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
 Baby Trend Hybrid 3-in-1 (FF) FB58183  /  Oct 20, 2014 5-pt 22lb - 50lb / 29" - 48" 2 stars 5 stars 3 stars 2 stars 3 stars
 Baby Trend Hybrid 3-in-1 (B) FB58183  /  Oct 20, 2014 Highback/No Back 30lb - 100lb / 38" - 57" 5 stars 4 stars 1 stars 3 stars 4 stars
 Baby Trend Hybrid LX 3-in-1 (FF) FB48143  /  Jun 29, 2015 5-pt 22lb - 50lb / 29" - 48" 1 stars 4 stars 2 stars 3 stars 2 stars
 Baby Trend Hybrid LX 3-in-1 (B) FB48143  /  Jun 29, 2015 Highback/No Back 30lb - 100lb / 38" - 57" 5 stars 5 stars 3 stars 1 stars 4 stars
 Britax Frontier 85 SICT (FF) E9LE31A  /  Jan 1, 2012 5-pt 25lb - 85lb / 30" to 57" 1 stars 5 stars 4 stars 5 stars 4 stars
 Britax Frontier 85 SICT (B) E9LE31A  /  Jan 1, 2012 High Back 40lb - 120lb / 42" - 65" 4 stars 5 stars 1 stars 3 stars 3 stars
 Britax Frontier 90 (FF) E9LH34L  /  Apr 1, 2013 5-pt 25lb - 90lb / 30" - 58" 5 stars 5 stars 4 stars 5 stars 5 stars
 Britax Frontier 90 (B) E9LH34L  /  Apr 1, 2013 Highback 40lb - 120lb / 45" - 62" 5 stars 5 stars 1 stars 3 stars 4 stars
 Britax Frontier ClickTight (FF) E9LY76L  /  May 1, 2016 5-pt 25lb - 90lb / 30" - 58" 4 stars 4 stars 5 stars 5 stars 4 stars
 Britax Frontier ClickTight (B) E9LY76L  /  May 1, 2016 Highback 40lb - 120lb / 45" - 62" 5 stars 3 stars 1 stars 5 stars 4 stars
 Britax Pinnacle 90 (FF) E9LL94Q  /  May 1, 2013 5-pt 25lb - 90lb / 30" - 58" 5 stars 5 stars 4 stars 5 stars 5 stars
 Britax Pinnacle 90 (B) E9LL94Q  /  May 1, 2013 Highback 40lb - 120lb / 45" - 62" 5 stars 5 stars 1 stars 3 stars 4 stars
 Britax Pinnacle ClickTight (FF) E9LZ14P  /  Apr 1, 2016 5-pt 25lb - 90lb / 30" - 58" 4 stars 4 stars 5 stars 5 stars 4 stars
 Britax Pinnacle ClickTight (B) E9LZ14P  /  Apr 1, 2016 Highback 40lb - 120lb / 45" - 62" 5 stars 3 stars 1 stars 5 stars 4 stars
 Britax Pioneer 70 (FF) E9LH43G  /  Jun 1, 2013 5-pt 25lb - 70lb / 30" - 54" 5 stars 5 stars 4 stars 5 stars 5 stars
 Britax Pioneer 70 (B) E9LH43G  /  Jun 1, 2013 Highback 40lb - 110lb / 45" - 59" 5 stars 5 stars 1 stars 3 stars 4 stars
 Cosco Highback (FF) 22253-BJP  /  Apr 25, 2013 5-pt 22lb - 40lb / 34" - 43" 1 stars 4 stars 3 stars 2 stars 2 stars
 Cosco Highback (B) 22253-BJP  /  Apr 25, 2013 Highback 40lb - 80lb / 43" - 52" 3 stars 4 stars 2 stars 3 stars 3 stars
 Cosco Highback 2-in-1 (FF) BC112-DRT  /  May 2, 2016 5-pt 22lb - 40lb / 34" - 43" 1 stars 5 stars 3 stars 4 stars 3 stars
 Cosco Highback 2-in-1 (B) BC112-DRT  /  May 2, 2016 Highback 40lb - 80lb / 43" - 52" 3 stars 5 stars 2 stars 3 stars 3 stars
 Eddie Bauer Deluxe Highback 65 (FF) BC098-CCB  /  Jun 3, 2014 5-pt 22lb - 65lb / 34" - 49" 2 stars 2 stars 3 stars 3 stars 3 stars
 Eddie Bauer Deluxe Highback 65 (B) BC098-CCB  /  Jun 3, 2014 Highback 40lb - 100lb / 43" - 52" 3 stars 3 stars 1 stars 5 stars 3 stars
 Evenflo Evolve (FF) 34411900  /  Mar 23, 2016 5-pt 22lb - 65lb / 28" - 50" 1 stars 3 stars 2 stars 5 stars 3 stars
 Evenflo Evolve (B) 34411900  /  Mar 23, 2016 Highback/No Back 40lb - 120lb / 44" - 57" 5 stars 4 stars 1 stars 5 stars 4 stars
 Evenflo Maestro (FF) 31021433  /  Apr 6, 2016 5-pt 22lb - 50lb / 28" - 50" 1 stars 3 stars 3 stars 4 stars 3 stars
 Evenflo Maestro (B) 31021433  /  Apr 6, 2016 Highback 40lb - 110lb / 43.3" - 57" 3 stars 5 stars 1 stars 4 stars 3 stars
 Evenflo Platinum Evolve (FF) 34411700  /  Feb 27, 2015 5-pt 22lb - 65lb / 28" - 50" 1 stars 5 stars 3 stars 4 stars 3 stars
 Evenflo Platinum Evolve (B) 34411700  /  Feb 27, 2015 Highback/No Back 40lb - 120lb / 44" - 57" 3 stars 5 stars 3 stars 5 stars 4 stars
 Evenflo SafeMax 3-in-1 (FF) 34411927  /  Jul 29, 2016 5-pt 22lb - 65lb / 28" - 50" 1 stars 4 stars 2 stars 4 stars 3 stars
 Evenflo SafeMax 3-in-1 (B) 34411927  /  Jul 29, 2016 Highback/No Back 40lb - 120lb / 44" - 57" 3 stars 5 stars 3 stars 4 stars 4 stars
 Evenflo SecureKid (FF) 30831269  /  Apr 26, 2016 5-pt 22lb - 65lb / 28" - 50" 1 stars 4 stars 4 stars 3 stars 3 stars
 Evenflo SecureKid (B) 30831269  /  Apr 26, 2016 Highback 40lb - 110lb / 43.3" - 57" 5 stars 5 stars 2 stars 5 stars 5 stars
 Evenflo SecureKid e3 (FF) 30811304  /  Jan 11, 2012 5-pt 20lb - 65lb / up to 50" 3 stars 3 stars 3 stars 3 stars 3 stars
 Evenflo SecureKid e3 (B) 30811304  /  Jan 11, 2012 High Back 40lb - 100lb / 43" - 57" 5 stars 5 stars 2 stars 1 stars 4 stars
 Evenflo Transitions (FF) 34421029  /  Aug 23, 2016 5-pt 22lb - 65lb / 28" - 50" 1 stars 4 stars 2 stars 4 stars 3 stars
 Evenflo Transitions (B) 34421029  /  Aug 23, 2016 Highback/No Back 40lb - 120lb / 44" - 57" 3 stars 5 stars 3 stars 5 stars 4 stars
 Graco Argos 80 Elite (FF) 1926998  /  Mar 20, 2015 5-pt 20lb - 80lb / 27" - 52" 1 stars 4 stars 5 stars 4 stars 3 stars
 Graco Argos 80 Elite (B) 1926998  /  Mar 20, 2015 Highback/No Back 30lb - 120lb / 38" - 57" 2 stars 5 stars 1 stars 4 stars 3 stars
 Graco Atlas 65 (FF) 1946242  /  Oct 22, 2015 5-pt 22lb - 65lb / 27" - 49" 2 stars 4 stars 4 stars 4 stars 4 stars
 Graco Atlas 65 (B) 1946242  /  Oct 22, 2015 Highback 30lb - 100lb / 38" - 57" 4 stars 4 stars 4 stars 5 stars 5 stars
 Graco Nautilus (FF) 8J00MTX  /  Apr 8, 2013 5-pt 20lb - 65lb / 27" - 52" 1 stars 5 stars 2 stars 4 stars 3 stars
 Graco Nautilus (B) 8J00MTX  /  Apr 8, 2013 Highback/No Back 30lb - 100lb / 38" - 57" 2 stars 4 stars 1 stars 5 stars 3 stars
 Graco Nautilus 65LX (FF) 1946250  /  Mar 30, 2016 5-pt 22lb - 65lb / 27" - 49" 3 stars 5 stars 5 stars 4 stars 4 stars
 Graco Nautilus 65LX (B) 1946250  /  Mar 30, 2016 Highback/No Back 30lb - 120lb / 38" - 57" 1 stars 4 stars 2 stars 5 stars 3 stars
 Graco Nautilus 80 Elite (FF) 1954840  /  Jan 5, 2016 5-pt 22lb - 80lb / 27" - 52" 3 stars 5 stars 4 stars 4 stars 4 stars
 Graco Nautilus 80 Elite (B) 1954840  /  Jan 5, 2016 Highback/No Back 30lb - 120lb / 38" - 57" 1 stars 4 stars 1 stars 5 stars 2 stars
 Graco Nautilus Elite (FF) 1866265  /  Apr 1, 2013 5-pt 20lb - 65lb / 27" - 52" 1 stars 5 stars 2 stars 3 stars 3 stars
 Graco Nautilus Elite (B) 1866265  /  Apr 1, 2013 Highback/No Back 30lb - 100lb / 38" - 57" 2 stars 4 stars 1 stars 5 stars 3 stars
 Graco Nautilus with SSSIP (FF) 1881019  /  Sep 10, 2013 5-pt 20lb - 65lb / 27" - 52" 1 stars 5 stars 2 stars 4 stars 3 stars
 Graco Nautilus with SSSIP (B) 1881019  /  Sep 10, 2013 Highback/No Back 30lb - 100lb / 38" - 57" 2 stars 4 stars 1 stars 5 stars 3 stars
 Harmony Defender 360 (FF) 03 02 002 MRS  /  Dec 15, 2012 5-pt 22lb - 65lb / 27" - 57" 1 stars 4 stars 3 stars 4 stars 3 stars
 Harmony Defender 360 (B) 03 02 002 MRS  /  Dec 15, 2012 Highback/No Back 30lb - 110lb / 34" - 57" 4 stars 4 stars 1 stars 4 stars 3 stars
 Kiddy WorldPlus (FF) 51100WP079  /  Jan 18, 2012 Lap Shield 22lb - 40lb / up to 43" 4 stars 2 stars 3 stars 5 stars 3 stars
 Kiddy WorldPlus (B) 51100WP079  /  Jan 18, 2012 High Back 40lb - 110lb / 40" - 57" 4 stars 2 stars 2 stars 5 stars 3 stars
 Safety 1st Summit (FF) 22566-AON  /  Aug 16, 2012 5-pt 22lb - 40lb / 34" - 43" 1 stars 1 stars 4 stars 4 stars 2 stars
 Safety 1st Summit (B) 22566-AON  /  Aug 16, 2012 Highback 40lb - 100lb / 43" - 52" 3 stars 3 stars 1 stars 5 stars 3 stars
 Safety 1st Summit 65 (FF) BC079-BJB  /  Feb 14, 2014 5-pt 22lb - 65lb / 34" - 49" 1 stars 2 stars 3 stars 4 stars 3 stars
 Safety 1st Summit 65 (B) BC079-BJB  /  Feb 14, 2014 Highback/No Back 40lb - 100lb / 43" - 52" 3 stars 3 stars 1 stars 5 stars 3 stars
 Safety 1st Vantage (FF) 22564-ARQ  /  Nov 12, 2012 5-pt 22lb - 40lb / 34" - 43" 1 stars 3 stars 2 stars 4 stars 2 stars
 Safety 1st Vantage (B) 22564-ARQ  /  Nov 12, 2012 Highback 40lb - 100lb / 43" - 52" 3 stars 3 stars 1 stars 5 stars 3 stars
 Snugli Booster Car Seat (FF) 30821162  /  Mar 10, 2015 5-pt 22lb - 65lb / 28" - 50" 1 stars 5 stars 4 stars 5 stars 3 stars
 Snugli Booster Car Seat (B) 30821162  /  Mar 10, 2015 Highback 40lb - 110lb / 43.3" - 57" 5 stars 5 stars 2 stars 5 stars 5 stars

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