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Graco My Ride 65
 
Approximate retail price:
$118.99
Summary: One of multiple convertible seats offered by Graco.
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Type: Greater than 40 lb. harness capacity car seats
About - Graco My Ride 65

The Graco My Ride 65 is part of the car seat test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, convertible car seat models like the My Ride 65 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


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Rear facing fit-to-vehicle:
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About This Brand

One of the world’s best-known names in child-care products. Graco originated popular products such as the Swyngomatic baby swing sold in the 1950s, and later Pack n’ Play portable play yards. Graco has the largest share of the child-seat market in the U.S. and is part of the Newell Rubbermaid group of companies.

Features & Specs - Graco My Ride 65
info Rear facing weight range (lbs.) 5-40
info Forward facing weight range (lbs.) 20-65
info Height range (in.) 50 or less
info Seat weight (lbs.) 15
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User Reviews - Graco My Ride 65
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
We LOVE it!!!
6/22/2014
Pros
Comfy
Cup holders
Easy to clean
Secure
Size range
Cons
Install
Latch Adjustments
Strap Adjustments
Best Uses
Toddler
Comment:
I love the Graco My Ride 65 (it's green and grey)! I think my 2 year old would agree! He has been in it for 3+ hour car rides and it seems very comfortable for him. He has slept up to 4 hours at a time in it too. I love the pillows it has to make it so their heads are kept at a good angle for sleeping (even without the pillow it's fine). I love how it is reclined for a forward facing car seat. Yes it is a bit big, but fits great in my Ford Edge. I took it on the plane and he seemed very comfortable in it and it it fit well. I plan on him staying in it for quite awhile longer too. You do have to take it out to adjust the straps and the latch is sometimes difficult to release, but I don't take it out very much. The buckle was recalled and I did exchange it but I never had a problem with it. I do highly recommend it and I am a very conscientious mom!
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
Sturdy Reliable Good Value Seat
7/28/2013
Pros
Cup holders
Easy to clean
Easy to secure
Good size range
Harness
Reasonbly priced
Cons
bulky
Best Uses
Comment:
We purchased 2 my ride 65 as a new product before any reviews because it was one of the first seats reasonably priced that held larger children. We have had this seat for almost 3 years and it has traveled with us on flights all over the US and internationally. <br /><br />The seat is easy to secure with the 3 point latch system, and is easy to clean and holds up (I only use the washing machine and it gets cleaned frequently), Covers are soft, cup holders work fine and are roomy, and each of the 2 seats has held up in an accident so we are happy. <br /><br />My only compliant is that the seat is a bit bulky. I see everyone mention the problem fitting with the rear facing, but it is also bulky forward facing. In the small vehicles you typically find internationally, we cannot sit an adult in the front seat easily because the Graco seat takes up so much space in the back (it's high and wide), it's also really too bulky to use on a plane (we gave this up after the first try but it does fit, if you have the patience and someone to help). But as stated by others, you can tell it is safe and that was worth the slight adjustment. <br /><br />As for the latches, after 2.5 years and tons of food, juice, etc, we haven't really had any problems. Just recently, the latches seem to take a bit more to release, but I think the latches just need a little cleaning :-).<br /><br />With that said, I would definitely still purchase this at the time we did. Our daughter rode rear facing until 28 months and could have gone longer (she is on the smaller side) but she was ready to see the world from a different view when we changed to forward facing (something to consider). <br /><br />I should also mention, we considered the Britax, but truthfully, for the price we were really happy with this one and $100 we saved in the process :-). Thanks Graco!
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
Saved my son's life
7/16/2013
Pros
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
My father (an avid CR user) purchased this seat when my son started to outgrow his infant seat several months ago. My family was involved in a single car high speed roll-over accident two weeks ago which totaled my Ford Escape. Everyone was properly restrained, including my 15 month old son (in the rear-facing position of his Graco My Ride 65). I was taken to the ICU by helicopter with multiple and substantial injuries; my husband has several cracked ribs and a punctured lung. My son was completely and totally uninjured – I have no words to express my gratitude and satisfaction with this product – it is by far the best gift I have ever received. We will be purchasing another Graco My Ride 65 without hesitation.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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