perego Nido Cybex Aton 2 Chicco Fit2
Crash Test HIC Score 491 342 430 340 474
Crash Test Chest G Clip 46 51 51 44 47
Minimum Passenger Weight 4 lbs 4 lbs 4 lbs 4 lbs 4 lbs
Max Passenger Weight 35 lbs 35 lbs 35 lbs 35 lbs 35 lbs
Max Passenger Height 32" 32" 32" 30" 35"
Belt Routing Style European European European European American
Seat Weight 9.6 lbs 10.9 lbs 10.2 lbs 9.3 lbs 12.1 lbs
Recline Positions Infinite 5 Infinite 4 5
Shoulder Harness Positions 6 5 6 3 7
Crotch Strap Positions 1 1 2 1 2
Built in Lock Off Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Anti-rebound Device Yes Yes Built in Yes High Back Base Yes
Load Leg No No Yes Yes No
Locking Handle Positions 5 4 5 3 4
Allowed Handle Positions For Auto Travel 1 for Base Install (even with the top of the seat),
1 for Seat Only Install (all the way forward)
Carry Position
Stationary Position
Rocking Position
1 for Base Install (even with the top of the seat),
1 for Seat Only Install (all the way forward)
Carry Position Stage 1: Any
Stage 2: Base Storage Position (behind the seat)
Head Support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Newborn Insert Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
No Rethread Harness Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Onboard Manual Storage Stores in a hard flip down pocket on the back of the seat. Storage Compartment on front of the base. Stores in a hard flip down pocket on the back of the seat. Stashes in a pocket under the bottom of the seat. Slot in head of base
Level Indicator On Base Bubble Vial Bubble Indicator Bubble Vial Ball In Tube Bubble Indicator
Level Indicator On Seat Line On Decal Line on Decal Line On Decal Line On Decal Level Line On Seat Label

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