After extensive testing and research, CR determined this product to be:
- TOP PERFORMING
- EASY TO INSTALL
one of our 57 recommended Car Seats
- Excellent crash protection with load leg
- Rigid LATCH is easy to use for LATCH install
- Tensioning plate makes belt installs easy
- Recline can be adjusted without uninstalling seat base
- Excellent ease-of-use
- Harness rethreading requires careful routing
- Seat and harness require significant dissassembly to remove cover for cleaning
- Heavy seat/base
- Handle position restricted in the vehicle
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One of the best seats overall for balancing crash protection, ease-of-use, and vehicle fit. The combination of this seat's rigid LATCH and load leg feature make this on of the top performers for crash in our tests.
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