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Britax Boulevard 70 CS
 
Approximate retail price:
$330
Summary: One of the group of "next generation" convertible models from Britax the Boulevard 70 CS includes a number of good ease-of-use features. .
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Type: Greater than 40 lb. harness capacity car seats
About - Britax Boulevard 70 CS

The Britax Boulevard 70 CS is part of the car seat test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, convertible car seat models like the Boulevard 70 CS are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Crash protection:
A rating of the potential for each seat to limit injury and movement of a child in a crash based on simulated frontal crash tests using child sized dummies.

Ease of use:
Our judgment of how easy each seat is to use including the clarity of labels and instructions, adjustments of clips and buckles, the transition of the seat from rear facing to forward facing and installation features such as LATCH connections and top tethers.

Rear facing fit-to-vehicle:
A rating of how easy it is to securely and correctly install each seat using both the vehicle belts and LATCH in a variety of vehicles in a rear-facing orientation and how well they fit each vehicle once installed.

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About This Brand

A British company that now manufactures seats in the U.S. as well. Britax seats are often considered a high-end product and incorporate many safety and ease-of-use features but often also have a higher price.

Features & Specs - Britax Boulevard 70 CS
info Rear facing weight range (lbs.) 5-40
info Forward facing weight range (lbs.) 20-70
info Height range (in.) 49 or less
info Seat weight (lbs.) 19
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User Reviews - Britax Boulevard 70 CS
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
Excellent Seat, no complaints
1/22/2014
Pros
Comfortable
Easy to Adjust
Easy to Clean
Easy to install
Lightweight
Safe
Sturdy
Stylish
Cons
Best Uses
Infants
Toddlers
Comment:
This is a review for the Boulevard 70 G3 model. I have used this seat in many cars, both with the seat belt and the LATCH. Install using LATCH is very easy, you just push the anchors into the slot for the LATCH and they snap in place very easily. To remove you have to push the red button while also pulling on the anchor, it takes some getting used to but it's far easier than the other seats we've tried.<br /><br />Using the seatbelt can be a bit frustrating because there are clamps that tighten the belt against the seat. You have to allow for a bit of slack in the belt in order for the clamps to clamp properly but I think it's totally worth it. The clamps keep the seat from moving side to side and it just feels rock solid once in place.<br /><br />We have a small car (Jetta Sportwagen) and with the seat installed in rear facing position the passenger seat can't be moved all the way back. In even slightly larger cars (VW Tiguan, Jetta Sedan) the front seats are unobstructed by it.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
Great carseat, easy to use
1/18/2013
Pros
Easy to Adjust
Easy to Clean
Easy to install
Safe
Sturdy
Cons
Bulky
Difficult to Set Up
Heavy
Best Uses
Toddlers
Comment:
For our first daughter, I bought this for our primary car and a Marathon for our secondary car (less expensive and we use the car less often). This, by far, is easier to use than the Marathon, mostly because of the Click Safe feature. It's much easier to adjust the straps. HOWEVER - even after it clicks, you still have to check that the straps are tight enough. I don't pay attention to the click, rather I only recommend this version because it's easier to tighten and adjust. Other than that, both car seats function pretty much the same. We plan to buy 2 more for our son and will be looking for the CS version again.<br /><br />Pros: When properly installed, the seat is solid. Both my kids sleep comfortably in them, and the covers are easy to take off and throw in the wash. Adjusting the strap height is easy enough, though I don't do it often. The extra clip in the back (to carry it like a backpack) is extremely helpful at the airport, and we are sure to get looks from people thinking we're geniuses when in fact Britax was a genius for thinking of it.<br /><br />Cons: Installation is easy, but adjusting/lengthening the straps to install back into the car are a pain. The Velcro pieces meant to hold the straps out of the way have snagged my daughter's clothes many times. Unavoidable I know, but the carseat is heavy and bulky, so moving from car to car takes some work.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(9 of 11 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
Great performance when rearended!!
5/24/2012
Pros
Comfortable
Safe
Sturdy
Stylish
Cons
Heavy
Best Uses
Infants
Newborn
Toddlers
Comment:
I see other reviewers complain of the bulk, but the bulk is what protects your child in a collision! It is more difficult to transfer from car to car, so we bought two since our children will be in this seat for several years. I was rear ended yesterday and was so thankful my girls were in the Boulevard and Roundabout. My head is still aching from smacking my headrest and the girls have no complaints of discomfort! I have full faith in Britax as being a leader in this industry!
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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