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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

ratingsKiddy World Plus Reviews
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Kiddy World Plus
Type: 40 lb. harness capacity toddler booster seats
Summary: The Kiddy World Plus is a US certified version of a European designed seat. This non-harnessed toddler booster seat is reminiscent of the old "Shielded" car seat designs.
 
 
The Kiddy World Plus 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 and Spanish language instructions.
ratingsEvenflo Chase Select Reviews
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Evenflo Chase Select
Type: 40 lb. harness capacity toddler booster seats
Summary: The Chase Select is one of many toddler booster seats offered by Evenflo. Other models include the Maestro, SecureKid LX, and SecureKid DLX. 
 
 
The Evenflo Chase Select 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.
ratingsCosco Scenera Reviews
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Cosco Scenera
Type: 40 lb. harness capacity car seats
Summary: One of multiple convertible seats offered by Cosco, a brand of Dorel Juvenile Group.
 
 
The Cosco Scenera Car seat has the following features: Rear facing weight range (lbs.), Forward facing weight range (lbs.), Height range (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 and Spanish language instructions.
ratingsBritax Chaperone Reviews
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Britax Chaperone
Type: Greater than 22 lb. capacity infant seats
Summary: Currently, along with the B-Safe, one of two infant seats offered by Britax. On October 29, 2010, Britax Child Safety, Inc. announced two recalls of some models of the Britax Chaperone Infant Car Seat. Read more about the Britax recall for defective chest clips. Britax also recalled certain Chaperone infant child seats produced from September 1, 2010, through April 30, 2011, because the harness adjuster can detach from the seat shell, increasing the risk of injury or death to the child in the event of a crash. Read the full  harness adjuster recall notice.
 
 
The Britax Chaperone 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.
ratingsEvenflo Big Kid LX Reviews
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Evenflo Big Kid LX
Type: Highback-to-backless boosters
Summary: One of multiple boosters currenlty offered by Evenflo.
 
 
The Evenflo Big Kid LX 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.

Whats behind our Car seat ratings?

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