Best Car Seat Values for Children of All Ages
Expert picks among infant, convertible, all-in-one, and booster seats
Consumer Reports’ testing shows that buying an expensive car seat does not necessarily translate to the best car seat. The higher price tag may get you additional features but that doesn’t mean they all work well or have a safety benefit.
That’s why CR evaluates car seats for how easy to use each car-seat’s features are—buckles, harnesses, labels, and instructions—as well as whether the seat can be securely installed in a handful of family vehicles with the vehicle belt or lower anchors.