The Graco Smart Seat is part of the Car seat test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, All-in-one car seat models like the Smart Seat are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.
Harnessed crash protection: A rating of the potential for each seat to limit injury and movement to a child in a crash when secured using the seat's internal harness that are based on simulated frontal crash tests using child sized dummies.
Ease of use: Our judgment of how easy each seat is to use including the clarity of labels and instructions, adjustments of clips and buckles, the transition of the seat between modes and installation features such as LATCH connections, belt paths, top tethers and booster guides.
Rear LATCH: Rear-facing installation using the LATCH system. A rating of how compatible, easy and secure a child car seat can be correctly installed in certain test vehicles. This rating is based on a rear-facing installation using the LATCH system.
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