Protect your child with a safe car seat from her very first car ride home and through the booster years, until she's grown enough for the vehicle seat belt alone. We test dozens of car seat models each year for crash performance, ease of use, and how they fit into vehicles. Browse our buying guide to learn which type of seat suits your child’s needs, then use our ratings and reviews to find a model that provides the best level of safety for your child.

Car Seat Ratings

Infant Car Seats

Infant Car Seats (30)


Convertible Car Seats

Convertible Car Seats (25)


Booster Seats

Booster Seats (51)


All-in-One Car Seats

All-in-One Car Seats (14)


Toddler Booster Seats

Toddler Booster Seats (23)


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Car Seats Buying Guide

Our car seat buying guide will help you find the best car seat for your child at each stage, as well as tips to navigate your way around car seat features and installation. Our ratings reflect how easy seats are to use, how well they fit into challenging vehicles, and how they perform for crash protection in our own specialized testing that challenges seats beyond the federal safety standard.