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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 backless, Ease of use 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

ratingsSafety 1st All-in-One Reviews
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Summary: A long-standing model name in the All-in-One category this latest version includes recent updates.
 
 
The Safety 1st All-in-One 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.
ratingsEvenflo Big Kid DLX Reviews
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Evenflo Big Kid DLX
Type: Highback-to-backless boosters
Summary: One of multiple boosters currenlty offered by Evenflo. Ratings for this untested model are based on the Evenflo Big Kid LX which is similar in design and function.
 
 
The Evenflo Big Kid DLX 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, Cup/snack holder and Spanish language instructions.
ratingsHarmony V6 Reviews
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Harmony V6
Type: Backless boosters
Summary: One of a group of boosters offered by Harmony Juvenile Products.
 
 
The Harmony V6 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, Cup/snack holder and Spanish language instructions.
ratingsBritax B-Safe Reviews
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Britax B-Safe
Type: Greater than 22 lb. capacity infant seats
Summary: Currently, along with the Chaperone, one of two infant seats offered by Britax.
 
 
The Britax B-Safe 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.
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?

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