Have you ever wondered if there was a quick way to review car seats and find good options to look at? Are you overwhelmed with the amount of car seats available?
Look no more! The Top Rated Car Seats of 2015 are all in one, easy-to-read place!
Take a look at our recommended to car seat list for infant car seats, convertible car seats, and booster options. We’ve researched all the options and these ones ranked the highest.
Each infant car seat, convertible car seat and booster seat was first reviewed through a number of categories before making it to the Top Rated Car seat of 2015 list. Some of the categories that they were analyzed against include: weight restrictions, product dimensions, safety features, price range, average consumer rating and additional features that are valued by parents.
We gathered the highlights of each car seat that made the list and provided the information in an easy-to-read list.
Top Three Rated Infant Car Seats
The top three infant cars seats for 2015 are: the Chicco Keyfit 30, Britax B-Safe 35 and the BabyTrend Flex loc. Below, we have listed a few of the highlights for each top contender.
Some of the highlights of the Chicco Keyfit 30 include a spring-assisted leveling foot on the base and two bubble level options. In addition, for added safety, the seat itself is made with energy absorbing foam and a removable insert for smaller babies. For convenience, the Chicco Keyfit 30 includes an all-weather boot and is compatible with eight Chicco strollers to create a full travel system.
The Britax B-Safe 35 made the top rated car seats of 2015 list for the wonderful safety features it contains. The Britax B-Safe 35 has a deep shell design, impact-absorbing base, steel frame and quick lower anchors.
The BabyTrend Flex Loc is a great combination of safety and convenience for parents. The Flex Loc Latch System ensures that your pride and joy is safe and secure. The highlight safety features include an adjusting back seat and easy height adjustment on the base with a push button. For parent convenience, a boot is included with the car seats and a smooth carrying handle for easy travel.
The BabyTrend EZ Flex Loc is mentioned in this list as an honorable mention for its compatibility. The safety features and parent-friendly features are identical to that of the BabyTrend Flex Loc mentioned above, but it is compatible with any Snap Tech stroller offered by BabyTrend. It creates a unique and easy-to-use travel system with the BabyTrend EX Flex Loc car seat.
Top Three Rated Convertible Car Seats
The top three convertible car seats for 2015 are: the Britax Boulevard Clicktight, MySize 65 and Performance Ride. Below are the highlights for each top rated convertible car seat.
The Britax Boulevard is all about safety. It features an impact-absorbing base and a steel frame. The ClickTight Installation system ensures that parents can breathe easy each time they put their child into the car seat.
The MySize 65 by Graco include a Simply Safe adjust harness system, reclining options, and an 8-position head rest. In addition, it also includes a removable head and body rest for a snug ride.
Ricaro put out a great convertible car seat, Performance Ride. This car seat is the definition of safety. The safety testing is inspired by racing safety standards. There is PUR foam for extra head protection and twist-resistance HERO technology to make sure the straps don’t twist. For parent convenience and child comfort, there is also a cool mesh air vent system, ergonomic design and temperature balance fabric.
The Ricaro Proride is on the honorable mention list because of the same safety testing that the Performance Ride listed above when through. The Ricaro Proride is also put through racing-standard safety testing. In addition, it also features a time-lock belt lock-off, safety stripe system, LATCH system and an ergonomic shell structure, similar to the Performance Ride.
Top Rated Booster Seats
The top three booster seat options for 2015 are: the Evenflo Amp, Britax Parkway and the SecureKid. The highlights for each top contending booster seat are below.
The Evenflo Amp made the list for how high its safety testing rates came back. The structural integrity rates twice what the federal crash test standards require on car seats and booster seats.
The Britax Parkway has a number of highly desired features for a booster seat. To start, the weight restriction is set higher than most other booster seats. The highest weight restriction is set at 120 lbs. It also features impact-absorbing base, SecureGard clip and a quick adjust head rest. As a bonus, aside from all the safety features, the seat cover is machine Washable.
The SecureKid by Evenflo is a great balance between great features and safety features. It is aircraft certified and features the Secure LATCH system and e3 side impact protection. It is also temperature tested and machine washable.
The Graco Highback Turbobooster lands on the list as an honorable mention because of the consumer reviews. Many of reviews list that this was a popular model with their children. With the fun colors and hideaway cup holders, this was a model that both parents and children can agree to love. With that type of agreement, who can argue against adding it to the list?
Although this list displays nine fantastic options, it is meant to only offer a beginning into reviewing car seats. Since a car seat is one of the largest and most important purchases you will make as a parent, it is important to research car seats and find one that fits your price range, style, safety needs, and satisfaction.
Let this list give you a starting point to your research.