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Car seats

Cosco Scenera
 
Approximate retail price:
$40
Summary: One of multiple convertible seats offered by Cosco, a brand of Dorel Juvenile Group.
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Community icon39 people have reviewed this model.
Type: 40 lb. harness capacity car seats
User Reviews
User Reviews

 
5.0
Love it!!
6/27/2014
Pros
Comfortable
Easy to Adjust
Easy to Clean
Easy to install
Lightweight
Safe
Sturdy
Stylish
Cons
Best Uses
Toddlers
Comment:
We originally planned to buy this to get us through until we could afford a nicer one, but we fell in love with this car seat. It's so easy to install! Our daughter has been using this for 18 months and we just ordered our son's car seat! We're very excited to get our second! The padding isn't thick but our daughter rode 10 hours to Florida and she slept almost the whole drive!
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
 
4.0
Great Seat
6/3/2013
Pros
Lightweight
Safe
Sturdy
Cons
Difficult To Adjust
Hard to Install
Best Uses
Infants
Toddlers
Comment:
I have 4 of the seats, two in each vehicle for my 18 mo old and 4 yr old (Volks Wagen Jetta sedan, and Chevy Silvardo truck). I bought two in 2010 so I have had these seats for 3 years and they have held up nicely. I inspect them every 6 months. Yes it is difficult to install untill you get used to it, although now I can install in 5 min. I can get a completly snug fit forward facing LATCH in no time and I'm a 4'11, 120lb woman. Rear facing takes some additional work but with the right towels it sits at the correct angle and I can get it secured properly. Although my 250lb husband still can't seem to get them in there tight. There is very little padding but this has never been a problem. Our girls sleep just fine in the long car rides. You just can't beat the cost and excellent crash test rating. These are the most important to me. It can be a little hard to tighten the straps especially if you acidently tangle the LATCH system strap with the belt straps which I have done. I just had to take it out and untangle. I would definately buy these again and did. I bought the second two in 2012.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
Better than the Expensive brands!
9/16/2012
Pros
Comfortable
Easy to Adjust
Easy to Clean
Easy to install
Lightweight
Safe
Sturdy
Stylish
Cons
Best Uses
Infants
Newborn
Preemies
Toddlers
Comment:
I have two of these and two Sunshine Kids Radian car seats. I bought the Radian's for our main vehicle and the Cosco's for my husband's pickup that the children occasionally ride in. Radian's are known to be the only seats that are made of steel and can hold children in a 5-point harness up to 85 lbs. But I have come to love Cosco's much more than the Radian's, to the point where I have now made the Cosco's our main seats! They are SO MUCH EASIER TO INSTALL than any other brand I've used (Radian, Britax, and Chicco). They cinch snugly for a super-tight fit and don't move a bit! All other brands wiggle somewhat, even in the tightest of situations. My children (ages 3 & 5) also find the Cosco's much more comfortable than other brands. Despite their lack of much padding and all the bells and whistles, these seats sit at a comfortable angle and my children's heads aren't forced to hang forward while they sleep, which is saying a lot! ALL other carseats are simply so upright that the children are forced to sleep in a perfectly upright seated position. Making the base of the seat plastic instead of foam was also brilliant for Cosco. In case of accidents (and they WILL happen), clean-up is a breeze! Save yourself $200 and get the Cosco!
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
The Cosco Scenera is part of the Car seats test program at Consumer Reports. The Cosco Scenera Car seats features and specs include Forward facing weight range (lbs.), Rear facing weight range (lbs.), Seat weight (lbs.), Height range (in.). In our lab tests, Car seats models like the Cosco Scenera are reviewed on Crash protection, Ease of use, Forward facing fit-to-vehicle, Rear facing fit-to-vehicle, Overall score. Consumer Reports subscribers share reviews of the Cosco Scenera based on personal experience. The user reviews of the Cosco Scenera include star ratings, pros, cons, best uses, and a bottom line review to help guide your purchasing decision of the Cosco Scenera.
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