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Consumer Reports Reviews Car seats

Consumer Reports is the best place to come to find expert Car seat reviews. We review different types of Car seats. Our Car seat reviews will help you decide what Car seat is best for you.

Consumer Reports Car seat reviews will provide you with recommended models based on the combination of price and performance. You can also subscribe for our Car seat ratings where you will see our Car seat reviews on Crash protection/beltfit highback, Crash protection/beltfit backless and Ease of use. You will also see Consumer Reports take on each model of Car seats that we review. This is a quick summary of what we think works well for this model, and possibly what doesn't.

After reading reviews of the Car seat you are interested in you can compare models, review our list of the Car seat's features and specifications, read user reviews and submit your own review of a Car seat. We also have up to date Car seat blogs featuring Consumer Reports First Look for new models and Car seat news our experts think will help you make the best purchase.

Car seat Reviews from Consumer Reports

ratingsGraco SnugRide (Classic Connect) Reviews
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Graco SnugRide (Classic Connect)
Type: 22 lb. capacity infant seats
Summary: One of multiple models in the SnugRide line of infant seats offered by Graco
 
 
The Graco SnugRide (Classic Connect) Car seat has the following features: Weight range (lbs.), Height range (in.), Carrier weight (lbs.), Seat/base weight (lbs.), Base width (in.), Carrier width (in.), Overall length (in.), LATCH connections, Harness height adjustment, Harness tension adjustment, Base recline level indicator type, Base recline level indicator position, Carrier recline level indicator type, Carrier recline level indicator position, Adjustable base, Handle restriction, Carrier use without base and Spanish language instructions.
ratingsThe First Years Via I470 Reviews
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The First Years Via I470
Type: Greater than 22 lb. capacity infant seats
Summary: The Via I470 is one of multiple infant seats currently offered under The First Years brand. Similar to the First Years Contigo offered at some retailers.
 
 
The The First Years Via I470 Car seat has the following features: Weight range (lbs.), Height range (in.), Carrier weight (lbs.), Seat/base weight (lbs.), Base width (in.), Carrier width (in.), Overall length (in.), LATCH connections, Harness height adjustment, Harness tension adjustment, Base recline level indicator type, Base recline level indicator position, Carrier recline level indicator type, Carrier recline level indicator position, Adjustable base, Belt lockoff, Handle restriction, Carrier use without base and Spanish language instructions.
ratingsChicco KeyFit Reviews
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Chicco KeyFit
Type: 22 lb. capacity infant seats
Summary: One of two infant seat models offered by Chicco (along with KeyFit 30).
 
 
The Chicco KeyFit Car seat has the following features: Weight range (lbs.), Height range (in.), Carrier weight (lbs.), Seat/base weight (lbs.), Base width (in.), Carrier width (in.), Overall length (in.), LATCH connections, Harness height adjustment, Harness tension adjustment, Base recline level indicator type, Base recline level indicator position, Carrier recline level indicator type, Carrier recline level indicator position, Adjustable base, Belt lockoff, Carrier use without base and Spanish language instructions.
ratingsCosco Highback Booster Reviews
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Cosco Highback Booster
Type: 40 lb. harness capacity toddler booster seats
Summary: The Highback is one of two toddler booster seats offered under the Cosco name. The Cosco Highback is also sold as the Cosco Ventura.
 
 
The Cosco Highback Booster Car seat has the following features: Weight range harness (lbs.), Height range harness (in.), Weight range booster (lbs.), Height range booster (in.), Seat weight (lbs.), Base width (in.), Overall width (in.), Shell height harnessed (in.), Shell height booster (in.), Overall height harnessed (in.), Overall height booster (in.), LATCH connectors, Harness adjustment and Spanish language instructions.
ratingsRecaro Vivo Reviews
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Recaro Vivo
Type: Highback boosters
Summary: Currently one of two boosters (along with the Pro-Booster) offered by Recaro in the U.S.
 
 
The Recaro Vivo Car seat has the following features: Weight range (highback), Weight range (backless), Height range (highback), Height range (backless), Seat weight backless (lbs.), Seat weight highback (lbs.), Base width (in.), Overall width (in.), Shell height (in.), Overall height (in.), Adjustable head restraint/slots, Lowback shoulder belt guide/clip and Spanish language instructions.

Whats behind our Car seat ratings?

  • Crash protection/beltfit highback
  • Crash protection/beltfit backless
  • Ease of use