Child Safety Seat Ease of Use Ratings

 

Are All Seats Safe?
All car seats rated by NHTSA meet Federal Safety Standards & strict crash performance standards. While all rated seats are safe, they do differ in their ease of use in four basic catagories:

 

Evaluation of Instructions

Vehicle Installation Features

Evaluation of Labels

Securing the Child

 

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  Manufacturer  /  Model Name Model Number  /  Manufacture Date Harness Type Weight  /  Height Evaluation
of Labels
Evaluation of
Instructions
Securing
the Child
Installation
Features
Overall Ease
of Use Rating
 Britax Parkway SG (B) E9LA81A  /  Jul 1, 2012 Highback/No Back 40lb - 120lb / 38" - 63" 3 stars 4 stars 2 stars 4 stars 3 stars
 Britax Parkway SGL (B) E9LD22S  /  Mar 1, 2013 Highback/No Back 40lb - 120lb / 38" - 63" 3 stars 2 stars 2 stars 4 stars 3 stars
 Bubblebum Booster (B) BB001US  /  Apr 20, 2011 No Back 40lb - 80lb / 40" - 52" 3 stars 5 stars 2 stars 4 stars 4 stars
 Chicco KidFit (B) 050 79014 430 070  /  Oct 1, 2014 Highback/No Back 30lb - 110lb / 38" - 57" 4 stars 5 stars 1 stars 5 stars 4 stars
 Clek Oobr (B) S421900267  /  Dec 29, 2014 Highback/No Back 33lb - 100lb / 38" - 57" 4 stars 4 stars 2 stars 5 stars 4 stars
 Clek Ozzi (B) S301002070  /  Nov 14, 2013 No Back 40lb - 120lb / 40" - 57" 4 stars 4 stars 3 stars 4 stars
 Cosco Ambassador (B) 22293-BCG  /  Jun 17, 2013 No Back 40lb - 100lb / 43" - 57" 4 stars 4 stars 2 stars 3 stars
 Cosco Highrise (B) 22297-AOG  /  Nov 8, 2013 No Back 30lb - 100lb / 34" - 57" 4 stars 5 stars 2 stars 4 stars
 Cosco Pronto (B) BC033-AURW  /  Mar 8, 2014 Highback/No Back 30lb - 100lb / 34" - 57" 3 stars 5 stars 1 stars 5 stars 4 stars
 Cosco Rightway (B) BC065-AQL  /  Sep 23, 2013 Highback/No Back 30lb - 100lb / 34" - 57" 4 stars 5 stars 2 stars 5 stars 4 stars
 Cosco Stack-It! No-Back Booster (B) BC073-BMQ  /  Jan 27, 2014 No Back 40lb - 100lb / 43" - 57" 3 stars 5 stars 2 stars 4 stars
 Cosco Topside (B) BC030-BJE  /  Dec 9, 2011 No Back 40lb - 100lb / 43" - 57" 4 stars 4 stars 5 stars 4 stars
 Cybex Solution M-Fix (B) 515114049  /  Apr 1, 2015 Highback 40lb - 110lb / 38" - 60" 2 stars 5 stars 2 stars 5 stars 4 stars
 Cybex Solution Q-Fix (B) 12-4200000  /  Dec 12, 2013 Highback 33lb - 110lb / 38" - 60" 2 stars 5 stars 1 stars 4 stars 3 stars
 Diono Cambria (B) 310000  /  Sep 15, 2014 Highback/No Back 40lb - 120lb / 38" - 63" 2 stars 2 stars 2 stars 5 stars 3 stars
 Diono Monterey (B) 15000  /  Oct 1, 2011 High Back/No Back 30lb - 120lb / 38" - 63" 1 stars 4 stars 2 stars 4 stars 3 stars
 Diono Santa Fe (B) 15000  /  Jun 1, 2012 No Back 30lb - 120lb / 38" - 63" 3 stars 4 stars 5 stars 4 stars
 Diono Solana (B) 320000  /  Aug 25, 2014 No Back 40lb - 120lb / 38" - 63" 2 stars 3 stars 3 stars 4 stars 3 stars
 Eddie Bauer First Adventure (B) BC084-BZK  /  Jan 13, 2014 Highback/No Back 40lb - 100lb / 43" - 57" 4 stars 4 stars 2 stars 5 stars 4 stars
 Evenflo Amp Highback (B) 31911431  /  Mar 4, 2014 Highback/No Back 30lb - 110lb / 40" - 57" 4 stars 5 stars 3 stars 5 stars 5 stars
 Evenflo Big Kid DLX (B) 30911278A  /  Mar 30, 2012 High Back/No Back 30lb - 100lb / 38" - 57" 3 stars 4 stars 3 stars 5 stars 4 stars
 Evenflo Big Kid LX (B) 31411373  /  Jan 10, 2014 Highback/No Back 30lb - 110lb / 38" - 57" 4 stars 5 stars 3 stars 5 stars 5 stars
 Evenflo Big Kid Right Fit (B) 31321485  /  Oct 20, 2013 Highback/No Back 30lb - 110lb / 38" - 57" 4 stars 4 stars 3 stars 3 stars 3 stars
 Ferrari Dreamway SP (B) 744138  /  Nov 24, 2011 High Back/No Back 33lb - 100lb / 33" - 57" 2 stars 3 stars 5 stars 1 stars 3 stars
 Graco AFFIX Booster (B) 1852665  /  Nov 7, 2012 Highback/No Back 30lb - 100lb / 38" - 57" 4 stars 4 stars 1 stars 5 stars 4 stars
 Graco Affix with SSSIP (B) 1877394  /  Nov 4, 2013 Highback/No Back 30lb - 100lb / 38" - 57" 4 stars 5 stars 1 stars 5 stars 4 stars
 Graco Backless TurboBooster (B) 1898387  /  Jan 9, 2015 No Back 40lb - 100lb / 40" - 57" 2 stars 5 stars 2 stars 4 stars 3 stars
 Graco Connext (B) 1853339  /  Dec 6, 2012 No Back 40lb - 100lb / 40" - 57" 3 stars 5 stars 3 stars 4 stars 4 stars
 Graco TurboBooster (Highback/No Back) (B) 1781042  /  Feb 2, 2013 Highback/No Back 30lb - 100lb / 38" - 57" 1 stars 5 stars 1 stars 5 stars 3 stars
 Graco TurboBooster Elite (B) 1774834  /  Nov 15, 2011 High Back/No Back 30lb - 100lb / 38" - 57" 3 stars 5 stars 2 stars 4 stars 4 stars
 Graco Turbobooster Elite with Safety Surround (B) 1830264  /  Apr 5, 2012 High Back/No Back 30lb - 100lb / 38" - 57" 2 stars 5 stars 1 stars 5 stars 3 stars
 Harmony Carpooler (B) 0304006BKR  /  Aug 8, 2011 No Back 30lb - 110lb / 34" - 57" 4 stars 5 stars 5 stars 1 stars 4 stars
 Harmony Cruz Youth Booster (B) 0304007BKG  /  Mar 3, 2012 No Back 30lb - 110lb / 34" - 57" 3 stars 5 stars 5 stars 4 stars 4 stars
 Harmony Dreamtime 2 (B) 0303007RSP  /  Dec 1, 2014 Highback/No Back 30lb - 110lb / 34" - 57" 4 stars 5 stars 2 stars 4 stars 4 stars
 Harmony Folding Travel Booster (B) 0303005FLD  /  Dec 15, 2012 Highback 30lb - 110lb / 34" - 57" 4 stars 5 stars 1 stars 5 stars 4 stars
 Harmony Transit Booster (B) 0304010CCL  /  Dec 4, 2012 No Back 30lb - 100lb / 34" - 57" 3 stars 5 stars 3 stars 1 stars 3 stars
 Harmony V6 Belt Positioning Booster (B) 0303003BTH  /  Nov 25, 2013 Highback/No Back 30lb - 110lb / 34" - 57" 2 stars 5 stars 2 stars 4 stars 3 stars
 Harmony Youth Booster (B) 030400HRD  /  Feb 22, 2014 No Back 30lb - 100lb / 34" - 57" 3 stars 5 stars 5 stars 1 stars 4 stars
 Jane Montecarlo R1 (B) 4564US/R87  /  Jul 1, 2014 Highback 30lb - 100lb / up to 57" 1 stars 3 stars 5 stars 5 stars 3 stars
 Kiddy CruiserFix Pro (B) 51520CF045  /  Sep 5, 2011 Highback 33lb - 100lb / 38" - 60" 3 stars 4 stars 5 stars 4 stars 4 stars
 KidsEmbrace Low Back Booster (B) 40100SM  /  Nov 8, 2013 No Back 40lb - 100lb / 40" - 57" 1 stars 5 stars 5 stars 4 stars 4 stars
 Learning Curve B540 (B) B540-POP OF TEAL  /  Jul 8, 2013 Highback 30lb - 100lb / 38" - 57" 4 stars 4 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars
 LilFan Box Seat (B) AD02  /  Mar 31, 2015 No Back 40lb - 110lb / 40" - 57" 3 stars 5 stars 5 stars 4 stars 4 stars
 LilFan Club Seat (B) AD01  /  Mar 26, 2015 Highback/No Back 30lb - 110lb / 38" - 57" 4 stars 4 stars 2 stars 4 stars 3 stars
 Little Tikes High Back Booster (B) 221300  /  Nov 10, 2014 Highback/No Back 40lb - 120lb / 38" - 63" 2 stars 2 stars 1 stars 5 stars 3 stars
 Maxi-Cosi Rodi AP (B) BC090APU  /  Mar 4, 2014 Highback/No Back 30lb - 120lb / 34" - 57" 4 stars 4 stars 1 stars 4 stars 3 stars
 Maxi-Cosi RodiFix (B) BC077WBN  /  Jan 17, 2014 Highback 30lb - 120lb / 34" - 57" 3 stars 3 stars 5 stars 5 stars 4 stars
 Peg Perego Viaggio HBB 120 (B) IMVI00US35DX13DP49  /  Jul 27, 2012 Highback/No Back 40lb - 120lb / 39" - 57" 2 stars 4 stars 5 stars 5 stars 4 stars
 Recaro Performance Booster (B) 500571452  /  May 8, 2014 Highback 30lb - 120lb / 37" - 61" 1 stars 3 stars 3 stars 5 stars 3 stars
 Safety 1st Boost Air Protect (B) BC027-AVU  /  Feb 7, 2011 High Back/No Back 30lb - 100lb / 34" - 57" 3 stars 3 stars 2 stars 4 stars 3 stars
 Safety 1st BoostAPak (B) BC062-BVC  /  Mar 27, 2013 No Back 40lb - 80lb / 43" - 52" 4 stars 4 stars 5 stars 4 stars 4 stars
 Safety 1st Incognito (B) BC093-DGR  /  Feb 5, 2014 No Back 60lb - 120lb / 47" - 60" 4 stars 4 stars 5 stars 4 stars
 Safety 1st Store 'N Go Highback/Lowback Booster (B) BC069-CJR  /  Dec 21, 2013 Highback/No Back 40lb - 100lb / 43" - 57" 4 stars 5 stars 3 stars 5 stars 4 stars
 Safety 1st Store 'N Go Lowback Booster (B) BC070-CJQ  /  Feb 6, 2014 No Back 40lb - 100lb / 43" - 57" 4 stars 5 stars 3 stars 4 stars 4 stars

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