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
Baby Trend Flex-Loc with Adjustable Back Baby Trend Flex-Loc with Adjustable Back CS31962  /  Oct 5, 2009 5-pt 5lb - 30lb / up to 30" 4 stars 4 stars 4 stars 5 stars 4 stars
Baby Trend Flex-Loc with Fixed Back Baby Trend Flex-Loc with Fixed Back CS41443  /  Sep 25, 2012 5-pt 5lb - 30lb / up to 30" 3 stars 5 stars 3 stars 5 stars 4 stars
Baby Trend Inertia Baby Trend Inertia CS58743  /  Feb 25, 2013 5-pt 5lb - 32lb / up to 32" 3 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars
Britax B-Safe Britax B-Safe E9LE5B  /  Jun 1, 2011 5-pt 4lb - 30lb / up to 32" 1 stars 5 stars 4 stars 5 stars 4 stars
Britax Chaperone Britax Chaperone E9L69P3  /  Apr 11, 2009 5-pt 4lb - 30lb / up to 32" 2 stars 4 stars 4 stars 5 stars 4 stars
Chicco Keyfit 22 Chicco Keyfit 22 6060414930070  /  Oct 1, 2013 5-pt 4lb - 22lb / up to 30" 2 stars 5 stars 3 stars 4 stars 4 stars
Chicco Keyfit 30 Chicco Keyfit 30 4061472460070  /  Sep 6, 2012 5-pt 4lb - 30lb / up to 30" 2 stars 5 stars 3 stars 4 stars 4 stars
Combi Shuttle Combi Shuttle 8035136  /  Apr 15, 2013 5-pt up to 35lb / up to 33" 5 stars 5 stars 3 stars 5 stars 5 stars
Combi Shuttle 33 Combi Shuttle 33 8097109  /  Oct 15, 2009 5-pt up to 33lb / up to 33" 5 stars 4 stars 3 stars 5 stars 4 stars
Cosco Comfy Carry Cosco Comfy Carry IC021-BNQ  /  Nov 15, 2012 5-pt 4lb - 22lb / up to 29" 3 stars 3 stars 3 stars 3 stars 3 stars
Cybex Aton Cybex Aton 12-4000015  /  Feb 1, 2011 5-pt 4lb - 32lb / up to 30" 4 stars 4 stars 2 stars 4 stars 3 stars
Cybex Aton 2 Cybex Aton 2 12-4010025  /  Mar 1, 2013 5-pt 4lb - 35lb / up to 30" 5 stars 3 stars 3 stars 5 stars 4 stars
Eddie Bauer Destination Eddie Bauer Destination IC119-APH  /  Nov 29, 2011 5-pt 4lb - 22lb / up to 29" 3 stars 3 stars 3 stars 3 stars 3 stars
Evenflo Discovery 5 Evenflo Discovery 5 3022854  /  Apr 21, 2009 5-pt 5lb - 22lb / 19" - 29" 1 stars 3 stars 4 stars 2 stars 2 stars
Evenflo Embrace Evenflo Embrace 3311719  /  Apr 6, 2009 5-pt 5lb - 22lb / 19" - 29" 1 stars 2 stars 4 stars 5 stars 3 stars
Evenflo Nurture Evenflo Nurture 30211233  /  Feb 7, 2014 5-pt 5lb - 22lb / 19" - 29" 1 stars 4 stars 4 stars 2 stars 3 stars
Evenflo SecureRide 35 Evenflo SecureRide 35 39611086  /  May 24, 2011 5-pt 5lb - 35lb / 19" - 32" 3 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars
Evenflo Serenade Evenflo Serenade 3961962  /  Dec 29, 2009 5-pt 5lb - 35lb / 19" - 32" 3 stars 4 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars
Graco Snugride 32 Graco Snugride 32 1749642  /  Apr 13, 2009 5-pt 5lb - 32lb / up to 32" 1 stars 5 stars 4 stars 4 stars 3 stars
Graco Snugride 35 Graco Snugride 35 1790732  /  Dec 10, 2012 5-pt 5lb - 35lb / up to 32" 1 stars 4 stars 4 stars 4 stars 3 stars
Graco Snugride 35 with Small Child Insert Graco Snugride 35 with Small Child Insert 1806993  /  Sep 8, 2011 5-pt 4lb - 35lb / up to 32" 1 stars 4 stars 4 stars 4 stars 3 stars
Graco Snugride Classic Connect Graco Snugride Classic Connect 1852300  /  Nov 26, 2012 5-pt 5lb - 22lb / up to 29" 2 stars 4 stars 3 stars 4 stars 3 stars
Graco Snugride Classic Connect 30 Graco Snugride Classic Connect 30 1853475  /  Jan 7, 2013 5-pt 4lb - 30lb / up to 30" 1 stars 5 stars 3 stars 4 stars 3 stars
Graco Snugride Click Connect 30 Graco Snugride Click Connect 30 1893806  /  Dec 25, 2013 5-pt 4lb - 30lb / up to 30" 2 stars 5 stars 3 stars 4 stars 4 stars
Graco Snugride Click Connect 35 Graco Snugride Click Connect 35 1853048  /  Feb 22, 2013 5-pt 4lb - 35lb / up to 32" 2 stars 5 stars 3 stars 4 stars 4 stars
Graco Snugride Click Connect 35LX Graco Snugride Click Connect 35LX 1852557  /  Feb 26, 2013 5-pt 4lb - 35lb / up to 32" 2 stars 5 stars 5 stars 4 stars 4 stars
Graco Snugride Click Connect 40 Graco Snugride Click Connect 40 1832155  /  Feb 19, 2013 5-pt 4lb - 40lb / up to 35" 2 stars 5 stars 5 stars 4 stars 4 stars
JJ Cole Newport Infant Seat JJ Cole Newport Infant Seat I470 GRDRP  /  Jul 24, 2012 5-pt 5lb - 35lb / up to 32" 5 stars 4 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars
Learning Curve Via I470 Infant Seat Learning Curve Via I470 Infant Seat I470-SNGY  /  May 20, 2011 5-pt 5lb - 35lb / up to 32" 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars
Maxi-Cosi Mico Maxi-Cosi Mico 22371-FSB  /  Apr 1, 2009 5-pt 5lb - 22lb / 19" - 29" 5 stars 3 stars 4 stars 3 stars 4 stars
Maxi-Cosi Mico AP Maxi-Cosi Mico AP IC152-BIY  /  Feb 3, 2014 5-pt 5lb - 22lb / 19" - 29" 3 stars 3 stars 4 stars 4 stars 4 stars
Maxi-Cosi Prezi Maxi-Cosi Prezi IC090-BIV  /  Aug 10, 2012 5-pt 4lb - 30lb / up to 29" 5 stars 4 stars 4 stars 5 stars 4 stars
Mia Moda Certo Mia Moda Certo 497 5-pt 4lb - 22lb / up to 29" 1 stars 5 stars 3 stars 4 stars 3 stars
Orbit Baby Infant Car Seat G2 Orbit Baby Infant Car Seat G2 ORB822000  /  Dec 6, 2011 5-pt 4lb - 30lb / 19" - 32" 2 stars 5 stars 4 stars 4 stars 4 stars
Peg Perego Primo Viaggio SIP 30-30 Peg Perego Primo Viaggio SIP 30-30 IMUNOOUS35S046S041  /  Sep 22, 2009 5-pt 5lb - 30lb / up to 30" 1 stars 5 stars 4 stars 5 stars 4 stars
Safety 1st Comfy Carry Elite Safety 1st Comfy Carry Elite IC026-ADX  /  Nov 8, 2013 5-pt 4lb - 22lb / up to 29" 3 stars 4 stars 3 stars 3 stars 3 stars
Safety 1st onBoard Safety 1st onBoard 22-078 DMS  /  Jan 12, 2009 5-pt 4lb - 35lb / up to 32" 1 stars 5 stars 2 stars 5 stars 3 stars
Safety 1st onBoard 35 Safety 1st onBoard 35 22375-ALY  /  Nov 30, 2009 5-pt 5lb - 35lb / up to 32" 2 stars 3 stars 4 stars 3 stars 3 stars
Safety 1st onBoard 35 Air Safety 1st onBoard 35 Air 22395-AJH  /  Dec 25, 2009 5-pt 4lb - 35lb / up to 32" 2 stars 3 stars 3 stars 4 stars 3 stars
Snugli Infant Car Seat Snugli Infant Car Seat 30711365  /  Jun 9, 2012 5-pt 4lb - 35lb / up to 30" 3 stars 4 stars 4 stars 5 stars 4 stars
Summer Infant Prodigy Summer Infant Prodigy 21060  /  Sep 1, 2011 5-pt 4lb - 32lb / up to 32" 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars
Teutonia T-Tario 32 Teutonia T-Tario 32 8A22PDG  /  Sep 18, 2009 5-pt 5lb - 32lb / up to 32" 1 stars 5 stars 4 stars 4 stars 3 stars
Teutonia T-Tario 35 Teutonia T-Tario 35 1765456  /  Jun 8, 2010 5-pt 5lb - 35lb / up to 32" 1 stars 4 stars 4 stars 4 stars 3 stars
The First Years Contigo The First Years Contigo I480-BKKH  /  Jan 15, 2013 5-pt 5lb - 35lb / up to 32" 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars
The First Years Via The First Years Via I450-AUR  /  Apr 3, 2009 5-pt 4lb - 22lb / up to 30" 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars
UPPAbaby Mesa UPPAbaby Mesa MSA30613UO04869  /  Jun 15, 2013 5-pt 4lb - 35lb / up to 32" 3 stars 5 stars 5 stars 4 stars 5 stars

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