boosterseat Safety group releases review of car booster seatsThe list of booster seats reviewed by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

The insurance industry group gave its top marks to 21 of 72 booster seats it evaluated for properly restraining children, or about 30 percent, according to results released on Wednesday. The seats were evaluated based on how well the booster seat position children to fit in their seat belts in the back seat.

Britax Frontier 85 (combination highback)
Chicco Keyfit Strada (dual highback)
Clek Oobr (dual highback)
Cosco Juvenile Pronto (dual highback)
Cybex Solution X-Fix (highback)
Eddie Bauer Auto Booster (dual highback)
Evenflo Big Kid Amp (backless)
Evenflo Maestro (combination highback)
Graco TurboBooster Crawford (dual highback)
Harmony Baby Armor (dual highback)
Harmony Dreamtime (dual backless)
Harmony Dreamtime (dual highback)
Harmony Secure Comfort Deluxe (backless)
Harmony Youth Booster Seat (backless)
Maxi-Cosi Rodi XR (dual highback)
Recaro ProBOOSTER (highback)
Recaro ProSPORT (combination highback)
Recaro Vivo (highback)
Recaro Young Sport (combination highback)
Safety 1st Boost Air Protect (dual highback)
The First Years Pathway B570 (highback)

Britax Parkway SG (dual highback)
Combi Kobuk Air Thru (dual backless)
Combi Kobuk Air Thru (dual highback)
Evenflo Symphony 65 (3-in-1 highback)
Graco TurboBooster Sachi (dual highback)
Graco TurboBooster Wander (dual highback)
Maxi-Cosi Rodi (dual highback)

Britax Parkway SG (dual backless)
Chicco Keyfit Strada (dual backless)
Clek Olli (backless)
Clek Oobr (dual backless)
Clek Ozzi (backless)
Cosco Ambassador (backless)
Cosco Highback Booster (combination highback)
Cosco Juvenile Pronto (dual backless)
Eddie Bauer Auto Booster (dual backless)
Evenflo Big Kid LX (dual backless)
Evenflo Big Kid LX (dual highback)
Evenflo Big Kid No Back Booster (backless)
Graco Nautilus Elite Monti (combination backless)
Graco Nautilus Elite Monti (combination highback)
Graco Nautilus Matrix (dual backless)
Graco Nautilus Matrix (dual highback)
Graco No Back TurboBooster Cameo (backless)
Graco TurboBooster Baker (backless)
Graco TurboBooster Crawford (dual backless)
Graco TurboBooster Sachi (dual backless)
Graco TurboBooster Wander (dual backless)
Maxi-Cosi Rodi (dual backless)
Maxi-Cosi Rodi XR (dual backless)
Safeguard Go Hybrid (combination backless)
Safety 1st Boost Air Protect (dual backless)
Safety 1st Summit (highback)
Safety 1st Vantage (highback)
Safety 1st Ventura (highback)
Sunshine Kids Monterey (dual backless)
Sunshine Kids Monterey (dual highback)
The First Years Compass B505 (highback)
The First Years Compass B510 (highback)
The First Years Compass B530 (highback)
The First Years Compass B540 (highback)
Volvo Booster (dual backless)
Volvo Booster (dual highback)

Eddie Bauer Deluxe (combination highback)
Eddie Bauer Deluxe 3-in-1 (highback)
Evenflo Express (combination highback)
Evenflo Generations 65 (combination highback)
Evenflo Sightseer (highback)
Harmony Baby Armor (dual backless)
Safety 1st All-in-One (3-in-1 highback)
Safety 1st Alpha Omega Elite (3-in-1 highback)

Source: Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

Comments (2)
  1. GracoNautilusCarSeat says:

    So I have a 11 month old son and 2.5 year old son. I own 2 Britax maratons and 1 evenflo booster (not sure the exact style). My 11 month old had grown out of the bucket seat and we needed to get him into a regular carseat. We have 3 vehicles and didn’t want to mess with switching them between vehicles. We do like our marathons but do not have the money right now to buy 3 more of those or 3 frontiers. I read so many reviews and could not decide btwn the Cosco High Back Booster, the Graco nautilis, and evenflo triumph (they were all recommended by friends) so we bought one of each. So now the 11 month old has our 2 marathons and the evenflo triumph and the 2.5 year old has our older evenflo booster, the nautilis, and the cosco. In summary, they all are fine. Yes, the boosters and nautilis sit more upright then the marathon but my 2.5 year old does not sleep much in the car anyways ad the frontier (by the looks of it) would have been very upright as well. They are all sturdy and both my sons fit well in all them and they do not mind any of them. Britax is more plush than the booster or nautilis but does not look like the Britax frontier was very plush. The triumph looks very much like the marathon and is just as plush. I don’t know why I was freaking out so much reading millions of reviews since they all are about the same and all had good safety ratings. I have not had to clean any of them yet

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