What's this? Overall score is based on crash protection, ease of use, and fit to vehicle, using LATCH and lap/shoulder belts.
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Summary:One of a group of seats from Safety 1st to include their Air-Protect technology, this convertible model offers a forward-facing weight capacity of 65 lbs.--more than the original Complete Air. The LX and SE versions include some additional recline adjustment over the base model. Good for ease-of-use, and has potential for improved head protection in side impact crashes.
The Safety 1st Complete Air 65 is part of the car seat
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, convertible car seat
models like the Complete Air 65 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.
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.
About This Brand
One of the brands offered under the larger Dorel Juvenile Group company, Safety 1st is well known for its home safety products, but also makes play and travel safety products. Safety 1st offers the widest range of products in the Dorel group.
Features & Specs - Safety 1st Complete Air 65
Rear facing weight range (lbs.) Maximum weight (lbs.) allowed for child in rear facing orientation.
Rear facing weight range (lbs.)
Forward facing weight range (lbs.) Maximum weight (lbs.) allowed for child in forward facing orientation.
Forward facing weight range (lbs.)
Height range (in.) Range in inches of children allowed by seat.
Height range (in.)
Seat weight (lbs.) Weights listed are to the nearest pound.
Its quite frustrating when you buy a carseat that should work rear-facing but it doesn't. We tried fitting this in both our Hyundai Santa Fe and a smaller sedan- both with no luck. It would require my tall husband to drive at all times if we are together but only if this was shoved behind the passenger seat. Even then, I'm 5'4 and my knees would have to bang the front dash. Also, my husband constantly drives around HS kids and coworkers and this would become implausible. <br /><br />Also, its very lightweight (almost too much so) and the install level is just a line on a sticker that was creased when applied to the seat, thus making it unclear exactly what level it really is supposed to be. <br /><br />On the upside- its a great looking unit and appears to be easy to clean up.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
By mom for safety
Excellent for Safety
Easy to Adjust
Easy to Clean
Easy to install
We just got in a Side Impact car accident going 70 mph on the freeway and my son who is 3 years old had little to no injury thanks to the head protection on this seat. I am buying this seat for both cars and grandparents cars when they transport him.