Child Safety Seat Ease of Use Ratings

 

Are All Seats Safe?
All car seats rated by NHTSA meet Federal Safety Standards & strict crash performance standards. While all rated seats are safe, they do differ in their ease of use in four basic catagories:

 

Evaluation of Instructions

Vehicle Installation Features

Evaluation of Labels

Securing the Child

 

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  Manufacturer  /  Model Name Model Number  /  Manufacture Date Harness Type Weight  /  Height Evaluation
of Labels
Evaluation of
Instructions
Securing
the Child
Installation
Features
Overall Ease
of Use Rating
 Cosco Easy Elite (RF) CC187-DSI  /  Apr 20, 2016 5-pt 5lb - 40lb / 19" - 40" 5 stars 5 stars 4 stars 1 stars 4 stars
 Cosco Easy Elite (FF) CC187-DSI  /  Apr 20, 2016 5-pt 22lb - 50lb / 29" - 45" 5 stars 5 stars 4 stars 3 stars 4 stars
 Cosco Easy Elite (B) CC187-DSI  /  Apr 20, 2016 Highback 40lb - 80lb / 43" - 52" 4 stars 5 stars 2 stars 4 stars 4 stars
 Diono Olympia (RF) US30100  /  Apr 1, 2014 5-pt 5lb - 45lb / up to 44" 2 stars 3 stars 2 stars 3 stars 2 stars
 Diono Olympia (FF) US30100  /  Apr 1, 2014 5-pt 20lb - 70lb / up to 57" 1 stars 1 stars 3 stars 4 stars 2 stars
 Diono Olympia (B) US30100  /  Apr 1, 2014 Highback 50lb - 110lb / up to 57" 1 stars 2 stars 1 stars 5 stars 1 stars
 Diono Pacifica (RF) US30400  /  Apr 1, 2014 5-pt 5lb - 50lb / up to 44" 2 stars 3 stars 2 stars 4 stars 3 stars
 Diono Pacifica (FF) US30400  /  Apr 1, 2014 5-pt 20lb - 90lb / up to 57" 1 stars 1 stars 3 stars 4 stars 2 stars
 Diono Pacifica (B) US30400  /  Apr 1, 2014 5-pt 50lb - 120lb / up to 57" 1 stars 3 stars 1 stars 5 stars 2 stars
 Diono Rainier (RF) US30300  /  Apr 1, 2014 5-pt 5lb - 50lb / up to 44" 2 stars 2 stars 2 stars 3 stars 2 stars
 Diono Rainier (FF) US30300  /  Apr 1, 2014 5-pt 20lb - 90lb / up to 57" 1 stars 1 stars 3 stars 2 stars 2 stars
 Diono Rainier (B) US30300  /  Apr 1, 2014 Highback 50lb - 120lb / 40" - 57" 1 stars 1 stars 1 stars 4 stars 1 stars
 Eddie Bauer Deluxe 3-in-1 (RF) CC108-GTY  /  Mar 23, 2016 5-pt 5lb - 40lb / 19" - 40" 5 stars 5 stars 4 stars 1 stars 3 stars
 Eddie Bauer Deluxe 3-in-1 (FF) CC108-GTY  /  Mar 23, 2016 5-pt 22lb - 65lb / 29" - 49" 5 stars 3 stars 4 stars 4 stars 4 stars
 Eddie Bauer Deluxe 3-in-1 (B) CC108-GTY  /  Mar 23, 2016 Highback 40lb - 100lb / 43" - 52" 3 stars 4 stars 1 stars 5 stars 3 stars
 Evenflo Symphony 65 LX (RF) 34511264  /  Jan 10, 2012 5-pt 5lb - 40lb / 19" - head 1" below top of restraint 4 stars 5 stars 4 stars 1 stars 3 stars
 Evenflo Symphony 65 LX (FF) 34511264  /  Jan 10, 2012 5-pt 20lb - 65lb / up to 50" 4 stars 3 stars 4 stars 2 stars 3 stars
 Evenflo Symphony 65 LX (B) 34511264  /  Jan 10, 2012 High Back 40lb - 100lb / 43" - 57" 4 stars 5 stars 1 stars 4 stars 4 stars
 Graco 4Ever (RF) 1906081  /  Dec 27, 2014 5-pt 4lb - 40lb / head 1" below top of seat 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 1 stars 4 stars
 Graco 4Ever (FF) 1906081  /  Dec 27, 2014 5-pt 20lb - 65lb / up to 49" 4 stars 5 stars 5 stars 4 stars 4 stars
 Graco 4Ever (B) 1906081  /  Dec 27, 2014 Highback/No Back 30lb - 120lb / 38" - 57" 4 stars 5 stars 3 stars 5 stars 4 stars
 Graco Milestone (RF) 1926538  /  Dec 3, 2014 5-pt 5lb - 40lb / head 1" below top of seat 5 stars 5 stars 4 stars 1 stars 3 stars
 Graco Milestone (FF) 1926538  /  Dec 3, 2014 5-pt 20lb - 65lb / up to 49" 4 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 4 stars
 Graco Milestone (B) 1926538  /  Dec 3, 2014 Highback 30lb - 100lb / 38" - 57" 4 stars 5 stars 4 stars 5 stars 5 stars
 Graco Smart Seat (RF) 1802320  /  Oct 16, 2015 5-pt 5lb - 40lb / top of head 1" from top of seat 3 stars 5 stars 4 stars 4 stars 4 stars
 Graco Smart Seat (FF) 1802320  /  Oct 16, 2015 5-pt 20lb - 65lb / up to 49" 3 stars 5 stars 5 stars 4 stars 4 stars
 Graco Smart Seat (B) 1802320  /  Oct 16, 2015 Highback 30lb - 100lb / 38" - 57" 4 stars 5 stars 3 stars 5 stars 5 stars
 Safety 1st All in One Sport (RF) CC068-COM  /  Jun 2, 2015 5-pt 5lb - 35lb / 19" - 36" 2 stars 4 stars 4 stars 1 stars 3 stars
 Safety 1st All in One Sport (FF) CC068-COM  /  Jun 2, 2015 5-pt 22lb - 50lb / 29" - 45" 3 stars 4 stars 4 stars 2 stars 3 stars
 Safety 1st All in One Sport (B) CC068-COM  /  Jun 2, 2015 Highback 40lb - 80lb / 43" - 52" 3 stars 4 stars 1 stars 5 stars 3 stars
 Safety 1st Alpha Elite 50lb (RF) CC106-BRL  /  May 8, 2015 5-pt 5lb - 35lb / 19" - 36" 3 stars 5 stars 4 stars 1 stars 3 stars
 Safety 1st Alpha Elite 50lb (FF) CC106-BRL  /  May 8, 2015 5-pt 22lb - 50lb / 29" - 45" 4 stars 3 stars 4 stars 3 stars 3 stars
 Safety 1st Alpha Elite 50lb (B) CC106-BRL  /  May 8, 2015 Highback 40lb - 100lb / 43" - 52" 3 stars 4 stars 1 stars 5 stars 3 stars
 Safety 1st Alpha Elite 65 (RF) CC075-BZR  /  Jan 31, 2014 5-pt 5lb - 40lb / 19" - 40" 5 stars 4 stars 4 stars 1 stars 3 stars
 Safety 1st Alpha Elite 65 (FF) CC075-BZR  /  Jan 31, 2014 5-pt 22lb - 65lb / 34" - 52" 5 stars 3 stars 4 stars 3 stars 4 stars
 Safety 1st Alpha Elite 65 (B) CC075-BZR  /  Jan 31, 2014 Highback 40lb - 100lb / 43" - 52" 4 stars 4 stars 1 stars 4 stars 3 stars
 Safety 1st Continuum (RF) CC137-CVP  /  Feb 2, 2016 5-pt 5lb - 40lb / 19" - 40" 2 stars 5 stars 3 stars 1 stars 2 stars
 Safety 1st Continuum (FF) CC137-CVP  /  Feb 2, 2016 5-pt 22lb - 50lb / 29" - 45" 1 stars 4 stars 5 stars 3 stars 3 stars
 Safety 1st Continuum (B) CC137-CVP  /  Feb 2, 2016 Highback 40lb - 80lb / 43" - 52" 3 stars 5 stars 4 stars 4 stars 4 stars
 Safety 1st Elite 80 Air Plus (RF) CC074-BZX  /  Jan 15, 2014 5-pt 5lb - 40lb / 19" - 43" 3 stars 5 stars 4 stars 1 stars 3 stars
 Safety 1st Elite 80 Air Plus (FF) CC074-BZX  /  Jan 15, 2014 5-pt 22lb - 80lb / 34" - 52" 5 stars 3 stars 4 stars 3 stars 4 stars
 Safety 1st Elite 80 Air Plus (B) CC074-BZX  /  Jan 15, 2014 Highback 40lb - 100lb / 43" - 52" 4 stars 4 stars 1 stars 1 stars 3 stars
 Safety 1st Elite EX 100 Air Plus (RF) CC151-BZX  /  Dec 22, 2015 5-pt 5lb - 50lb / 19" - 49" 3 stars 4 stars 4 stars 1 stars 3 stars
 Safety 1st Elite EX 100 Air Plus (FF) CC151-BZX  /  Dec 22, 2015 5-pt 22lb - 65lb / 29" - 49" 3 stars 3 stars 4 stars 3 stars 3 stars
 Safety 1st Elite EX 100 Air Plus (B) CC151-BZX  /  Dec 22, 2015 Highback 40lb - 100lb / 43" - 57" 4 stars 5 stars 1 stars 4 stars 4 stars
 Safety 1st Grow and Go EX Air (RF) CC190-DXS  /  Mar 14, 2016 5-pt 5lb - 50lb / 19" - 49" 2 stars 5 stars 4 stars 1 stars 3 stars
 Safety 1st Grow and Go EX Air (FF) CC190-DXS  /  Mar 14, 2016 5-pt 22lb - 65lb / 29" - 49" 3 stars 5 stars 5 stars 1 stars 3 stars
 Safety 1st Grow and Go EX Air (B) CC190-DXS  /  Mar 14, 2016 Highback 40lb - 100lb / 43" - 52" 3 stars 5 stars 2 stars 5 stars 4 stars
 Snugli All-in-One (RF) 34611341  /  Feb 11, 2014 5-pt 5lb - 40lb / 19" - 37" 2 stars 5 stars 3 stars 1 stars 3 stars
 Snugli All-in-One (FF) 34611341  /  Feb 11, 2014 5-pt 22lb - 65lb / 28" - 50" 1 stars 4 stars 4 stars 3 stars 3 stars
 Snugli All-in-One (B) 34611341  /  Feb 11, 2014 Highback 40lb - 110lb / 43.3" - 57" 3 stars 4 stars 1 stars 3 stars 3 stars

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