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

 

« Back to Ease-of-Use Ratings

  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 Britax Parkway SG E9LA81A  /  Jul 1, 2012 Highback/No Back 40lb - 120lb / 38" - 63" 3 stars 4 stars 2 stars 4 stars 3 stars
Britax Parkway SGL Britax Parkway SGL E9LD22S  /  Mar 1, 2013 Highback/No Back 40lb - 120lb / 38" - 63" 3 stars 2 stars 2 stars 4 stars 3 stars
Bubblebum Booster Bubblebum Booster BB001US  /  Apr 20, 2011 No Back 40lb - 80lb / 40" - 52" 3 stars 5 stars 2 stars 4 stars 4 stars
Chicco KeyFit Strada Chicco KeyFit Strada 00071999430070  /  Nov 1, 2009 High Back/No Back 33lb - 100lb / 38" - 57" 4 stars 4 stars 1 stars 5 stars 4 stars
Combi Kobuk AirThru Combi Kobuk AirThru 8970  /  Apr 1, 2010 High Back/No Back 33lb - 125lb / 33" - 57" 3 stars 4 stars 5 stars 5 stars 4 stars
Compass B505 Compass B505 B505-TRB  /  Mar 21, 2008 High Back 30lb - 100lb / 38" - 57" 4 stars 4 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars
Cosco Pronto! Cosco Pronto! 22491-RTO  /  Jun 2, 2009 High Back/No Back 30lb - 100lb / 34" - 57" 4 stars 4 stars 2 stars 5 stars 4 stars
Cosco Topside Cosco Topside BC030-BJE  /  Dec 9, 2011 No Back 40lb - 100lb / 43" - 57" 4 stars 4 stars 5 stars n/a 4 stars
Cybex Solution X-Fix Cybex Solution X-Fix 50020020  /  Feb 1, 2010 High Back 33lb - 100lb / 38" - 60" 4 stars 4 stars 2 stars 5 stars 4 stars
Diono Monterey Diono Monterey 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 Diono Santa Fe 15000  /  Jun 1, 2012 No Back 30lb - 120lb / 38" - 63" 3 stars 4 stars 5 stars n/a 4 stars
Evenflo Big Kid Amp Evenflo Big Kid Amp 3401915  /  Mar 20, 2009 No Back 40lb - 100lb / 40" - 57" 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 4 stars 5 stars
Evenflo Big Kid DLX Evenflo Big Kid DLX 30911278A  /  Mar 30, 2012 High Back/No Back 30lb - 100lb / 38" - 57" 3 stars 4 stars 3 stars 5 stars 4 stars
Ferrari Dream Lowback Booster Ferrari Dream Lowback Booster 254138  /  Aug 26, 2010 No Back 33lb - 100lb / 33" - 57" 4 stars 2 stars 3 stars 4 stars 3 stars
Ferrari Dreamway SP Ferrari Dreamway SP 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 Graco AFFIX Booster 1852665  /  Nov 7, 2012 Highback/No Back 30lb - 100lb / 38" - 57" 4 stars 4 stars 1 stars 5 stars 4 stars
Graco Connext Graco Connext 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) Graco TurboBooster (Highback/No Back) 1781042  /  Feb 2, 2013 Highback/No Back 30lb - 100lb / 38" - 57" 1 stars 5 stars 1 stars 5 stars 3 stars
Graco TurboBooster (No Back) Graco TurboBooster (No Back) 1751954  /  Feb 12, 2009 No Back 40lb - 100lb / 40" - 57" 3 stars 5 stars 2 stars 4 stars 4 stars
Graco TurboBooster Elite Graco TurboBooster Elite 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 Graco Turbobooster Elite with Safety Surround 1830264  /  Apr 5, 2012 High Back/No Back 30lb - 100lb / 38" - 57" 2 stars 5 stars 1 stars 5 stars 3 stars
Harmony Baby Armor Harmony Baby Armor 0304001RDN  /  Apr 30, 2009 High Back/No Back 30lb - 110lb / 34" - 57" 3 stars 4 stars 1 stars 1 stars 2 stars
Harmony Carpooler Harmony Carpooler 0304006BKR  /  Aug 8, 2011 No Back 30lb - 110lb / 34" - 57" 4 stars 5 stars 5 stars 1 stars 4 stars
Harmony Cruz Youth Booster Harmony Cruz Youth Booster 0304007BKG  /  Mar 3, 2012 No Back 30lb - 110lb / 34" - 57" 3 stars 5 stars 5 stars 4 stars 4 stars
Harmony Dreamtime Comfort Booster Harmony Dreamtime Comfort Booster 0303002PSK  /  Nov 23, 2009 High Back/No Back 30lb - 110lb / 34" - 57" 1 stars 3 stars 1 stars 1 stars 2 stars
Harmony Folding Travel Booster Harmony Folding Travel Booster 0303005FLD  /  Dec 15, 2012 Highback 30lb - 110lb / 34" - 57" 4 stars 5 stars 1 stars 5 stars 4 stars
Harmony LiteRider Harmony LiteRider 0304003GSD  /  Apr 30, 2009 No Back 30lb -100lb / 34" - 57" 1 stars 3 stars 5 stars 4 stars 3 stars
Harmony Olympian Youth Booster Seat Harmony Olympian Youth Booster Seat 0304005TCH  /  Nov 24, 2009 High Back 30lb - 110lb / 34" - 57" 1 stars 5 stars 3 stars 1 stars 2 stars
Harmony Transit Booster Harmony Transit Booster 0304010CCL  /  Dec 4, 2012 No Back 30lb - 100lb / 34" - 57" 3 stars 5 stars 3 stars 1 stars 3 stars
Kiddy CruiserFix Pro Kiddy CruiserFix Pro 51520CF045  /  Sep 5, 2011 Highback 33lb - 100lb / 38" - 60" 3 stars 4 stars 5 stars 4 stars 4 stars
Magna Clek Olli Magna Clek Olli LU106410013  /  Mar 5, 2010 No Back 40lb - 100lb / 40" - 57" 5 stars 4 stars 3 stars n/a 4 stars
Magna Clek Oobr Magna Clek Oobr BU000000340  /  Sep 3, 2009 High Back/No Back 33lb - 100lb / 38" - 57" 4 stars 5 stars 4 stars 5 stars 5 stars
Maxi-Cosi Rodi XR Maxi-Cosi Rodi XR 22223-CTR  /  May 6, 2009 High Back/No Back 30lb - 100lb / 34" - 57" 4 stars 3 stars 2 stars 5 stars 4 stars
Peg Perego Viaggio HBB 120 Peg Perego Viaggio HBB 120 IMVI00US35DX13DP49  /  Jul 27, 2012 Highback/No Back 40lb - 120lb / 39" - 57" 2 stars 4 stars 5 stars 5 stars 4 stars
Recaro ProBooster Recaro ProBooster 500260159  /  May 18, 2010 High Back 30lb - 120lb / 37" - 61" 1 stars 3 stars 5 stars 4 stars 3 stars
Safety 1st Boost Air Protect Safety 1st Boost Air Protect BC027-AVU  /  Feb 7, 2011 High Back/No Back 30lb - 100lb / 34" - 57" 3 stars 3 stars 2 stars 4 stars 3 stars
Secure Comfort Deluxe Booster Secure Comfort Deluxe Booster 0304001DRM  /  Oct 30, 2009 No Back 30lb - 110lb / 34" - 57" 1 stars 5 stars 5 stars 1 stars 3 stars
Sunshine Kids Monterey Sunshine Kids Monterey US15000  /  Mar 1, 2008 High Back/No Back 30lb - 120lb / 38" - 63" 2 stars 2 stars 3 stars 5 stars 3 stars
Sunshine Kids Santa Fe Sunshine Kids Santa Fe 15000  /  Nov 1, 2010 No Back 30lb - 120lb / 38" - 63" 1 stars 1 stars 3 stars n/a 1 stars
The First Years B530 The First Years B530 B530-TNG  /  Nov 23, 2008 High Back 30lb - 100lb / 38" - 57" 4 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars
The First Years B540 The First Years B540 B540-BAR  /  Aug 27, 2008 High Back 30lb - 100lb / 38" - 57" 4 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars
The First Years B570 Pathway The First Years B570 Pathway B570-BLB  /  May 1, 2010 High Back 30lb - 100lb / 38" - 57" 5 stars 4 stars 5 stars 4 stars 5 stars

« Back to Ease-of-Use Ratings