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 EZ Flex Loc 32 (RF) CS47777  /  Sep 1, 2014 5-pt 5lb - 32lb / up to 32" 2 stars 5 stars 4 stars 4 stars 4 stars
 Baby Trend Flex-Loc with Fixed Back (RF) CS41443  /  Sep 25, 2012 5-pt 5lb - 30lb / up to 30" 3 stars 5 stars 3 stars 5 stars 4 stars
 Baby Trend Inertia (RF) CS58743  /  Feb 25, 2013 5-pt 5lb - 32lb / up to 32" 3 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars
 Britax B-Safe (RF) E9LE5B  /  Jun 1, 2011 5-pt 4lb - 30lb / up to 32" 1 stars 5 stars 4 stars 5 stars 4 stars
 Britax B-Safe 35 (RF) E9LS63F  /  Jan 1, 2015 5-pt 4lb - 35lb / up to 32" 5 stars 5 stars 4 stars 5 stars 5 stars
 Britax B-Safe 35 Elite (RF) E9LS56P  /  Dec 1, 2014 5-pt 4lb - 35lb / up to 32" 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars
 Chicco Keyfit 22 (RF) 6.06041E+12  /  Oct 1, 2013 5-pt 4lb - 22lb / up to 30" 2 stars 5 stars 3 stars 4 stars 4 stars
 Chicco Keyfit 30 (RF) 4.06147E+12  /  Sep 6, 2012 5-pt 4lb - 30lb / up to 30" 2 stars 5 stars 3 stars 4 stars 4 stars
 Combi Shuttle (RF) 8035136  /  Apr 15, 2013 5-pt up to 35lb / up to 33" 5 stars 5 stars 3 stars 5 stars 5 stars
 Cosco Comfy Carry (RF) IC021-BNQ  /  Nov 15, 2012 5-pt 4lb - 22lb / up to 29" 3 stars 3 stars 3 stars 3 stars 3 stars
 Cosco Light 'n' Comfy (RF) IC169-CDD  /  Jan 16, 2014 5-pt 4lb - 22lb / up to 29" 3 stars 5 stars 1 stars 3 stars 3 stars
 Cybex Aton (RF) 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 (RF) 12-4010025  /  Mar 1, 2013 5-pt 4lb - 35lb / up to 30" 5 stars 3 stars 3 stars 5 stars 4 stars
 Cybex Aton Q (RF) 12-4020004  /  Nov 1, 2014 5-pt 4lb - 35lb / up to 30" 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars
 Eddie Bauer Destination (RF) IC119-APH  /  Nov 29, 2011 5-pt 4lb - 22lb / up to 29" 3 stars 3 stars 3 stars 3 stars 3 stars
 Eddie Bauer SureFit (RF) IC118-CCB  /  Mar 31, 2014 5-pt 4lb - 35lb / up to 32" 2 stars 3 stars 4 stars 4 stars 3 stars
 Evenflo Embrace 35 (RF) 31511576  /  Jan 21, 2014 5-pt 4lb - 35lb / 17" - 30" 2 stars 4 stars 4 stars 5 stars 4 stars
 Evenflo Nurture (RF) 30211233  /  Feb 7, 2014 5-pt 5lb - 22lb / 19" - 29" 1 stars 4 stars 4 stars 2 stars 3 stars
 Evenflo SecureRide 35 (RF) 39611086  /  May 24, 2011 5-pt 5lb - 35lb / 19" - 32" 3 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars
 GB Asana 35 (RF) 25HA1G-FUZ2U  /  Oct 26, 2014 5-pt 4lb - 35lb / up to 32" 5 stars 4 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars
 Graco Snugride 30 LX (RF) 1925300  /  Jan 9, 2015 5-pt 4lb - 30lb / up to 30" 5 stars 4 stars 3 stars 3 stars 4 stars
 Graco Snugride 35 (RF) 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 (RF) 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 (RF) 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 (RF) 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 (RF) 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 (RF) 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 (RF) 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 (RF) 1832155  /  Feb 19, 2013 5-pt 4lb - 40lb / up to 35" 2 stars 5 stars 5 stars 4 stars 4 stars
 Ingenuity InTrust35 Pro (RF) 60275  /  Dec 25, 2014 5-pt 4lb - 35lb / up to 32" 2 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars
 JJ Cole Newport Infant Seat (RF) I470 GRDRP  /  Jul 24, 2012 5-pt 5lb - 35lb / up to 32" 5 stars 4 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars
 Kiddy Evolution (RF) 51900EV045  /  Aug 29, 2014 3-pt 4lb - 35lb / up to 37" 3 stars 4 stars 5 stars 5 stars 4 stars
 Learning Curve Via I470 Infant Seat (RF) 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 AP (RF) IC152-BIY  /  Feb 3, 2014 5-pt 5lb - 22lb / 19" - 29" 3 stars 3 stars 4 stars 4 stars 4 stars
 Maxi-Cosi Mico Max 30 (RF) IC160-BIZ  /  Feb 10, 2015 5-pt 4lb - 30lb / 19" - 32" 3 stars 3 stars 4 stars 4 stars 4 stars
 Maxi-Cosi Mico Nxt (RF) IC166-INT  /  Oct 8, 2014 5-pt 5lb - 22lb / 19" - 29" 3 stars 3 stars 4 stars 4 stars 4 stars
 Maxi-Cosi Prezi (RF) 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 (RF) 497 5-pt 4lb - 22lb / up to 29" 1 stars 5 stars 3 stars 4 stars 3 stars
 Mountain Buggy Protect (RF) MBUS01  /  May 31, 2014 5-pt 4lb - 35lb / up to 32" 3 stars 5 stars 4 stars 4 stars 4 stars
 Nuna Pipa (RF) CF-02-003  /  Nov 8, 2013 5-pt 4lb - 32lb / up to 32" 2 stars 4 stars 3 stars 4 stars 4 stars
 Orbit Baby Infant Car Seat G2 (RF) ORB822000  /  Dec 6, 2011 5-pt 4lb - 30lb / 19" - 32" 2 stars 5 stars 4 stars 4 stars 4 stars
 Orbit Baby Infant Car Seat G3 (RF) ORB842300  /  Nov 20, 2013 5-pt 4lb - 30lb / 19" - 32" 3 stars 5 stars 4 stars 4 stars 4 stars
 Peg Perego Primo Viaggio 4-35 (RF) IMPV03US35DX53  /  May 7, 2014 5-pt 4lb - 35lb / up to 32" 1 stars 3 stars 3 stars 3 stars 3 stars
 Peg Perego Primo Viaggio SIP 30-30 (RF) IMPV02US35RO01FT34  /  Mar 11, 2013 5-pt 5lb - 30lb / up to 30" 1 stars 5 stars 4 stars 5 stars 4 stars
 Phil&Teds Alpha (RF) PTUS01  /  Jun 3, 2014 5-pt 4lb - 35lb / up to 32" 3 stars 5 stars 4 stars 4 stars 4 stars
 Recaro Coupe (RF) 500622929  /  Oct 22, 2014 5-pt 4lb - 35lb / up to 32" 1 stars 5 stars 4 stars 5 stars 4 stars
 Safety 1st Comfy Carry Elite (RF) IC026-ADX  /  Nov 8, 2013 5-pt 4lb - 22lb / up to 29" 3 stars 4 stars 3 stars 3 stars 3 stars
 Snugli Infant Car Seat (RF) 30711365  /  Jun 9, 2012 5-pt 4lb - 35lb / up to 30" 3 stars 4 stars 4 stars 5 stars 4 stars
 Summer Infant Prodigy (RF) 21060  /  Sep 1, 2011 5-pt 4lb - 32lb / up to 32" 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars
 The First Years Contigo (RF) I480-BKKH  /  Jan 15, 2013 5-pt 5lb - 35lb / up to 32" 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars
 UPPAbaby Mesa (RF) MSA30613UO04869  /  Jun 15, 2013 5-pt 4lb - 35lb / up to 32" 3 stars 5 stars 5 stars 4 stars 5 stars
 Urbini Petal (RF) 25HA2Y-ELEU  /  May 19, 2014 5-pt 4lb - 35lb / up to 32" 2 stars 5 stars 4 stars 4 stars 4 stars

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