The best convertible car seat is the one that matches your needs. Based on analysis of reviews from experts and customers, we selected these five models as the top choices – worthy of your consideration. We looked at the safety, ease of use, price and lifestyle factors for many popular convertible car seats.
As you choose the best convertible car seat for your child, consider whether you want a typical convertible that moves from rear-facing to forward-facing or whether you want one that goes on to become a booster seat as well.
Convertible Car Seat Reviews
(Britax Roundabout 55, Recaro ProRIDE, Britax Marathon 70-G3) – If your baby has outgrown an infant car seat, but is not quite ready for a forward-facing seat, they can continue to ride in a rear-facing position using a convertible car seat. When your child is ready, they can use the same seat in a forward-facing position, until it is time to move to a belt-positioning booster seat.
Or, if you can live without the convenience of an infant seat that doubles as a carrier, you can select the best convertible car seat from the start and save the expense of an infant seat.
All-In-One Car Seat Reviews
(Evenflo Symphony 65 DLX, Diono Radian RXT) – An all-in-one child car seat takes convertibility to the next level and lets you use the same seat as a rear-facing infant seat, then a forward facing toddler seat, then as a booster seat. An all-in-one seat could be the only car seat you need.
|Model||Britax Roundabout 55||Recaro ProRIDE||Evenflo Symphony 65 DLX||Diono RadianRXT||Britax Marathon 70-G3|
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|Read Review||Read Review||Read Review||Read Review||Read Review|
|Child Weight (RF)||5-40 lbs.||5-35 lbs.||5-40 lbs.||5-45 lbs.||5-40 lbs.|
|Child Height (RF)||Max 46″||Max 50″||19-37″||Max 44″||Max 49″|
|Child Height (FF)||Max 46″||Max 50″||28-50″||Max 57″||Max 49″|
|Child Height (B)||Not Applicable||Not Applicable||44-57″||Max 57″||Not Applicable|
|Ease of Use(1)|
(1) Overall Ease of Use ratings are from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) for 3-in-1 and Convertible car seats. Improvements may have been made to more recent models of the rated car seats.
For more information on each of these “Best Convertible Car Seat Reviews” picks, click on the photo, model name, or “Read Review” link above