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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 Ease of use, Crash protection/beltfit backless and Crash protection/beltfit highback. 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

ratingsEvenflo Symphony 65 Reviews
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Summary: The only all-in-one model offered by Evenflo. Other versions include the Symphony 65 e3 with added side impact protection features and the TruTether version that includes an indicator to show when the top tether is tight.
 
 
The Evenflo Symphony 65 Car seat has the following features: Rear facing weight range (lbs.), Rear facing height range (in.), Forward facing weight range (lbs.), Forward facing height range (in.), Booster weight range (lbs.), Booster height range total (in.), Seat weight (lbs.), Base width (in.), Overall width (in.), Shell height (in.), Overall height (in.), LATCH connectors, Harness adjustment, Recline level indicator type, Recline level indicator position, Multiple recline positions 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.
ratingsHarmony Olympian Reviews
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Harmony Olympian
Type: Backless boosters
Summary: One of a group of boosters offered by Harmony Juvenile Products.
 
 
The Harmony Olympian 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, Width adjustment, Lowback shoulder belt guide/clip and Spanish language instructions.
ratingsCosco Top Side Reviews
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Cosco Top Side
Type: Backless boosters
Summary: One of multiple booster seats offered by Cosco, a brand offered by Dorel Juvenile Group.
 
 
The Cosco Top Side 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, Width adjustment and Spanish language instructions.
ratingsSafety 1st onBoard35 Air Reviews
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Safety 1st onBoard35 Air
Type: Greater than 22 lb. capacity infant seats
Summary: One of the infant models offered by Safety 1st (See Onboard 35 and Comfy Carry Elite Plus), a division of the Dorel Juvenile Group.
 
 
The Safety 1st onBoard35 Air 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, Adjustable crotch strap, Carrier use without base and Spanish language instructions.

Whats behind our Car seat ratings?

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