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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, Crash protection/beltfit highback 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 My Ride 65 Reviews
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Graco My Ride 65
Type: Greater than 40 lb. harness capacity car seats
Summary: One of multiple convertible seats offered by Graco.
 
 
The Graco My Ride 65 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.
ratingsSafety 1st Able Reviews
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Safety 1st Able
Type: Greater than 40 lb. harness capacity car seats
Summary: One of multiple convertible seats offered by Safety 1st, a brand of Dorel Juvenile Group
 
 
The Safety 1st Able 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, Multiple recline positions and Spanish language instructions.
ratingsCosco Apt 40RF Reviews
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Cosco Apt 40RF
Type: 40 lb. harness capacity car seats
Summary: One of multiple convertible seats offered by Cosco, a brand of Dorel Juvenile Group.
 
 
The Cosco Apt 40RF 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.
ratingsThe First Years Compass Ultra B540 Reviews
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The First Years Compass Ultra B540
Type: Highback boosters
Summary: One of multiple boosters offered by The First Years / Compass.
 
 
The The First Years Compass Ultra B540 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.
ratingsEvenflo Embrace 35 (Select) Reviews
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Evenflo Embrace 35 (Select)
Type: Greater than 22 lb. capacity infant seats
Summary: One of multiple infant models (See Serenade, Nurture, and Secure Ride 35) currently offered by Evenflo. 
 
 
The Evenflo Embrace 35 (Select) 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, Adjustable crotch strap, Handle restriction, Carrier use without base and Spanish language instructions.

Whats behind our Car seat ratings?

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