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 Protect Premiere (RF) CV88A33A  /  Jun 3, 2016 5-pt 5lb - 40lb / head up to 1" from top of seat 5 stars 3 stars 4 stars 2 stars 4 stars
 Baby Trend Protect Premiere (FF) CV88A33A  /  Jun 3, 2016 5-pt 23lb - 65lb / up to 50" 5 stars 3 stars 4 stars 4 stars 4 stars
 Baby Trend Protect Sport (RF) CV88498  /  May 31, 2016 5-pt 5lb - 40lb / head up to 1" from top of seat 5 stars 4 stars 5 stars 1 stars 4 stars
 Baby Trend Protect Sport (FF) CV88498  /  May 31, 2016 5-pt 23lb - 65lb / up to 50" 5 stars 2 stars 4 stars 4 stars 4 stars
 Britax Advocate ClickTight (RF) E9LT95N  /  Feb 1, 2015 5-pt 5lb - 40lb / head 1" below top of seat 5 stars 5 stars 4 stars 4 stars 4 stars
 Britax Advocate ClickTight (FF) E9LT95N  /  Feb 1, 2015 5-pt 20lb - 65lb / up to 49" 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 4 stars 5 stars
 Britax Advocate Clicktight ARB (RF) E1A495Q  /  Feb 1, 2018 5-pt 5lb - 40lb / top of head 1" from top of head restraint 5 stars 5 stars 4 stars 5 stars 4 stars
 Britax Advocate Clicktight ARB (FF) E1A495Q  /  Feb 1, 2018 5-pt 20lb - 65lb / up to 49" 4 stars 3 stars 5 stars 5 stars 4 stars
 Britax Boulevard ClickTight (RF) E9LT85Q  /  Feb 1, 2015 5-pt 5lb - 40lb / head 1" below top of seat 5 stars 5 stars 4 stars 4 stars 4 stars
 Britax Boulevard ClickTight (FF) E9LT85Q  /  Feb 1, 2015 5-pt 20lb - 65lb / up to 49" 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 4 stars 5 stars
 Britax Boulevard Clicktight ARB (RF) E1A478F  /  Dec 1, 2017 5-pt 5lb - 40lb / top of head 1" from top of head restraint 5 stars 5 stars 4 stars 5 stars 4 stars
 Britax Boulevard Clicktight ARB (FF) E1A478F  /  Dec 1, 2017 5-pt 20lb - 65lb / up to 49" 4 stars 3 stars 5 stars 5 stars 4 stars
 Britax Marathon ClickTight (RF) E9LT76L  /  Jan 1, 2015 5-pt 5lb - 40lb / head 1" below top of seat 5 stars 5 stars 4 stars 4 stars 4 stars
 Britax Marathon ClickTight (FF) E9LT76L  /  Jan 1, 2015 5-pt 20lb - 65lb / up to 49" 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 4 stars 5 stars
 Britax Marathon Clicktight ARB (RF) E1A598C  /  Dec 1, 2017 5-pt 5lb - 40lb / top of head 1" from top of head restraint 5 stars 5 stars 4 stars 5 stars 4 stars
 Britax Marathon Clicktight ARB (FF) E1A598C  /  Dec 1, 2017 5-pt 20lb - 65lb / up to 49" 4 stars 3 stars 5 stars 5 stars 4 stars
 Chicco NextFit IX Zip (RF) 4079778980070  /  Jan 1, 2017 5-pt 5lb - 40lb / up to 49" 3 stars 5 stars 4 stars 3 stars 4 stars
 Chicco NextFit IX Zip (FF) 4079778980070  /  Jan 1, 2017 5-pt 22lb - 65lb / up to 49" 3 stars 4 stars 5 stars 4 stars 4 stars
 Chicco NextFit Sport (RF) 6079853210070  /  Dec 1, 2018 5-pt 12lb - 40lb / up to 49" 3 stars 4 stars 5 stars 4 stars 4 stars
 Chicco NextFit Sport (FF) 6079853210070  /  Dec 1, 2018 5-pt 22lb - 65lb / up to 49" 1 stars 3 stars 5 stars 4 stars 4 stars
 Clek Fllo (RF) 2015 Fllo  /  Feb 26, 2015 5-pt 14lb - 65lb / 25" - 49" 5 stars 5 stars 2 stars 1 stars 3 stars
 Clek Fllo (FF) 2015 Fllo  /  Feb 26, 2015 5-pt 22lb - 65lb / 30" - 49" 3 stars 5 stars 2 stars 3 stars 3 stars
 Clek Foonf (RF) FO17U1  /  Mar 21, 2017 5-pt 14lb - 50lb / 25" - 43" 3 stars 4 stars 2 stars 1 stars 2 stars
 Clek Foonf (FF) FO17U1  /  Mar 21, 2017 5-pt 22lb - 65lb / 30" - 49" 3 stars 4 stars 2 stars 4 stars 3 stars
 Combi Coccoro (RF) 8220  /  Apr 8, 2018 5-pt 3lb - 33lb / up to 36" 3 stars 5 stars 2 stars 1 stars 2 stars
 Combi Coccoro (FF) 8220  /  Apr 8, 2018 5-pt 20lb - 40lb / up to 40" 3 stars 4 stars 1 stars 5 stars 3 stars
 Cosco Apt 50 (RF) CC147-DFM  /  Jan 29, 2015 5-pt 5lb - 40lb / 19" - 40" 2 stars 5 stars 3 stars 1 stars 3 stars
 Cosco Apt 50 (FF) CC147-DFM  /  Jan 29, 2015 5-pt 22lb - 50lb / 29" - 43" 4 stars 5 stars 3 stars 3 stars 3 stars
 Cosco MightyFit DX (RF) CC173-EEQ  /  Jul 1, 2016 5-pt 5lb - 40lb / 19" - 40" 5 stars 5 stars 2 stars 1 stars 3 stars
 Cosco MightyFit DX (FF) CC173-EEQ  /  Jul 1, 2016 5-pt 22lb - 65lb / 29" - 49" 5 stars 5 stars 3 stars 4 stars 4 stars
 Cybex Sirona M (RF) 518002153  /  Jan 1, 2018 5-pt 5lb - 40lb / head up to 1" from top of seat 3 stars 3 stars 3 stars 1 stars 3 stars
 Cybex Sirona M (FF) 518002153  /  Jan 1, 2018 5-pt 22lb - 65lb / up to 49" 3 stars 3 stars 4 stars 3 stars 3 stars
 Diono Rainier 2AX (RF) 50305-US-01  /  Jul 18, 2018 5-pt 5lb - 50lb / up to 44" 2 stars 5 stars 2 stars 1 stars 2 stars
 Diono Rainier 2AX (FF) 50305-US-01  /  Jul 18, 2018 5-pt 20lb - 65lb / up to 57" 1 stars 3 stars 3 stars 3 stars 2 stars
 Eddie Bauer XRS 65 (RF) CC070-CCE  /  May 1, 2018 5-pt 5lb - 40lb / 19" - 40" 3 stars 3 stars 2 stars 1 stars 2 stars
 Eddie Bauer XRS 65 (FF) CC070-CCE  /  May 1, 2018 5-pt 22lb - 65lb / 29" - 49" 4 stars 4 stars 3 stars 4 stars 4 stars
 Essentials by Britax Allegiance (RF) E1A897Y  /  Jan 1, 2018 5-pt 5lb - 40lb / top of head 1" from top of seat 5 stars 4 stars 4 stars 3 stars 4 stars
 Essentials by Britax Allegiance (FF) E1A897Y  /  Jan 1, 2018 5-pt 20lb - 65lb / up to 49" 4 stars 4 stars 4 stars 3 stars 4 stars
 Essentials by Britax Emblem (RF) E1A888B  /  Jan 1, 2018 5-pt 5lb - 40lb / top of head 1" from top of seat 5 stars 4 stars 4 stars 3 stars 4 stars
 Essentials by Britax Emblem (FF) E1A888B  /  Jan 1, 2018 5-pt 20lb - 65lb / up to 49" 4 stars 4 stars 4 stars 3 stars 4 stars
 Evenflo Momentum (RF) 38511727  /  Apr 25, 2016 5-pt 5lb - 40lb / 19" - 37" 2 stars 4 stars 4 stars 1 stars 3 stars
 Evenflo Momentum (FF) 38511727  /  Apr 25, 2016 5-pt 22lb - 65lb / 28" - 50" 1 stars 4 stars 4 stars 5 stars 3 stars
 Evenflo Sonus (RF) 34712060  /  Feb 1, 2017 5-pt 5lb - 40lb / 19" - 40" 2 stars 3 stars 2 stars 1 stars 2 stars
 Evenflo Sonus (FF) 34712060  /  Feb 1, 2017 5-pt 22lb - 50lb / 28" - 50" 1 stars 3 stars 3 stars 4 stars 3 stars
 Evenflo Titan 65 Sensor Safe (RF) 37111940  /  Aug 8, 2016 5-pt 5lb - 40lb / 19" - 40" 2 stars 3 stars 2 stars 1 stars 2 stars
 Evenflo Titan 65 Sensor Safe (FF) 37111940  /  Aug 8, 2016 5-pt 22lb - 65lb / 28" - 54" 1 stars 3 stars 3 stars 4 stars 3 stars
 Evenflo Tribute (RF) 38111010  /  May 28, 2015 5-pt 5lb - 40lb / 19" - 37" 2 stars 4 stars 2 stars 1 stars 2 stars
 Evenflo Tribute (FF) 38111010  /  May 28, 2015 5-pt 22lb - 40lb / 28" - 40" 1 stars 2 stars 3 stars 3 stars 2 stars
 Graco Contender 65 (RF) 1927062  /  Apr 25, 2019 5-pt 5lb - 40lb / top of head 1" from top of seat 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 2 stars 4 stars
 Graco Contender 65 (FF) 1927062  /  Apr 25, 2019 5-pt 20lb - 65lb / up to 49" 4 stars 4 stars 5 stars 3 stars 4 stars
 Graco Extend2Fit (RF) 1963211  /  Mar 9, 2016 5-pt 4lb - 50lb / up to 1" below red handle when seated 3 stars 4 stars 5 stars 1 stars 4 stars
 Graco Extend2Fit (FF) 1963211  /  Mar 9, 2016 5-pt 22lb - 65lb / up to 49" 3 stars 5 stars 5 stars 2 stars 3 stars
 Graco Extend2Fit (RF) 2032087  /  Apr 25, 2018 5-pt 4lb - 50lb / top of head 1" from headrest adjustment lever 5 stars 5 stars 4 stars 3 stars 4 stars
 Graco Extend2Fit (FF) 2032087  /  Apr 25, 2018 5-pt 22lb - 65lb / up to 49" 3 stars 4 stars 4 stars 3 stars 4 stars
 Graco Headwise 65 with Safety Surround (RF) 1954478  /  Jul 12, 2016 5-pt 4lb - 40lb / top of head 1" from headrest adjustment lever 3 stars 5 stars 5 stars 3 stars 4 stars
 Graco Headwise 65 with Safety Surround (FF) 1954478  /  Jul 12, 2016 5-pt 22lb - 65lb / up to 49" 3 stars 5 stars 5 stars 3 stars 4 stars
 Graco My Ride 65 (RF) 1924172  /  May 30, 2019 5-pt 5lb - 40lb / top of head 1" from top of seat 3 stars 5 stars 5 stars 2 stars 4 stars
 Graco My Ride 65 (FF) 1924172  /  May 30, 2019 5-pt 20lb - 65lb / up to 49" 3 stars 4 stars 4 stars 3 stars 4 stars
 Graco Sequel 65 (RF) 1969649  /  Nov 11, 2016 5-pt 4lb - 40lb / top of head 1" from headrest adjustment lever 3 stars 5 stars 5 stars 3 stars 4 stars
 Graco Sequel 65 (FF) 1969649  /  Nov 11, 2016 5-pt 22lb - 65lb / up to 49" 3 stars 4 stars 5 stars 5 stars 4 stars
 Graco Sequence 65 Platinum (RF) 2035305  /  Apr 27, 2018 5-pt 4lb - 40lb / top of head 1" from headrest adjustment lever 5 stars 4 stars 4 stars 4 stars 4 stars
 Graco Sequence 65 Platinum (FF) 2035305  /  Apr 27, 2018 5-pt 22lb - 65lb / up to 49" 4 stars 3 stars 5 stars 5 stars 4 stars
 Maxi-Cosi Pria 70 (RF) CC099-CKN  /  Jan 18, 2017 5-pt 9lb - 40lb / up to 40" 5 stars 5 stars 4 stars 2 stars 4 stars
 Maxi-Cosi Pria 70 (FF) CC099-CKN  /  Jan 18, 2017 5-pt 22lb - 70lb / 29" - 52" 4 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars
 Maxi-Cosi Pria 85 (RF) CC121-BIZ  /  Feb 3, 2015 5-pt 14lb - 40lb / up to 40" 3 stars 5 stars 4 stars 2 stars 3 stars
 Maxi-Cosi Pria 85 (FF) CC121-BIZ  /  Feb 3, 2015 5-pt 22lb - 85lb / 29" - 52" 3 stars 5 stars 5 stars 2 stars 3 stars
 Maxi-Cosi Pria 85 Max (RF) CC212-EMR  /  Oct 30, 2017 5-pt 5lb - 40lb / up to 40" 5 stars 5 stars 3 stars 2 stars 4 stars
 Maxi-Cosi Pria 85 Max (FF) CC212-EMR  /  Oct 30, 2017 5-pt 22lb - 85lb / 29" - 52" 3 stars 4 stars 4 stars 5 stars 4 stars
 Maxi-Cosi Vello 70 (RF) CC188-CZW  /  Nov 21, 2016 5-pt 9lb - 40lb / up to 40" 5 stars 5 stars 4 stars 2 stars 4 stars
 Maxi-Cosi Vello 70 (FF) CC188-CZW  /  Nov 21, 2016 5-pt 22lb - 70lb / 29" - 52" 4 stars 5 stars 5 stars 3 stars 4 stars
 Nuna RAVA (RF) CS-50-003  /  Sep 16, 2016 5-pt 5lb - 50lb / up to 49" 2 stars 5 stars 4 stars 4 stars 4 stars
 Nuna RAVA (FF) CS-50-003  /  Sep 16, 2016 5-pt 25lb - 65lb / up to 49" 3 stars 4 stars 4 stars 4 stars 4 stars
 Peg Perego Primo Viaggio Convertible Kinetic (RF) IMCO02US00TX53  /  Jun 20, 2018 5-pt 5lb - 45lb / up to 47" 1 stars 5 stars 5 stars 3 stars 3 stars
 Peg Perego Primo Viaggio Convertible Kinetic (FF) IMCO02US00TX53  /  Jun 20, 2018 5-pt 22lb - 65lb / up to 49" 1 stars 3 stars 4 stars 4 stars 3 stars
 Recaro Performance Racer (RF) 500734385  /  Feb 2, 2016 5-pt 5lb - 40lb / head 1" from top of seat 3 stars 5 stars 3 stars 1 stars 3 stars
 Recaro Performance Racer (FF) 500734385  /  Feb 2, 2016 5-pt 20lb - 65lb / up to 49" 3 stars 5 stars 3 stars 5 stars 4 stars
 Recaro Performance Rally (RF) 500760870  /  Mar 10, 2016 5-pt 5lb - 40lb / head 1" from top of seat 3 stars 5 stars 3 stars 1 stars 3 stars
 Recaro Performance Rally (FF) 500760870  /  Mar 10, 2016 5-pt 20lb - 65lb / up to 49" 3 stars 5 stars 3 stars 5 stars 4 stars
 Recaro ProRIDE (RF) 500723259  /  Feb 22, 2016 5-pt 5lb - 40lb / head 1" from top of seat 5 stars 5 stars 3 stars 1 stars 3 stars
 Recaro ProRIDE (FF) 500723259  /  Feb 22, 2016 5-pt 20lb - 65lb / up to 49" 3 stars 4 stars 3 stars 5 stars 4 stars
 Recaro Roadster XL (RF) 500806460  /  Sep 21, 2016 5-pt 5lb - 40lb / up to 1" from top of head rest 4 stars 5 stars 3 stars 1 stars 3 stars
 Recaro Roadster XL (FF) 500806460  /  Sep 21, 2016 5-pt 20lb - 65lb / up to 49" 3 stars 4 stars 3 stars 4 stars 4 stars
 Safety 1st Advance SE 65 Air Plus (RF) CC114-CKJ  /  Jan 28, 2015 5-pt 5lb - 40lb / 19" - 40" 5 stars 5 stars 3 stars 2 stars 4 stars
 Safety 1st Advance SE 65 Air Plus (FF) CC114-CKJ  /  Jan 28, 2015 5-pt 22lb - 65lb / 29" - 49" 5 stars 5 stars 4 stars 1 stars 4 stars
 Safety 1st Chart Air 65 (RF) CC076-BUW  /  Sep 15, 2016 5-pt 5lb - 40lb / 19" - 40" 3 stars 3 stars 2 stars 1 stars 2 stars
 Safety 1st Chart Air 65 (FF) CC076-BUW  /  Sep 15, 2016 5-pt 22lb - 65lb / 29" - 49" 4 stars 4 stars 3 stars 4 stars 3 stars
 Safety 1st Complete Air 65 (RF) CC110-BVP  /  Oct 20, 2015 5-pt 5lb - 40lb / 19" - 40" 3 stars 4 stars 3 stars 1 stars 3 stars
 Safety 1st Complete Air 65 (FF) CC110-BVP  /  Oct 20, 2015 5-pt 22lb - 65lb / 29" - 49" 3 stars 3 stars 4 stars 5 stars 4 stars
 Safety 1st Guide 65 Sport (RF) CC086-OSD  /  May 1, 2018 5-pt 5lb - 40lb / 19" - 40" 5 stars 5 stars 3 stars 1 stars 3 stars
 Safety 1st Guide 65 Sport (FF) CC086-OSD  /  May 1, 2018 5-pt 22lb - 65lb / 29" - 49" 5 stars 4 stars 3 stars 4 stars 4 stars
 Safety 1st Sport Fit (RF) CC163-DJV  /  Mar 9, 2016 5-pt 5lb - 40lb / 19" - 40" 5 stars 3 stars 2 stars 1 stars 2 stars
 Safety 1st Sport Fit (FF) CC163-DJV  /  Mar 9, 2016 5-pt 22lb - 65lb / 29" - 49" 5 stars 4 stars 3 stars 4 stars 4 stars

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